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.
This French girl–favorite brand's espadrilles are a summer staple this year (and they're affordable, to boot).
Red accessories and Gucci shoes are everywhere right now, making this pair particularly investment-worthy.
Ballet flats are having a big moment, and as you can see, they can even make a miniskirt and tee look chic.
These versatile heels will be your go-to for summer weddings and date nights.
Some are calling classic black sneakers the new white sneakers. The fashion crowd is clearly on board.
The platform trend is still going strong, and metallic hues are the perfect way to update them for spring and summer.
FLAT WRAP SANDALS
Flat ankle-wrap sandals and a summery minidress are a match made in heaven.
Cool girls like Dakota Johnson have been strongly endorsing statement-heel mules of late.
Lucite, or "naked," sandals were once considered tacky but are now undeniably cool.
EMBELLISHED SATIN PUMPS
Satin shoes are the pretty footwear trend everyone is buzzing about this season. We love how they instantly dress up denim.
Next up, find out which shoe trends Lauren Conrad is endorsing for spring.