Spring might not sound like the most obvious time of year to reassess your shoe wardrobe, but in our experience, it's the perfect opportunity to shed the stifling layers of winter and open ourselves up to the broader range of options that the warmer months have to offer.
You also don't have to look for long on the high street to see that the affordable brands of the world have really stepped up their game when it comes to footwear. No longer a graveyard of plastic-y leather and flimsy ballet pumps, we are now spoilt for choice with a wide range of styles and finishes, and this season is no exception.
From grown-up ballet pumps to chunky trans-seasonal boots, all our favourite brands—think Arket, COS, Topshop and & Other Stories—have been one-upping each other with their expensive-looking designs that will carry you through the spring and into summer. At the top of our list are heeled mules, which can just as easily be dressed up for a wedding with a midi dress as they can be dressed down with jeans and a white tee. Scroll down to see and shop the high-street shoe trends that will make any outfit look 10 times more high-end.