It’s time we celebrate the most classic of all flats — the black ballet flat is the most versatile, wear-with-everything flat shoe on earth. The style has truly stood the test of time (and will probably outlive us all!). From Audrey Hepburn to Alexa Chung, our favorite black flats never disappoint.
In leather, patent, or suede, pick your poison and you won’t go another day without a pair in your possession-—and on your feet. Personally, I have been known to hoard them in multitudes; from the cheapest “just in case I’m stuck in a monsoon” pair (probably well past their prime) to that pair I justified splurging on because “there is nothing more timeless than a black ballet flat”. So, though I very much may have a black ballet flat addiction, I cannot sing their praises enough. I have yet to meet an outfit that doesn’t get along famously well with the essential.