Putting My Best Foot Forward for Spring with Nordstrom

Last week we talked about five tips for transitioning our wardrobes from winter to spring, and I think my favorite is with my choice of shoes. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready to ditch the boots and booties and start wearing pumps, loafers, and sandals.

In fact, I’ve been putting my money where my mouth is, and I think I’ve ordered a half dozen pair of shoes in the last few weeks… in the name of blog research, of course. Ha!

My go-to place to shop for shoes is Nordstrom because they have the most extensive shoe department, a generous return policy, and I’m totally addicted to their BOPUS (buy online pick up in store) option. Whether you’re looking for luxury labels, mid-priced contemporary brands, or budget-friendly finds, Nordstrom has it all.

They also have the best search functionality of any website I know. You can drill down by type of shoe, size, heel height, price point, and color to narrow down your selections, or simply browse the thousands of options from top brands.

Today’s look features these perforated shield sandals by the Nordstrom private label, Halogen.

I love how these shoes walk the line between booties and sandals, making them the perfect transition shoe.

They’re made of the softest nubuck leather, and the buckled slingback allows you to adjust them to fit your foot, plus the chunky stacked heel provides great stability for a 3 1/2″ heel.

I’m wearing the blush, but they also come in dark grey and black, and they’re true to size. I’m wearing my usual 8.

The rest of the outfit is all from my closet, and I went with a combination of light neutrals. I love wearing grey, white, denim, and blush together.

These white jeans are my go-to. They look great with everything from boots to pumps, ballet flats to mules, sneakers to sandals, and everything in between. They run small; I recommend sizing up one full size from your normal.

This denim jacket has a flattering fit and tons of stretch for the ultimate comfort. It runs big; I have it in a small.

And the grey sweater underneath has been on serious repeat lately! It’s just so comfy and cute. I love the neckline and the texture and the relaxed-casual vibe.

I love how this classic combination of white jeans, grey sweater, and mid-wash denim jacket look like spring, but the layers are warm enough to keep me comfortable on a chilly day.

The perforated sandals will be great when the weather warms up some, but meanwhile I’ve worn this outfit with grey loafers, orange moccasins, grey booties, and taupe mules.

Daily Outfits:

Halogen Demi Perforated Shield Sandals // PAIGE ‘Verdugo’ Ankle Skinny Jeans // Madewell Kimball Sweater // Vince Camuto Jean Jacket // LAGOS ‘Columbus Circle’ Ball Stud Earrings // similar necklace here // similar handbag

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Thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.

photos: Alison Cornell