What’s the quickest way to put a smile on our faces, you ask? Simple: a new pair of shoes. And with so many desirable styles to choose from right now, it looks like we’ll be smiling well into fall. To showcase some of the season’s standout heels, sandals, and sneakers, we’ve paired them with some of our favourite tastemakers for the latest instalment of What Would She Wear. Keep reading for all of our predictions and to shop even more of our favourite spring shoes!
Shopping in New York wearing Timberland’s Cupsole Boots ($120).
W.W.S.W. Pick: Adidas by O.C. Rod Laver Vintage High-Top Sneakers ($212)
?Colourful kicks are practically a Cara Delevingne staple at this point, and these Adidas by Opening Ceremony sneakers are the perfect nod to the model’s playfully quirky sensibilities. We imagine she’d play up the striped print with an equally vibrant sweater.
?Supra Leopard Print SkyTop High-Top Sneakers ($95)
Seen here at Coachella wearing kate spade new york’s Ila Sandals ($358).
W.W.S.W. Pick: Charlotte Olympia Miranda Satin Wedge Sandals ($895)
Given Solange Knowles’ affinity for head-turning prints, we couldn’t think of a more perfect shoe for the style savant than Charlotte Olympia’s Miranda Satin Wedge Sandals ($895). We love them for their seasonably appropriate floral motif and delicate ankle strap.
Zara Platform Heel Sandals ($80)
Running errands in Los Angeles in Isabel Marant’s Embroidered Ankle Boots ($1155).
W.W.S.W. Pick: Ancient Greek Sandals for Marios Schwab Low Rise Gladiator Sandals ($390)
?This gladiator sandal with raffia fringe detailing calls for a confident dresser with fashion-forward tastes, making Rosie Huntington-Whiteley their ideal match. Plus, much like the British beauty, these sandals make a major style statement and are guaranteed to turn heads.
?Sole Society Vivienne Ankle Booties ($80)
Arriving at Good Morning America in Bruno Magli heels.
W.W.S.W. Pick: Derek Lam Natural Leather and Multi Snake Bijou Sandals ($578)
Picking our favourite Derek Lam shoe is a lot like picking our favourite Gwyneth Paltrow look: it’s difficult to choose just one. That being said, we’re particularly drawn to the designer’s neutral snake-print sandals and have a hunch Paltrow would appreciate their sleek and subversively sexy design too.
?Topshop Rebel Two Part Sandals ($100)
Leaving a Beverly Hills nail salon wearing Manolo Blahnik’s Susa Flat Leather Sandals ($625).
W.W.S.W. Pick: Marni Fussbett Sandals ($590)
Chalk it up to Celine’s furry sandals or our inner granola, but we can’t get enough of spring’s Birkenstock-inspired footwear. Ashley Olsen has been spotted on more than one occasion wearing a similar style, which leads us to believe she would enjoy Marni’s sleek take on the trend as well. We’d wear them with a sleeveless blouse and tennis skirt for a sportif twist.
?Forever 21 Mesh Strappy Sandals ($15)
Johanna Sandals ($495) in Vine
This glossy heel is a knockout both coming (sleek ankle cuff and toe strap) and going (wraparound buckles and cool cutouts).
Asoria Oxfords ($60)
?Make silver metallic oxfords your new go-to shoe by pairing them with everything from printed sundresses to an all-American t-shirt and jeans combo.
Serra Cowboy Boots ($420)
?These Western-inspired ankle boots look just as stylish worn with a feminine frock as they do with leather pants.
Dal Sandals ($350)
?A gem-encrusted heel spells eveningwear with a capital E, but try it with a pair of cuffed jeans for an unexpected contrast.
Juliette Wedge Sandals ($495)
?Architectural wedges demand the spotlight, so keep them there with a mix of understated neutrals.
Brighton Platform Mules ($192)
?Nod to the ‘70s with a pair of patent leather mules--Chloe Sevigny would approve!
Clemence Studded Heels ($800)
?Stud-embellished white heels will take you from the office to after-sunset cocktails to date night with ease.
Giya Shoes ($129)
?Pointed-toe loafers are a chic masculine-feminine hybrid. Add extra polish with tailored trousers.