Some new shoes for spring are sure to put a bounce in your step. Sandwiched in between winter and summer, spring is the perfect shoe-wearing season simply because of the options: Bring out the boots when the air is chilly, or slide into a sandal when the sun shines. The key to wearing shoes that look made-for-spring is to sport fruity colors, floral patterns and feminine embellishments. This way, no matter what outfit you wear, you’ll send out the vibe that spring is in the air.
Wish for the Wedge
The wedge can quickly become your best friend during spring. This solid shoe has the power to elevate any outfit from mediocre to mind blowing. The trick to getting the wedge right is to hone in on your hem: Shorts, skirts and dresses should be no shorter than a few inches above the knee or you might look silly instead of stylish. Try wearing a capri pant or a pair of well-fitted jeans rolled at the bottom, and add a nude “sliver” wedge with buckle detailing like the Walnut from Franco Sarto.
Saddle Up to a Sandal
Rock your gladiator sandals or T-straps that feature fun detailing at the vamp. Or consider metallic sandals that give a hint of shimmer or a classic white-and-gold kitten-heel sandal for a polished look. The thong-style sandal, Madden Girl Tahnne, goes perfectly with a pair of mint shorts and a black halter-style blouse. Its rhinestone embellishments and multiple bungee strap sides are the perfect accents to accompany this otherwise streamlined outfit.
Feature Your Flat Shoes
The right flats can take you from errands with the kids to entertaining with adults. Wear flats in punchy colors such as pink, orange and lime, and add in a dose of dainty embellishments like minimalistic hardware, little bows and thin straps. Choose a flat tie-up as well. A bright-pink boat shoe or floral canvas sneaker like the Vans Atwood Lo takes you around town in style.
Bring on the Boots
Don’t kick your boots to the curb just because the weather warms up. Team up lace, leather or nylon peep-toe ankle boots and booties with everything from your favorite skinnies to shorts and skirts. Choose a pair of black mesh boots with geometric cut-outs when the occasion calls for a little less feminine and a little more frill. Or put a spring in your step while running errands in Madden Girl’s ARMIE-C ankle boots. The cream crocheted overlays and cognac coloring is the perfect spring-shoe solution whether you’re rushing around town or kicking back with friends.