Spring style starts with shoes. Strappy sandals, flats, wedges, pumps, espadrilles — the abundance of choices is thrilling and overwhelming. To make your search simpler, we did the trend spotting for you. Check out our top Spring 2012 trends.
Prim & Punchy
Why We Love It: Ladylike styles reign supreme every spring. But this season, our favorite designers took it one step further. Bows, rosettes and floral print adorn everything from pointed-toe pumps to gladiator sandals.
How to Wear It: Follow the 3 P’s: prim, proper and pink. Spring’s power color loves a feminine flourish at the feet. These demure designs also look smart set against sharp blouses and cropped pants.
What to Wear: 1. Antonio Melani Britt Pumps 2. Betsey Johnson Haylie Sandals 3. GB Gianni Bini Eye-Candy Sandals
Why We Love It: It’s no secret that fashion loves a good throwback. Spring 2012 takes us to the 1920s — but there’s a twist. Shine, studs and color update the era’s signature T-strap shoes.
How to Wear It: Pleated skirts and beaded tops touch on ’20s heritage without being costume-y. For a thoroughly modern look, turn to animal prints and minimalist silhouettes.
What to Wear: 1. Gianni Bini Kelli T-Strap Platform Sandals 2. Antonio Melani Reina Sandals 3. Gianni Bini Cheryl T-Strap Platform Sandals
Why We Love It: Rich textures, tribal prints, vibrant colors, dense beading — this trend is a visual and tactile treat.
How to Wear It: The beauty of the global look is this: it feels at home wherever you go. Wear raffia wedges with your favorite work looks and enliven weekend dresses with tribal-print flats.
What to Wear: 1. Sbicca Tristan Platform Wedge Sandals 2. Arturo Chiang Lily Sandals 3. Lucky Brand Emmie Flats
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