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Styling Open-Toed Shoes: Wear Them Like a Pro This Spring

by Faran Krentcil

Chilly and gray days are behind us. There’s a way to step into a new season of style, and it starts with open-toed shoes. Besides being a perfect excuse for a pedicure, these fashion staples also make your wardrobe transition from winter to spring to summer even easier.

Still, the choice can be daunting if open-toed shoes are not your go-to footwear. That’s why we’re breaking down some editor-approved ways to incorporate these items into your wardrobe, whether you’re putting your best foot forward at a black-tie event or a casual girls’ lunch.

The Open-Toed Bootie

Behold the shoe solution to in-between weather: a boot with enough coverage to kick off the chill, but enough open space to let your feet breathe. (Also, it’s very chic.) We love this boot in particular because of its powerfully sleek silhouette, high heel, and incredibly soft suede material. It can be worn in spring and fall, and even with black sheer stockings underneath in colder (or less pedi-ready) days.


The Princess Heel

The right open-toed heel is royally stylish, especially when it comes with a satin statement bow and a classic, elegant shape. These pale pink stilettos by red carpet favorite Badgley Mischka are party perfection, adding an unexpected “wow” moment to any black-tie hemline. The truly fashion-forward can also pair them with cropped skinny jeans and a black cashmere sweater for an off-duty beauty queen vibe.

Badgley Mischka

The Office Pump

Attention, power players: the open-toed trend is for you, too. Witness these artful black pumps, bringing an air of authority and innovation with every step thanks to their cool wrap-around strap. Show them off with a pencil skirt or sheath dress, or pair them with your favorite office trousers for a pop of style. Any way you wear them, the “wow” effect stands.

Black heels

The Go-Everywhere Mid Heel

Grab-and-go isn’t just for lunch orders. These versatile nude heels are three-inches high, buffed to a glossy sheen, and perfect for dresses, denim, and suits. Made with breathable lining and a memory-foam footbed, these staples for spring and summer are easy, modern, and a total must-have for your closet.

Nude heel

The New Summer Sandal

When warm weather eventually arrives in full force, you’ll want a modern shoe to go with it. Meet the metallic sandal, with wavy silver leather that’s both fashion-forward and practical for weekends, vacations, and seriously good style. Wear them with jeans, shorts, or sundresses, and say hello (finally) to the blossoming days and nights of spring and summer.

Metallic sandal

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