2010 Spring/Summer, Animal Print, Platforms, Sandals

Thinking Ahead: Spring 2010 Shoe Trends

I’m very excited to gear up for Christmas and the holidays, but before we jump in head over heels…let’s take a look ahead to spring!  You may be thinking to yourself, spring in December?!  I know, it might seem odd, but as a shoe style writer, it’s essential that I show you what’s hot now as well as what’ll be hot come springtime.  Here’s a peek at some of the major footwear trends to keep your eye on as we make our way through winter.  Most of the shoes I’ve featured here are even on sale, so snag them while you can!  I’ve provided two examples for each trend, so you can shop no matter what your budget looks like.

Platforms: Yes, those height-boosting pumps we love will still be hot next spring!  I love them because they add extra comfort and make those sky-high stiletto heels easier to handle.

, $1058.60  Charles By Charles David Ladylike Platform Sandal, $61.90

Bright Suede: Add a pop of color to any outfit with a suede shoe in a jewel tone!  Suede is no longer relegated to fall/winter wear.

Steve Madden Fiesstaa – Fuchsia Suede
, $89.99  Pour La Victoire Erica Sandal, $144.90

Feminine Frills: This is my favorite look right now…I’m such a sucker for bows, ruffles and all frilly embellishments!  Even the ‘Fiestaa’ sandals I featured above have a ruffle detail on top of their hot hue!  Here are two more that I’m coveting:

Report – Dante (Purple Satin) Sandals, $159.20  Kate Spade Glamour Sandals, $209.90

Neutral Hues: The perennial, leg-lengthening neutral sandal will never go out of style.  They are a versatile foundation for your springtime brights and playful patterns.

Pour La Victoire Aaliyah Heel – Nude
, $219.99  Nine West Count Platform Sandal, $48.90

Snakeskin: Whether you go with just a touch in a natural hue, or go all out with a dyed snakeskin sandal, add a bit of this reptile-inspired look to amp up your wardrobe.


Pour La Victoire Serefina Sandal
, $164.42  GUESS Hansen3 Sandal, $69.37

Peep Toe Booties: Another returning trend.  Wear these with colored or patterned tights to transition into spring, and then go bare as the temperatures rise.

Kelsi Dagger Cola Back Zip Bootie
, $90.72  Velvet Angels Peepshow Peep Toe Bootie, $175.37

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