There was a time, believe it or not, when a ballet flat was a throwback to the chic style of Audrey Hepburn, circa 1950s and 60s. After a major resurgence in the last decade, modern women everywhere can rejoice; this wardrobe staple is a classic brought back to life that will never be out of style. Why? It does one of the rarest things in the world of fashion: provides a pleasing aesthetic while delivering functionality.
These days, it's easy to get overwhelmed with the choices available for flats. At every price point, in virtually any and every store that sells shoes, you'll find a number of styles of flats. From the round toe to the bowed-top to bejeweled sandals, it's just not always easy to tell what's really going to make or break your outfit. Trust us, shoes are that important. So take a few tips on different styles that work perfectly with day and night style. Use high-end versions as must-have inspiration and then find what works for your budget in any one of a number of locations. Here's an extra tip: it's worth it to invest in at least one pair of flats made of high quality materials that will last you throughout the season. Think of it as an investment that can dress up even the most rugged Saturday-morning-coffee-run outfit.