considering this is the first week that it has been warm enough to ditch black tights and bring out the sandals from under my bed, I have noticed that my spring shoe selection is looking quite sad and needs some refreshing! inspired by chris’s very popular post last month, I thought it was time to discuss the 5 pairs of shoes that I need to add to my spring wardrobe.
1) the around town sandal:
anyone who knows me is aware that I don’t take to flat shoes very well, but I feel like these madewell sandals are a great option for brunching or a walk in the park. they could easily go back to skinny pants and a breezy top or with a flirty sun dress. also, after a couple years hiatus, black shoes are back for spring and I am embracing it fully! especially, when color blocked with neutrals – black is feeling very fresh and modern for warmer weather.
2) the heel:
ok, these are completely impractical. but aren’t they pretty? we will call them “curb to cab” heels. I love zara for heels because they are cheap, and you can wear them into the ground and not feel as sad when they are scratched up. I would wear them with white denim and a t shirt for an unexpected mix of dressy/casual. paired with a gorgeous statement bag, of course.
I am currently on the look out for something similar in a neutral or pale pink that i can wear to a wedding next month. (these might be perfect.)
2) the sexy, but practical, wedge:
the #1 reason why I adore spring footwear: the wedge. you can go as high as you want and still be comfortable…and chic! the most fantastic combination in fashion. I wore dvf opal wedges almost everyday last summer, and plan on doing the same again this year.
4) the weather resistant option:
april showers don’t bring as many flowers here in ny as they do the need for rubber shoes. I love these hunter booties as a fresh alternative to the traditional knee high version. I am thinking to get them in either red or olive green…what do you think?
5) the go-anywhere neutral shoe:
wear with anything.
let’s face it, we need more than 5…please comment and let me know what I missed.
yes, B, I mean you.