Where to wear them (as road-tested on all terrains!)
For Spring/Summer 2012, look for ballet flats in metallics, bright neons, soft pastels, and with woven features or stunning embellishments.”
Keep it lean
Create a streamlined silhouette to lengthen your body. A simple shift , belted shirt-dress, crisp shorts or pants will do the trick.
Show some skin
Ballet flats look best when you dare to bare. Team them with shorts, skirts or dresses that fall above the knee, or cropped pants that reveal your ankles. A quick application of fake tan will get your legs flash-worthy in an instant.
Lengthen your legs
Elongate your legs with a pair of nude coloured ballet flats worn with bare legs, or long leggings matched to the same colour as your flats.
When wearing cropped pants, or boyfriend jeans, roll the cuff to finish at the skinniest part of the leg above your ankles, or up to 3 inches higher.
The skinny on The Skinny
Dying to wear your skinny jeans with ballet flats? If they’re tight right through your calves and down to your ankles, it’s a big tick. Wear them long.
Amp the accessories
Balance the practicality of the shoe and its lean, classic silhouette with amped up accessories. A statement necklace, large cuff, bold belt, cocktail ring or bright tights can add the wow factor.
HOT SHOPPING TIP!
Ballet flats are more-often-than-not worn in direct contact with your skin, so look for flats that are fully lined in leather. This lining will allow your skin to breathe and stay comfortable. To check that they’re lined, put your hand into the shoe and feel all the way down to the tip.”