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There are so many reasons to look forward to the arrival of spring: the days grow longer, the birds start chirping, and the cold weather steadily disappears and is replaced with sunshine, green grass, and clear blue skies. With the warmer days come outdoor cookouts, Little League games, and leisurely walks around the neighborhood. It’s a great opportunity to debut the footwear that you weren’t able to show off during the fall and winter seasons. If you feel like treating yourself to new shoes, here are a few footwear options that are great for spring.
Like a plain white tee, white sneakers are designed to be worn by anyone, regardless of age, gender, or unique personal style. Classic white sneakers are a versatile item, able to be worn for many different occasions with several unique outfits. A quintessential spring look is a floral, flowy short-sleeve knee-length women’s dress with a pair of white sneakers. The look is playful, but it’s also functional and practical. If you live in a metropolitan area like New York, and you know you are going to be doing a lot of walking, white sneakers with a dress is a tried-and-true combination. And if it’s a slightly chillier spring day, you can wear a pair of white sneakers with skinny jeans and a light cardigan.
Even though the weather starts to warm up during the spring season, there will still be the occasional chilly day when it’s just not enough to walk around your home barefoot or in a thin pair of socks. A spring slipper doesn’t have to be thick and heavy. Keep a lightweight pair of suede leather moccasin slippers handy at your bedside. You will especially appreciate them on those cold spring mornings when the weather won’t warm up until later in the afternoon.
It’s spring! Time to whip out the colorful wardrobe pieces that you otherwise would not get away with wearing during the winter season. And colorful wardrobe pieces definitely include footwear. In addition to practical springtime shoe wear, have a couple of stylish items on hand, like a pair of suede leather slip-on loafers in colors such as yellow, magenta, or turquoise. All of these playful colors go nicely with blue skinny jeans and a women’s white blouse or print top.
Is it just us, or is the spring season synonymous with sandal season? No longer must we bury our toes in thick socks and snow boots. The warm weather is the time to incorporate sandals into your outfit. Every woman should have a go-to pair of flat sandals that she can wear with various outfits. And you don’t have to limit yourself to one style or color. The key is comfort. Find a pair of flat sandals that offer support and allow you to walk without causing any pain. Once you’ve found the perfect pair of flat sandals that offer you all the comfort you need and are precisely your style, the real fun begins. A flat sandal in a neutral color like white, beige, or black will go with dresses, skirts, pants, and shorts of all different styles, prints, and colors.
Technically, ballet flats can be worn at any time of the year, but who wants to try to walk through the slush and snow in a pair of ballet flats? Keep your feet warm and your cherished ballet flats protected by opting to only wear them during the warmer months. Like loafers, you can have fun with ballet flats and play around with bright colors like cherry red or fun patterns such as leopard print. In addition to having more trendy ballet flats, invest in timeless, neutral-colored ones like black or gray. Ballet flats can be worn with professional attire that you wear to the office, with a pair of skinny jeans, or with a cute midi skirt if you are meeting up with a few girlfriends for lunch. They’re easy to slip on and, provided you invest in a high-quality pair, are quite comfortable to walk long distances in.
You can’t have spring without espadrilles, especially if you are planning a weekend getaway to the beach. They are a springtime staple and are versatile enough to wear with several different casual outfits. Espadrille wedge sandals beautifully accentuate a flowy short sleeve dress and can be worn with shorts or pants. Because espadrilles typically come in neutral colors, they’re easy to pair with many different outfits and you never have to worry about them clashing with your clothing.
This spring, treat yourself to some new shoes that will liven up your wardrobe and show off your unique style.