5 Spring Shoe Colors That Are Guaranteed to Transform Your Entire Outfit

A woman sitting on steps wearing a pink sweater, pink Chanel quilted bag, white flare jeans, pale pink Mary Jane flat shoes

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As we head into the warmer months, spring is the perfect time to ditch the black and inject some lighter and brighter colors into your wardrobe. Whether you’re a maximalist or a minimalist, we can all agree that accessories are the easiest way to do just that. As a footwear lover, I am fixating on the definitive shoe color trends that are taking center stage this season. These five spring shoe colors are all you need to add a healthy dose of happiness to your closet stat. Trust me, it’s hard not to have a smile on your face when you see these fresh hues.

Take a peek below for a few ways to start incorporating these five spring colors into your wardrobe now. Trust me: It’s a lot easier than you think. I found it impossible to not want to give these colors a go. You’ll find all your favorite styles here—whether that be a strappy sandal, sporty sneaker, or Mary Jane flat. So go on and get a head start on shopping for these shades now—they are sure to go fast. From zesty, bright green to the antithesis of last year’s hot pink, these five spring shoe colors are sure to transform your whole closet.


woman sitting on stoop wearing pink top, white jeans, pink Chanel quilted bag, pink Mary Jane shoes

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If last year was the season of Barbie pink, the tides have turned in favor of something lighter. Pale pink ruled the runways, and it’s only natural that we see this color trend hitting stores currently from some of our favorite shoe brands. We love the pastel tone styled with khaki pants or ecru jeans for a modern take.


Woman wearing a checked blazer with light-blue denim, red Gazelle sneakers, tote bag

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Red is still going strong in our books, but we are gravitating toward super-bright cherry tones for spring rather than the slightly deeper hues of winter. This bold red mixes perfectly with your favorite checked blazers and denim now, while we start to transition our closets toward the warmer months. Wear with white summer dresses come June.


Woman wearing silky black lace slip dress, beige shoulder bag, beige T-strap pointy shoes

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You might think this is a cop-out as a color, but hear us out. Think of this putty tone as your new neutral for spring. Forget the black and chocolate-brown footwear of winter, and start mixing this in with all your everyday, ready-to-wear favorites. Major bonus points if you match your shoes to your bag.


woman wearing orange mohair coat, red shirt, green Nike Cortez sneakers

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Maybe we are inspired by the changing nature around us, but a peppy green feels very of-the-moment. This zesty shade is the perfect balance between a fresh, grassy hue and a heritage, retro shade. Mix it with other bold colors if you’re daring or simply a white T-shirt and blue denim for a cool effect.


woman wearing indigo knit ruffle top, leopard-print skirt, baby-blue pointy shoes holding dog

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Pastels for spring might be obvious, but this season, baby blue really is making its return. When it comes to styling, forget the full monochrome look. We recommend mixing it in with unexpected pieces like a leopard-print pencil skirt or simple black kick-flares for instant edge.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.