Spring is here and I'm already thinking about what I should dig out of my closet for this season (outside of sweatpants once we're not on lockdown mode anymore). The short answer: Not much. I went overboard on Marie Kondo-ing my closet and gave half my warm-weather wardrobe to a local thrift shop. Now, I need to find new spring dresses and shoes that spark joy in my life. I already have some dresses on my wishlist and, as an avid shopper/fashion editor, I know what the new footwear styles are and where to find them. And yes, I will happily share that information with you. Here are 20 new spring shoes to shop as a yay-we-made-it-through-winter treat.
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Villa Rouge Cashmere Sandals
A Metallic Purple Sandal
There's no better feeling than letting your perfectly manicured toes shine in open-toed sandals after the long winter. These lavender strap sandals will help you easily transition your outfits into the warmer season.
Cecilie Bahnsen x Suicoke Maria Floral-Embellished Sandals
A Floral Embellished Sandal
This season, Cecilie Bahnsen collaborated with Suicoke to create these sporty yet feminine shoes. (Note the 3D floral embellishment on the straps.) The sport-inspired sandal is a big trend this season, allowing for a comfortable and stylish look.
Zara Ruched Flat Leather Mules
A Pair of Blue Flats
These buttery leather mules will brighten up your look in a second. Pair with denim or your favorite dress. Add an anklet to complete the look as chains are one of this season's top trends.
Jimmy Choo Natural Snake-Printed Leather Caged Mules
A Caged Sandal
Snakeskin continues to be a dominating trend for all seasons. This caged sandal is great for date night when you want to spice up your look. The not-so-high 2.6-inch heel means you can enjoy that post dinner and drinks stroll without stopping to slap on Band-Aids.
Gia Couture x Pernille Teisbaek Double Strap Sandals
A Beige Strap Heel
We all need a minimalist strapped sandal for spring. This 3.9-inch heel will come in handy for times of need like when you need a beige shoe to match your wedding guest dresses or a work-appropriate, non-flashy heel.
Studio Amelia 2.6 50 Snake Effect Sandals
A Flip-Flop Sandal
If you've been trying to replace your tattered flip-flops with a similar style, opt for this Studio Amelia pair. It has the same fit, elevated with a heel and slingback strap. The strappy shoe is a great addition to update your shoe game for the season.
By Far Sonia PVC and Leather Mules
A PVC Mule
For that barely-there aesthetic, try a PVC mule. Our favorite part about this shoe is the trendy ovular block heel. That, coupled with a square toe and wine-colored red leather sole, makes this a must-have It item for summer.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Tasha Leather Sandal
A Gladiator Sandal
For someone who is practical, shop these minimalist gladiator sandals. These shoes will become you new go-to footwear that pairs perfectly with a dress, culottes, or your favorite denim skirt. The rubber soles make for a more comfortable walk.
Tod's Loafers in Ponyskin-Effect Leather
An Animal Print Loafer
Every outfit can benefit from a pop of animal print and we're loving this zebra printed leather loafer from Tod's. Keep the rest of your outfit simple to let this be the one eye-catching piece in your look.
The Row Satin Platform Sandals
A Red Flatform Sandal
Red shoes signal a fiery persona, so if you're all about standing out and making a statement, this shoe is for you. The flat form silhouette makes the shoe easily wearable because you can walk without worrying about tripping, and the shoe is made from satin for a luxurious feel.
Castañer Campesina Wedges
An Espadrille Sandal
Nothing screams "spring shoes" more than wedge espadrilles like this one from Castañer. The style is beloved by celebs like Pippa Middleton and is a good alternative to stiletto heels, especially if you're walking through grassy areas.
Manu Atelier Naomi Color-Block Leather Sandals
A Color Block Sandal
Squared toe sandals continue to dominate this season. These multi-strap color block kitten heels can immediately elevate your look. Style with a silky slip skirt or pleated culottes.
Miu Miu Woven Metallic Leather Platform Sandals
A Wooden Platform Sandal
Platforms are coming into your shoe closet full force this season. This towering five-inch woven leather sandal features a cork heel and platform. It's perfect for those who want to embody boho vibes.
Kalda Inez Chain-Trimmed Leather Sandals
A Chain Leather Sandal
Chain accents were another trend highlight in spring/summer 2020 runway collections. Don't miss out on this built-in jewelry moment, so shop this leather sandal with two different colored chains in lieu of traditional leather straps right now.
A White Sneaker
Say goodbye to the dad sneaker and hello to this classic, less chunky white sneaker. The low-top style can be worn for all your summer activities and matches all your outfits too.
Ganni Embellished slides
An Embellished Slide
Your ultimate party slides are here. These embellished pink and red shoes show off your colorful personality and adds texture to the rest of your ensembles. They're definitely a conversation starter.
Chloé Woody Leather Sandals
A Brown Leather Slide
For the gal who's looking for an everyday slide for the city or beach boardwalk, this is the chic alternative. The Italian-made design features crossing leather uppers in a deep purple color and rubber soles that have white stitching for an equestrian-inspired feel.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Patio Loafers
A Macrame Flat
Let your feet breathe in flats like this one from Maryam Nassir Zadeh. It's made in Italy from macrame with a pointed toe and decorative bow.
Gucci Houdan 85mm GG Supreme Platform Pumps
A Platform Pump
A heel version of your favorite designer loafers. This is the kind of power woman shoe you need to rock at work with your trousers and pencil skirts.
Loeffler Randall Libby Ankle-Wrap Denim Sandals
A Denim Sandal
Think of this denim lace-up sandal like you would with your go-to jean jacket and wear it religiously this summer. You can even style this shoe with an all-white denim look or inject the texture into a floral dress ensemble.
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Andrea Zendejas is the accessories editor for the Hearst Fashion Group, who loves all accessories, but especially jewelry.
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