When it comes to little girls' footwear, who can resist itty bitty ballet flats? Dress up your tiny dancer in one of these adorable pairs of slip-on soles. Whether she's ready for the stage or still perfecting her crawling skills, she'll look sensationally sweet in any or all of these eight great pairs.
While Emma Roberts waited for valet to bring her car in Beverly Hills, we took it as an opportunity to admire her new bag: Coach's legacy leather penny shoulder bag ($198). While her exact burgundy color isn't available online, you can shop others like green, red, pink, cognac, purple, turquoise, and black. We love everything about it from the adorable size to the rich hue to the turnlock closure. The actress completed her daytime style via slouchy printed pants, a black sweater, and black Bloch ballet flats ($125). Score Emma's bag in other colors to add a festive touch to your holiday wardrobe or if you want her exact hue, call your local Coach store.
Christian Dior showcased balletic looks for Fall 2012, inspiring us to add a little dance inspiration to our everyday looks. For today's DIY, we're taking a cue from the runway and giving a pair of metallic flats a ballet-slipper feel with black ribbon. It's really simple, and all you need are some cute flats, black ribbon, scissors, and a hot glue gun and glue sticks. Watch on to see how you can make your very own pair. On Allison McNamara: Topshop dress.
Over the weekend Lauren Conrad popped by the Kate Somerville clinic in LA looking part wild, part classic in this cheetah-print button-down blouse by C. Wonder ($128). On bottom she sported black skinny jeans and black ballet flats, shielded her eyes via these Christian Dior cat-eye sunglasses ($295), then carried her signature Chanel bag. What we admire most about Lauren's leopard blouse is that it would look just as amazing at work as it would on the weekend. To get her look, shop this Isaac Mizrahi leopard blouse ($80), then pair it with your black jeans and flats for a daytime look, tuck it into a high-waist pencil skirt for the office, then throw on killer heels for a night out.
Today we're showing you how to add rock 'n' roll studs to a pair of ballet flats! This is an easy way to edge up a pair of old shoes, and you can use this technique to stud loafers, sneakers, even high heels. All you need are some metal studs, glue, and tweezers, and you're ready to start. Watch how now.
Maria Sharapova's travel style bloomed when the tennis star wore loose-fitting floral pants on her way out of LAX airport. We love how she kept the rest of her outfit simple so as to not interfere with her bottoms. Up top she wore a gray tee, on bottom Barneys New York colorblock ballet flats ($225), and on her arm a tan satchel. Tortoiseshell sunglasses shielded her eyes stylishly. Re-create Maria's latest look with a pair of baggy floral pants by shopping similar pieces below. Then for a nighttime affair, swap the flats for heels and throw on a rhinestone bib necklace.
Olivia Palermo has mastered the art of fusing trends effortlessly, and her latest look — animal-print tie-neck blouse and pleated chiffon Stylestalker shorts — is another chic one for the fashion books. Although her transitional NYC pairing was fashion forward on its own, it's her gray leather Meli Melo tote ($760) that's perfect for Fall. Other feminine details like the bow neck and dainty pleats also took Olivia's street style to a new level. She then finished off her seasonally appropriate look with textured cap-toe flats, a few gold accessories, and cat-eye sunglasses. Re-create this ladylike look with her exact bag for your next brunch date with Mom.
Michelle Williams's innovative style is truly inspiring, from bold colors and prints to her love of quirky accessories, and her latest LA look has sparked a search for the perfect pair of printed trousers. Michelle worked a pair of printed Rachel Comey cropped trousers ($370), a simple white T, and light pink ballet flats while running errands with her daughter Matilda in LA. The actress accessorized her look with signature Ray-Ban wayfarers ($150), a tan shoulder bag, and a simple pendant necklace. Shop a few of our favorite printed trousers to work with a classic top and ballet flats like Michelle or style your bold bottoms with a cozy sweater and ankle boots to take you into Fall in style.
Want to know the secret to happy feet? We've discovered it — and it's so compact, it actually fits inside our handbag. Two words: foldable flats. These versatile, super stealthy soles have come a long way since the basic black Dr. Scholl's Fast Flats (which we love, too!) and to date, we've spotted ultracool versions in snakeskin, metallic, and patent leather. Whether you plan on donning these ballet-inspired shoes all day or swapping them out for sky-high heels once you reach your final destination, these rollup flats take up minimal space in your bag and look cute to boot. The bottom line: on-the-go ladies need not kill their feet running around. To fete the beginning of our own foldable flats-wearing revolution, we've culled 10 pairs that serve a practical purpose and prove chic sole-mates.
Clockwise from top left: Gold — Gap Girls Gem Ballet Flats ($15); Sigerson Morrison Women's Metallic Woven Flats ($450). Floral — Marc by Marc Jacobs Miss Marc Women's Flower Ballet Flats ($186); Sonoma Life + Style Lil' Clara Ballet Flats for Girls ($30). Pink — J. Crew Girl's Fleur de Jour Ballet Flats ($118); J. Crew Women's Pom Pom Ballet Flats ($198). Leopard — Tory Burch Kids Leopard Reva Ballet Flat ($125); Tory Burch Leopard Patent Reva Ballet Flat ($235). Black — Steve Madden Kids' Cathiey Ballet Flat ($50); Pour La Victoire Women's Ballet Flats ($42).