The 5 Transitional Shoes You Need for Spring

Zara Espadrille
Zara wrap-tied espadrille, $70.
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We all know the struggle of spring dressing: One day it’s too hot, and the next day it’s too cold. The temperamental weather can make getting dressed a serious style challenge — but we’re here to help. Below, we’ve rounded up the five essential footwear styles you need to easily transition into spring.

1. The Cut-Out Bootie
A cut-out bootie is the perfect transitional shoe for spring. It can be worn with or without a sock, meaning weather and temperature are never an issue. We love Chloé’s neutral brown leather style with a wooden block heel.

Chloe Bootie

Chloé cut-out bootie, $995; Net-a-porter

2. The Low-Top Sneaker
Step into spring with a fresh low-top sneaker. While winter was all about boots or high-top sneakers, you can finally wear those lower-cut silhouettes. We suggest Axel Arigato’s clean white style with pink sole, which adds an unexpected touch.

Axel Arigato Sneaker

Axel Arigato low-top sneaker, $225; Net-a-porter

3. The Heeled Mule
Mules are one of spring’s biggest trends. A heeled version can easily go from the office to happy hour — and much like the cut-out bootie, it can be worn with or without socks. Try Dorateymur’s sleek patent style below for a more refined take.

Dorateymur Mule

Dorateymur patent mule, $460; Farfetch

4. The Printed Loafer
The spring loafer is the perfect option for running errands (or commuting, if you’re located in a city). Try updating the timeless style with a punchy leopard print. Dune’s sleek style below is an affordable, and tasteful, option.

Dune Loafer

Dune leopard-print loafer, $79; Selfridges

5. The Wrap-Tied Espadrille
If you hit a warmer spring day (beach, anyone?), the wrap-tied espadrille is going to be your new friend. Easily slip it on and go. We love Zara’s gingham version in neutral black, white and navy — you can wear it with anything.

Zara Espadrille

Zara gingham wrap-tied espadrille, $70; Zara

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