Spring shoes

Over the past month or so, I’ve amassed a few pairs of spring shoes to round out what I lived in and loved from last spring. All but one pair are under $60, and with three neutrals + one pop of pink + a versatile stripe, I covered my bases* for when warmer weather actually sticks around! Here’s the rundown of what I chose and why:

  • You can’t beat a d’orsay flat in brown and black – all your neutrals are covered in one shoe. They’re simple yet chic and pair with basically any jeans and top combo, or try them as an alternative to heels with a cropped pant and button-up for work.
  • These leopard espadrilles check a couple boxes – leopard (obvi), an updated mule/espadrille for spring (a mespadrille? espamule?) and they were less than $25, too! Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
  • I like big Birks and I cannot lie. Seriously, these are gorgeous in person – the larger, gold buckle update really dresses up the traditional Birkenstock Arizona profile. I wear Birks nonstop around the house since I have plantar fasciitis in my right foot (thanks, middle age); they provide the support my bum foot needs and the style my vanity craves. I found the soles of these to be a bit stiffer than that of other Birks I own, so spend a few minutes breaking these guys in before wearing around town.
  • Hot pink mules, enough said. I’ve been wearing these with jeans and navy/green/black/royal blue/white/camel for a pretty pop of pink. So eye-catching and at under $40, a no-brainer for a shoe that mixes effortlessly into my wardrobe.
  • I couldn’t resist these adorable striped slides, because love shoes, they’re cute, striped, they have a bow…those are my reasons.  

Clockwise, from top: slides  |  espadrille mules  |  Birkenstocks  |  Pink mules  |  Striped slides  


Outfits to come, but for now, let’s enjoy that gorgeous contrast of pink and ripped denim.

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