Spring 2013 is a great season for shoe-lovers, with sassy and sophisticated trends surfacing all over the market. And since spring is also a popular season for weddings, these two should be joined in holy matrimony in every fashionista’s closet. If you’ve got a wedding to attend this season and aren’t sure which trend you should rock, check out these ten spring trends for womens shoes that might even outshine the bride.
1. Gladiator Sandals
This trend was a huge a few years ago, but this spring it’s making a comeback in a big way. A chic pair of gold gladiator sandals provides the perfect balance of comfy and classy, while ensuring maximum comfort during a long night of reception dancing.
2. Cap Toe Flats
The simple addition of a cap toe detail can turn a pair of cute, casual flats into fancy footwear for a special occasion. For divas on a budget, try DIY cap toe flats for a great look that lets you spend more on your wedding gift.
3. Snake-Print Pumps
Animal print is exploding on the fashion scene right now. But where your leopard-print loafers might look great a casual day style, snake-print pumps are a saucy choice for livening up your wedding attire. Rock them with a short, solid-colored dress and a complementing statement necklace like Kim K.
4. Glitter Flats
I’m a sucker for anything sparkly, so the glitter flats shoe trend was basically calling my name. This ultra-feminine footwear choice keeps your look light and fun, while truly shining on the dance floor.
5. Pointed Toe Single-Sole Pumps
Classic and classy, pointed toe single-sole pumps are the most versatile shoe option that you can count on looking fabulous no matter what outfit you choose. Combine this classic style with other shoe trends– like the cap toe or animal print– for a cutting edge final result.
6. Chunky Heel Pumps
Offering a bit more support without sacrificing height, chunky heel pumps are retro-chic. Rock a basic black or beige pair to balance a busier print, and feel free to experiment with textures like velvet and suede for a more dynamic look.
7. Mirror Metallic Wedges
Wedges are a classic spring shoe trend that you need in your closet– wedding or not. However, if you want to dress this staple shoe up for a fancy occasion, try a pair of mirror metallic wedges to add an elegant shine that you can easily coordinate with your jewelry collection.
8. Printed Wedge Sandals
I’m obsessed with the printed shoe trend this season, and every girl should have a pair of these personalizing, flashy shoes. One unique and fashion-forward version of this trend features the print on the wedge portion with solid-colored straps, which really makes the print pop.
9. Laser Cut Booties
This elegant, detailed shoe trend was basically made for super special occasions– like weddings! Laser cut booties look fabulous with a super-short dress with a flared skirt for an adorable, sexy finishing touch.
10. Peep Toe Booties
Celebrities from Rihanna to Sarah Jessica Parker have been spotted showing off this spring trend, which are versatile enough to wear during any season and any event. Sport them with a sophisticated peplum-style dress for the wedding and rock them with skinny jeans, a t-shirt and blazer for a next-day ladies luncheon.
What better excuse to buy a new pair of shoes than for that special moment when the ones you love say “I do”? These fierce shoe trends can replace last season’s dated duds to get your closet on the cutting edge for the sunny seasons ahead.
Lindsey is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area and she writes on behalf of Sears and other deserving brands. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.