How to Wear Ballet Flats to Go Out

Ballerina or ballet flats are versatile shoes that you can wear all year round.

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In addition to them being stylish, they are also very comfortable.

There are different ways that you can wear them when going out. They are good with dress or skinny pants, shorts or a mini skirt.

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Ballet flats have flat soles without heels. Thus, they can make you look short. To counteract that, they should be worn with a dress that sits above the knee.

But long dress is fine, as long as it is an empire type of dress.

Although ballet flats are usually worn in the warmer months, you can still try them during winter season. To warm you up, you may use stockings.

When wearing dark outfit during colder months, try pairing it with ballet black, gold, or nude ballerina flats.

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When wearing ballets flats, women should try to show some leg so the shoes look great on them. They can work well with summer shorts. For cooler months, flats are great with short-hemmed clothing.

Pointy flats are also an excellent option in making your legs look a lot longer. They can also accentuate your entire outfit.

Boyfriend jeans

Ballet flats will also look good on boyfriend jeans or cropped pants. Just roll the pants’ cuff up to the skinniest part of your leg. Or you can roll it up to three inches higher.

NUDE Ballerina Flats

How to wear nude ballet flats?

Nude ballet flats are especially great when they are paired with floral dress that has black and white color. Then, accessorize the entire outfit by using an over-sized handbag and finishing it up with a classic aviator.

You can carry this type of outfit when meeting out with friends for lunch or watching the latest movie.

Black Ballerina Flats

What to wear with classic black ballet flats?

Black flats can go with anything. A black pair can be combined with different shades, like having multi-colored clutch or feather earrings.

Plaid shirt and ballet flats

They are also a perfect combination. Pairing them together will make you look sporty but feminine.

Or you can pick an outfit that looks like you are Taylor Swift.

If you want to wear them in an office, try flats with neutral shades to give you a more formal appearance.

Whatever style you pick when you wear ballet flats, this type of shoe can do wonders in improving your style.

Designer Monika Kusinska


With more than 15 years of experience designing for women’s fashion brands, award-winning shoe designer Monika Kusinska-Paez launched Autograf New York in 2014. Driven by her personal endeavor to find well-made, comfortable shoes in uncommon sizes in the United States, Kusinska-Paez decided to bring the luxury of high-quality, Italian leather shoes stateside. In 2000, she attended Parsons School of Design with a concentration on footwear, and later designed for women’s shoe brands including Ann Taylor, Fossil, Lucchese and Camuto Group.