Top Spring Footwear Picks

Top Spring Footwear Picks

Update your footwear collection for spring with these top picks. There’s a pair of women’s shoes to go with every outfit, whether you’re headed to the office, the gym, or out for date night. They come in many sizes and styles, so you can find one or more pairs that work for your wardrobe. Keep reading to find our favorite springtime footwear for all occasions.

Rain Boots

Keep your feet dry on rainy spring days with a pair of rain boots. There are mid-calf and ankle rubber boots from brands such as London Fog—look for styles with a buckle for an adjustable fit and equestrian-inspired style. If you want a women’s rain boot with a classic, retro-inspired look, opt for a pair with a rounded toe and shiny finish.

When it comes to choosing a color, you can’t go wrong with basic black. If you want something brighter, choose a pair of rubber boots in a vibrant color like sunny yellow or bright red. There are even rain boots with prints such as tie-dye and herringbone.

Coordinate your rain boots with a women’s rain jacket. These jackets have waterproof nylon exteriors and come in hooded styles. There are different lengths from which to choose, along with plenty of color options. Women’s rain jackets come in sizes to fit every body type, including regular, petite, plus, and tall.

Ankle Boots

Calf-high boots are in style for fall and winter, but you may want a shorter boot for spring. Ankle boots—or booties—go with most spring outfits and come in versatile hues like brown and black. Wear this boot style with skinny jeans or leggings for a casual, trendy look. When it comes to tops, tunics are ideal for wearing with form-fitting bottoms because they provide balance and fall past the hips for plenty of coverage.

Ankle boots can be found in many materials, including suede, leather, and faux leather. There are pairs with faux-fur trim for cold spring days, along with styles with a sleek buckle closure. Zippered ankle boots are another option for spring that you can wear with most pants.

Active Sneakers

If you do a lot of walking, a pair of active sneakers is a must-have for spring and beyond. These slip-on shoes have a knit polyester upper for breathable comfort and laid-back style. There’s an elastic gore across the top for a custom fit, along with a supportive rubber outsole that’s also durable and slip-resistant.

Wear a pair of active sneakers with a maxi skirt for a spring outfit that can be dressed up or down. Add a cashmere turtleneck and fringed blanket shawl to impart upscale style or wear these sneakers and a midi skirt with your favorite long-sleeve T-shirt and a denim jacket.

Capri pants are another stylish accompaniment to these slip-on sneakers. They go with tunics and button-down tops, and they come in many styles and colors. There are knit elastic-waist capris for all-day comfort on warm spring days, along with styles that have classic jean styling.

Ballet Flats

One of the most enduring shoe styles is the ballet flat. This footwear style was trendy in the ’90s and it’s popular once again. Ballet flats are designed for comfort, but they’re also incredibly stylish. Pair them with jeggings or any jean style. For a retro style, opt for high-rise jeans or a boot-cut pair.

Women’s ballet flats come in colors ranging from neutral to bright. Colors such as black, brown, and navy go with almost everything in your closet, while pastels and vibrant hues impart a bold touch to understated outfits. For example, you could dress up an all-black outfit with a pair of violet ballet flats and a matching handbag.

One variation on the ballet flat you may also want to add to your footwear collection is the Mary Jane shoe. There are flat Mary Janes that look similar to ballet flats, except for the strap across the top. You’ll also find heeled styles if you prefer a little height. Both styles have a rounded toe that works with almost any pants or skirts.

Classic Loafers

If you’re looking for a spring shoe that’s office-appropriate but also great for weekends, there’s the loafer. There are slip-on loafers made from suede, leather, and synthetic materials so you can find a pair that’s right for you. These shoes have classic styling, with a gently rounded toe and square toe box. Some pairs have bows or buckles on the top as an embellishment, while other styles are simpler.

Wear loafers with dress pants and a spring sweater for a work outfit that’s stylish enough to wear to dinner afterward. A women’s blouse under a lightweight cardigan is another option that you can wear with slacks and loafers, or a skirt if you prefer.

With a few pairs of dressy shoes and a few pairs of casual ones, you can get through spring in comfort and style. Many of the same footwear styles for spring are also great for summer, so you can get plenty of wear out of them.


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