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The Best Transitional Shoes for 2016


While spring is on the horizon, it’s still feeling cold and gloomy outside. For those of us that want to wear some of the latest key trends, this might pose a problem. So, how can we boast a contemporary look and still dress appropriately for the weather? The solution; transitional shoes! If you’re searching for the perfect shoes to take you from winter to spring, take a look at our favourite styles and how to wear them.

Do: Opt for an ankle boot

Ankle books look great all year round, especially with leggings, jeans and casual dresses. They’re an incredibly versatile shoe and Chelsea boots, in particular, are popular with a range of celebrities, from Alexa Chung to Victoria Beckham. We love these LTS Chelsea Leather Ankle Boots for a laid back look that can be paired with your favourite fashion items. For a smarter alternative, we love these Gab Forward brogue style flat boots, which are ideal for work or leisure.

Don’t: Choose sheepskin or faux fur boots

Keep flat sheepskin or faux fur boots strictly for winter. Whilst they’re super comfortable and snug, you’ll be limited as to how long you can wear them for. Once the warmer weather hits, you’ll need to ditch them for something cooler.

Do: Flats are in

If you prefer a comfortable flat shoe then you’re in luck as flat shoes are perfect to wear from winter until spring. The key transitional shoe this year is the loafer. We love these nude patent loafers for extra comfort and style. Nude is a great alternative to black and not only will these keep your feet warm, you’ll be able to style them with your favourite jeans or leggings for a chic, casual look. We also adore these navy blue ballerina shoes which will look stunning with blue and red tones for a cute sailor look.

Nude patent loafers from Evans
Nude patent loafers from Evans in wide fit up to a generouse size 10 UK

Don’t: Wear sandals

Keep sandals purely for summer. The transitional period between winter and spring will mean ice cold toes and freezing feet, which won’t be very comfortable when you’re outside for long periods.

Do: Go for a closed toe

When it comes to an occasion shoe, go for a closed toe that will keep your feet and toes warm in the colder weather. These shoes will take you straight through to spring and summer seasons and are ideal for pairing with a little black dress or smart outfit. We love the gems court shoe for an evening party or winter wedding. For those that love a heel, we are lusting after the super sophisticated dark grey stiletto heel for a chic alternative to black.

Don’t: Go strappy

Strappy shoes may look great with a dress, but save them for summer when the sun is shining. Strappy heels or flats are perfect for wearing with shorts or skirts, so keep them on hold and choose a closed toe which is far warmer and season appropriate for winter and spring.