With warmer weather comes the joy of spring clothes shopping (basically our favourite activity). But in your rush to scoop up pretty dresses and breezy tank tops, be sure not to neglect your feet! Nothing ruins an on-point outfit like a fraying pair of sneakers or once-white flip-flops turned grey from wear. But you don’t need to rush out and buy a whole new shoe wardrobe. If you have these five essential pairs of shoes, you’ll be set for spring 2015.
The open-toed ankle boot: Gone are the days when ankle booties were exclusive to fall and winter. You can now rock an open-toed pair year-round! Choose a rugged but pretty style, like our Desert Boot in Brown (featured in LOULOU magazine), to toughen up your spring sundresses. They’d also look killer with a white tee and some high-waisted denim shorts.
The bright-coloured sandal: Bye-bye, boring beige Birkenstocks! A pair of sandals with bright accents, like our Caprice Sandals in Orange, is way more fun. A classic sandal with pops of colour goes with virtually every outfit, without fading into the background.
The new classic heel: What should you look for in a pair of heels this spring? Obviously an open toe is essential, as is an ankle strap. A thick, midsized heel ensures that the shoes are suitable for a night out, but still unfussy enough for day. Add in some colour-blocking to up the trendy factor, and you have the perfect shoe. We recommend our Marylyn Shoe in Brown.
The ballet flat/oxford hybrid: Obviously, ballet flats are a spring necessity. But they’re such a classic that a basic pair can be, well, boring. Try a shoe that puts a new spin on the classic look, like our Serena Flat in Pink. This kind of lace-up style combines the best of the ballet flat and the oxford, creating a shoe you’ll want to wear everywhere this season.
The gladiator sandal: The gladiator sandal is quickly becoming a new classic. You can wear them to the beach, to walk around the city, even out on the town on a warm spring night. A sophisticated style in a goes-with-everything shade, like our Athena Sandal in Black, will serve you well this season.