Chicago is currently a giant slush puddle, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t already planning our spring shoe wardrobe. From backless loafers to pastel sneakers, these are the five spring trends we’re clearing space for in our closets.

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Nordstrom

Lace-Up Everything

Good news: Last year’s lace-up ballet flats are still in style. In fact, the espadrilles-inspired look is pretty much everywhere, including on this sweet little d’orsay pump.

Halogen ($100)

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ASOS

Backless Loafers

Business in front, party in back, the backless loafer effortlessly transitions from office to evening. This one gets bonus points for incorporating metallic, that perennial spring trend.

Dune London ($106)

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Madewell

Minimalist Mules

The ’90s minimalist resurgence has been going strong a few seasons now, and mules are everywhere. This pair in a terra-cotta-hued suede would look oh so perfect against some cropped white jeans.

Madewell ($148)

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Nordstrom

White Boots

We will make an exception for boots if and only if they are white...and fabulous. The look has us feeling all kinds of mod, especially in a patent leather with a kitten heel.

Jeffrey Campbell ($175)

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Common Projects

Candy-Color Sneakers

We’ll always love a pair of fresh white kicks, but unconventional hues like blush and robin’s-egg blue have us totally smitten.

Common Projects ($415)

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