From our friends at thefind.com:
Back in college, when I wasn’t trudging off to class in my just-slept-in sweats and the closest pair of flip-flops, I swore by my collection of ballerina flats. I had a pair in every color to go with any outfit, I could trek across campus in them comfortably, they could be dressed up or down, and at the time, they were totally trendy. Nowadays, I still need something equally versatile to take me from work to happy hour, but now that the novelty’s worn off, I can’t help but think those classic bow flats are a bit of a snooze. Luckily for me (and all other girls who like to forgo heels on those endlessly long mid-week days), bow flats are back in and getting some overdue stylish updates! Woven textures, suede with metallic details, snake-y prints, and even jellies — these 2011 versions of the bow flat are anything but basic! It’s officially time to swap your practial, boyish oxfords and embrace the feminine (yet still versatile) re-vamped ballerina flat! Pair with the season’s sweetest spring dresses or rolled up paper bag pants.
– Alex Gambardella