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Shoe Shopping on a Shoestring 19 pairs showcasing the season’s top trends

Spring 2015 Shoe Trends: Steal vs. Splurge

Shoe Shopping on a Shoestring 19 pairs showcasing the season’s top trends

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I’m a sucker for a new pair of shoes. My closet is stashed with plenty of styles, but what do I do? Keep going back for more. From booties to wedges, it’s mission impossible for me to pass up the season’s trendiest shoes.

Still, I splurge only if a shoe will last a few seasons. The good thing is, there are plenty of brands that are both affordable and trendy. Here’s my breakdown of spring’s top shoe trends and options for every budget.

Spring Shoe Trend #1: Suede

Typically, napped leather is reserved for fall. But expect to see suede and suede-like shoes everywhere this spring and summer, especially in lighter weights and softer hues like pastels.

Kristin Cavallari Copertina Pump in pink suede Suede pumps from H&M
Splurge: Kristin Cavallari Copertina Pump ($129.95) at Nordstrom Steal: Suede Pump ($59.95) at H&M

 

Spring Shoe Trend #2: Spice-Market Colors

Marrakech-inspired hues range from saffron to sage and warm up and brighten your overall look.

Florabelle Flat at Coach Taylor Ballet Flat in Orange at Sensational Soles Alpine Swiss Iris Bow Ballet Flats at Amazon
Splurge: Florabelle Flat ($178) at Coach Steal: Taylor Ballet Flat in Orange ($109) at Sensational Soles Super-Steal: Alpine Swiss Iris Bow Ballet Flats ($10) at Amazon

 

Spring Shoe Trend #3: Fringe

Go ahead and drape yourself in fringe and tassels—they’re everywhere this season. My rule? Stick to one piece of fringe per outfit to make it the focal point.

Koolaburra Fringe Sandal at Revolve Clothing Very Volatile Ankle Cut Off Sandals at LuLu’s Shoe Republic Lowe Open Toe Sandal at Amazon
Splurge: Koolaburra Fringe Sandal ($180) at Revolve Clothing Steal: Very Volatile Ankle Cut Off Sandals ($69) at LuLu’s Super-Steal: Shoe Republic Lowe Open Toe ($32.90) at Amazon

 

Spring Shoe Trend #4: Gladiators

The gladiator just won’t die! Besides the strappy-to-the-knee version, this season, expect a new twist, with fancier heels and colorful, punchy patterns.

Stuart Weitzman Gladiator at Amazon Fashion Thirsty Cut Out Gladiator Sandal at Amazon
Splurge: Stuart Weitzman Gladiator (Starting at $398) at Amazon Steal: Fashion Thirsty Cut Out Gladiator ($29.99) at Amazon
Steve Madden Cynthiaa Floral Heels at Lord & Taylor Candie’s Lace-Up Heels at Kohl’s
Splurge: Steve Madden Cynthiaa Floral Heels ($109) at Lord & Taylor Steal: Candie’s Lace-Up Heels ($44.99) at Kohl’s

 

Spring Shoe Trend #5: Pretty Pastels

This spring is full of pretty pastels, from mint green to baby blue.

Giuseppe Zanotti at 6pm Mint Lace Classics at TOMS Bobs Skechers Plus Peace Love at Amazon
Splurge: Giuseppe Zanotti ($287.99) at 6pm Steal: Mint Lace Classics ($59) at TOMS Super-Steal: Bobs Skechers Plus Peace Love ($36.95) at Amazon

 

Spring Shoe Trend #6: Slip-On Sneakers

The slip-on has never been so popular. And they come in all colors, patterns and textures this spring.

Tory Burch Flat Slip On Sneakers – Jesse at Bloomingdale’s Jack Purcell Washed Slip On Sneaker at Nordstrom
Splurge: Tory Burch Flat Slip On Sneakers – Jesse ($165) at Bloomingdale’s Steal: Jack Purcell Washed Slip On Sneaker ($64.95) at Nordstrom

 

Spring Shoe Trend #7: Espadrilles

Classic espadrilles are back by popular demand this year. These canvas shoes are known for their comfort and casual, effortless style. Pair them with shorts, dresses, or jeans.

J.Crew Seville Wedge Espadrilles at JCrew.com Clementine Wedge at Famous Footwear
Splurge: J.Crew Seville Wedge Espadrilles ($128) at JCrew.com Steal: Clementine Wedge ($39) at Famous Footwear

 

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2 responses to “Shoe Shopping on a Shoestring”

  1. Indalay says:

    Super, super steal for me: Bongo canvas slip-ons from Sears or K-Mart. I have 5 pairs and they cost between $8.00 and $12.00 apiece.

  2. Mustang says:

    Not sure how it is that Candies isn’t suing Steve Madden or vice versa. Just sayin’.

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