This spring it’s all about shoes. Ankle boots, flats, metallic sandals, cut-out heels and street sneakers are among the hottest shoes this season. I took a walk down W. 41st Avenue and came across Town Shoes (formerly Freedman Shoes) where I fell in love with some great new shoes to covet for my wardrobe… I mean suggest for my clients.
The Ankle Boot
This is my favourite shoe for many reasons. They go so well with a slim or skinny jean (skinny jeans are my uniform), they are surprisingly comfortable and if you have been wearing knee high boots for the last few months this is a fantastic option to refresh your wardrobe. The Kenneth Cole ankle boot retails for $145.
Metallic accessories and shoes may just be the must-have items this season. By now you probably have brown flat sandals and perhaps a black pair too… but do you have metallic sandals in your wardrobe yet? I like the tone-on-tone look with a dash of metallic. Tip: Wear all white, add a metallic belt, Michael Kors sandals and volià, you will look like a goddess! Retails at $130.
The Pointy-Toe Flat
This past fall style setters moved away from the rounded toe ballet flat and the pointy-toed shoe made its grand entrance. From the rock-studded Valentino flats to Jimmy Choo patent flats, these shoes are having their moment in the spotlight. I found these flats by Town Shoes (their in-house brand) for $125. They’re a great shoe to celebrate the warmer weather.
The Cut-Out Heel
The cut-out heel is great to wear with skirts and dresses, and is especially chic with all the boho-esque fashions that are trending. When wearing cut-outs with pants, opt for cropped pants to show off the ankle strap. The block heel is also great for comfort and this would be an easy heel to wear to work. These heels are Steven Madden, a brand known for making high-end styles affordable. Retails at $125.
I like to call this the “mom sneaker” and I put it on almost every mom’s shopping list. From Converse to Prada they may all be slightly different, but they all do the same thing: they help you avoid looking frumpy at the park. There’s nothing worse than bad mom shoes! I recommend getting a pair of cool, comfortable sneakers like these made by Superga ($69.95). They are great for spring and they come in a variety of colors. Even if you are not a mom you should consider buying these cool sneakers.
Vancouver Style Maven Michelle Addison is a stylist with over a decade cultivating experience in the fashion and film industry. She has become one of Vancouver’s go-to experts for all things fashion related. Her ability to decipher trends, convey style, and trim closets down to the essential key pieces, led to a thriving personal styling career. Along with dressing local glamorous moms and chic businesswomen, Addison dresses A-list celebrities when they are in town, local television personalities, was the in-house stylist on the Real Housewives of Vancouver, and is the wardrobe consultant for the anchors at CTV.
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