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:
AquazzuraTulum lace-up sandals embellished with fringe and gold-tone dome studs; available at Barneys.
Chelsea ParisSultan lace-up sandals; in aqua at Grazia Shop or brown at Otte.
It’s not too late! Snag your favorite fall & winter shoes discounted now by 60-80% at ShoeScribe. Honestly, they have the largest selection and most sizes available. There are hundred of styles to choose from (including sneakers, boots, loafers, heels & much more) but check out our top 13 choices:
Gianvito Rossi PVC & leopard print ponyhair pump; now $370 at ShoeScribe
Sergio Rossi leather & suede peep-toe booties; now $420 at ShoeScribe
Stuart WeitzmanNudist sandals in pewter glitter leather; now $259 at ShoeScribe
Rene Caovilla high rise ankle-strap pumps with a rhinestone embellished cap-toe; now $554 at ShoeScribe
CasadeiBlade pointed-toe pump in forest green suede; now $375 at ShoeScribe
Stuart WeitzmanLegwrap sandals in platinum glitter fabric; now $214 at ShoeScribe
Olgana tuxedo inspired t-strap pumps in black & white silk satin; now $204 at ShoeScribe
Chelsea Paris lace-up sandals in silver glitter covered leather; now $119 at ShoeScribe
Giambattista Valli black silk satin sandals embellished with silver buckles & suede fringe trim; now $205 at ShoeScribe
Oscar Tiye ankle-strap Minnie pumps in lace poie; now $178 at ShoeScribe
Tamara Mellon strappy sandals embellished with gold studded butterflies; now $179 at ShoeScribe
Rupert Sanderson biker stiletto pumps in blue with padded black leather detailing; now $179 at ShoeScribe
Mary Katrantzou X Gianvito Rossi teal & blue jacquard pointed-toe pumps; now $140 at ShoeScribe
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.
Manolo Blahnik leopard printed BB pointed-toe pump; on sale at Neiman Marcus
Christian LouboutinSenora t-strap sandal in light denim with Hawaiian-inspired printed heel; available at Neiman Marcus
Lengthened legs, practical shoes and minimal foot pain is Italian designer Gianvito Rossi’s ambition when crafting shoes. His latest designs were presented during Milan Fashion Week where we finally saw the stunning Spring/Summer 2016 collection. From the height of the heels to the materials, Rossi’s aesthetic continues setting the designer footwear trends. He’s shortened the heels ever so slightly maximizing comfort yet maintaining the exquisite design.
Rossi pairs his exceptional craftsmanship with the use of new technical materials like a stretch open-knit and stretch jersey combined with frayed dark denim. We also see the use of intricate geometric tribal embroidery and tricolor suede. One must-have is the Phoenix ankle-wrap sandal featuring layers of white & gold piped leather all fused together. Our other favorite styles include the Queen feather suede sandal and beautifully bright Antigua teal sandal with triangular embroidery.
The black woven leather open-toe Marnie bootie is a recent favorite of Chrissy Teigen and we can see why. It hugs your foot with an accent of wrap-around ankle tie and the slim stiletto is a perfect touch keeping a sleek appeal.
He also drew inspiration from the Navajo tribe embellishing several of his signature styles with bonded piping and geometric embroidery on canvas. Rossi’s trademark single sole staple pumps debut in a fresh color palette such as cyan, mustard and tamarind.
Whether you’re looking for an ultra-feminine ballerina pump, modern gladiator sandal or playful wedge, the collection has something for every shoe lover.
Gianvito Rossi suede bootie | 4″ / 100mm heel | available at LuisaViaRoma for $1545.00
These new Spring 2016 booties are a perfect accessory for brining a pop of color to any ensemble. They feature soft aqua blue suede, cut-out sides with mesh inserts at the toe, scalloped edges plus a lace-up front closure with silver metal eyelets. With a covered 100mm heel, these can easily be swapped in and out as office wear to after-hours wear. Made in Italy, half sizes are available.
These new Fall 2015 booties are crafted of bisque suede, lined with plush shearling and styled with leather laces that wrap around the ankle. Aspen boties are designed with a pin-thin 100mm heel and open-toe. A winter-white palette completes this cozy-chic look. Half sizes are available.
Gianvito Rossi’s Fall 2015 collection features several ladylike designs with ultra modern appeal, like this Bunny sandal. These glamorous heels feature pink hued patent leather, an adjustable black satin bow-tie strap, a covered stiletto heel and bunny ears which extend from the counter. Rossi continues to up the ante on desirable designs, giving us simple sexy, chic and adorable heels each season.
These fresh new heels feature dark indigo denim, dramatic high-cut collar, center-split vamp and open-toe front. A smooth leather lining is added for easy slip-on. Paired with tailored trousers at the office or midi skirts they compliment each style. Made in Italy, half sizes are available.
Beyoncé attended the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon wearing a merlot knotted draped dress by Haute Hippie with a thigh-high side slit. She paired it with Gucci horsebit-embellished Claudie ankle-strap sandals in brown leather. These chunky 70s’-inspired platforms don’t do anything for her outfit…and they feel out of place.
Oscar TiyeZoe cage sandals Since it’s December and the event was held in NY, I’m not crazy about an open-toe shoe however this unique tassel-embellished sandal in the warm rose gold is a playful option. P.S. – I have these shoes baby blue, j’adore!!!
Daniele MichettiSveva slingback pumps This spicy yellow snakeskin is a perfect complement for her burgundy dress. They also feature a low-cut heel counter and black woven leather trim.
Bionda CastanaDekota pump I love these femme fatale inspired shoes with sexy corset-style laces, geometric leather paneling and sheer mesh sides. Check out how they look on the foot.
Gianvito RossiCarey strappy pumps I can’t get enough of these beautiful Fall ’14 shoes in natural python with three thin buckled front straps.
Nicholas Kirkwoodcolorful pointed-toe pumps Beyoncé’s previously worn many shoes by Kirkwood and these pointed-toe heels are my wildcard choice featuring multi-color Mexican-inspired needlepoint embroidery. I like this shade of pink & aqua paired with her dress.