Summer’s just about here, which means you’ll probably be itching to snag few new pieces, from cute mini dresses to the season’s best shoes.
You’re in luck: Here, we’ve compiled a guide to five trends that ruled the spring runways—including gladiators, fancy flats, and platforms—that are still going strong for summer. Plus, we’ve provided shoppable options for every single budget!
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Read on for the 5 biggest Spring 2015 shoe trends—and shoppable options for every budget!
From gladiator sandals to tie-up heels, laces are aren't just for sneakers anymore.
Leather Roman Sandals, $159; at Zara
Sixty Seven Dusk to Dawn Lace-Up Heels, $178; at Free People
Aztec Snakeskin Lace-Up Sandals, $350; at J. Crew
Topshop Gillian Ghillie Court Shoe, $110; at Topshop
This spring, it's all about disco-style platform heels—the higher the better.
Sophia Webster 'Amanda' Printed Faille Sandals, $395; at Net-a-Porter
Charlotte Olympia Ay Caramba! Leather Pump, $1,295; at Net-a-Porter
Gold Platform Sandal, $79.90; at Zara
Steve Madden Jilly Platform Heels, $135; at ASOS
Prefer flats? You're in luck! Spring's flashy, embellished styles rival heels any day.
Fausto Puglisi Embellished Sliders, $1, 825; at Farfetch
Chiara Ferragni Glitter Flats, $270; at Farfetch
Kenzo Eyes Smoking Flat, $300; at Shopbop
MSGM Crisscross Sandals, $420; at Shopbop
Jeffrey Campbell Elegant Jeweled Loafers $195; at Nasty Gal
One of the season's biggest overall trends, mules go with everything—from jeans to dresses.
Tibi Ophelie Mules, $485; at Tibi
3.1 Phillip Lim Martini Mule, $475; at SSENSE
Cameo Exempt Leather Mule, $208, at Nasty Gal
Faux Leather Block-Heeled Mules, $32.90; at Forever 21
Flatforms—aka unique hybrids of flats and platforms—were all over spring runways.
Faux Suede Slingback Sandals, $27.90; at Forever 21
Stella McCartney Cornelia Flatform, $890; at Matches
Crossover Leather Flatform, $99.90; at Zara
Dieppa Restrepo Flatform Oxfords, $318; at Shopbop
Y.E.S. 'Megawatt' Sandal, $139; at Koshka