S/S 12 Shoes
For your WWW editors, scouting the season's best shoes is more a beloved hobby than simply a job requirement! So naturally, putting together today's footwear-focused What Would She Wear story felt like all play and no work, especially since we're over the moon for spring's lust-worthy assortment of sleek stilettos, chunky platforms, and cool flats! So whom do we imagine sporting these standout styles over the next few months? Our predictions are in, and not to toot our own horn or anything-beep beep-but we think they're pretty spot-on! From perfect denim slip-ons to snakeskin color-block wedges, we bring you five of spring's most covetable shoes. Let the shopping madness begin!
1. Kirsten Dunst/Jenni Kayne D'Orsay Flats ($395) in Light Denim
Though you'll rarely find us sporting a pair of flats, we might have to make an exception for these uber-stylish slip-ons by Jenni Kayne. We love how light-wash denim gives them a cool and casual look fit for the weekend, yet the pointed-toe silhouette is sophisticated enough for the office too. As for their potential fashionable counterpart? We have a hunch Kirsten Dunst would also appreciate their understated luxury, a characteristic that mimics her chic sensibilities perfectly. Now, if these flats are a bit out of your price range, Anniel's Denim Lace-Up Derby Shoes ($170) or Soludos' Siesta Blue Chambray Espadrilles ($36) are two must-see alternatives.
2. Charlize Theron/ Gucci Mesh and Suede Sandals ($660)
If the always-glamorous Charlize Theron was reincarnated as a shoe, we have a feeling it would look a lot like Gucci's Mesh and Suede Sandal. Much like the actress' approach to fashion, these mesh heels are sleek, elegant, and the epitome of modern sophistication. Additionally, the classic nude hue instantly elongates your legs, making these sandals the perfect after-hours footwear choice! If you seek a slightly more affordable option, let us direct you to Loeffler Randall's nearly identical Criss-Cross Stilettos ($445)-they're a must! We're also crazy about the subtly sporty vibe of Charles by Charles David's Netizen Gladiator Sandals ($125), so don't forget to give them a glance too.
3. Alexa Chung/ Mugler Court Shoes w/ PVC Sides ($1225)
Our next footwear selection, Mugler's Court Shoes, was a no-brainer considering we're a wee obsessed with all things metallic right now. But how could anyone resist this pair, especially considering the contrasting black suede toes and metallic leather heels? They're completely chic and decidedly sexy! Surely Alexa Chung-another admirer of metallic footwear-would covet these heels too. We imagine the style ambassador wearing them with a streamlined shift dress to a fashion fete. Budget-conscious readers should check out Dorothy Perkins' Silver Pointed Court Shoes ($57) and Boutique 9's Orra Mirrored Pumps ($120), both of which are sure to make an equally enviable statement.
4. Solange Knowles/ Derek Lam Snakeskin Bristol Wedges ($850, available end of March) in Bone/Black/Peppermint
If we could only wear one shoe this spring it would definitely be Derek Lam's Snakeskin Bristol Wedges, and we suspect Solange Knowles would agree with our pick! Not only do the blocks of color and chic snakeskin speak brilliantly to Knowles' exuberant sense of style, but the delicate gold ankle straps are also perfectly on-trend for the season. Comfort points are awarded for the wedge heel, which will easily take you from day to night in style. Sure, these shoes are worth every penny, but we also adore See by Chloe's Block Wedges ($447) and Mark + James by Badgley Mischka's Riva Wedges ($265); the former features a pretty mix of pastel hues, while the latter comes equipped with a woven raffia heel.
Dakota Fanning/Acne Audrey Silk and Suede Mules ($500) in Yellow Silk/Mustard Suede
From Celine's buckle clogs to Proenza Schouler's slingback sandals (shown above), it's obvious Dakota Fanning loves her chunky platforms, which is precisely why we've matched her with Acne's equally amazing '70s-inspired mules. Featuring a glamorous mix of yellow silk and mustard suede, these shoes practically beg for a night on the dance floor! If you too are drooling over this fabulous pick, then perhaps you'll love the bold look of Report Signature's Sigsby Peep Toe Platforms ($200) and Topshop's Ankle Strap Wedges ($144).-Jessica Baker
Photo of Dakota Fanning, courtesy of Getty; Photos of Alexa Chung and Charlize Theron, courtesy of Wenn; Photo of Kirsten Dunst, courtesy of X17; Photo of Solange Knowles, courtesy of INF.