It’s easy to get stuck in an all-black rut during winter’s dark days. Consider spring’s bright, bold shoes a caffeine kick for your look, jolting you awake and ready for the sunny days ahead. Here are some of the top trends and our favorite picks for each, all available now at Saks. Drink up!
London-based designer Christopher Kane is a darling on the fashion scene, due in no small part to his eye-catching accessories. These bright citron sandals work well with spring’s high-waisted bell bottom denim looks and provide a playful, neon contrast to a khaki safari-inspired dress.
SAKS POV Pick: Christopher Kane Platform Leather Sandals.
All varieties of pink appeared in spring collections from labels like Oscar de la Renta, CHANEL and Jil Sander, making it the shade of the season. Try wearing it on your feet with capri-length denim (for maximum shoe exposure) and a cream peasant blouse .
SAKS POV Pick: Dolce Vita Lulu Suede Ballet Flats
Miuccia Prada’s spring 2011 collection was a veritable circus of vivid stripes in bold green, yellow, orange and pink. It takes a certain amount of confidence to wear them all at once, but sported separately they can be just the thing to spice up a simple white sheath.
SAKS POV Pick: Prada Multi-Striped Elastic Band Sandals
All this talk of going green applies to fashion too—not only because designers are thinking more eco-friendly, but also because the color is such a great accent to spring clothes. Try these patent leather heels with a flirty green-accented printed cocktail dress and matching pendant necklace.
SAKS POV Pick: Brian Atwood Manic Patent Leather Pumps.
Fendi’s color-blocked looks are a smart and easy way to wear different hues at once. The brown grosgrain-wrapped heel of these sandals grounds the playful brights. Try pairing them with a maxi dress in a sumptuous violet.
SAKS POV Pick: Fendi Color-block Grosgrain Sandals
Snakeskin accessories, from luxurious shopper totes to mixed-skin shoes, are must-haves from spring. One of the best examples of this is Jimmy Choo’s super sexy python-printed heel. Paired with a sleek black cocktail dress and a perfect tan, it’s the perfect party look.
SAKS POV Pick: Jimmy Choo Lagoon Snake-Printed Sandals