The countdown to spring has officially begun. When you can’t take another day of wearing thick socks and boots, go ahead…pull out your favorite warm weather shoes. Luckily, these days, practically every shoe is transitional with the help of hosiery. However, there are styles that are particularly agreeable for the in-between season.
A peep-toe bootie is the epitome of easy transitional footwear. A cross between a shoe and a boot, they can be worn with or without opaques in the cold weather. Its sister, the cutout bootie, is another chic and of-the-moment option. Spring will be all about the cage shoe so feel free to sport them a few months early. Wedges are also back in a big way. Embrace them while you can as they’re both stylish and comfy.
Come spring, shed the tights and let the shoes enjoy the weather.
Gianna Meliani Net and Calfskin Cage Boots, $477. These add an extra dose of sex appeal to both pants and skirts. Luis
DV by Dolce Vita Carly Bootie, $99.95. The metallic sheen is the perfect touch on a versatile shoe.
Pelle Moda Shantel Platform Sandal, $215. I have a major crush on these! Super tall, but with a sturdy heel and a platform…the beige color is so chic.
7 For All Mankind Brag Wedge, $298. It’s a two-fer! I love that it kills two trends in one shoe.
Jeffrey Campbell Roks Wedge, $148.These would be especially great with a pair of shorts. The wedges are pretty chunky so they’d be best worn with more streamlined bottoms.
Sam Edelman Venice Boot, $178.95. If I owned these, I’d wear them with leggings every single day until spring has sprung.
Diane von Furstenberg Opal Crisscross Wedge Sandals, $295. The sculptural wooden heel is especially fresh in the winter.
Joie Sharona Leather Platform Sandals, $325. No doubt these raise the chic quotient of any outfit.
Elizabeth and James Maryl Laser Cut Suede Pumps, $375. The laser cut detail will really pop with a pair of jewel-tone tights.
Tory Burch Liv Caged Leather Sandal, $325. Shoes this cool shouldn’t have to wait until April!
– PAULA LEE
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