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"Pas de deux" to your next destination with this step by step tutorial on Lace-Up Ballet Flats!
I used to think ballet flats were not the best way to jazz – see what I just did there – up an outfit. Then, I read Man Repeller’s post and Paris Street Style. These things have a way to creep in your mind and make you change it. Ballet flats are iconic and classic and the lace-up update gives them a bit of extra interest. So DIY time. Ready? 1, hold, 2, demi-plié, 3…

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  • How to revamp a pair of lace-up shoes. Diy – Lace Up Ballet Flats - Step 1
    Step 1

    STEP 1: Cut the elastic band in four equal pieces. You will need 4 for each shoe for a grand total of 8. And that, right there, is about as good as my maths get.

  • How to revamp a pair of lace-up shoes. Diy – Lace Up Ballet Flats - Step 2
    Step 2

    STEP 2: You can stitch the loops closed beforehand so they are easier to handle. Glue the loops inside the shoe as close to the insole as you can. Place 2 on each side, one in the middle and one in the front. I suggest using the craziest and strongest glue you own. You’ll be lacing and pulling on the ribbons a lot so they need to be extra secure. Let dry overnight.

  • How to revamp a pair of lace-up shoes. Diy – Lace Up Ballet Flats - Step 3
    Step 3

    STEP 3: Lace up! I used about 5 feet of ribbon for each shoe to wrap around the ankle and tie in a bow nicely.

  • How to revamp a pair of lace-up shoes. Diy – Lace Up Ballet Flats - Step 4
    Step 4

    You can now pas de deux to your next destination!

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