Shoe Trends Spring 2013: Three Fresh Styles to Spruce Up Your Wardrobe

For the first time in several years I’m saying a big WOW!  to the three trends that are showing up for Spring 2013.  They are so versatile and so much fun that I’m going to have to add one of each to my (growing) shoe wardrobe.\r\n\r\nHere’s what we’ve got that’s fresh and new and will bring a bit of pop to your wardrobe (without the excessive yellow neon)\r\n\r\nThe block heel, round toe (this one is from Sole Society)   This is a classic shoe that I’ve always associated with Old Ladies Celine from Sole SocietyWho Lunch.  Oh, and with Coco Chanel.  While you can still get this style in the classic beige with black patent cap toe or in all black patent, it’s the new colors, like tan and citrine shown here, that make this style a must have for Spring.  It also showed up on the Fall 2013 runway shows, so a great pair could carry you for two fashion seasons.    The 1.5 inch heel and round toe make it both on-trend stylish and not a leg-breaker.\r\n\r\nAll-over floral pattern.  Yes, every season there’s some kind of floral patterned shoe, but this year’s floral pattern is Sinem from ShoeDazzle.comdifferent.  I’m not sure exactly what it is, but it’s most certainly different.   If you love your 6 inch heel platforms, you can find a floral patterned pair.  If you like wedges,  they’re in floral pattern too.  And flats!  Shop around, and you can find the exact pair that strikes your fancy.  My favorites are these gorgeous Asian brocade inspired, ankle strap pumps with a 3 inch heel from (I know! I’m shocked too! more on ShoeDazzle in another post.) A shoe like this could be both dressy *and* casual, depending on what you want to do that day.\r\n\r\nGot to say that since changed its stylist to Rachel Zoe, and is now varying the prices on their styles, their selection is so much better.  ShoeDazzle features several different styles with a variety of floral patters–all before the floral patters are hitting the mall!\r\n\r\nAnd the final trend is the Ultra Sophisticated pointy toe pump–and yes! it is different this year!  The color range goes anywhere from silver and white to teal, sky blue, mint green, orange–the list is endless.  This is by far the largest Mary Patent pump from Audrey Brookecolor selection of pointy toe pumps I’ve seen in years!  There’s also a variety of embellishments, heel heights, sling-back, and D’Orsay styles.  The hot colors to consider are, of course, silver–but white is looking to be big, big for summer.  I’m usually thumbs down on white shoes (too many 80’s memories!) but if you wear white as your “pop of color” you could be making a big fashion statement.  My fave is this bright red patent stunner–the Mary patent pump from Audrey Brooke at  It seems that every spring I get a new pair of red patent shoes (ok, call it a “fetish”) and I have a feeling that this year isn’t going to be any different.  Only the heels will be 2 3/4 inches rather than 4 inches (for a change.)\r\n\r\nLike this pair of old favorites from 5 years ago that I’ll still be wearing this year!\r\n\r\n

Me, a Fellini movie, and my fire engine red patent leather shoes on a Saturday night.
Me, a Fellini movie, and my fire engine red patent leather peep-toe pumps on a Saturday night.
\r\n\r\nUp here in New England, it’s supposed to snow this weekend, so before we get a dumped on again, hit the stores (or the Internet) and grab yourself one of these three fresh trends for this spring.  And if you can’t wear them outside, you can always wear them at home 🙂

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