Black Flats Are a Timeless Essential — Stock Up on Our 12 Favorites

Black Flats Are a Timeless Essential — Stock Up on Our 12 Favorites

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Black flats are something of a wardrobe essential. The versatile color alone makes them a perfect match for any office ensemble, while the low and often nonexistent heel guarantees all-day comfort — even for your longest days outside of the house.

There’s a reason black ballet flats have such a universal appeal. From commuting to the office or airport and beyond, the shoe carries a certain timeless elegance that makes them universally stylish and appropriate for just about any dress code or occasion. While some might classify black ballet flats as boring, we like to challenge that idea by finding the most stylish pairs (of which there are so many options to choose from, trust us!).

While a simple ballerina flat will never go out of style, there are some more intricate designs that make black flats anything but basic. Consider these options worthy investments for long office days, spontaneous plans, or even a first date. We’ve rounded up our top picks for you to shop. From black pointed toe flats and other rounded styles to pairs with sleek chains, bow detailings, and even shearling, there are so many stylish, black flats for women to shop (and love!) through every season of life. So, stock up on the style and grab your new favorite pair ahead.

Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams and Shelcy Joseph