It may still be cold—and even snowing—in parts of the U.S. (i.e. Seattle), but that’s not going to stop us from ogling the amazing shoes just released for spring. So long, boots, fur and shearling; hello, sandals, heels and open toes!
We’ll be the first to admit, these spring footwear trends are getting us just a little giddy.
1 – Crafty: Earthy & Woven. Play up your back-to-nature side with heels and wedges decked out in basket weaves, rope details and neutral tones. Make no mistake, the DIY inspirations and hand-hewn details on these shoes are seriously high fashion. [Pictured: Miu Miu Wedge Sandal]
2 – Splashy Glam: Bright & Exaggerated. With electric neons and over-the-top shapes, this footwear trend isn’t for the faint of heart. The only rule of thumb? Go bold, or go home. [Pictured: Reed Krakoff 'Architect' Wedge Sandal]
3 – Charm: Feminine & Playful. Girly goes glam in antique pinks, ankle straps and frou-frou details like bows, ruffles and bitty buttons. [Pictured: MARC BY MARC JACOBS Platform Sandal]
4 – Mid-Century: Mod & Vampy. Take classic, reinvented shapes, ’60s pop and a sultry palette, and you have the recipe for this spring’s alluringly retro heels. [Pictured: Yves Saint Laurent 'Riviera' Sandal]
5 – New Horizons: Neutral & Minimal. Get back to basics with simple straps, wood-grain finishes and elegant silhouettes with an animalistic vibe. It’s desert-chic at its finest. [Pictured: Prada Wood Heel Genuine Python Platform Sandal]
6 – Streamlined: Sleek & Angular. Sandals that look like a Mies van der Rohe ‘less is more’ masterpiece? Yes, please. Look for sharp, architectural shapes in clean black, stark white and lustrous metallic. [Pictured: Diane von Furstenberg 'Elsa' Sandal]