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.
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
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.
Behind-the-scenes look and interview with Edgardo & Poppy:
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.
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.
Jennifer Lawrence wore AquazzuraLinda 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.