Take a cue from the most fashionable tots around and your little one will be dancing with delight
Edited by Amalia Keramitsis
Every on-the-go mother swears by ballet flats: the ever-fashionable way to remain comfortable, no matter where the day’s activities lead. They provide round-the-clock practicality without sacrificing the ability to stay on-trend. And here at Elizabeth Street, we (firmly) believe the same rule applies to your little fashionista. Whether she’s at school, the playground, or out running errands with mom, the perfect pair of ballet flats lets your daughter play dress up without slowing her down.
And with a variety of choices like the ones shown here, your daughter can discover her own style as she chooses the shoe that best fits her personality. If she prefers a classic look, she’ll love this white, ribbon-clad pair from J. Crew perfect for every-day activities or special occasions. For a bolder statement, a pair of colorful leather flats (like this Gucci pair) will do just the trick. And these metallic Lanvin flats decorated with pompoms add some girly flair for a little princess. Or, for the active mademoiselle, Elephantito’s Paris flat has a reinforced toe and heelpiece that make sure she will never be held back by her sense of style.
Clearly the ballet flat, with all its feminine versatility, is a must-have in every girl’s closet, regardless of her age. So let your daughter channel her inner Suri Cruise and prove to the world that fashion isn’t exclusively for the grown ups! —Chas Kerin