Kylie Jenner’s Ballet Flats Are Right in Line With Her New “Quiet Luxury” Aesthetic
It’s cool when Kylie Jenner does it. In an Instagram gallery posted on June 15, the 25-year-old Kylie Cosmetics mogul made a convincing case for ballet flats, styling a classic gold pair with low-rise jeans and a casual white crop tee. Jenner gave a closer look at her nostalgic footwear in later photos, showing off the tiny bow details and subtle Chanel monogram on the tips of each rounded toe.
The flats conjure both the “balletcore” trend and fashion of the early aughts. Jenner completed her everyday outfit with similarly casual (yet still elevated) accessories, including a striped Miu Miu beach tote, gold Rolex watch, and tortoiseshell claw clip, which Jenner wore on her waistband.
This throwback look is the latest in a series of outfits the internet has thought to be part of Jenner’s “quiet luxury” era. Linked to the minimalist fashion worn by celebrities like Sofia Richie, the aesthetic is defined by high-quality materials, understated details, and the belief that less is more. This means favoring simplicity over drama, which is quite the departure for Jenner, who has previously worn an entire lion’s head on her shoulder.
Throughout her perceived transition towards a quieter sense of style, Jenner has stepped out in everything from a black halter Bottega Veneta dress, to a sophisticated all-white Ferragamo set. King Kylie has changed, and she has the ballet flats to prove it, once again showing her newfound penchant for classics – even the ones you may have long since buried somewhere in your closet. Check out her Instagram post to see how she made the polarizing footwear look elegant.