The Only Shoe Trends That Will Matter for the Next 6 Months

It was my fellow editor Michelle Scanga who first pointed out her secret for spotting the next big accessory trends: Reformation models. The brand's shoot stylists have kept it up and continue to assemble the latest must-have accessories with each biweekly crop of new arrivals. Covetable sunglasses, bags, and hats are regularly present and accounted for, but it's the footwear they pair with those breezy dresses, tops, skirts, trousers, and jumpsuits that we really keep a close eye on. And, as to be expected, the spring shoe trends they're endorsing are on 10 out of 10 fashion girls' spring wish lists right now.

Some of their shoe styles of choice veer toward the more classic (e.g., Gucci loafers) and some that they endorse are decidedly "trendy," in the best way possible (e.g., Lucite-strap mules). And that's exactly what a well-rounded shoe wardrobe should consist of: both classic and directional styles. Being the fashion detectives we are, not only did we compile a list of shoe trends that Reformation is using on repeat, but we also found the exact shoes that the models are wearing (along with more affordable options for some of them, in case Balenciaga isn't in the budget).

Keep scrolling to shop the only shoe trends that will matter for the next six months, according to the experts at Reformation.

ESPADRILLES

Pictured: Reformation Domingo Dress ($198).

This French girl–favorite brand's espadrilles are a summer staple this year (and they're affordable, to boot).

RED SHOES

Pictured: Reformation Raleigh Dress ($198).

Red accessories and Gucci shoes are everywhere right now, making this pair particularly investment-worthy.

More sizes and more affordable options are also available.

BALLET FLATS

Pictured: Reformation Jett Skirt ($238).

Ballet flats are having a big moment, and as you can see, they can even make a miniskirt and tee look chic.

More affordable options available.

BOW-TIE SANDALS

Pictured: Reformation Sasha Dress ($248).

These versatile heels will be your go-to for summer weddings and date nights.

More affordable option available.

BLACK SNEAKERS

Pictured: Patagonia Centered Yoga Cropped Leggings ($69).

Some are calling classic black sneakers the new white sneakers. The fashion crowd is clearly on board.

METALLIC PLATFORMS

Pictured: Reformation Fisher Pants ($178).

The platform trend is still going strong, and metallic hues are the perfect way to update them for spring and summer.

More affordable option available.

FLAT WRAP SANDALS

Pictured: Reformation Audrey Dress ($178).

Flat ankle-wrap sandals and a summery minidress are a match made in heaven. 

STATEMENT-HEEL MULES

Pictured: Reformation August Skirt ($138).

Cool girls like Dakota Johnson have been strongly endorsing statement-heel mules of late. 

More affordable option available

LUCITE SANDALS

Pictured: Reformation Tati Two Piece ($198).

EMBELLISHED SATIN PUMPS

Pictured: Reformation High Cigarette Jeans ($128).

Satin shoes are the pretty footwear trend everyone is buzzing about this season. We love how they instantly dress up denim.

More affordable option available.