Designer Shoes: Aquazzura

In addition to the blooming flowers, welcoming sunshine and green grass, strappy open-toe sandals are another sign that spring has sprung. Before you know it, it will be time to pack the boots away, treat yourself to a pedi (we suggest trying Dior’s new lilac polish) and slip into some strappy sandals – strappier the better.

Here’s a look at our favorite new arrivals for Spring 2016:

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Aquazzura Tulum lace-up sandals embellished with fringe and gold-tone dome studs; available at Barneys.

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Chelsea Paris Sultan lace-up sandals; in aqua at Grazia Shop or brown at Otte.

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Sophia Webster Lilico underwater strappy embellished sandal; available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and FarFetch.

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Giuseppe Zanotti strappy lilac suede lace-up front sandal; available in lilac and black at FarFetch.

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Dsquared2 strappy ankle-wrap sandal in electric blue snakeskin; available at FarFetch.

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Giambattista Valli nude suede multi-buckle sandal; available at FarFetch.

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Sergio Rossi white leather cage ankle-strap sandal with a stacked heel; available at Lane Crawford.

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Chloe Gosselin Bryonia sandals in metallic snakeskin; available at FarFetch.

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L’Autre Chose strappy suede sandals in serenity blue; available at ShoeScribe.

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Paula Cademartori Starry sandals in cobalt suede plus nude & black leather; available at Boutique1.

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Stuart Weitzman XChain sandals in black glitter fabric and crystal covered straps; available at ShoeScribe.

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Valentino Rockstud strappy gladiators heels in pale gold textured leather; available at FarFetch.

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Paul Andrew Ella red suede cage sandals; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Gianvito Rossi black glitter covered strappy sandals; available at Barneys.

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Bionda Castana Hazel laser-cut leather strappy sandals; available at Forward by Elyse Walker.

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Aquazzura Pom Pom embellished raffia sandals | 4.1″/105mm | shop at Matches

We love these light-beige woven raffia Pom Pom Spring 2016 sandals by Aquazzura embellished with playful multicolored baubles plus a slim front strap and long nude leather ankle-wrap laces. Half sizes are available and you can also find the Pom Pom in white woven raffia at Moda Operandi, Neiman Marcus, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbop and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Even more obvious than the painted cork trend, denim footwear is impossible to overlook this spring. From shoe maestro Blahnik to pacesetter Aquazzura, the industry brings us a playful spin on the classic jean twill.

From pumps to sandals, platforms to stilettos – each designer created a unique styles inspired by the blue Americana staple. Not only is denim is a reliable fabric perfect for everyday wear but it’s also an interestingly stylish shoe textile.

I particularly love Gianvito Rossi’s take, adding several denim designs to his spring collection which features a dark wash exaggerated with frayed patches. Both Fendi and Christian Louboutin combined a lighter shade with tropical floral printed leather. Jimmy Choo carries the most amount of denim styles this season adding a sleek contrasting black leather trim to several styles.

Our favorites:

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Manolo Blahnik leopard printed BB pointed-toe pump; on sale at Neiman Marcus

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Christian Louboutin Senora t-strap sandal in light denim with Hawaiian-inspired printed heel; available at Neiman Marcus

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Tom Ford denim stiletto pump; available at Neiman Marcus and MyTheresa

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Gianvito Rossi Spring 2016 Lola frayed denim ankle-strap sandal; available at LuisaViaRoma

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Manolo Blahnik Hangisi denim pumps with signature crystal-encrusted square buckle; available at Barneys

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Pierre Hardy Charlotte denim wedge sandals; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Saint Laurent denim pointed-toe pump; available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus & Barneys

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Fendi Beyond Bird of Paradise denim & leather sandals; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Gianvito Rossi Linda denim pump; available at Barneys

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Paul Andrew Linda platform wedges; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Christian Louboutin denim Pigalle Follies pump; available at Barneys

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Laurence Dacade Deric Studded Denim Sandal; available at Neiman Marcus

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Aquazzura Allure Ankle-Tie Pumps; available at Barneys

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Jmmy Choo Flora leather-trimmed denim sandal; available at Net-A-Porter

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Aquazzura x Poppy Delevingne Hero sandals | 105mm heel | shop at FarFetch, Matches, MyTheresa, Shopbop or Moda Operandi

After last year’s successful collaboration with fashion darling Olivia Palermo, this season Aquazzura’s Edgardo Osorio teamed up with another style maven. We love this celestial-inspired Aquazzura x Poppy Delevingne capsule collection featuring dreamy Moroccan motifs.

The Hero open-toe sandals are one of our favorite styles designed in black suede with a strappy crossover front, long wraparound braided leather laces, suede tassels and turquoise gemstone details. Half sizes are available. You can also shop them in a beautiful cognac suede at Matches.

