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Alexandre Birman Clarita ankle-tie sandals | 4″ heel | shop online at Farfetch

For Spring/Summer ’17 Birman introduces a playful spin on his signature Clarita sandal this time adding another bow strap around the middle of the shoe. We love this charming design and the summer picnic-ready two-tone gingham version is adorable. They feature long ankle wraps and natural linen covered heel.

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Clarita’s also available in beige or multicolor suede and an equally dreamy style designed in black & white colorblock leather.

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The everyday, everywhere Clarita in pretty beige suede; available at Farfetch.

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Funky fun Clarita in blue, yellow, red, pink & black colorblock suede; available at Farfetch.

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My favorite, the classic black & white Clarita in leather; available at Farfetch.

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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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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With a campaign that showcases models contorting their bodies into rather, unusual poses while brandishing fine footwear that are just as extraordinary, you can certainly expect an unforgettably fun and playful collection. Bionda Castana, known for quirky and uniquely-adorned shoe designs stamped with an homage to Italian craftsmanship, has put forth a stunning Spring/Summer collection that lives up to the label’s panache for modern edge with a hefty dose of London cool. From fringed booties, to crystal-embellished flats and ultra-feminine pumps, there’s a pair to match every style and mood.

Bionda-Castana-LogoTake a closer look at some of the collection stand-outs:

The Gia ivory polka dot lace pump is a ladylike shoe that certainly makes a statement, especially when paired with bold and bright prints. It comes with a sexy stiletto heel taking you from day to night, perhaps shopping with the girls then straight to a romantic party for two? This elegant and contemporary beauty will even make the perfect bridal shoe!

Dorothy would probably trade her ruby shoes for these. The Edwina raspberry square print embellished flat is the ultimate ballerina shoe for the fun, free-spirited woman. It features a raspberry checker print accented with crystal detailing, and the pointed toe gives the shoe a powerful and edgy silhouette that will effortlessly punctuate a dress, jeans or a blouse and pants combo.

Wearing comfy flats will never be the same again once you try the Aian tassel flat in pretty cornflower blue suede. According to the label, these shoes become richer with age. Handcrafted in Italy, it has that irresistible old world charm, but updated with a super chic, cornflower blue color and flirty tassels. They’re the perfect pair to do some catchy color-blocking with your shorts, mini dresses and other warm-weather ensembles.

These gorgeous boots were definitely made for walking –or running, strolling, frolicking, dancing –any excuse to slip these on. The Sahar tobacco calf suede fringed bootie creates the perfect balance between sophisticated and fun. The neutral shade makes it a classic and timeless shoe, but its modern, playful fringe will definitely add more swing to your step.

Shop this collection at: FarFetch, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbop, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana.

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Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana

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Zoe platform sandals in mirroed silver leather with laser-cut detailing

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Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch

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Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana plus teal blue or purple suede at FarFetch

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Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana

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Viola strappy sandals in lilac suede with wrap-around laces; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Bianca crystal embellished mule in black suede; available at Shopbop, FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana

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Mimi pointed-toe fringe boot in lilac suede; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in tobacco with laser cut detailing throughout; available at FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana

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Edwina crystal embellished pointed-toe flat; available in multi-stripe or black suede at FarFetch and raspberry check print at Bionda Castana

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Lama raspberry check print pump with block heel and side mesh panels; available at Bionda Castana or in multi-color stripe at FarFetch

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Viola strappy sandal with corset style lace-up front in mirrored silver leather; available at Shopbop, FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Gia pointred-toe pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana

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Bay pointed-toe pump in soft fuschia leather with sheer mesh sides; available at Bionda Castana

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Giulietta pointed-toe pump in nude leather with pearl studs; available at Selfridges or in black leather at Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana

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Mimi boot in hot red suede with long ankle-tie laces and fringe trim; available in black & lilac at FarFetch or sand at Shopbop

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Gia pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana

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Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Lana d’Orsay pump in fuchsia leather with sheer mesh geometric panels; available in teal blue suede at FarFetch and a variety of styles at Bionda Castana

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Bay pointed-toe pump in soft blue suede with sheer mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch

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Dekota pump with corset laces in mirrored silver leather and peach leather; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

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Lea Michele wore Alexandre Birman sandals to the 2015 Directors Guild of America Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA. These heels feature black suede, a bow detailed front strap and ankle-tie plus a 4.25″ covered stiletto heel. They’re available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Farfetch and Bergdorf Goodman.

Outfit DetailsBalmain sleek black crystal strap pleated gown and cuffs paired with Jennifer Meyer triangle studded earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lea.

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Zoey Deutch wore Bionda Castana Lana pumps to the Season 7 premiere of ‘True Blood’ held at the TCL Chinese Theatre. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black suede, semi-sheer mesh panels, front ankle-tie and 120mm heel. Lana is available in black suede at Avenue 32 and many other styles at Bionda Castana.

She also wore a look by young Hollywood’s latest brand crush, Tanya Taylor. Zoey posed wearing a sleeveless blue gingham floral organza Emily dress with double grosgrain shoulder straps, contrast floral waist insert and soft pleated midi skirt from the Spring 2014 collection.

With her long hair swept back behind her shoulders in a center part, Zoey finished her look with a Charlotte Olympia clear acrylic Pandora box clutch, white nails and sheer soft pink lip.

Check out more shoes spotted on Zoey.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith wore Tom Ford lace up sandals to the premiere of ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. These heels are from the Spring 2012 collection featuring cream leather and gold details. Kim Kardashian has also worn these sandals in black python.

Jada and her whole family came to support this film and she looked stunning in a Tom Ford white dress. I loved her accessories except the giant tri-color envelope clutch she was wearing, yikes! Check out the trailer for this documentary film and more shoes spotted on Jada.

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