Ballet flats are a great complement to many of this season's hottest trends, such as skinny legged jeans, tights, leggings and pencil skirts.
A perfect flat coordinates with so many styles that it will definitely transition into spring. Fister points out that a ballet flat is more of a wardrobe staple than a trendy item, especially in a classic color like black or brown. More trendy colors and patterns (such as red patent leather or animal print) are good choices for fall.
You don't have to spend a lot of money but if you do, that means you are probably paying for such "extras" as contour soles, extra padding in the soles, and additional detail to fit such as how wide the toe and heels are cut.
Fister prefers a flat that has a sole with some "give" to it; you do not want it to be stiff as a board. Also, go for a wider-cut toe with room at the bridge so that they will not rub!
Buy shoes in the mid-morning, when your foot has expanded but is not swollen from the day.
Here are some of Fister's favorites:
blue/black patent pointed
red pointed patent with buckle
gray pointed patent with buckle
leopard round toe
Xhiliration black studded ballerina flats $17.99
Mossimo red suede pointed toe flats $24.99
Isaac Mizrahi black suede round toe $29.99
Isaac Mizrahi red suede round toe $29.99
Isaac Mizrahi leopard print round toe $29.99
Loeffler Randall, metallic ballerina flat with bow, $349
Pedro Garcia, Albany Ruffle Ballerina (pewter), $336
Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent, Camilla flat, brown withbronze with open toe, $325