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Behind-the-scenes look and interview with Edgardo & Poppy:

Our top picks for this week’s Cruise & Spring 2016 new arrivals:

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Paula Cademartori Starry ankle-wrap sandals in red & wine leather and turquoise suede with playful star appliqué; available at Forzieri

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Gucci colorblock sandal with internse embellished metal hardware seen on the Spring 2016 runway; available at Gucci

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Aquazzura Latin Lover in biscotti leather with pomegranate suede fringe trim and rounded gold-tone studs; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Tabitha Simmons Flouncy ruched black leather slingback sandal with tonal zigzag stitching; available at ShoeScribe, in red printed linen at Matches

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Paula Cademartori signature Lotus lace-up sandal in light blue with a tangerine leather covered heel paired with alternating purple & neon yellow suede detail around the ankle; available at ShoeScribe

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Malone Souliers Eva ankle-wrap sandals in pink & clementine leather and hazelnut suede with a bright yellow based and intricate laser cut front; available at ShoeScribe

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Gianvito Rossi ballet-inspired white leather open-toe pump; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Sophia Webster Heaven Tempest sandals in mirrored silver leather; available at Net-A-Porter

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Rupert Sanderson Cassandra floral embellished sandals with pink PVC embellishment; available at Net-A-Porter

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Aquazzura Piña Colada colorful pineapple sandals; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Francesco Russo cuffed high rise ankle-strap sandals in pink suede & black leather; available at Net-A-Porter

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Malone Souliers strawberry suede signature Montana pumps with black leather laces; available at Nordstrom

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Aquazzura Milla pretty printed silk sandal embellished with matching crystals and white leather laces; available at Lane Crawford

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Gianvito Rossi white floral crochet peep-toe booties with white leather trim; available at The Corner

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Roland Mouret nude leather strappy buckled sandals with silver buckles; available at Stylebop

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Salvatore Ferragamo by Edgardo Osorio Angie polka dot ankle-strap sandals; available at Neiman Marcus

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Gianvito Rossi for Mary Katrantzou colorblock lace-up block-heel sandals; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Aquazzura + Poppy Delevingne celestial inspired Midnight gold leather strappy sandals; available at Matches, FarFetch & Lane Crawford

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Aquazzura Gigi sandal | 4″ / 100mm heel | available in yellow suede at Moda Operandi, in blue suede at Barneys, in silver & black leather at Saks Fifth Avenue and in silver & gold leather at MyTheresa for $850.00

Aquazzura continues to stand out each new season for its blend of heritage craftsmanship with vivid, modern glamour. Crafted from Mondarian suede or fine calf leather, this strappy sandal features lattice-straps with dipped gold-tone aglets that wrap around your ankle. Gigi also has a covered toe band and 100mm heel counter. Let the dazzling pair elevate your LBD as a sparkling finish to your look. Made in Italy, half sizes are available.

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Emmy Rossum wore Aquazzura Linda sandals to CBS’ 2015 Summer TCA party held at the Pacific Design Center in Hollywood. These heels are from the Spring 2015 collection featuring gleaming gold leather, a slim toe strap plus adjustable ankle ties and 105mm stiletto heel. Linda is available at Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneys, Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Shopbop.

Outfit Details: Alessandra Rich Fall 2015 white silk dress with a ruched tulle front, a Jimmy Choo gold leather clutch plus bold red lips.

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Aquazzura Very Eugenie sandal | 5.5″/ 140mm block heel | available at Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and Moda Operandi for $775.00

Very Eugenie gives us a retro-cool feel with its lush suede and buttery leather. They also feature intricate crossover ankle ties, a supportive leather panel at the back and 35mm platform. Made in Italy, half sizes are available.

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Aquazzura Sasha bootie | 80mm/ 3.3″ heel | available at Shopbop, The Corner, Shoescribe, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter for $995.00

These Fall 2015 fringe booties are in tune with this season’s cool Western-influenced trend. They feature soft black suede, laser-cut petals and delicate fringe trim. The pointed-toe refines the silhouette making a easy pull-on construction, perfect for pairing with skinny jeans. Available in several colors of soft suede including dark brown, black, beige and rust.

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Jennifer Lawrence wore Aquazzura Linda sandals to the ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ premiere held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. These heels are from the Spring 2015 collection featuring mirrored gold patent leather, asymmetric front strap and 105mm stiletto heel. You can shop current styles at Saks Fifth Avenue, Shopbop, MyTheresa and Farfetch.

Outfit Details: Christian Dior Fall 2014 white jacquard silk sleevless dress with a full skirt and plunging neckline, a Roger Vivier Boite de Nuit clutch, barbie pink lip, Anita Ko diamond Double Wing & Coil ring plus a Vita Fede gold pearl ear jacket.

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