Well, it’s that time of year again, when the snow boots and heavy socks go back into the closet, and the light, bright and very fun shoes come out to play for the season. It is when you are looking in your closet that you realize that you have a problem – all of your shoes are at least a season ago, with some of them being about as old as your cat — which is peaking a hundred. Now, I understand that having vintage shoes is “in” right now, however, there are some really amazing styles that are hot off the workbench. Below you will find some of the hottest styles of shoes and boots for this upcoming season.
There are several styles that are showing to be this season’s top trends. Those include flats, pumps, sandals and espadrilles. However, the coolest thing about this season, is that you can follow these trends, or you can choose a different shoe and you will be just fine. This season is all about the shoe, and no matter what the cut and style of this shoe is, as long as it goes great with your outfit, than wear it!
Now, lets go with the Espadrilles first. There are so many different variations of Espadrilles on the market today, however, there are several that are absolutely brilliant, and will make any outfit look perfect for spring/summer. The first pair of Espadrilles in which we will review is the Franco Sarto ‘Queen’ Espadrille. This sling back mary jane, which comes in black satin, sand satin, fuchsia satin and Tmoro satin, tops a jute-wrapped wedge heel which measures approximately 3 ½”. This shoe is perfect for those outfits that are wanting to have a casual edge, however, still having a sense of sophistication. This is a very beautiful shoe, and you can only find it at Nordstrom retail stores or on their online store. And with the price only being $79.95, this shoe is a great steal.
The next Espadrille that is adorable, is one that is quite different from the Franco Sarto, however, it is equally as important to one’s shoe collection. I am speaking of the Jessica Simpson ‘Jada’ Pump. This pump is very bright and playful, and it also has an adjustable back strap, as well as an espadrille wedge. The approximate heel height for this Jessica Simpson pump is 3 ½” with a 1″ platform. This shoe is incredibly cute for spring and summer outfits, and the price is only $78.95. This shoe is definitely must have for your summer outfits.
Another Espadrille that is worth taking a look at is the Me Too ‘America’ Wedge. This wedge is very playful with its color selections and type of cut. This wedge has an adjustable strap on the back of the shoe as well as a rope-covered wedge. This shoe is approximately 3 ½” in the heel, and comes in such colors as Bronze, Black/White and Red/White Stripe. This shoe ads a very interesting twist on the Espadrille, however, it is equally as cute as the rest of them – if not cuter.
The next shoe, comes from the great shoe and jean maker, GUESS?, and the shoe is the GUESS? ‘Eleanor’ Sandal. This adorable low-heeled espadrille sandal has a cute tie which rests directly above the open toe. This shoe definitely has a lower heel than the rest of the shoes that I have been discussing thus far, with the heel being approximately 1″ in height. The only color that this shoe comes in is Navy/White, however, it resembles a picnic table patter, and inside of the shoe is lined with red. This shoe is definitely one that would get much use during the coming warm months.
And the last Espadrille that I will review – today – is the Juicy Couture ‘Leah’ Flat. Let me tell this very chic shoe rests on a flat platform, which features a tonal bow detail, and in true Juicy Couture fashion, there is a signature charm on the front of the shoe, under the string bow, and a jute-wrapped sole. This shoe is made in Italy, and is one of the hottest styles to come out this season from Juicy Couture. The ‘Leah’ is available in two different colors, which include Black and Bronze – the Black being my favorite. This shoe is priced at $175.00, and can be purchased from some of the top shoe retailers in America, however, Nordstrom will always have a steady supply – either online or in-store.
Moving on from the Espadrille’s, is the next huge sensation in this seasons shoe run – and that is flats. These are effeminately the shoe of the season, as every major manufacturer is pumping out various flats like they are going out of style – which, they may be if they’re not good enough to pass the test. However, I have found several of this seasons hottest flats that anyone who cares for their shoe collections should own. The first shoe is the Nordstrom brand, BP. ‘Edie’ Flat. This type of classic flat is a staple in any woman’s closet, and most likely, you will end up having several different colors of this amazing flat. The cool thing about this shoe is that the array of colors that it comes in — you can choose to be bold and extremely colorful, or subdued and stable. This shoe is built to last as well, as with the types of materials they use to make them. For the black, black patent and silver pairs, they are all made of real leather. The Cheetah and Dalmatian Print are made from animal hair, and gold, red and purple satins are from real satin. This shoe comes in 15 different colors and prints – ranging from black leather, to Silver Glitter. I will list all of the colors at the end of this article. Also, this shoe is only $44.95, thus making it possible for you to own several pairs.
The next flat is the Chinese Laundry ‘Landys’ Flat. This fun and playful shoe has bold polka dots across this adjustable sling back flat. This shoe is one of my favorites, just because it is very unique, however, not so unique that you look like a fool trying to walk down the street in them. They come in four different colors, blue dot, yellow dot, green dot and black canvas dot. This shoe is also known for having a great price, only $59.95.
Another great flat, is the Jessica Simpson ‘Leve’ Flat. This flat is a square-toed ballerina flat, which is trimmed with ribbon and a bow. The one thing that I love about this shoe so much, is that it is very understated, however, it has an elegance to it that can be dressed up and dressed down. One thing about this shoe, is that it will make your outfit look great, but without drawing all of the attention away from you and to your shoes. They are a great pair to have for this season — and many seasons to come. And for a price of only $58.95, this is a great deal. Also, the ‘Leve’ comes in three different colors, Black Leather, White and Lace.
