1. Nudie Espadrille
For those of us who can appreciate an unexpected take on a classic, these rope-detailed espadrilles are where it's at: The playful stripe and easy, slip-on silhouette make these the ultimate alternative to a basic flat. For some major eye-candy check out the Belle by Sigerson Morrison Spring look-book, shot and styled by the creative minds at The Coveteur.
2. Kenzo x Vans Print Sneakers
As evidenced by street-style blogs, department store shelves and the runways, sporty shoes are here to stay (our aching feet are eternally grateful). These Kenzo x Vans printed sneakers are a refreshing alternative to the wedge sneaker movement spearheaded by Isabel Marant. Plus, at $125 a pop they're a much more palatable investment.
3. Metallic Leather Slipper
The dreamy lilac shade, shimmery leather finish, ultra-girly shape…the Ines slipper from NYC boutique Maryam Nassir Zadeh is the grown-up answer to the princess shoe of our youth–all that's missing is a tutu and magic wand.
4. Platform Wedge Sandal
Though there's nothing wrong with a few extra inches in the height department, gravity-defying platforms can make any gal that stands taller than 5'6 feel a little towering. These effortlessly elegant, two-tone sandals from perennially chic line Emerson Fry offer all the perks of wedges without the fear of losing balance and eating pavement.
5. Jon Snow flat
There is so much to love about these beauties from NYC-based line Candela: On the one hand, the strategically placed straps (the one around the ankle is oh-so-sexy) give this otherwise unassuming flat some edge, while the metallic faux snake treatment makes it the perfect neutral to pair with just about any springtime ensemble.