Chic and Comfy Spring Shoes

Springtime means blooming flowers, April showers, and the perfect excuse to stock up on new shoes. As much as we love a stiletto, our busy, active lives demand that we take both comfort and style into account. Luckily, we can have our cake and eat it too with these comfy and chic shoes!

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Embellished Flats

Supermodel Karlie Kloss shows us a pair of jazzed-up flats work just as well for formal occasions as they do for a weekend brunch.

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Faith B-Amoss ivory satin flat shoes, $80, asos.com

springshoes-pastelbootiesPeep-Toe Booties

A pair of midheel peep-toe booties will effortlessly take you from spring to fall and everywhere in between. Try playing with an on-trend pastel color, which also is hot for all seasons. Model Liu Wen opted for baby blue, but pink, mint green or lilac work just as well!

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Nine West Miraculous dress sandals, $99, amazon.com

springshoes-leatherespadrillesEspadrilles

While her sisters wore their sky-high heels for a cross-country flight, Kourtney Kardashian smartly opted for a pair of easy-luxe espadrilles. Her warm-weather-friendly flats get a downtown-edgy update with sleek leather.

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Club Monaco Ryan leather espadrilles, $150, clubmonaco.com

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Silver sandals will be a staple in your spring and summer wardrobes. The metallic sheen complements a spectrum of colors. Plus, a chunky heel brings you stability in anything from slouchy boyfriend jeans to a dressy flared midiskirt, as seen on Rashida Jones.

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Coach Lexey heels, $198, coach.com

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Flat Ankle Boots

Add a white-hot pair of booties to your go-to flat ankle-boot arsenal. Wear them with jeans and a printed spring coat like Emma Roberts, or pair them with shorts or tapered trousers. Edgy and comfy—can’t go wrong with that.

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Miista Marci moto boots, $254, urbanoutfitters.com

springshoes-pastelsneakersLuxe Sneakers

If you didn’t get the memo, luxe sneakers are the hottest accessories for the season. So take a cue from Rihanna (and her Chanel kicks) and wear them in an Easter-egg hue with a skirt (or just your weekend-casual jeans). Your feet will thank you.

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Saucony Jazz Low Pro sneakers, $53, nordstrom.com

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Sienna Miller brightened up her spring neutral outfit with a pair of low-heel, cap-toe pumps. A gold-accented pair makes for the perfect statement shoes to wear at the office—stylish but not too out-there.

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Elie Tahari Sasha kitten heels, $250, bloomingdales.com

springshoes-balletflatsPink Ballet Flats

Grab a pair of pink shoes to go with your pink coat! Or wear them with spring-ready white jeans and a slouchy sweater, like Eva Longoria. Either way, with ballet flats you’ll be on-trend and on the go.

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Kate Spade New York Brynn flats, $198, nordstrom.com

What Spring shoes are you Stepping Into?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Top Trends for Spring

Here are the top 12 trends you’ll want to try this Spring straight from the Runways. The best part, you ask? Get the look with key pieces from my stylishly curated shopping list and Spring into Style!

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Liquid Metal

For both day and night, liquid-like metallic fabrics give even the most understated pieces a moment in the spotlight.

Get The Look:

Jules Smith Rose Golden Americana Choker($114); River Island Metallic Mini Skirt ($47); Three Floor Behaviour Self Dress ($297), Blessing-Co Clear accent peep-toe booties ($55)

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Blurred Lines

An optical illusion will always be cool, especially in a black and white palette. Thankfully, it’s a huge trend for spring!

Get The Look:

Equipment Collarless Brett Clean Shirt ($248); Blessing-Co Diamond Print Skirt ($12); French Connection Kamilla Heels ($130); H&M Loose-Fit Pants ($30); Opening Ceremony Wave Crepe Pencil Skirt($365); Blessing-Co Check Leggings ($15)

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Good Sports

So many athletic references for Spring, one would think fashion was a competitive sport.   Raglan, mesh and sneakers came together on the runways as a mash-up of tennis, track, baseball and more.  Spring training starts here!

Get The Look:

BCBG Brooks Sweatpant ($158) in Heather Grey-Black; DKNY Nylon Baseball Cap ($65) in Wave Blue; Gap Neon Colorblock Sport Socks ($5) in Lilac Surge; Alexander Wang Ribbed Jersey Top ($425) and Ribbed Jersey Skirt ($395); Puma Women’s Mesh Tee ($30) in Black; Mango College Oversize Sweatshirt ($60) in Black

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Strap Happy

The schoolgirl staple, the backpack, has edged out the oversized clutch as the must-have bag for Spring. Clap your hands and say “Yeah!” because this carryall is hands free.

Get The Look:

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack ($395) in Hot Red; Nasty Gal Take Me Away Mini Backpack ($58) in Black; MGSM Floral Backpack ($176) in Purple; Tory Burch Marion Backpack ($475) in Black; Blessing-Co Red Runner Backpack ($52)

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Globetrotter

You probably have plenty of travel destinations you want to cross off your list. Start channeling your inner globetrotter now. All you need is a little help from these chic pieces!

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Voz Collective Tribal U-Shape Wood Necklace($45); Topshop Tribal Border Wide Leg Trousers($90); Loeffler Randall Rooney Fisherman Sandals($395); Blessing-Co Rhinestone and Pendant Statement Necklace ($20); River Island Black Woven Tribal Dangle Earrings ($30)

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Feminine Masculine

Men’s shirting is back in the fashion spotlight this spring, courtesy of labels including Band of Outsiders, DKNY, Erdem, and more. This season however, it’s taking a softer turn with feminine features like lace inserts, and shirtdresses.

