The new season calls for a wardrobe full of fresh pieces and what better place to start than with your footwear? Fresh off the runways and finally in store, these are the shoe style trends that you’ll see everywhere this season, but at wallet-friendly prices. Read on to see our top picks, and then start adding your favourites to your shopping cart.
Thanks to designers like Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Stella McCartney, chunky, thick-soled sneakers are all the rage this season. Whether worn dressed down with a pair of joggers or dressed up with a maxi dress or skirt, there’s a style, colour combination, and price point for every woman’s taste. 29Secrets Pick: Duel Rise Sneaker from Puma ($178).
If you really want to turn some heads this spring, a pair of Dolly Parton-esque western boots will do the trick. From playful metallics and glitter to statement stars and fringe, this season’s styles are anything but ordinary. Style a pair with on-trend retro-inspired jeans for a chic look for day or night. 29Secrets Pick: Nightwing Booties from Jeffrey Campbell ($249.04).
Love them or hate them (we all have at some point), kitten heels are back. From flats to ankle boots, most of the season’s hottest footwear will be adorned with these chic heels. Whether you’re looking to dress up or down, a kitten heel is the way to go. Plus, following years of wearing towering, strappy heels, a mini heel is the perfect break. 29Secrets Pick: Sam Edelman Laney Kitten Heel Mule ($148.43).
Just as with fashion, clear, plastic details are showing up on footwear for spring. And while some brands are going the more traditional route (with minimal hints of plastic detail), others are going full nude and featuring new strapping techniques and heel shapes. However exposed you decide to go, there’s a style for you. 29Secrets Pick: ALDO Camy Metallic Women’s Dress Heels ($70).
If you’re a fan of 80s fashion, you’re going to want to treat yourself to a pair of playful slingback shoes. With this season’s wide range of options, from pastels and bold brights to flats and heels, slingbacks have a fresh update for spring. 29Secrets Pick: Heel Leather Sandals from Mango ($99.99).
Like most of the fashion world right now, if it isn’t tricked out with bold embellishment, fashionistas aren’t buying it. Both on and off the runway, fashion’s biggest names donned attention-stopping footwear embellished with everything from feathers, baubles, sequins, and tassels. We love the subtle embellishment of these pumps covered in tiny studs. 29Secrets Pick: Rebecca Minkoff Simona Pumps ($230).