The Best Spring Shoes at Target to Get You Ready for Warmer Days (for $40 or Less)

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OK, we know our thermometers aren’t exactly reflecting the warm weather we’re wishing for—yet. But even though we are still traipsing around in cozy coats, durable boots and fuzzy socks, spring will be blooming before we know it, so the time to get our wardrobes prepped for the season of pastel colors, flouncy skirts and pretty pearls is, like, right now. Our first order of business? Sprucing up our footwear collection, and one of our fave spots to snag the prettiest spring shoes is none other than the holy grail of home decor, beauty buys and, of course, on-trend fashion styles itself: Target.

From glitzy jewelry to chic handbags and everything in between, Target has quite the rep amongst the fashion-focused for delivering on-trend, affordable goodies, and at the moment, we can't take our eyes off of its glorious shoe section. So if you’re searching for a pair of lace-up flatforms, sporty sandals, everyday mules or strappy heels, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, ten of the best spring shoes to snag at Target so that you can step into the new season in style.

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Best Spring Shoes At Target At A Glance:

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1.Universal Thread Pearl Chelsea Boots

Best Chelsea Boots

Spring may be just around the corner, but we aren’t ready to say goodbye to our boots just yet—and this ivory pair is the perfect fit for those looking for a warmer weather style. The white leather mixed with the tan soles are befitting of a day strolling through gardens and picking flowers, and pair nicely with cuffed blue jeans or a flowy midi dress.

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2.Universal Thread Holden Platform Sports Sandal

Best Sport Sandals

If you’re someone who likes to be cozy all day, every day, we come bearing good news: This season, sport-inspired sandals are making quite a name for themselves. Take the sage-hued pair above that are casual yet stylish, with a contoured footbed for a fit so comfortable, we won’t be shocked if you never want to take them off.

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3.A New Day Dionne Ballet Flats

Best Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are once again having their time in the sun, and we couldn’t be happier. The classic shoe is elegant, timeless and a total breeze to dress up or dress down. We’re jumping on the trend by reaching for this pink, pointed pair that has a slightly more modern feel, with a scrunched ankle to help keep those dreaded blisters at bay. Wearable, walkable and 100 percent PureWow approved.

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4.Universal Thread Julianna Platform Heels

Best Wedges

Something about a pair of wedges just screams “springtime shoes,” and these from Universal Thread are no different. We aren’t sure if it’s the cork heel accented with braided twine or the sandy-toned burlap straps, but either way these cuties are giving us visions of hunting for Easter eggs and picnics in the park. And despite their impressive heel height (4-inches to be exact), the platform soles give you that desired height boost while still being plenty easy to walk in—it’s a total win-win.

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5.A New Day Basil Heels

Best Heels

Is there really any better feeling than slipping your freshly pedicured toes into strappy sandals after months of clomping around in heavy duty boots? We think not. After all, no warm weather wardrobe is truly complete without them. So if you’re entering the new season in desperate need of this spring staple, this dainty heel from A New Day is sure to suffice. They come in an array of seasonally appropriate shades—from white and yellow to the pearly, iridescent hue above, so there’s truly something for everyone.

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6.A New Day Mandy Mules

Best Mules

There are mules and then there are these mules. The rounded heel measures in at one inch, offering the teeny, tiniest bit of height without sacrificing on comfort, and the squared toe gives them a luxe vibe despite their $30 price tag. Just think of how cute they’d look with wide-leg cropped trousers or slouchy boyfriend jeans and a white tee for days spent at the office, or a calf-length skirt and tank for Sunday brunch with the girls.

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7.Universal Thread Marla Sneakers

Best Sneakers

Take your classic dad sneaker and add in fun pops of color and eye-catching paneling and voilá, a retro tennis shoe you’ll want to wear for all of those upcoming springtime activities you have marked on your calendar. Catch us adding a pair of these in every color to our cart ASAP.

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8.A New Day Adley Bow Flip Flop

Best Flip Flops

It may be time to swap that tattered pair of rubber flip flops you’ve had for years with a similar, more fashion forward style. Enter: The pair above, equipped with padded leather (hello, comfort!) and a statement-making bow that will definitely complement that wide-brimmed straw hat sitting in the back of your closet begging to be dusted off. Besides, who needs basic flip flops when showstoppers like these are on Target’s shelves?

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9.Universal Thread Eleanor Heels

Best Platform Heels

If you’ve been biding your time before jumping onto the clog train, spring could not be a better time to do so. Why? Clog sandals. With all the makings of the classic shoe beloved by nurses, teachers and moms everywhere, clog sandals have that wooden, platform sole that is so friendly to feet, with colorful, strappy accents that could not be better for the upcoming season. And that floral print for spring? Groundbreaking.

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10.Universal Thread Donny Wedge Flats

Best Flatforms

Another trend we’ve got our eye on? Flatforms—especially lace-up flatforms. Whether they're wrapped alllll the way up your leg or wound closer around your ankle, we personally believe the more straps the better when it comes to this trend. Pair the above with some lived-in denim shorts and a flowy tunic or oversized band tee for an edgy yet fully springtime appropriate get up.

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Anna Smutny covered a range of beats, from fashion and beauty verticals to home decor (and everything else in between) for PureWow from 2021-2022. With a background in wedding and...