Spring is here, and you know what that means—it’s time to ditch those heavy winter boots and show off your spring shoe style. Pack away your wool socks, treat yourself to a pedicure, and don your spring faves like a summer dress and sandals or heels. We have made this handy list for you to break down current trends and timeless classics so that you can decide which shoes are best for you this spring.
Chunky sandals made a resurgence from the '90s a couple of years ago and, they are here to stay. You won’t hear us complaining about it! These styles are fun, versatile, and, best of all, comfortable. Easy to take on and off and easy to dress up or down, this style is hip, adorable, and functional.
Platform heels are another blast from the past that is trending this spring that we love. As far as the heel goes, the higher the better for this style. Chunky platform heels are super fun and easy to style. Dress them down for everyday wear by pairing them with some capris or shorts and your favorite cashmere sweater. Alternatively, dress them up with a sleek pencil skirt and blazer for work. Pair them with a long flowy max skirt for an outdoor picnic or spring wedding.
On a more practical but no less stylish note: clogs are also hot this spring. This style is multipurpose and might become your go-to shoe for everyday wear. They can be as comfortable as house slippers but far more acceptable to wear to the grocery store. Backless slip-on styles are great for lounging and running errands. Strappy clogs and slip-on clogs with backs are more appropriate for work and other functions. Simple, full-coverage styles go great with work attire. Strappy, stylized clogs go better with flowy skirts and dresses and can even look great with denim shorts and a t-shirt.
Booty-style ankle boots are always in. A Chelsea boot style is a timeless classic and should be considered a staple in every smart wardrobe. Ankle boots are great for spring as they are easy to slip on and off, can be worn in nearly any setting, and are super comfortable.
Wear your ankle boots to work with a suit and a crisp button-up for a polished and professional look. Pair them with shorts and a women's linen shirt for a sweet spring weekend vibe.
Ballet flats are the ultimate timeless shoe choice for women’s fashion that is perfect for spring. Not only are they comfortable and easy to wear, but they're also the epitome of fun feminine footwear. They are also incredibly versatile and can be worn with many different styles in many different settings. Pair them with a pencil skirt and cardigan for work. Wear them with capris and a fun flowy blouse for brunch or a walk in the park. You can even give your feet a break on your next date night by skipping the heels and opting for a pair of simple but elegant black ballet flats to pair with your special occasion dress.
Of course, the sneaker is on the list. Comfortable and practical, a cute sneaker is a great choice for spring. Classic trainers are the best choice for your active days. From running errands to exercising in the park, trainer sneakers are your best bet. Pair them with your best activewear, or wear them with jeans. Platform sneakers are in right now as well. Dress them up a bit more for your lunch dates, or wear them like a typical trainer for your errands. We love seeing platform sneakers paired with a t-shirt dress or jersey dress. Comfy and cozy, they're also cute and fashionable.
It’s springtime! Pull-on your favorite hiking boots, get outside, and enjoy that fresh air and warm breeze. This season is ideal for communing with nature and soaking up some sunshine. If you don’t already have a favorite pair of hiking boots, we can help with that. Are you going to be hiking very long distances on established trail systems? We recommend lightweight trail runners, which is a running shoe with a stiff midsole for rugged terrain and extra traction on the soles. Are you going to be doing more backcountry adventuring through more technical terrain? Then we recommend a more classic hiking boot with full ankle support.
Whatever shoes you choose to wear this spring, we hope you'll enjoy these fun styles in the beautiful weather, whether you are walking to a lunch date in your platforms or hiking for miles in the sunshine!