When I start to transition my wardrobe for spring, one of the first things I do is start switching out my shoes, so let’s discuss shoe trends for spring 2021.
I realize many of us have a few more weeks or months of transition weather to get through before we’ll be wearing these styles, and I’ll be wearing a lot of loafers and sneakers during 23 Days of Spring Fashion, but hopefully sandal weather isn’t too far off.
Okay, let’s talk about spring shoe trends!
Shoe Trends for Spring 2021
A lot of these kind of overlap, as you will see. I tried to include a variety of price points in my shopping widgets, and I also included some more “out there” styles that I think are kind of fun to see. Even if they’re not necessarily something you might want to buy, it’s good to see where the trends are coming from.
Also, each picture is clickable, so you can easily find those styles.
#1. Comfort Sandals
Comfort sandals are still going strong this year, and almost every brand has their own version, from Gucci to Tory Burch, and of course you can find them at Target as well. I’m a fan of the molded footbed because it’s so comfortable and easy on my feet, so I’m happy that to call it a fashion statement!
#2. Puffy Slides
Puffy slides and all sorts of puffy styles are in this year. This is by far one of the biggest trends I’m seeing. I kind of like this look, and it goes along with the slouchy leather handbags we’re seeing this year.
#3. Fancy Flip Flops
Fancy flip-flops and slides are trendy again. Didn’t they try to be a thing a few years ago? I don’t feel like they never really took off. We’ll have to see what happens this year. The exaggerated square toe is also a really big trend this season.
Embellishments are a big thing, especially pearl embellishments. I’m also seeing a lot of the jelly sandals with embellishments. Even Stuart Weitzman has a pair of these!
While I realize a lot of the examples I’ve shown so far are neutrals, color is supposedly going to be a big thing in footwear this spring. I will admit, I’m still drawn to the neutrals, but I think it will be nice to incorporate more color into my shoe collection.
#6. Platform & Flatform
Platform and flatform sandals are coming back around this year. They were really popular just a few years ago, but they took a backseat to comfort sandals and more minimalist styles over the past few years. Now I’m wishing I’d saved some of mine!
#7. Retro Sneakers
Fashion sneakers in general are very trendy at the moment, and the retro styles are definitely taking center stage this year. I still like a good clean while leather sneaker, and the skate styles and court styles are still trending as well. I rounded up a little bit of everything in the widget below.
Loafers and loafer mules are still going strong this year, as are oxfords and other menswear-inspired styles. You will also see some platform styles and just generally bigger, bulkier styles coming in. That may take off more in the fall, though, than in the spring.
#9. Mules & Clogs
Clogs are making a comeback as well, and they make a nice transition shoe for that in-between season when you’re getting tired of wearing boots but it’s too cold to break out the sandals.
And that’s a wrap! What do you think about the shoe trends for spring 2021?
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