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Your transitional shoe guide for spring

Pink, black and orange colorblock heel with ankle strap

Good news! Despite the cold and gloom you might be feeling at this very moment, warm weather is on the horizon. Soon the snow will disappear, the ice will melt and the air will not be as frigid. Now, this can mean a lot of different things for your wardrobe. Your jackets might lighten up, and you may feel comfortable leaving the house without all your winter accessories. In addition, your footwear will change. Here are some tips for making the shoe transition to warmer weather.

Start sock shopping

Warm socks are a necessity during the winter. The last thing you want are frozen toes. Because most people sport boots in the winter, their sock game usually isn’t the greatest. It’s easy to wake up to frigid temperatures in the morning and throw on a pair of socks that might not even match. However, now that the temps will be dropping, it’s the perfect time to start your sock shopping. Socks can really pull together an outfit. Loafers are the perfect shoes to showcase a patterned sock. Here are some pattern options you should consider buying:

  • Polka dots.
  • Bright, solid colors.
  • Stripes.
  • Argyle.
  • Neutrals.

Don’t forget to mix and match different materials, too. A silk sock is more elegant while wool or cotton give off more casual vibes.

Try new styles

Now that the seasons are changing, it’s time to be a little more adventurous with your shoe choices. You don’t want to convert back to any old pair of flats. Instead, try new styles! For example, try a pair of patent or rhinestone oxfords. This shiny footwear can spice up any of your outfits. It will be a spin on your traditional shoe, but because oxfords are both professional and versatile, they won’t gather dust in your closet. In addition, oxfords pair phenomenally with fancy socks, so you can showcase your items all at once.

Rhinestone Oxford
Rhinestone Oxford

Customize your feet

For women who love the traditional look of flats but want to change it up a bit, customization is the way to go. There are plenty of ways to incorporate your personality into the shoes on your feet. For example, if you’re known for your love of a certain color like mustard yellow or bright red, buy a pair of shoes in that shade. Some people think shoes have to be muted colors like black, gray and navy blue, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

If you buy shoes that are your favorite color, you’re most definitely going to want to wear them – no matter what the occasion is.

Rock some heels

Unfortunately, winter weather usually limits heel wearing because, with ice and snow, it’s just not practical. No one wants to willingly put themselves in a position where they might fall on their bottom while walking to work. Fortunately, as the weather gets warmer, you can start to integrate high heels back into your everyday wear. However, you don’t want to overdo it. Opt for a pair with a small heel like 2 or 3 inches so that you can get accustomed to them again.

Colorblock Connection Heel
Colorblock Connection Heel

Don’t forget about athletic wear

Unless you are heading to the gym, chances are you probably aren’t wearing exercise shoes during the winter. However, springtime is the chance to break those sporty shoes back out. But try to take a spin on athletic shoes for women. For example, a pair of studded sneakers can make a casual outfit look more refined. Or, a crisp pair of gym shoes will complete your jeans and a T-shirt outfit and look crisp and classic.

Go Walk shoe by Sketchers
Go Walk shoe by Sketchers

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Published on Jan 30 2016

Last Updated on Jan 29 2016

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