It has become quite evident that the ballet flats shoe trend is here to stay for the long term, and I wholeheartedly support this notion. But I suspect that French women would argue that ballet flats are not just a trend but a wardrobe staple, considering they have been wearing them consistently for years (sometimes clichés hold true).
I bring this up because Gigi Hadid was recently photographed on the streets of New York, donning a pair of ballet flats. What she paired them with is noteworthy—and it differs quite a bit from how French girls typically style ballet flats.
Hadid matched her black Mansur Gavriel ballet flats with an oversized white button-down shirt and loose-fitting black trousers. The ensemble undeniably exuded a “New York” vibe. Conversely, the French often opt to pair ballet flats with skirts or dresses. While there are certainly exceptions to this, I frequently observe this pairing when French women sport ballet flats. Keep scrolling to see some examples for yourself and to explore my preferred ballet flats available on the market.
Gigi in Ballet Flats
On Gigi Hadid: Loro Piana bag; Mansur Gavriel Dream Ballerina Flats ($395)
French Girls in Ballet Flats