Following the commercial success of “Black Swan,” Fashionistas everywhere have been trying to emulate the ballerina look donned by delicate dancers Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in the Oscar-winning film. The ballet flat seen on the streets today is influenced by the ballerina’s soft ballet slipper, and is usually fashioned with a ribbon-like binding across the vamp or a bow at the toe. Audrey Hepburn popularized ballet flats in the 1957 film “Funny Face.” Designers like Chloé and Michael Kors have featured these flats in their runway collections, showing the fashion conscious that this look is not just for ballerinas. Ballet flats have an iconic, timeless design and perfect fit. The traditional pink-colored flats secured with elastic bands, like this pair by Chloé, are this spring’s version of the gladiator sandal.

I spotted this Fashionista wearing this season's must-have footwear in a classic shade of pink. She looks dainty and comfortable – the cross-vamp strap offers great protection from slipping! These shoes are the definition of playful, springy style. The ankle strap adds an extra spin of chic. A good pair of ballet flats is a worthwhile investment: they can be worn in any season and come in a variety of patterns, prints, and bejeweled designs. There are also many ways to wear them. This Fashionista chose to pair her flats with skinny jeans for a casual and cool outfit, but you can also wear them with skirts or dresses for a more flirty, feminine look. Her denim adds a casual touch to her rugged chic faux fur jacket. This extra plush outerwear is great to zip-up over a sleek pair of jeans, and instantly dresses up this Fashionista's denim. Her black scarf keeps her neck warm and cozy under the coat’s shawl collar. The chic, brown leather satchel also adds edge to her look with its polished gold hardware. The bag looks polished and professional, but also has enough room to tote around any Fashionista's must-have items.

Break out your inner Swan Queen this season and slip on those ballerina flats! This footwear is a cute and comfortable alternative to heels. Just because we can’t dance like professional ballerinas doesn’t mean we can’t wear their shoes!

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