What can we say? We’re enablers. You can chalk it up to our deep love of shoes, but we just can’t help ourselves—we simply must share our latest shoe finds with you, every month, in our Chic Shoe Buys story. And don’t say we didn’t warn you. This month we have a pretty amazing lineup of footwear finds—from an awesome pair of vacation-ready espadrilles to a chic pair of colorblock platforms to a stylish pair of boots that are just perfect for making the transition from winter to spring. So what are you waiting for? Click through to discover our latest must-have shoe buys!
Let’s start with the matter at hand—the transition from winter to spring—shall we? It is easy to get stuck in a rut when making the switch between seasons, but not if you have a great pair of lightweight boots at the ready. With that in mind, make sure you check out the Miguel Buckle Boots ($108) by Bronx/Diba. They can be paired with everything in your closet—from jeans to floaty dresses—and they have a sturdy element to them, which means they can weather all weather! We also like Zara’s Wedge Lace-Up Ankle Boots ($50). They, too, will go with just about anything you wear. In addition, the wedge heel gives them a glamorous twist, making them perfect for the girl who needs a show that lasts all day. Another bonus: a bright pop of color is a great way to welcome in the new season.
Speaking of the new season, it is never too early to put your spring/summer planning into place, which is why we have picked out a slew of summery sandals for your perusal. Now, as modern girls-on-the-go, you are bound to need different styles for different occasions. For instance, if you are planning a vacation, make sure you check out Emilio Pucci’s Printed Canvas & Leather Espadrilles ($370). They have a resort-ready vibe, but the flat and comfortable silhouette ensures that you can wear them while exploring the streets of your vacation hot spot. Of course, if you are the type of girl that never wears anything less than a 2″ heel, you may want to check out Missoni’s Leather & Crochet-Knit Platform Sandals ($785). Not only does the colorful silhouette lend itself perfectly to an exotic vacation, but it is sure to catch the eye! If you have a formal event coming up this season, you will no doubt need a sandal with a glam feeling. On that note, we suggest you check out Rachel Zoe’s Debra Linen-Leather Wedge Sandals ($255) and B Brian Atwood’s Dekoda Snake-Print Leather Espadrille Wedge Sandals ($350). The Rachel Zoe wedges have a super-chic vibe, making them perfect for an outdoor wedding or party—pair them with a stylish sun dress and you are all set. As for the B Brian Atwood wedges, the snake-print straps should not be hidden away, so pair these with a maxi dress that stops just short of the ankle.
Last, but not least, it is always important to have a few pairs of sandals for the everyday. With that said, we love Madewell’s Two-Tone Flatstack Platforms ($178). The two-tone silhouette will add a playful twist to any outfit you put together, however low-key, plus the raised platform will give you a little height, but won’t stop you from running from place to place. Then again, you may want a flat heel for everyday errands, so definitely check out Dolce Vita’s Caitlyn Gladiator Sandals ($189). They have a modern-boho vibe, which we love, but the best thing about these sandals is how unfussy they are. The straps are adjustable, plus they are all attached to a zipper, which is great for the girl-on-the-go. Who needs to spend hours tying themselves into a pair of sandals, anyway? Happy shopping!