A look at my calendar confirms it: The equinox has come and gone, which means that spring is now officially upon us. I'll admit that one of the most exciting parts about ushering in a new season is an excuse to do a little shopping and right now, the internet is really delivering on that front. The new-arrivals sections at a few of my go-to affordable retailers are inundated with the prettiest spring sandals, and honestly, just scrolling through these styles is an uplifting activity I recommend.
The sandal styles I'm eyeing right now also happen to hit on some of the biggest spring trends—shocker—and include elevated thong sandals that channel the '90s, square-toe details to make any outfit more current, and simple mules in an array of candy-colored hues. Pretty soon, sandal season will feel real, and I wouldn't be surprised if many of these pairs were the first to sell out, so now is the time to snatch them up before they do—just saying!
Want to find out which pretty spring sandals I have my eye on (and a few I might have already ordered)? Here, shop the pairs I love from a few of the affordable retailers that always come through, namely Nordstrom, Mango, and Zara.
Peep the stylish NYC crowd wearing chain embellishments this spring.
Thong sandals are happening, people—you'd be wise to snap up this under-$100 pair.
I have these in black, but the pink is really delightful, too.
I'll admit it: Our editor Nicole might have influenced me to consider these.
Between the gladiator straps, square toe, and lime-green hue, these are a pure delight.
It's worth looking at these from various angles to understand how cool the toe strap detail is.
Zara is really coming through with the '90s shoe trends right now.
My co-worker Courtney has these, and I can attest they look just as good in person.
Next up, I found the most exciting spring trends for under $98 (so you don't have to).
Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.
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