Must Have Shoes for Spring 2013

Despite the recent cold snap we are having, spring is just around the corner. It’s never too early to sartorially prepare for the slowly warming weather–especially when it comes to footwear. So, without further ado–here are our must have shoes for spring:

Acne Alma Suede Boots

Acne Alma Suede Boots. Shop at the Koh Samui .

These Acne Alma Suede Boots are a gorgeous shade of yellow, sure to brighten up any wardrobe. Made out of suede, this ankle boot is warm enough for the still-thawing weather but bright enough to usher in the warmer days of spring.

Balenciaga Cut Out Detail Ankle Boots

Balenciaga Cut-Out Detail Ankle Boot. Shop at the Koh Samui .

The Balenciaga Cut-Out Detail Ankle Boot is a decidedly sexy heel. A re-imagined ankle boot, the shoe is a perfect mixture of cold-weather aesthetic and a cut-out design meant for the warmer months. I really enjoy the wrap around construction and revealing opening–which make this heel a great transition piece for between seasons.

Tabitha Simmons Oxford Shoes

Tabitha Simmons Oxford Shoe. Shop at Koh Samui.

A summery update on the classic oxford wedge, this shoe by Tabitha Simmons will make you lust for the beach with its nautical stripes and espadrille heel–while still being warm enough for those chillier spring days.

Valentino Rockstud Heel

Valentino Rockstud Heel.Shop at Koh Samui.

I’m a big fan of the stud. These shoes are the perfect combination of grown-up heel and punk aesthetic. An added bonus? The heel size is mid-range and the ankle strap provides extra support–making these a good choice for those who need a little more comfortable footwear option.

Marc Jacobs BlueSahara

Marc Jacobs Patent Leather Mary Janes. Shop at Koh Samui.

These Marc Jacob heels are comfortable enough to wear everyday to work–yet pack a powerful, colorful punch. The bright, contrasting patent leather screams spring and is on trend with this season’s color-blocking aesthetic.

Alexander Mcqueen Skull Suede Pumps

Alexander McQueen Seleucus Skull Suede Pump. Shop at Koh Samui

The Alexander McQueen Seleucus Skull Suede Pump is the perfect blend of goth and evening wear. The gold hardware and encrusted skull add a definitive edge to this light mauve heel. Peep toe and made out of suede, this pump is more shoe than sandal, perfect for spring weather.

Salvatore Ferragamo Light Pink Leather Shelly BallerinasSalvatore Ferragamo Shelly Ballerinas. Shop at Koh Samui

Delicate laser-cut flats–these Shelly Ballerinas by Salvatore Ferragamo are perfect go-to shoes. Light and fresh and right in line with this season’s biggest trend–florals–these flats are sure to add a needed dose of spring into your winter wardrobe.

Marc Jacobs Black And White Patent Leather Lace Up Flats

Marc Jacobs Patent Leather Lace-Up Flats. Shop at Koh Samui.

These Marc Jacob Patent Leather Lace-Up Flats perfectly harness this season’s other big trend–monochrome. The contrasting patent leather and unique cut-out and lace-up style elevate these flats making them great shoes for both work and going out–seriously I would love to rock these bad boys.

Balenciaga Tri Colour Cut Out Shoes

Balenciaga Tri ColourCut Out Shoes.Shop at Koh Samui

Color-blocking is huge this season and this shoe incorporates the best aspects of the trend. Using bright, fresh colors paired with simple black accents this shoe is a just-right blend of winter and summer aesthetics.

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Bouganville Magneta Suede Platform Peep Toes With Ankle Strap

Giuseppe Zanotti Bouganville Suede Platform Peep Toes. Shop at Koh Samui

I’m not going to lie–I could never walk in these shoes. However, I am in awe of anyone who can pull off these modern heels–sporting the silhouette of the moment. This exaggerated shoe in magenta is perfect for spring with it’s edgy shape and bright color.

By Rachel Fagiano

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