Step Up Your Shoe Game This Spring

This spring prance around in the latest shoe styles from gladiators to wedges. Step up your style game with our spring shoe guide, packed with fashionable looks at affordable prices. By Qianna Smith
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 10, 2009

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This spring dazzle everyone in the latest shoe styles, from gladiators to wedges. Step up your style game with our spring shoe guide, packed with fashionable looks at affordable prices.

By Qianna Smith

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The grass is growing greener and the flowers are in full bloom; what better time than now to throw on your fashionable flats for a stroll down Fashion Avenue? Doe-eyed Disney star Keke Palmer has the right idea, flaunting metallic gold gladiator flats on the red carpet. Comfort never looked so good.

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Bring out the fighter in you with embellished gladiator stilettos. This trend is still hot the second season go-round. We’re loving these Cynthia Vincent wedges, a favorite of sultry starlet Sanaa Lathan. Take your look into high gear with these spotted gems.

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Peep-toe shoes are a great investment for any fashionista. In a season where it’s not quite hot and sometimes breezy, they’re the perfect go-between shoe. Funny girl Aisha Tyler jump-starts the season in classic white peep-toe pumps.

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Elastic, strappy sandals are a comfortable statement for the season. With such an understated appeal, go for bolder accent pieces using metal and funky colors. Actress Joy Bryant accentuates the look with a short, metallic miniskirt.

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Put your little pretties in a sexy bootie for spring; they’re a great way to transition your wardrobe into the season. Model and actress Eva Marcille embraces seasonless style in a satiny jumper and edgy peep-toe booties.

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Funky singer Solange Knowles is a doll in bright fuchsia pumps. Take a cue from this newcomer. Spring is the perfect time to experiment with out-of-box colors like yellow, blue and pink. Tip: Rock with ripped denim, a lazy tee and a cropped leather jacket.

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It’s time to put a cork screw in your fashion agenda. Cork is back, not only under your sole, but as the main ingredient in your springtime ensemble. From cork purses to strappy sandals, it’s everywhere. Songstress Mariah Carey embraces the 1970’s throwback in a pair of black wedges.

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Give your look some oomph with rough and tumble studs. Actress Meagan Good shows off the season’s best studded trend. Go for the extra embellishment on your feet this spring to take your outfit from cute to couture.

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We’ve got our eye on Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson. She’s all glitz in a pair of metallic accented pumps. Pewter, bronze and silver are all great metallic hues that pop for spring. However, don’t overload yourself with too much or you’ll look like you’re wrapped in armor.

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