Welcome to Weekday Wardrobe, a series in which one Who What Wear editor or staffer will snap a pic of the outfits they wear from Monday to Friday. We'll break down where you can shop it all to inspire your own everyday style, no matter what's on your weekly agenda.
I'll be the first to admit that I'm obsessed with footwear. There are currently no fewer than fifty pairs of shoes stacked in my closet, and yet, I'm here to share five new styles that I think are worth buying this season. Here's the thing: Sorel has some really cool, new spring shoes ranging from sandals to sneakers to wedges, and they're all under $140. Plus, I've already discovered the exact outfits to wear them with thanks to NYC local Jazmyn Smith, who's been wearing these shoes with her spring 'fits. Take the guesswork out of your OOTDs, and keep scrolling to see the shoes and how this city girl is styling them.
Denim and sandals for spring may not be groundbreaking—that is, unless those sandals have a retro, sporty vibe going on. Queue this lime-colored pair from Sorel featuring a chunky sole and statement clasps. "I went to explore the city and wanted to have a pop of color," Smith explains. "The shoes popped, so I wanted a top that matched to tie it all together."
You can never go wrong with a printed midi dress and sandals. Chunky wedge styles, in particular, are trending for spring. "I love open-toed shoes and having an excuse to get a pedicure," Smith says. So it's fitting that she chose black wedges with white soles to bring out her matching white polish.
This look proves that athletic sneakers can and should be worn with more than just leggings. This 'fit is giving cool off-duty vibes thanks to the simple knit top, high-rise denim shorts, and Sorel sneakers, which Smith says are so comfortable they made her want to go on a long walk.
One of my favorite spring uniforms is a crop top and trousers, and this look is reminding me exactly why. I appreciate that Smith chose another pair of chunky, sporty sandals here to keep the look casual and cool.
I love that Smith stuck to a neutral palette for this casual Friday 'fit, but the shorts bodysuit, uniquely shaped sunnies, and white sneakers with colorful details are still so interesting. "I love how many colors are in the shoes but how they can go with anything," she emphasizes.