Find that Spring in Your Step with the Best Shoes for the Season
Tired of the winter weather? You'll feel like a whole new person once you trade in your heavy snow boots for something lighter this spring. As the new season approaches, we are getting excited about freeing our feet and mixing up our footwear. There are so many fun new styles and looks this season that are sure to help you find that spring in your step just in time for the warmer weather. Check out our top picks for this season that you’ll be happy to find a home for in your closet.
Straps, Straps, and More Straps
It seems that anything with straps on them is in style this spring. From Mary Janes to gladiator-inspired sandals, it isn't possible to have too many straps on your shoes this season. Classic flip flops have taken on whole new meanings in their wide variety of designs and colors. Instead of the typical thong-style flip flop, try one with a loop around the big toe for a more stylish look.
Wear delicate-strapped flat sandals with bright cotton summer dresses for a classic springtime look. If you like hiking or walking, then you’ll surely want to find yourself a pair of strapped walking sandals. You’ll want a pair even if you’re not outdoorsy! This style of sandal has a claim to fame this season by being featured numerous times on runways. Comfortable, high-utility, and fashionable? Sign us up!
Spring showers are on their way, too. On those days that you can’t be skipping around in sandals, be sure that you have an epic pair of rain boots to wear with your women’s raincoat. The forecast may be fickle where you live, which is why rain boots are a must for this season. These days, tall traditional rain boots are stylish, but if it’s not your personal style, there are so many other styles of rain boot to choose from.
Try a waterproof Chelsea boot, for example, or a lace-up rain boot that looks like a springier version of a sturdy snow boot. Classic rubber rain boots can come in solid traditional patterns, or they can be covered in fun patterns like polka dots, flowers, and plenty more. Pick the one that best suits your personality or your color preference. If you are choosing to go for a rubber rain boot, be sure to wear a thick pair of socks underneath as rubber is not as insulating as some other more high-tech waterproof boots.
Bright and Bold
Big, bold, blocky, and bright — this is the look that is here for spring in regard to shoes that will certainly put a spring in your step this season. Whether boots, sneakers, pumps, or sandals, colors and square-ish shapes are in. If you love color, then take advantage of this trend and put on some bright blue or red boots to brighten your outfit. Some bold-colored mid-height boots will bring some tasteful and fun flavor to a classic black shirt dress. Happy hues are here, so use this opportunity to brighten your spring shoe collection.
Spice Up Your Life?
Platforms are back — again! The ’70s classic had a brief resurgence in the ’90s as they were popularized by, among others, the legendary pop band Spice Girls. Turn on your favorite ’90s hit and slide into some platforms. Forget your old bellbottoms, though. Instead pair, your platforms with some skinny jeans to balance the bulkiness of the shoes with the streamlined look of the jeans.
It’s been a real blessing for feet of all sizes that lightweight sneakers have been on trend for years. Finally, a stylish shoe that is comfortable and practical! Wear your favorite pair of lightweight sneakers anywhere with just about anything. Your favorite lace-ups or slip-ons are perfect for a weekend outing, picking up the kids, shopping, a coffee date with friends — just about anything.
Wear with your favorite women’s jeans or leggings for a versatile casual chic look. These sneakers also look great with a sportier-looking dress like a t-shirt dress. Don’t be shy about swapping out those tired snow boots for cushy sneakers this spring. Your feet will thank you!
With any of these fun and practical options for footwear, you are sure to find the spring in your step as you enjoy the incoming warmer season.