Spring is a time for new beginnings, and there’s no better way to give your wardrobe a fresh start than by stocking your closet with some new spring shoes. Give those winter ankle boots and over-the-knee designs a much-deserved vacation, and put your best foot forward in this season’s latest styles.
9 Spring Shoes You’ll Want to Spring For
1. Nude Pumps
H&M Pumps, $24.99
Nude pumps are great for two main reasons: They go with anything and everything in your closet for endless styling possibilities, and they make your legs look ridiculously long. Wear them with little white dresses, little black dresses, and pretty much everything in between.
Thanks to the ever-growing popularity of athleisure style, casual sneakers are more versatile to wear than ever before. Basic tennis shoes add a modern aesthetic to your most feminine sundresses, and they’re a natural fit with traditional tees and denim cut-offs.
3. Ankle-Strap Sandals
Cropped spring pants and jeans demand eye-catching shoes, and ankle-strap sandals are a stylish solution. Choose a pair of flat sandals for all-day comfort, or try a block heel for just the right amount of lift. Brown and black are your go-to minimalist shades, but animal print gives basic styles an extra kick.
4. Statement Flats
Everyone loves the feel of flats, but they can sometimes leave you wanting more — especially if you’re used to wearing high heels. Elevate your footwear the practical way with chic details. From ribbon straps and cherry prints to eternally chic gingham, the everyday flat has never looked better.
5. Metallic Heels
Every woman needs a dressy metallic heel for summer weddings, special occasions, and those frustrating (and all-too-frequent) times when you just can’t find the right pair of shoes to go with a particular outfit.
6. Two-Tone Styles
Elsie Cap-Toe Pumps, $258
This colorful season is the prime time to mix prints, and a pair of two-tone heels taps into that creative energy. You’ll be surprised at how often you’ll reach for these unique accessories, and they can upgrade your go-to look with ease.
7. Ballet Flats
Much like nude high heels, a blush-colored ballet flat is the picture of versatility. Unlike nude high heels, they’re actually comfortable to wear. Try a satin finish or a perforated design for a more seasonal approach to this footwear essential.
Slides (AKA mules) are officially the shoes of the season, which means that your work wardrobe is about to get a laid back makeover. Plus, slip-on loafers make getting dressed at 6 a.m. slightly more bearable. Slightly.
Sole Society Tall Linen Wedge, $94.95
If you tend to gravitate toward more casual styles, the espadrille is the spring shoe for you. Try a flat or wedged design depending on your preferences, and wear these charmers with your favorite cuffed jeans and slouchy chinos.
Which spring shoes are on your wishlist? Share your favorites in the comments section below!