The hottest spring shoe trends for 2013
include pastels and bright colors; cap toes and pointy toes; and lots of gold accents. In other words, it's a bit of "anything goes" for 2013 -- exciting, no?
Below are some of the top women's shoe styles you'll be seeing this season, as well as a few spring classics.
Nine West 'Ferdinand' - Wedge Shoes for Spring
Since they've been back "in" for several seasons now, wedges
aren't making quite as much news this season, but they're still one of spring's top trends, and one of my favorite styles so far is this easy-to-wear sandal from Nine West. And, as fabulous as they are, the wedge heels aren't the only trend at play on these pretty spring shoes; they also feature color-blocked uppers, ankle straps, and they come in all the perfect color combinations, including black and white.
I adore this mixed neutral version, but these shoes also look great in green/pink, orange/blue, and black and white -- and whichever color you prefer, sandals like these look great with everything from shorts to sundresses. (Buy Direct)
Classic Women's Sandals for Spring - Diane Von Furstenberg 'Zia'
Diane Von Furstenberg 'Zia' Image: Zappos.com
If you prefer classic styles over trendier shoes, than you can't go wrong with a pair of basic-but-beautiful sandals for spring. Of course, neutral colors are easy to wear as well as being very "in" right now, but the nice thing about classic shoe styles is that you can have a bit of fun with colors, prints and finishes, without having to go over the top.
I love this marigold suede version, but these feminine and sexy sandals also come in an array of other colors, both trendy and classic. (Buy Direct)
Boutique 9 'Jazzalyn' - Pretty Spring Pumps for Women
Boutique 9 'Jazzalyn' Image: Endless.com
Even though they don't have wedge heels, platform soles or textured elements, these pretty pumps from Boutique 9 are absolutely perfect for spring. The classic 4" heels and feminine scalloping on the edges make them ideal for multi-season wear, year after year, and the pointy toes add just enough sex appeal to make them enticing. Available in black matte, black patent, light pink patent, natural matte, and natural patent, these high heels ring up at $130 per pair. (Buy Direct)
Rosegold 'Suzanna' - Sexy, Trendy Spring Sandals
Rosegold 'Suzanna' Image: Zappos.com
Thanks to their ultra-high and slightly chunky 4.75" heels, these sexy sandals have just enough trendiness, without being over the top -- and they're super-sexy to boot.
While the pumpkin suede version of these t-strap sandals is especially irresistible, the black version is also fab, and both versions are versatile enough to pair with a variety of spring and summer hues. (Buy Direct)
Stuart Weitzman 'Minx' - Woven Cork Wedges for Spring
Stuart Weitzman 'Minx' Image: Piperlime.com
Shoes with textural and natural embellishments like cork, rope and woven uppers are hot again this spring, and they don't get much more versatile than these woven-topped, cork heeled wedges from Stuart Weitzman. But those trendy features aren't the only thing these shoes have going for them; they also feature uppers in a gorgeous dark salmon (or camel) shade, slight platform soles, and wearable 3.75" wedge heels -- so they'd see you through spring and summer in comfort and style. (Buy Direct)
Vince Camuto 'Bello' - Pretty Spring Sandals
Vince Camuto 'Bello' Image: Endless.com
So pretty and flattering, these feminine sandals practically scream "spring," thanks to their pale gray and minty-blue patent uppers, and their chunky 4.5" heels make them just trendy enough.
Also Available in a champagne and black combination, these sandals are streamlined enough that they would look great with simple dresses and skirts of almost any length or shape, but due to their ankle straps, they'd work especially well with mid-length and shorter styles. (Buy Direct)
Steve Madden 'Traisie' - Sexy Spring Pumps for Women
Steve Madden 'Traisie' Image: Zappos.com
You can't beat a pair of sexy pumps for spring (or any season for that matter), but the nice thing about these particular pumps is that their patent or suede uppers make them truly multi-seasonal -- they're also incredibly sexy. Available in a wide array of colors and finishes, these pumps get their sultry silhouettes from their 1" concealed platform soles, and their covered 5" heels.
Shoes like these work with everything from jeans to suits, and this hot pink shade is ideal for injecting a dose of warm-weather fun into your spring and summer wardrobe. (Buy Direct)
Floral Print Shoes for Spring - Michael Antonio Gwyn
Michael Antonio 'Gwyn' Image: Endless.com
With floral print
uppers, sky-high wedge heels, and thick platform soles, these fun, flirty, and feminine shoes just couldn't be any trendier for 2012.
Available in five fantastic color combinations, I'm especially partial to this blue and green version because it features two of spring's hotter hues -- but, in all honesty, any of them would do for adding a real burst of adrenaline to your wardrobe.
Reasonably-priced at only $65 per pair, shoes like these are so dynamic on their own, that they really should be paired with a simple outfit -- think white or single-hued dresses, skirts or shorts, with a simple, solid-colored belt, and you'll be on the right track. (Buy Direct)