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From Audrey Hepburn to Karlie Kloss: How To Wear Ballet Flats

Comfy, easy to match, and chic... The ballet flat is back.
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There's no doubt about it: we are living in a period where we seek comfort more than ever.  Loungewear and activewear is in, so it comes as no surprise then, that certain fashion trends, such as sneakers and low-heeled shoes, and the classic ballet flats are coming back to the spotlight. 

Ballet flats have had a long history. Great style icons like Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot have all spotted them, to contemporary references today which include Karlie Kloss and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.  They've also been spotted at designer houses, such as Simone Rocha, where they come slipper-like, in pink satin and with pearl jewel adornments.

Ahead, check out how best to style the ubiquitous ballet flats from these style icons.

In a dress

From light, summery dresses for the day or dressier ones for the night, ballet flats make the best classy accessory. Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot, Jackie O. and Blanca Miró for example, have already been seen using different pairs of ballet flats for the day, while Karlie Kloss and Alexa Chung have found a comfier way to dress up in off-duty style. 

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Princess Diana (Photo: Getty Images)
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Giovanna Battaglia (Photo: Getty Images)
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Blanca Miró (Photo: Reproduction / Instagram)
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Alexa Chung (Photo: Pinterest)

Breezy skirts

Coco Chanel and Princess Diana are undoubtedly icons of style that will be immortalized in history. And what style do they have in common? Elegance and practicality, of course, but both were adept at pairing skirts with ballet flats. Alongside them are names like Olivia Palermo, who is a fan of this combination too. 

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Coco Chanel in 1929 (Photo: Getty Images)
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Olivia Palermo (Photo: Pinterest)

Trouser sets 

Ballet flats are one of the most iconic accessory choices with names like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, and pair perfectly with the comfortable trouser set for a casual, yet elegant look.

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Audrey Hepburn (Photo: Getty Images)
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Grace Kelly (Photo: Getty Images)

On The Red Carpet 

If red carpets are made up of high-heeled shoes for you, well, let the queens of effortless style, the Olsen twins prove you wrong. After all, why not get dressed in classic ballet flats for a night of elegance and comfort?

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Photo: Getty Images)
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Karlie Kloss (Photo: Getty Images)

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