Spring Shoe Styles

One of this season’s statement shoe styles is the platform/wedge shoe. After a couple of years out of the spotlight, these styles are taking center stage. Many of the hottest spring shoes combine both wedge heels and platform soles. Wedges are fun and when warm weather hits, they become irresistible. You can match up wedges with a summer dress or even jeans and a tank. These shoes are also much more comfortable than a typical heel or stiletto! Comfortable and stylish, who could ask for more? Even women who don’t normally wear heels can opt for a bit more height with a wedge or platform heel.

Boots seem to disappear in the summer, but in 2009, they might actually be a great summer trend! Designers such as Jessica Simpson and Steve Madden are turning the hottest booties into sassy sandals by cutting away parts of them. Whether they’re open-toes, cut-away sides, or cut-out heels, these booties will take you from winter to spring in no time. Dress these booties up with skirts, sailor shorts or skinny jeans to bring out the perfect spring look. You can find these booties in many different styles from a little fringe to gold accents and rhinestones. The fall’s fringe trend is lingering over into spring. Not only on booties, but fringe accent is being seen on your latest spring sandals, flats and heels.

Another hot trend this season has come from last spring’s Greco-Roman gladiator sandals. Heavily strapped heels or flats are still readily available and the boldest of this season’s color will make them extra dynamic. Gladiator heels with platform soles are also in! Mixing the two spring trends equals a great trendy sandal. These styles, both flats and heels, can be paired with a flowing maxi dress, a cute jumper/romper or a simple outfit like spring shorts and an oversized tee. Don’t forget however, it’s all about the straps! Gladiator sandals are still big and bold with buckles galore and are considered the ultimate statement sandal of this season.

With may styles to chose from, you can never step out without style! There are so many trends to easily embrace this season, whether it’s fringed strappy sandals or some towering platform or wedge heels. Invest in pair or two as they become a recent wardrobe necessity which will take you through many seasons.