Get The Look:

Acne Studios Late Poplin Shirt ($220); New Look Macy Clutch ($25); Swear Charlotte Cut-Out Brogues ($255); Summer Fresh Lace Insert Top French Connection ($98), Rebecca Taylor Cotton Poplin Dress ($295)

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Garden Party

Florals are synonymous with spring, but this season designers are turning it up a notch with bigger, bolder blooms on everything from sportif silhouettes to statement-making footwear.

Get The Look:

Blessing-Co Neon Flora Bag ($36); Pixie Market Viola Floral Dress ($189); Gap Printed Pointy Flats ($40); J.Crew Collection Floral-Print Cotton and Silk-Blend Jacket ($300); Blessing-Co Sunnery Floral Jumpsuit ($45)

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Blue Streak

Navy, cobalt, indigo, teal, sapphire—you name it, blue is the hue to wear this spring. With so many ways to wear the color, this trend is sure to find a place in your wardrobe.

Get The Look:

Coach Bleecker Daily Leather Shoulder Bag($198); Madewell C’est Bon Pullover ($88); Ted Baker Epine Coat ($425); Blessing-Co Glam Military Dress ($35); Kenzo Palm-Print Triangle Bikini ($220), Tibi Fog Easy Vest ($525) in Navy/Black Multi and Fog Pants with Buckle ($398) in Navy

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Pack Mule

The shoe of S/S 14 is undoubtedly the mule. Seen on the runways of all four fashion capitals, it is the footwear style on everyone’s short list. Style options range from wedge to stiletto and everything in between.

Get The Look:

L.A.M.B. Sharon Mule ($275); Leather Wide Heel Mule Zara ($100); Guess Vandan Pointed-Toe Slides ($97); 10 Crosby Derek Lam Mule ($375); Topshop Gabi Mule Point Toe Shoes ($110)

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Into The Fold

Pleats  appeared on everything including dresses, jackets, skirts and tops. With all of the movement of a flowing gown, the surprisingly feminine design has been reimagined to look exceedingly hip.

Get The Look: 

Coach Madison Hobo ($398) in Pintuck Leather; Blessing-Co Khaki Pleated Dress ($36); Michael Michael Kors Pleated Stretch-Knit Dress ($160) in Green/Navy; BCBG Avi Pleated Gown ($498) in White; Blessing-Co Embroidered Maxi Dress ($30)

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On The Fringe

The favored trim of rock stars and bohemians make a much needed comeback this season with a decidedly western flair.

Get The Look: 

Junya Watanabe Fringed Cotton Shirt ($490); Express Suede Fringed Strap Heeled Runway Sandal ($98); Rebecca Minkoff Finn Clutch ($195); Blessing-Co Fringe Skirt ($28)Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Calfskin-Suede Fringed Shorts ($298); Blessing-Co Festival Fringe Bag ($40)

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Stroke Of Genius

Modern art found its way onto every major runway this season. Painted pieces are definite must-haves. Check out the top pieces you’ll need to play the Picasso of your spring wardrobe.

Get The Look:

H&M Strapless Dress ($70); Topshop Limited Edition Floral Placement Print Tee ($100) in Cream; Blessing-Co Glam Girl Mini Dress ($35); Mrs. Jermyn Neon Natural Paint Party Clutch ($69) in Cream/Pink

Have a Stylish Spring!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Seaworthy Style

Even if you don’t know the stern from the bow, you can up the ante on your Seaworthy style in these Nautical picks.

seaworthy-c-wonderC. Wonder Anchors Away sweater

Give a nod to classic Americana style with this comfy sweater fit for a fishing boat or a dinner date. $88; cwonder.com

Seaworthy-BikiniNorma Kamali striped bikini

Get into a seaward state of mind with this blue and red bikini! $120; saksfifthavenue.com

seaworthy-coachCoach Anchor stacking ring

This gold-plated trio of rings is perfect for stacking and sailing. $88; coach.com

seaworthy-superdrySuperdry Sports Bra

This sports bra will keep you supported and styling at the gym or a beach run. $18; superdry.com

seaworthy-roxyRoxy Oceanside Beach pants

Keep it casual in this breezy drawstring option. $39.50; nordstrom.com

seaworthy-urban-outfittersUrban Outfitters Anchor earrings

Add a nautical touch to any outfit. $10 urbanoutfitters.com

NauticalAnchorDressBlessing-Co Nautical Anchor Dress

Anchors away! $23 Blessing-Co

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Pretty Presents for Mom!

Show her how much you care! Spoil Mom with whatever will delight her with these Pretty Presents!

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The Kit: Moroccanoil Repair Essentials Kit, $64.60; moroccanoil.com

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The Dress: Saint James for Coach Long Dress, $198; coach.com

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The Polish: Laqa & Co. Nail Polish Pen, $14.95; kirnazabete.com

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The IPhone Case: Uncommon Customized iPhone 5 Case, $39.95; getuncommon.com

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The Sunglasses: Coach Claire Sunglasses, $198; sunglasshut.com

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The Lipstick: Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Collection, $18 each; spacenk.com

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The Notebook: Smythson Mum’s the Word Wafer Notebook, $60; smythson.com

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The Body Cream: Bonpoint Pale Pink Body Cream, $65; bonpoint-boutique.com

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The Bracelet: Ariel Gordon Charm Alphabet Bracelet, $65 – $435; arielgordonjewelry.com

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The Bling Box: C. Wonder Flower Bling Box, $42; cwonder.com

Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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