4 fabulous footwear trends to rock this spring

With spring right around the corner, it's time to refresh your wardrobe—starting from the ground up. Footwear plays a major role in defining your style, and this season brings an array of trends for you to, er, ~step~ into. From comfy classics to bold statements, here are four fresh footwear picks that are very much in for the upcoming season. 

Ballet flats


Ballet flats serve classic elegance, yes, but they're also perf for everyday wear (and are a wardrobe staple for girls all across the world). And this spring, many designers are adding a little ~spice~ to this timeless silhouette with some contemporary twists, introducing bolder colors and intricate embellishments (think: metal detailing or edgy textured panels).

From sleek pointed toes to dainty bows, ballet flats are no longer confined to simplicity. Embrace their versatility by pairing them with flared or bootcut jeans, leather skirts and tailored trousers for an effortless look that goes from day to night in a snap.

Our faves:
πŸ’› H&M Ballet Flats, $20
πŸ’– Bow Decor Ballet Flats, $23
πŸ’› Women's Vika Flats, $65

Slingback heels


We get it: Slingback heels may not be the first thing that comes to mind when imagining spring footwear, but as any good NYFW (New York Fashion Week) girlie knows, they've popped up in several spring collections for the 2024 szn. This silhouette features a strap around the back of the heel, providing both a secure fit and a sophisticated slay.

Whether you prefer a kitten heel for a tiny boost or a higher heel for all the drama, slingbacks complement both casual and dressy ensembles. Stay tuned—these heels are taking center stage with more modern designs and eye-catching details like lace and baby buckles.

Our faves:
πŸ’– Black Slingbacks, $35
πŸ’› Strappy Slingbacks, $50
πŸ’– Cammie Kitten Heel Slingbacks, $60

Day sneakers


Day sneakers are the epitome of casual, chill-girl footwear. Expect to see an abundance of fresh designs and vibrant colors promoted by Nike and Adidas this spring. Sneakers are a fab option if you're seeking comfort without wanting to compromise style (we're looking at you, Rihanna!).

They're easy to pair with your favorite jeans, especially wide-legged or baggy jeans. Plus, throwing them on with a sundress creates a sporty-chic look that embraces functionality *and* fun. If you're looking for something a bit more minimalist, try monochrome retro sneakers or chunky white tennies for a bit of lowkey footwear with work pants and a black blazer.

Our faves:
πŸ’› Women's Lola Lace-Up Sneakers, $30
πŸ’– PUMA Suede Sneakers, $45
πŸ’› Steve Madden Catcher Platform Sneakers, $40

Open-toed sandals


With sunny days on the horizon, we're calling it: Open-toed sandals are the ultimate springtime essential. From strappy gladiators to classic slides, there's a sandal style to suit every taste. Opt for earthy, neutral tones for a bohemian vibe or snag some shoes with metallic accents and color for a more striking 'fit.

Whether you're strolling through a farmer's market or attending a garden party, open-toed sandals are the move for showcasing your pedi while staying totally on-trend. Plus, they look soooo lovely peeking out of maxi dresses. Trust us, your spring wardrobe will thank you!

Looking to spruce up your spring wardrobe? Check out @girlslifemag for more inspo!

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by Megha Gupta | 3/8/2024