The arrival of spring has a similar effect for most: the urge to run outside, breath in fresh air and celebrate as many extra minutes of daylight as possible once the clocks move forward. But reality is: You still have to go to work. As a consolation, spring also means it’s time to ditch heavy footwear in favor of something more seasonal.
The best work shoes for this time of year must strike a perfect balance: They can be lighter and more open-toed, but anything that too closely resembles beachwear will not likely be HR-approved. Thankfully, all you need to know is in the five shoe trends ahead that are office- and spring-ready.
Now that you can begin to ditch the socks, welcome back the always-sleek mule. Try a super pointed toe and low vamp for an especially elongating effect.
Next up: Loafers are forever an office classic. For traditionalists, this shiny black pair will become a Monday-to-Friday go-to.
Ankle Strap Sandal
Sandals at the office can be tricky — not impossible. A good rule of thumb for bringing them back this spring: Avoid anything that suggests your OOO message is on and choose clean silhouettes with study straps.
Accented Pointed Toe Pumps
A forever trend, clean-cut pumps have a place in any office. For spring, try softer hues and a substantial heel width — something that ensures you can commute in your shoes and not just have to store them under your desk.
Croc Embossed Bootie
Finally, the end of winter doesn’t mean you have to ditch your boots entirely but it couldn’t hurt to try a new approach. These spring-ready colors will be perfect for pairing with trousers and dresses, and feel so much fresher than your average black bootie.