Spring Shoe Shopping Guide 2017

I think shoes are every fashionista’s guilty pleasure.  I have to admit shoes are a recent favorite of mine.  I’ve always been more of a clothes person until recently.  I say that lightly because my closet is full of shoes but in my defense they were pretty basic… blacks, nudes, blacks etc.  It wasn’t until about 3 or 4 years ago that I started to branch out with my shoes by incorporating more colors and designs. Shoes can make or break your outfit of course.  More so make.  I love how a plain white tee and jeans can instantly be transformed with the right shoe.  With that said here’s a round up of my fave shoe trends for the spring.  Of course there are probably tons more but I like these the most! I’ve also included both splurge and saving options if you are thinking about investing in any of the trends below! Happy Shopping!

 

THE MULE/SLIDE

New Look Mule

Thank the 90’s for being the culprit for this trend making a major comeback.  I wasn’t on board at first but the more and more I saw new styles coming out the more I feel like I need a pair.. or two.  I love the simplicity of the shoe and you guys know I’m all about simple.  Gucci made a huge impact with their Princetown Slippers and other designers have fallen in line with their versions.  I can’t say if I’m willing to splurge on the trend but it’s definitely worth it to find cheaper versions. Below are some of my picks for high and low end favorites.

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THE FLATFORM PLATFORM

Splendid

I’m all for trends that mean comfort!   I absolutely love that platforms (or flatform I should say) are everywhere and again paying homage to the 90’s.  These shoes are so funky all the while giving us short girls some height.  Height without making our feet scream in pain! Now I may not be with Lady Gaga levels of height but to each his own.  This style is taking casual to the next level and I’m here for it.  I would say there’s a possibility that I would splurge on this trend because platforms in general haven’t gone out of style and are slowly making it’s way to the classic category.

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POMS|FRINGE|TASSELS

Nine West

These styles actually made their appearance last year and they are back for another season even bigger.  I love the playfulness of this trend.  It gives the right amount of pizzazz to spice up a simple outfit.  Whether it’s a colorful pom pom or the detail of fringe and tassels, these shoes will take your all white look to the next level!  Some styles may seem a little much but give them a try and make sure they remain the focal point of your look. I wouldn’t break the bank on this trend because I’m not too confident in its staying power but I have to admit this is my favorite this season!

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METALLICS

Gucci

Metallic shoes are HUGE this year.  I think this one is a subtle trend.  They have been around forever but more and more designers are finding ways to incorporate metallic into their styles.  I especially love metallic oxfords! If I said it once I”ll say again, I LOVE COMFORTABLE CHIC OUTFITS.  Even with that I like how these metallic shoes, even in heels, can pretty much go with anything and serve as a more jazzed up neutral.  Instead of grabbing a pair of black or nude shoes, wear metallic on your feet and I bet people will look twice.

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THE BLOCK HEEL

Topshop

Block heels, just like the flatform, are a great trend to come for spring because it’s comfortable. Heels are heels, let’s face it.  For some of us no matter the style, they are always going to hurt our feet.  However the block heel provides a sturdier base because, just like the name says, the heel is blocked meaning wider and bigger.  For us curvy women with just a tad more weight to carry this is a plus for us and because this style is so “on trend” there are tons of options available in great colors, styles and heel height! I also believe this is a style that will be around for a while so it may be worth it to spend a little penny.

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