Could your spring footwear use a fresh, new update? Are you searching for new shoe styles or trying to keep up with the latest trends? This year you’ll find fun, flirty shoes that will elicit a lot of attention. From ruffles and pom-poms to lace-up shoes and gladiator styles, this season’s sandals are bright and colorful with never before seen frills and embellishments. Here are a few trends that will liven up your footwear.
Lace Up Ankle Wraps & Ties
Ankles are the highlight this season as shoe designers wrap them in laces, leather straps and ribbons. If you want to show off your ankles choose the shimmering Jupiter Lace Up Sandal by Steve Madden. This sandal features slim metallic laces with shiny star adornments. Available in pink and gold this shoe is sure to highlight your feet and the slimmest part of your legs. If you prefer to hide your ankles, look for thicker material like the Lace Up by Espadrille Sandal by Soludos. Those grosgrain laces crisscross the ankle, but their wider laces cover more of your skin.
When you hear the word pom pom you probably picture a group of preschoolers pasting fuzzy little balls on construction paper. Well believe it or not those fluffy, fleecy spheres have made their way onto designer runways. This season you can find them adorned on both flat and high-heeled shoes. Manolo Blahnik took the pom-pom to a whole new level with the Esparra Lace-Up Sandal. This feminine, lace-up, pink satin beauty is trimmed in tiny black pompoms. Priced at $795 you’ll never think of pom-poms as a cheap art supply again. Looking for something a little less pricey? Then check out the Saskia Flat Sandal from Loeffler Randall. This chic flat sandal is sprinkled with pastel-hued leather pompoms that will make a great addition to your warm-weather wardrobe.
If pom-poms aren’t your cup of a tea, then check out another fun fashion craze: ruffles! You can find ruffles on every type of shoe from sneakers, to sandals to fancy dress up shoes. Do you have a wedding to attend this spring or summer? If you have a special occasion coming up and want to look runway ready check out the Tangos Sandal from Jeffery Campbell. These sky-high heels feature ruffled grosgrain ribbons at the ankle and toe straps. If leather is more your style look for Chie Mihara’s Binela Sandal. This tan sandal features ruffled, leather crossover straps and a geometric block heel.
Gladiator shoes made their appearance on the runway a few seasons ago and they are still extremely popular. This year gladiator designs combine multiple fashion trends into fun and fabulous shoes. If you want lace-ups, pom-poms and tassels all in one sandal then look no further than the Gretchen Gladiator Sandal by Sam Edelman. This shoe features a lace-up, wrap around style with ornamental pom-poms and a tasseled ankle wrap. Metallics are another spring shoe wear trend and the Rockstud Gladiator Sandal by Valentino features intersecting leather straps enhanced with rows of shiny pyramid studs.
If you want to update your current footwear look no further than Nordstrom where you will find all of these shoes and many more that highlight the current trends.