In an exclusive feature for ideeli, Hanna Kim and Jenna Fain from The Supermelon share their shoe picks for spring 2009. Their favorite trends for spring include: glam gladiators, edgy booties, fierce platform sandals, rainbow bright colors, funky fringe, and comfy yet super stylish ballet flats.
Gladiators are such a fun trend; they make us feel like a goddess and they come in so many different heights and styles. Booties transition seamlessly from winter to spring. While we may have worn booties with tights for cold winter days, it’s time to show off the legs during spring with booties and a mini skirt. They also look equally fresh with skinny jeans. Platforms are a great way to add height without sacrificing comfort; they’re perfect for day and night. Spring is a great time to have fun with bright colors, and what better way than with bold statement shoes. Shoes with fringe continue to be trendy, and we prefer subtle fringes—the “less is more” concept is something to keep in mind when considering fringes. Ballet flats are classic shoes that you can wear year-round; electric color adds a flirty, fun vibe to classic flats.
For fashionistas on a budget, find shoes that combine trends (i.e., brightly colored ballet flats or gladiators). If you choose to wear shoes that are a statement piece, keep the rest of your look simple. Stick to what looks good on you and makes you feel confident. Most importantly, have fun! After all, it’s only fashion.