Classy Fashion People in London, Paris and L.A. Are All Wearing This Elegant Flat-Shoe Trend


As someone who lives in flats no matter the season, I’m constantly looking for comfortable styles I can dress up or down for any occasion. Luckily for me, the elegant yet wearable ballet flat has had a huge resurgence over the past few seasons, with luxury brands such as The Row and Alaïa releasing pairs in many shapes, materials and colours.

Ballet flats can be worn all year round, and although you might naturally opt for a block-colour pair, fashion people in some of the world’s chicest cities have been taking a different approach to elevating their outfits this spring.

@symphonyofsilk wearing two-tone ballet pumps

Enter the two-tone ballet flat. This style has taken over my Instagram feed lately, with influencers showcasing just how versatile the shoe is. Pairing them with everything from tailored trousers to LBDs, two-tone ballet flats have proven themselves to be just as wearable as more minimalist styles.

Tamara Mory wearing two-tone ballet pumps in Lisbon

Though they’re available in many different colourways, sticking to neutral combinations such as black and white or black and tan will allow for easier styling when pairing your pumps with outfits. Influencers seem to agree; they’ve been wearing theirs with more formal minidresses and using them to elevate casual blazer and jeans combos.

Emmanuelle Koffi wearing two-tone ballet pumps in Paris

From classic Chanel styles to more affordable alternatives, both luxury and high-street brands have a lot to offer when it comes to contrast-colour pumps. Read on to discover our edit of the best two-tone ballet flats to buy now.

Felicia Akerstrom wearing two-tone ballet pumps in Paris

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