6 Spring Shoes That’ll Make Your Feet Feel Alive Again
It’s time to have a chat about your choices. No, not your Whole30 hiatus. We’re talking about those black booties you’re trying to stretch as far into April as you can (hey, we’re all guilty of it). Instead of tiptoeing your way into spring this year, we’re encouraging you to dive right in with a great pair of shoes. We’ve enlisted fashion bloggers Fashion Mews and Emily Luciano—both well versed in this season’s trends—to help you decide on the perfect pair (or three). Here are the six they’re coveting most for spring.
Floral embroidery is a comeback trend, and it’s not just confined to your denim. Work the appliqués onto your shoes for an updated take on classic white sneakers. They’re the perfect palette for letting the stitching shine. Pair them with neutrals to keep the focus on your feet.
Get the look: Kenneth Cole embroidered sneakers ($140)
These sandals are one of the most wearable styles, and since we’re coming off a long winter of soft, furry boots, we’re thanking our lucky stars it’s sticking around. Not only are thicker heels more comfortable (they don’t pinpoint pressure on the back of your feet), but they also make your legs look longer so any outfit flies (even your distressed denim)..
Get the look: Kenneth Cole stacked heels ($140)
Flats are favored for transitional dressing because they won’t make your feet feel too exposed when the temps unexpectedly drop around 5 p.m. And while lace-up styles are nothing new, this year’s iteration channels an en pointe vibe with a rounder toe and a thick ribbon that’s secured around the ankle. Pair them with your favorite cropped denim and your best spring duster (then fight the urge to do a plié at every street corner).
Get the look: Kenneth Cole flats ($130)
It’s been a while since pointy heels have been at the forefront of footwear, but spring 2017 is welcoming them back with open arms. Run with the strappy look by picking out a pair with thin laces that crisscross on top of your foot and tie into a bow. Use them to elevate a weekend outfit by pairing them with denim on denim.
Get the look: Kenneth Cole heels ($140)
Slides own the casual arena, but a pair of platform mules rules just about everywhere else. They’re easy sandals to walk in, and they won’t make you feel like you’re en route to the beach. Wear them as a feminine finish to an otherwise all-black ensemble.
Get the look: Kenneth Cole slides ($125)
If your style skews less floral and more edgy, rose-gold sneaks are your M.O. In monochrome coloring, they’re a sleek complement to whatever you’re wearing up top—whether that’s a combination of white, black and blue jeans or a matching baby-pink slip dress.
Get the look: Kenneth Cole metallic sneakers ($120)