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The Shoe Trends Every Italian Girl Wore to Milan Fashion Week

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After a long day of pinning and bookmarking runway looks, nothing takes the edge off like losing yourself in a bit of street-style surfing. And if you consider yourself a fashion-month superfan, you can probably identify a city by its unique slew of It girls and street-style moments. New York is effortlessly cool; London is forward and edgy; and Paris is perennially chic. But Milan—well, Milan has more fun. Glamorous and bold, with an “anything goes” attitude, Italian street style is like theater, and we can’t get enough. The outfits literally jump off the pavement with rich colors, unexpected patterns and dramatic flourishes. And when it comes to scene-stealing techniques, fashion girls in Italy understand the power of a great pair of shoes. Because it’s impossible to pick a single favorite style, today we’re rounding up four big shoe trends you’ll see fashion girls wearing all season long. Get ready to take your outfits to the next level with must-have pairs you can shop right now.

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It’s safe to say that ballerina-inspired fashion is here to stay in 2017. The undoubtedly feminine trend has taken over IG feeds and shopping carts everywhere, and for spring, you can’t own too many pairs of soft, satiny ballet flats with dainty bows at the ankle.

Shop similar shoes:

Loeffler Randall Rita ankle strap pump  | Topshop Raffle ankle strap sandal  | Topshop Graceful ankle tie pump

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A little extra is good for your shoe wardrobe. Jeweled embellishments, a mix of textures, and unexpected heels are guaranteed to make even your most casual look feel special. If you like to play it subtle with your outfit, take a chance and go bold with your shoes. It’ll induce a double take wherever you go.

Shop similar shoes:

Jeffrey Campbell Jena embellished sandal  | Jimmy Choo Romy pump  | Miu Miu jewel sandal

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Flats are giving heels some serious competition this season. While there’s no shortage of classic iterations out there, consider making your outfits a little more interesting by opting for fun, sought-after styles like menswear-inspired loafers, fringe sandals and slides in vibrant colors (both work- and weekend-appropriate, we think).

Shop similar shoes:

Proenza Schouler fringe slide  | Rebecca Minkoff Beth slide  | 3.1 Phillip Lim Louie mule loafer

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A striking silhouette is the sign of a well-constructed and fashion-forward shoe (think of the carefully measured lines of a structured coat). For spring, designers are applying stylish license to shoes that boast unique shapes and thoughtful tailoring in crossover flaps, invisible panels and curvy block heels.

Shop similar shoes:

ACNE Studios Aja pump  | Marc Fisher LTD Ragina loafer mule  | Mercedes Castillo Rayven loafer mule