Fashion Essentials and Giveaway: Ballet Flats

In parts onetwo, and three of our Fashion Essentials for The Everygirl, we shared the must-haves that belong in every woman’s wardrobe. Now, every two weeks, we’ve teamed up with some of the web’s best bloggers to share how functional these essentials can be. For the must have little black dress in your wardrobe, we have Rita Korkounian of Coast with Me to show you the perfect day to night look with a classic pair of ballet flats.

Styling Notes from Rita

Leopard is the new black. And you can wear it with just about anything in your wardrobe. Start off simple and pair it with solid colors. You can even mix prints and satisfy your bold, daring side! For my first look, I offset the edgy leopard print with a romantic off the shoulder lace peasant top and black ponte skinny leggings. This is my go-to weekend outfit. For a more dressed-up nighttime look, I paired the leopard flats with a structured white blazer, black cami, skinny jeans, and a black and gold clutch. This outfit would be appropriate for any after work party, dinner, or date!

I must say, I love the leopard trend. A little dash of leopard goes a really long way! Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. I also just wanted to say that these Yosi Samra leopard flats are not only cute and affordable ($70), but they are just about the most comfortable flats I have ever owned. I feel like I’m walking on clouds…and sunshine (woah and don’t it feel good)!


Top: Forever 21 (similar here)
Pants: Maison Jules
Bag: Zara (similar here)
Watch: Michael Kors


Blazer: Zara
Tank: J.Crew Factory
Skinny Jeans: Blank Denim
Clutch: Zara
Flats: Yosi Samra


Here’s your chance to win a a pair of leopard ballet flats from Yosi Samra! Leave a comment below telling us how you’d style these leopard flats for either a day or night look for a chance to win. Be sure to include your email.

Deadline: Enter by midnight Sunday, September 8. We will announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter so make sure you follow us! Note: Winner must have U.S. shipping address.