The “Boring” Shoe Trend We’ll Be Lining Up to Buy Come Fall

After seasons of showy shoes—think larger-than-life dad sneakers, bold grandma sandals, and lively cowboy boots—how refreshing does a pair of simple, pared-back ballet flats sound? A breath of sartorial fresh air! We couldn’t be happier that the plain flat pumps are back on the scene this upcoming season. A favorite of the French (as well as Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, and Alexa Chung) the so-called “boring” shoe made its mark on the F/W 19 runways, with Bottega Veneta leading the way with its uncomplicated, super-soft, and über-luxurious high-vamp leather ballet flats.

There are plenty of chic options on the market right now that cater to every budget, from a sophisticated $50 Mango pair to timeless designer options from Chanel and The Row. The benefit of their timeless simplicity is that they work with every item in your closet—from jeans to midi dresses—and they’re guaranteed to add a touch of modern-day elegance to your everyday outfit.

Scroll below to shop some of the best out there which prove you don’t need showy shoes to make a statement this season.

A timeless classic and a favorite among the fashion set, the CC Cap Chanel ballet flats will never (we repeat: never) go out of style.

We were head over heels when we laid our eyes on the simple yet striking monogrammed ballerinas in practically every color at the F/W 19 Mansur Gavriel presentation. Opt to get yours personalized.

Aeydē’s ballet flats have a modern twist with their square toe (a big trend this season) and feel super luxe. We’re adding these to our cart ASAP.

Affordable, comfortable, and effortless, Everlane’s Day Glove ballet flats fit, of course, like a glove and remain an Insta hit.

How much use will you get out of these? A lot, my friends.

The slender, high-cut vamp and looped detail at the back make these buttery Italian-leather flats anything but boring.

These also come in versatile black and are perfect for the office.

Designer look, affordable price.

A metallic hue will take you from day to night.

Classic Repetto flats will seriously last you a lifetime.

The mock-croc texture gives these a luxe look.

The perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.

For $13, you don’t need to think twice.

Wear with everything from smart tailoring to floaty dresses.

Try them in this season’s trending tiger print.

We could see the royals in a suede navy pair like these.

Give your ballet flats a trendy twist in transparent mesh.

Up next, 20 rather special tops to wear with your jeans this fall.

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