Shoe styles come and go, and so do the fashion guidelines for how to wear them. Long gone are the days of having to match the color of your shoes to your outfit or pairing dressy shoes with dressy clothes only.
Today a new crop of shoes has inspired an anything-goes kind of shoe mentality. Here’s a look at five of the hottest spring shoes for 2019 and some cute outfits that look great with them.
1. The Woven Mule
Mules have taken on an artisanal look this spring. Woven loafers mules are the new “it” shoe. These comfy flats have a basket weave beauty that works with a casual look from jeans to shorts to sundresses.
You’ll find woven loafer mules in several shades of neutral from dozens of popular brands. These crisp, white ones have a barely-there heel that makes them uber relaxed and comfy. Wear them with jeans, a flowy blue blouse, a sporty tote and a pair of fab earrings. What a great casual but classy look!
2. The Raffia Wedge
Here’s a sunny day shoe that looks cute with jeans, sundresses and will give you a leg up when wearing shorts. This classic espadrille is a favorite summer shoe because the thick platform wedge makes it is comfortable and easy to walk in. It also happens to make your legs look amazing!
You don’t need many other summer shoes when you have this one because the natural raffia finish goes with everything. In fact, it’s the earthy texture that gives this sandal its great summer vibe.
3. The Slip-On Sneaker
The sporty-chic trend that started a couple of years ago ushered in slip-on sneakers, and this spring, they are more popular than ever. This comfortable shoe is versatile and easy to wear and comes in almost every finish you can imagine, including exotic snakeskin!
A slip-on sneaker is perfect for skinny jeans or cuffed boyfriend jeans, but don’t be afraid to wear it with a dressier look either. Pair a fun slip-on sneaker with a pleated summer skirt and a clutch bag for a feminine look that’s sporty and youthful too.
4. The Strappy Block Heel
All the pretty ruffle tops we see this spring and summer call for a feminine, sexy sandal. A strappy block heel sandal like this one above delivers! Slip-on, this sexy cage sandal with the flared block heel, and get ready to make your entrance into spring. These shoes are showstoppers and will dress up any outfit and give you an effortlessly elegant look.
5. The Chic Wedge
When pumps are too dressy, and you don’t want to wear flats, try a stacked wedge heel. These blue suede wedges are the perfect complement to this rope bag and give this casual boilersuit a sophisticated boost.
6. The Strappy Slide
Strappy slides are the hottest new shoe style this spring and give an effortlessly chic look. Your favorite espadrille inspires this Marcella slide sandal from Steve Madden with its summery chunky rope heel.
It comes in lots of colors, but my favorite is this tan nubuck shade, which pairs with everything and looks sophisticated. It’s the perfect match for this breezy pinstripe sundress, which I am sure will be snapped up in no time.
7. Pastel Shoes
Pale pinks, blues, yellows, and greens are the easter egg shades trending in shoes. I love the soft rose color of these sexy ankle strap shoes by Louise et Cie. The soft pink color combined with the edgy snakeskin texture is such an exciting combination. At 3 1/4 inches high, these are heels I can actually wear.
Pair these pointy toe pumps with a pretty special occasion dress, or wear them to dress up a more casual outfit like this one with the floral culottes and denim jacket.
8. Statement Sneaker
Oh, how we love our statement sneakers, and they are not going away anytime soon. In fact, they keep getting better and better. These trendy slip-on sneakers come in this gorgeous sage green and feature a thick bumper capsule, which is so popular right now.
Add to that these are made by Dr. Scholls and have an anatomically designed footbed, and you have the perfect casual shoe. You can bet they are like walking on a cloud.
9. Snake Print Shoes
You won’t have to go into the deep grass catch sight of a snake this spring and summer. They’ll be plenty of snake print footwear all over city streets. Snake print footwear is hotter than it’s ever been, lending an exotic edge to any outfit.
This cute flat combines both the snake print trend and the strappy sandal trend I told you about earlier. Snake print is a great neutral and works with other neutrals or with solid colors.
10. Square Toes, Lucite Heels
It’s hip to be square this summer. Square-toed shoes are the newest in shape. Combine a square toe with the new trendy lucite heel, the slide style, and this pastel yellow color, and you have a very cool and futuristic-looking shoe.
What a great statement shoe and a real conversation starter! For shoe addicts, this fashion-forward shoe is for you!
What do you think of the new square-toed shoes? Have you bought a pair of slides yet?
What shoes will you be wearing this spring and summer, and what will you be wearing them with?