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Spring 2012 Shoe Preview

The warmer months of spring are just around the corner! To get us inspired for the pleasant weather ahead, it’s time to reveal some of the most desired shoes for spring 2012. The biggest footwear trends will make all fashionistas smile, with bold colors, boho materials and versatile styling. There’s a must have shoe for every woman, from confident trendsetters to refined sophisticates. Ladies, it’s time to put your best foot forward by stepping out in the following spring shoe trends!


If you’re a trendsetter, color-block shoes will be your favorite trend for spring! This standout look combines colors in fun, geometric designs. Whether you prefer sandals or stilettos, there is a color-block shoe for you!

Brash Platform Pump Payless 29.99

Make a statement in these sexy cobalt and fuchsia platform pumps (Payless, $29.99), which would look great with an LBD.

Lela Rose for Payless T Strap Wedge 54.99

For a flirty feel, pair these coral and lime wedges (Payless, $54.99) with a girly, floral dress.

Isabel Toledo for Payless Loafer Flat 44.99

Add a pop of color to your favorite jeans and tee by sporting these teal textured loafers (Payless, $44.99) with black and coral trim.

Wood Soles

If you’re a bohemian girl at heart, you’ll love the 70’s inspired wooden platforms, wedges, and sandals for spring! These funky shoes are the perfect combination of fashion and function. Not only will they go with everything, but the neutral colors will lengthen your legs making you feel tall and beautiful!

Naturalizer Sandal Endless 99

For a relaxed look, pair these woven brown sandals (Endless, $99) with shorts and a tank.

Zigi Soho Jaclyn Pump DSW 89.95

For a disco-chic feel, try these multi-colored snakeskin peep toe pumps (DSW, $89.95) with a pair of silk wide leg pants (another huge fashion trend for spring!).

Seychelles Taupe Wedge Endless 87.99

And for the ideal go to shoe for every occasion, wear these taupe leather wedges (Endless, $87.99) with everything from denim to a printed maxi!

Ankle Straps

If you’re a classic fashionista, you’ll absolutely swoon for ankle strap heels! A ladylike rendition of the stiletto, these shoes are elegant and sophisticated. For the most feminine look, opt for a thin ankle strap.

Audrey Brooke Beauty Pump Nude DSW 59.95

These nude and black patent beauties (DSW, $59.95) would be a stunning choice for the office or a springtime wedding.

SM Rada Sandal DSW 69.95

For a bolder look, try these geometric textured platform sandals with a wider ankle strap (DSW, $69.95). The color combo is classic while the tribal texture gives the shoe a distinctive edge.


For a trendy but sporty look, these heels have a thick elastic ankle strap (Nine West, $89), making them a stylish and comfortable choice for busy gals on the go!

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Spring 2011 Shoe Preview

The newest shoe trends for Spring 2011 will literally knock your socks off! After months of hibernating and piling on the layers, the hottest styles for Spring are both bold and carefree. Whatever your mood, one thing to look forward to is that all the Spring trends are reminiscent of 1970’s fashion. If you love this hippie and disco chic era of fashion, you’re going to love what’s in store!  Shed those winter boots ladies because it’s just about time to show some serious skin!

Cage Strap Wedges

The sexy confidence of bold cage straps combine with the comfort of a wedge heel to make the hottest shoe for Spring 2011! As much as fashionistas love their sky high heels and platforms, there’s nothing like a solid wedge that gives you the stability to stand tall for hours at a time. Drawing inspiration from the gladiator shoe booties of Fall 2010, cage straps wedges are the perfect way to transition your shoe style for the warmer months ahead. For Spring, cage strap wedges in leather and suede will be the new go to shoe – great with everything from a flirty dress to sophisticated suit.

Crown Vintage Realm Wedge 59.95 DSW 

Trouve Neda Wedge Nordstrom

Boho Neutrals

The boho inspired styles for Spring are cool and relaxed, reminiscent of the free spirits of the 1970’s! Strappy sandals, wedges, and espadrilles have always been Spring staples, but this year neutral color palettes are king – from subtle tans and soft metallics to warm camels and rich shades of brown. Natural fibers such as cork and jute, along with woven straps and accents add to the bohemian vibe. Wood based soles are also making a strong comeback, giving these hippy chic shoes a bold edge. Aside from being ever so versatile, these boho neutrals also have that lovely leg lengthening effect. Taking a cue from my favorite shoe trend of 2010, the nude pump, these sandals will make your limbs look amazing all the way through Summer!

Seychelles Flat Sandal

Seychelles Gypsy Sandal

Disco Color Block

The vibe for Spring 2011 has officially returned to the 1970’s with retro glam inspired color block heels, platforms and wedges! Causing a colorful stir on the fashion runways were models rockin’ disco chic platforms that’d be perfect for a night at Studio 54. The bold combinations of colors command attention and are an easy way to dress up even the most blasé outfit. For a casual look, spice up your jeans and tee with some two tone sandals for a fun pop of color. Or, go all out and dress the part of a dancing queen by pairing one of the season’s vintage inspired frocks with some daring color block platform pumps!


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Fall Shoe Trends 2010

The biggest shoe trends for Fall are funky and functional, from booties with statement hardware to platforms that can be worn from day to night.  Shoe designers are mixing it up this season, by adding cool accents and details to our favorite looks.  And with the following styles all under $100, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg when stocking up on all the hottest Fall shoe trends!  

Ankle Booties 

This 80s inspired trend hit the scene a few years ago, but this season, they’re a lot more grown up.  For Fall, the look will be more fashion forward with daring and dramatic details, such as sexy peep toes, geometric cut outs, and bold cage straps.  These sexy ankle booties would compliment everything from denim to a great dress!    

Jones New York Perdy Bootie $69.95 (DSW)

SM Luxe Raptor Sandals $69.95 (DSW)

DKNY Antonia Bootie $99.95 (DSW)


Inspired by the rugged yet sexy, military looks that graced the Fall runways, shoes with statement hardware are going to be everywhere this Fall.  From buckles and grommets, to buttons and studs, plan to see boots, heels, and flats rockin’ these bold accessories.  

Coconuts Raskin Clog $59.95 (DSW)

Blowfish Himble Bootie $54.95 (DSW)

White Mountain Grandstand Boot $59.95 (DSW)


Thanks to the popularity of the boyfriend jean and blazer, shoes with a masculine appeal are going to be a casual and sophisticated trend for Fall.  Everything from oxfords, trouser flats, and booties with chunkier heels are going to be all the rage amongst the bohemian set.  

Envy Tango Oxford $59.95 (DSW)

MIA Girl Trainee Bootie $49.95 (DSW)

Jones New York Venessa Bootie $79.95 (DSW)

Platform Pumps  

With all this menswear inspiration, it’s time to bring the sexy back with ultra feminine platform pumps!  As THE go to shoe for Hollywood celebrities, platform pumps are simple and elegant with a twist.  The added boost from the platform gives the shoe an edge that you wouldn’t get from a traditional stiletto.  Like classic black heels and nude pumps, this must have style is a staple for every woman’s wardrobe!   

Michael Antonio Kiley Pump $39.95 (DSW)

BCBG Paris Marlay Pump $59.95 (DSW)

Zigi Soho Peep Slingback Pump $69.95 (DSW)

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