y’all, i have been working on this in bits and pieces all week, and i am proud and relieved to present my spring shoe guide. in my opinion, there are 4 stand-out shoe styles at the moment – the espadrille, spring bootie, lace-up open toed bootie (see my post on these here), and the sneaker. there are so many fun twists on each that you’re sure to find one to match your style. so, here ya go. a spring shoe guide for the casual lady running all over town, working from home, schlepping kids in and out of school, and every little thing in between.
i’m liking the more ‘flatform’ look of the espadrille this season, where there’s a clear platform giving you lift, but the ‘incline’ isn’t all that high. you’ve probably seen this marc fisher number EVERYWHERE. i recently found a dupe here that’s pretty darn close at a third of the price. here’s another cute crossover version by marc fisher, and yet another with a lower platform. this guy has apparently cornered the market on the espadrille, and everyone and their brother is making copies like crazy. here’s a target version that’s pretty similar to one of his. and another target one that’s super cute. i’m still contemplating which one i would get the most use out of. of course i’m drawn to the one with the highest lift (#shortgirlproblems), but i’m not sure how much i’d actually wear it. thinking the lower one might work best for my every day life. i think if you’re going to buy one shoe this spring, this is it.
booties just keep getting better. more fun little details, different colors, the heel height is usually manageable, and i am loving the open-toe option for spring. now is a great time to shop for booties – there are tons on sale since most stores are gearing up for spring. but we still have lots of bootie weather left! lucky us! cut-outs (here’s another) and perforations (another here) seem to be BIG this season. these say edgy cowboy to me, and i LOVE them – the notched out heel is great for walking too – i have a pair that have a similar heel. i have never seen a strappy bootie, but hello fun little details – options here and here. i have seen these all over the place and have heard they are super comfy – love the d’orsay detail. a pink bootie?? i say yes, and you’ll be surprised by how much these will look good with.
you just can’t beat a slip on sneaker, and there are TONS of options. i found this one with a BOW, and it gave me heart palpitations. this one is quilted, this one has faux fur poms, and there’s just something about the classic vans. the adidas superstar will probably never go totally out of style, but it’s making a resurgence right now, and i think the ones with metallic stripes are great. these from nike look like you could go straight from the gym to your next adventure. and i’m always a little partial to new balance. i’ve been wearing them for years.