Well, we go back to Juicy Couture for our next shoe, it is the Juicy Couture ‘Edith’ Flat. This shoe is very brilliant, as it would be expected from this brand name. There are two goldstone links that sit atop the very smooth leather. There is even a heel cup to surround your foot and create the perfect fit. This shoe comes in four different colors: Black, Navy, White and Silver Nappa with Gold Rings. This flat is priced slightly higher, however, it is a gorgeous flat, the price is at $225.00.
The last flat that I am reviewing today, is the BC Footwear ‘Baby Cakes’ Flat. This ballet flat is very feminine, with satin-trimmed suede that is topped with a little bow. This shoe is absolutely perfect for young and old – as it has a timeless beauty and grace to it. This ballerina flat also comes in seven different colors. And for a price that is only $49.95, this shoe is absolutely worth grabbing.
The next group of shoes that is hot this season, is the Pump. The first pump that really caught my eye, is the Jeffrey Campbell ‘Oscar’ Pump. This shoe was developed after the ’40s-inspired dance pump, with its round toe and unique cut of the leather. The approximate heel height of this shoe is 2 ½”, and is perfect for those of you who are wanting to go out on the town and dance the night away. This shoe comes in three different colors, Black, White and Gold. Also, this shoe is great price, only being $74.95, you absolutely need to have this shoe!
The next pump that is going hot this season, is the Enzo Angiolini ‘Maylie’ Pump. This pump is amazing because it comes in two different finishes – either smooth leather or textured leather. Also, this Enzo is an open-toe, which is really hot this year. The heel height on this pump is approximately 3 ½”, and it also comes in three different colors: Grey Snake Print, Pink Snake Print and Light Blue Snake Print. This Enzo is also at a great price, only $88.95.
Another great pump that has been doing very well this season is the Steven by Steve Madden ‘Lollyy’ Pump. This pump is absolutely perfect for both high-class occasions, or just going to the movies with your friends. This pump is one that is elegant and classy, but not pretentious. This shoe is outfitted with a open toe, and a side cutout, which aides in defining this high heel. The approximate height of this shoe is 3 ¾” with a ¾” platform. You definitely are sitting up there with this shoe. The ‘Lollyy’ comes in four different colors, Black Patent, Gold, Silver and Ruby Patent. The Steven by Steve Madden ‘Lollyy’ is only priced at $99.95 – so it is a great buy.
This next pump is one of my favorites. It is the Anne Klein New York ‘Alex’ Slingback. This platform pump is extremely stylish, which features a peekaboo toe, as well as a high conical heel. This shoe is gorgeous in every standpoint. And with it available in two different colors, Black/Black or Beige/Black, you are sure to be able find an outfit that will go perfect with this shoe. The price of this Anne Klein New York pump, is $275.00.
And the last shoe that I will review is the Linea Paolo ‘Abbey’ Pump. This shoe is very elegant with its peep-toe and adjustable buckle closure. This shoe’s heel height is approximately, 3 ½” high. This pump also comes in four different colors, Black Patent, Dark Bone/Safari Patent, Light Pink/Chestnut Patent and Verdent/Brown. And with this shoe only being priced at $94.95, you will be walking in high class, without having to pay the price of high class.
SHOE OUTLINE AND INFORMATION:
1. Franco Sarto ‘Queen’
Item #: 177208
Available Colors: Sand Satin, Black Satin, Fuchsia Satin and Tmoro
2. Jessica Simpson ‘Jada’ Pump
Item #: 127476
Available Colors: Yellow Madras
3. Me Too ‘America’ Wedge
Item #: 177069
Available Colors: Bronze, Black/White, Red/White Stripe
4. GUESS? ‘Eleanor’ Sandal
Item #: 139080
Available Colors: Navy/White
5. Juicy Couture ‘Leah’ Flat
Item #: 148821
Available Colors: Black, Bronze
1. BP. ‘Edie’ Flat
Item #: 166051
Available Colors: Black, Black Patent, Bronze, Cheetah, Dalmatian Print, Red Patent, Red Plaid, Silver, White Patent, Bronze Glitter, Green Plaid, Black Glitter, Red Glitter, Silver Glitter and Expresso Plaid.
2. Chinese Laundry ‘Landys’ Flat
Item # 123675
Available Colors: Blue Dot, Yellow Dot, Green Dot and Black Canvas Dot
3. Jessica Simpson ‘Leve’ Flat
Item #: 122205
Available Colors: Black Leather, White and Lace.
4. Juicy Couture ‘Edith’ Flat
Item #: 148823
Available Colors: Black, Navy, White and Silver Nappa with Gold Rings
5. BC Footwear ‘Baby Cakes’ Flat
Item #: 57950
Available Colors: Black Suede, Navy Suede, Red Suede, Sand Suede, Grey Suede and Tapestry.
1. Jeffrey Campbell ‘Oscar’ Pump
Item #: 184178
Available Colors: Black, Gold and White
2. Enzo Angiolini ‘Maylie’ Pump
Item #: 19109
Available Colors: Grey Snake Print, Pink Snake Print and Light Blue Snake Print, Black, Black Patent, Red Patent (Crinkled), Navy Patent (Crinkled), Dark Brown Leather, Medium Brown Patent (Crinkled), Ivory Patent Snake, Brown Patent Snake and Natural Patent (Crinkled).
3. Steven by Steve Madden ‘Lollyy’ Pump
Item #: 179509
Available Colors: Black Patent, Gold, Silver Metallic and Ruby Patent.
4. Anne Klein New York ‘Alex’ Slingback
Item #: 180902
Available Colors: Black/Black or Beige/Black
5. Linea Paolo ‘Abbey’ Pump
Item #: 184936
Available Colors: Black Patent, Dark Bone/Safari Patent, Light Pink/Chestnut Patent and Verdent/Brown.