When I start to transition my wardrobe for spring, one of the first things I do is start switching out my shoes, and I’m loving the spring shoe trends this year! Some of my favorite styles and colors are having a moment this season.
The shoe trends this season aren’t nearly as controversial as the 2023 denim trends, although I understand a lot of ladies don’t care for ballet flats. I’ve always loved a ballet flat, so this is shocking to me! I guess it makes sense; they don’t offer much support and can be a little too precious if not styled carefully. But I’m getting ahead of myself…
Shoe Trends for Spring 2023
Here are some of the popular (and most wearable) shoe trends for spring 2023!
#1. Ballet Flats
photo credit: Tory Burch
Ballet flats are making a comeback this season, so if you like them, now is the time to lean into this classic shoe style. More fashion-forward styes feature added straps, buckles, and adornments, but the classic styles are here as well. I’ve always loved ballet flats, and I’ve already added a couple pairs to my closet.
#2. Bold & Bright Colors
photo credit: Zappos
As I said in my post on 2023 Spring Fashion Trends, this season is all about bold and bright colors, and we’re seeing it a lot in footwear. I’m seeing more of that gorgeous kelly green than anything, but pink and orange and purple are big too… and then there are some really pretty colors that are less saturated that still look fresh and new for the 2023 spring fashion season!
#3. Platform Loafers
photo credit: Evereve
This is a carryover from last fall, but platform loafers are still going strong, and they’re a good way to balance the wider leg pant styles that are trending. I’m seeing a lot of these in light neutrals like ivory and taupe, which I especially like for spring. They look great with light wash denim and olive green.
#4. Wedge Sandals
photo credit: Nordstrom
Wedge heels tend to go in and out of fashion every few years, and they’re on their way back in this season, especially the sculptural iterations. I just picked up the gorgeous pair of Vince wedge slides pictured above. This is definitely one of the more wearable of the 2023 spring shoe trends, and I’m happy to welcome it back!
photo credit: Zappos
Another Y2K throwback, metallics are having a moment again this season. I was always a fan of metallics; in fact, I used to have silver ballet flats that I loved, so it makes sense that if one is coming back, the other is too. The best thing about metallics is they go with everything. It’s a really versatile neutral.
This certainly isn’t an exhaustive list. I didn’t even touch on sneakers, but the retro styles are still going strong, and bold and bright colors apply to sneakers as well as sandals and other shoes. Kitten heels are making a comeback, and I’m still seeing lots of slides and mules.
What do you think about the shoe trends for spring 2023?
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