Although it may seem like winter is never going to end, spring is on its way to brighten our moods and outfits. In prepping your closet for the longer days of sun and bird songs, it’s time to freshen up your shoe collection.
Spring Is Time for a Change
As we ditch a layer of clothing come springtime, celebrity stylist Andrew Gelwicks suggests we do the same with certain types of shoes. Some trends have been overused, he says, and it’s time to look ahead instead of in the past. If you want to rock the spring 2021 look, here’s what you need to change in your shoe closet, according to Andrew.
1. Ditch Sock Boots & Wear Tall Skinny Heel Boots Instead
Instead of wearing sock boots which have long gone out of fashion, Andrew offers a much sexier and chicer alternative: leather or suede boots with a tall, skinny heel. They are much easier to pair with different clothing styles, from extravagant to strictly elegant. The best part? You can wear them virtually any season, not just in spring.
2. Replace “Dad” Sneakers With Chic Loafers
Gelwicks’ advice is to say goodbye to the massively chunky sneakers, better known as “dad” sneakers, in your everyday style, and replace them with chic loafers. Whether you’re looking for more casual flats or something with an edge, loafers offer both options. They are sleek, classic, and extremely comfortable. You can easily pair them with your favorite spring dress or denim-on-denim outfit.
3. Stop Wearing Socks Underneath Heels & Give Ankle Bracelets a Chance
Instead of going with the old socks-in-shoes trend, Andrew recommends playing around with jewelry-like ankle bracelets, toe rings, and other similar accessories. From chain link designs to rocks and extra shine, that’s definitely a better way to welcome this spring. Pair your anklet with loafers, sneakers, stilettos, and virtually any shoe!