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Watch What Happens When We Cast a Ballerina to Model Ballet Flats and Pumps

MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

Typically, there’s more intrigue surrounding the ballerina than the ballet flat, but our combination of both might just change your mind. Fresh for the warm-weather months, American Ballet Theatre soloist Cassandra Trenary modeled this season’s most striking pieces with supple leather ballet flats and pumps from Clarks, and the results will definitely make you rethink the streamlined shape.

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MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

Gauzy, skin-flashing pieces feel even cozier with a thick-heeled ballet pump. The spring 2017 runways were covered with slouchy, Flashdance-inspired shoulders, and the rehearsal-room vibe is only more amped when worn with a sheer maxi (full-coverage briefs provide modesty).

Live the Process Wide Rib Crew Neck Crop Zip-Up, $295, livetheprocess.com; Vionnet Chiffon Skirt, vionnet.com; Dos Gardenis Foggy Notion Lycra Bottoms, $148, dosgardenis.com; Annelise Michelson Alpha Earrings, $405, annelisemichelson.com; Ginette NY Rhodonite Disc Ring, $630, ginette-ny.com; Bowen NYC Eternity Bangle, $2,750, bowennyc.com; Clarks Grace Eva, $130, clarks.com

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MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

A vacation-ready maxi in daffodil yellow and eyelet top with double shoulder cut-outs—both big spring trends—would seem to call for flat sandals. On the contrary, rethink your footwear and slip on a classic black leather ballet flat.

Kalmanovich White Off-Shoulder Top, $580, kalmanovich.net; Creatures of Comfort Carmen Skirt, $350, creaturesofcomfort.us; Jennifer Fisher Jewelry Large Root Cuff, $685, jennfierfisherjewelry.com; Jennifer Fisher Jewelry Small Single Chain Link Hoop Earrings, $255, jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Tara4779 Fragments Ring, $140, tara4779.com; Clarks Grace Mia, $120, clarks.com

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MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

Our approach to athleisure typically seems to go something like: Put on whatever you’d wear to the gym, then go somewhere other than the gym. It’s all good, but the trend can also be interpreted with athletic pieces worn alongside ready-to-wear. Case in point: skirted, candy-colored leggings topped with a feminine sweater and finished with flats.ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

Adeam Chunky Off-The-Shoulder Cardigan, $575, modaoperandi.com; No Ka’Io Kihi Leggings, $260, shopnokaoi.com; Eddie Borgo Peaked Collar, $250, eddieborgo.com; Clarks Grace Mia, $120, clarks.com

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MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

Robe dresses are a major spring trend; turn the silhouette sexy by wearing an open duster coat and show off strong legs with short-shorts (Trenary’s wearing a leotard with swim briefs pulled on top). The perfect shoe for creating a long line that’s still tasteful is with a well-made, not stiletto-sharp heel.

The Arrivals Erno Rogue Duster, $295, thearrivals.com; Live the Process Corset Leotard, $245, livetheprocess.com; Rachel Comey Keena Bottom, $150, rachelcomey.com; Jennifer Fisher Root Ring, $265, jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Jennifer Fisher Drape Ring, $235, jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Clarks Grace Eva, $130, clarks.com

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MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

Trenary channeled a street-style star reporting for duty, dressing down a gauzy ballgown with a rolled-sleeve white tee layered underneath. When it comes to footwear, something formal would be expected, making unembellished flats the chicly ironic choice. They also work if you’re wearing the dress to an actual black-tie function.

Monique Lhuillier Eve Gown, $8995, moniquelhuillier.com; Re/Done Hanes 1950s Boxy Tee, $78, shopredone.com; Tara4779 Arc Choker With Ruby, $1,310, tara4779.com; Tara4779 Void Ring No. 2, $70, tara4779.com; Jennifer Fisher Brass Pipe Ring, $215, jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Clarks Grace Mia, $120, clarks.com

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MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

About that last note: The number one surprise spot that works for ballet flats is the formal section of your wardrobe. Whether a floor-sweeping dress or a beaded mod cocktail dress, plug them in instead of stilettos or platforms.

Adam Selman Party Slip Dress, $3,000, adamselman.com; Bowen NYC Turquoise Falling Star Threader Earrings, $940, bowennyc.com

Style Director: India-Jewel Jackson; Art Director: Rebecca Kimmons; Stylist: Sofia Karvela; Makeup Artist: Eric Polito; Hairstylist: Dennis Lanni

Style Director: India-Jewel Jackson; Art Director: Rebecca Kimmons; Stylist: Sofia Karvela; Makeup Artist: Eric Polito; Hairstylist: Dennis Lanni

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