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For Less Friday – 3 Undeniably Chic Designer-Inspired Shoe Trends For Spring

Oh shoes, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. But can you really blame us? Shoes don’t care if you’ve gained or lost a few pounds…they’re always there like your most trusted girlfriend. And somewhere between Cinderella and Carrie Bradshaw we really didn’t stand a chance. That love just grew and deepened! So, each season is an opportunity to get excited about the latest and greatest shoe trends. There are SO many this spring, but for today’s For Less Friday, let’s focus on 3 designer-inspired spring shoe trends, that…you guessed it, we can replicate in affordable and wearable ways.

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Designer-Inspired Shoe Trends For Spring

Designer-Inspired Spring Shoe Trends

Before we get into 3 of our favorite designer-inspired spring shoe trends, we wanted to share an overarching list of modern details that are all very on-trend this season. If you want to turn up the volume on your shoe game this spring, here are a few things to be on the lookout for…

  • Pointed Toe Styles
  • Denim
  • Embellishments
  • Buckles & Bows
  • Patent Leather
  • Bright Shades
  • Loafers
  • Mary Janes
  • Strappy Styles
  • Kitten Heels
  • Platforms

Slingbacks Shoe Trend

Slingbacks Shoe Trend

Slingbacks have been popular in previous seasons and continue to gain momentum. They were all over the runway during NY Fashion Week last month! They typically have a pointed toe, and the heel height can range from completely flat to kitten heels to sky-high. So, there’s something for everyone with this trend. If you have slim ankles and slingbacks tend to slip off the back of your foot, make sure you look for a pair with an adjustable buckle back or an elasticized stretchy back.

Above, Erin is wearing a pair of gorgeous Dior slingbacks that she grabbed while in Paris last year for Paris Fashion Week. (If you’re interested, you can read about her trip here.) You can create this same chic look with more budget-friendly options. Slingbacks are an on-trend way to dress up your favorite jeans, shorts, work outfits, and even gowns depending on the style you choose. Here are some of our affordable favorites…

Shop more slingbacks here.

Metallic Shoe Trend | Designer-Inspired Spring Shoe Trends

Metallic Shoe Trend

Our next wearable shoe trend is metallics. What we love most about them is that they come in all shapes and sizes. From sneakers to stilettos. A metallic shoe is such a fun and modern way to dress up a basic jeans and button-down, an all-black or monochromatic outfit, or an event dress. We’ve seen metallic shoes this spring from designers like Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Balmain, and Zimmerman…But, we wanted to share some affordable options that will give you that same chic and edgy look. If a full metallic shoe seems a bit too over the top for you, you can try a shoe with a metallic heel or metallic embellishments instead!

Shop more metallic shoes here.

FENDI pointed toe ballet flats | Designer-Inspired Shoe Trends For Spring

 Mesh Shoe Trend

And finally, our last fun spring shoe trend is…mesh. We started to see mesh shoes make a debut a few seasons back with high-end designers like Fendi, Dior, and Gucci but, as trends tend to do…they trickle down to more affordable, everyday brands. And now mesh shoes are accessible at every price point. Mesh ballet flats, heels, fishnet heels…so many options. You can freshen up your wardrobe by replacing a basic pair of heels or flats with a mesh pair and it’s just undeniably chic. And while mesh and sheer fabrics are having a moment in clothing too, showing a little toe might seem less daunting than baring other body parts! 😉

Shop more mesh shoes here.

Which of these 3 shoe trends is your favorite? Let us know which you would try and also if you’d like to see more of these For Less Friday designer-inspired posts!

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4 thoughts on “For Less Friday – 3 Undeniably Chic Designer-Inspired Shoe Trends For Spring

  1. Your blog posts are incredibly helpful! Can you please do a post about sneakers with the best height increase for us shorties. Thank you!

  2. Shoes, shoes, shoes, and more shoes positively love love love to spell especially the mesh, black flat shoes. I had purchased a similar pair like two weeks ago. They are so chic looking. Thank you so much for sharing. Have an awesome day and a great weekend.!

    1. Love to hear that you enjoyed this post, Peggy!! Shoes are SO fun and we’re loving this season’s trends! ~Team Busbee

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