6 Spring Shoe Trends You Can Wear Right Now

March 10, 2011

6 Spring Shoe Trends You Can Wear Right Now

Do you find it a challenge to figure out what shoes to wear in-between seasons? Well, you’re not alone. Amid Winter and Spring overlays; one day the sun is beaming, the next day, it’s overcast. No wonder we are confused.

Let’s get a jumpstart on our transitional outfits, starting with our shoes. Thankfully, our preparation will reduce last-minute scrambling in the morning.

By definition the word transition means to switch, to modify, and to shift. Let’s apply this to our shoe selection. The shoes that will best suit our transitional wardrobes are those that feature design elements from more than one season. We’ve also included those shoe styles that can be worn throughout the year.

We searched high and low (yes, the pun was intended) to showcase a variety of high heel and flat shoes available this season that fit the bill:

Perforated Leather

JCrew Quorra High-Heel Oxfords $265 $198 (select colors)
Cole Haan Air Olivia Ballet Flats $228

A dark black closed-toe shoe usually makes us think of fall or winter footwear. And perforated materials plus a wooden heel remind us of springtime. The brilliance of this trend shows us that designers are paying attention to our ever expansive need for multi-seasonal goods without sacrificing our desire for fun fashion. This style combo works exceptionally well together. Many of us will be able to easily accessorize our office or weekend attire with these gems.

Spring Suede

KORS Michael Kors Vail Suede Wedge $195
Tod’s Suede Point-Toe Ballet Flats $545

Suede shoes rock! The material exudes a sense of luxury which absolutely lends to the joy of wearing them. Here’s the frustrating part. They are usually solely available in the winter months at the height of the rain and snow season. Respectfully, the shoe upkeep can be demanding. This spring season we can find suede shoes in fresh light glorious spring colors – perfectly apropos with our transitional outfits.

Animal Print

Jimmy Choo Gilbert Pump $495
Jimmy Choo Snake-Embossed Ballerina Flat $415

Animal print shoes, real or faux, are a rare breed that we can wear all year round. Yep, it’s true! The light-tone skin used in these Jimmy Choo shoes is particularly attractive and relevant for our transitional work attire. As an example, we can easily pair them with either white or black pants. Isn’t versatility grand?!


MICHAEL Michael Kors Pressley Pump $97.95
Stuart Weitzman Giveable Flat $255

Two-toned shoes are the ideal shoe to wear in-between seasons. Instead of a little bit of country and a little bit of rock-n-roll, we get a little bit of winter with a little bit of spring. We need not worry about wearing two colors in a shoe. The overall style of the shoe appears as a neutral, so we can utilize it in an outfit as if it was one solid color.

Black Patent Leather

Prada Patent Leather Pumps $650
Vera Wang Lavender Label Lillian Patent Ballet Flats $195

Lucky for us, black patent leather heels and flats are abundantly available in the marketplace this spring season. These timeless beauties can be worn for day or evening year-round. It’s doubtful they will ever go out of style. A little bit of shine goes a long way.


Banana Republic Trey Pump $120
Söfft Belize Flat $89.95 $69.90

These days’ metallic shoes are of classic design as much as black patent leather shoes. Once again, we can easily wear them to the office, out to dinner, or on the weekends. A metallic color is considered a neutral in fashion. The key is to select a shade of metallic that compliments our skin tone, as well as, our outfits. The light metallic finish and bare wooden heel on these designs add an extra springtime tone – a nice touch to any transitional outfit.

Are these transitional shoe tips helpful in planning for seasonal changes?

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