As I type this, it’s 42 degrees and pouring down rain (again). I am officially hashtag over winter y’all. So I’m dreaming of spring and summer clothes and shoes. I’m seriously shoe challenged, and always struggle whenever I’m shoe shopping. So I’ve been perusing In Style magazine, various style websites and several of my favorite bloggers to get a grasp on trending shoe styles and accessories for the upcoming spring season. Not gonna lie, the couture stuff is a bit too out there for my taste, but as we learned in The Devil Wears Prada, those influences do eventually trickle down to us average folk! I’ve discovered a few trends that I think you’ll find as fun as I do!
I discovered several ‘themes’ for spring accessories: embellished heels, floral accents, athletic sandals, strappy sandals, beachy embellishments, and tons of animal print (yay!)
This girl loves her some animal print y’all! And even though I’m on a shopping diet, I’m definitely on the hunt (pun intended) for snakeskin shoes. I just haven’t decided if I want a sandal or a pump. Pray for me when I go shoe shopping! The choices may be overwhelming! Check out these cute animal print shoes!
The strappy sandal style has been around forever, so chances are you already have a few pairs in your closet just waiting for you to dust off and style for spring. Newer styles are sporting that beachy trend, and some are even taking the gladiator to new heights. Flat, heeled or wedged, you’ll be able to find some that suit your fancy!
If you’re looking for a sporty style for just kicking around town, or maybe need something fun for your Spring Break trip, you’re in luck! The sporty shoe trend has morphed from sneakers to sandals. I’ve seen them styled with everything from jeans to shorts to skirts, and even with socks ( I know, right?), and I’ll be honest, this trend is going to take some serious effort for me to wrap my head around. But comfort can be cute, right? Check these out and tell me what you think.
This trend is fancy y’all! Designers are dressing up the heels of shoes in a big way! Some shoes have shaped lucite heels, some are embellished with crystals and pearls, some wrap embroidery all the way around them. I think they’re lovely! Just imagine a pair of these with your pretty new Easter frock.
Finally, you may have heard that the Pantone color for spring is Living Coral, a color described as “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”. I don’t think I’ll have any trouble styling shoes in this color! Imagine coral shoes with turquoise, blue or even yellow. How pretty!
Handbag styles for spring are as varied as the new shoe trends! Straw bags, pouches, crossbodies and believe it or not, belt bags (or as we used to call them fanny packs) are back in a stylish new way! Check it:
Just for Fun!
Just for fun, I thought I’d share a few more pieces in that beautiful shade of coral, just because…(and I’m a little obsessed with that Nic+Zoe jacket-swoon!!!)
So who’s ready to go shopping to update your spring wardrobe? Care to join me? And can I use your credit card? Let me know if you’ll be trying any of these fun trends. Can’t wait to hear from you!