Women's Ballet Flats

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Getting Back to Flats

What's the magic behind flats?

If you've ever worn flats you know just how different they are from other shoes. They are inspired by ballet shoes which are light and airy, as to not disrupt the technical footwork of the craft. As flats were adopted into popular shoe fashion, their high breathability and low weight inspired an evolution. Keeping the overall look what came from the changes have largely influenced women's footwear for the foreseeable future.

Certainly, you can still find proper ballerina shoes which have an extremely thin sole, and a minimalist construction which adheres to your foot via elastic. Popular construction has a bit more utility, such as a thicker sole, and perhaps a slight heel. While ballet shoes are more like a slipper and created with very soft materials, you'll find ballerina flats are often made with canvas or other studier materials. Ballet shoes are designed solely for dancing, whereas the ballerina flat is designed for walking, being out and about, and for work attire. The magic of the ballerina flat comes down to the lightness, and the versatility derived from the slim and minimalist construction.

How to wear your flats

Now that you know the difference between ballerina shoes and ballerina flats, it's time to talk style. There's a few different designs out there for ballerina flats and several ways to pair them with your favorite outfits.

Shoe style and outfit pairing

Shopping for shoes should never be a hassle. Kohl's has a large selection of styles and shoes to choose from. When it comes to ballerina flats you have a few things to consider: color, material, and construction.

Choosing your color should be a cinch. Many of the selections you can make have multiple color options. This means that you can pick your favorite, or whichever color is the most functional for your wardrobe.

Material and construction is another matter. If you're looking to preserve the lighter nature of the ballet shoe then you'll want to stick with a thin canvas shoe, and consider whether or not you want a heel. If you need something more dense for work, you can find thicker and heavier materials along with a raised heel for extra height and support.

Pairing your ballerina flats should be easy, since they're extremely flexible. They can fit with just about any casual outfit and a majority of business casual looks. If you're going for business professional, dress, or some other restriction occasion you'll need a different shoe.

Other shoes to try

Heels

When you've got a killer dress that needs a killer pair of heels, you know what to do... treat yourself! If you've got an older pair of heels that have seen better days, you owe it to yourself to get a new pair. Every closet needs a few solid pairs of heels, and Kohl's has a great collection!

Sneakers

You know the pair of sneakers that you've been holding onto for who knows how long? You should consider grabbing a new pair, especially because over time your closet has certainly evolved. Why not find something that works perfectly for your new outfits, and not just your favorites.

Athletic

Being dedicated to working out means you can't cut corners. If you're a trail runner, you'll need to get shoes with the right ankle support and traction. Track sprinters should snag the lightest running shoes they can to keep up their aerodynamics. Whatever your workout needs, you should be able to find a pair to fulfill them.

Converse

Converse are the ultimate casual fashion shoe. Recent fashion trends have made these comfortable and historic shoes the center of attention. If your casual or business casual attire could benefit from a trusty pair of Converse, don't sleep on them.