Just as exciting as the clothes trends on the catwalks – in fact, maybe more exciting – are the shoes that go along with them. Just by adding a pair of new shoes, you can make an existing outfit look more contemporary or you can make your outfit suitable for different seasons or occasions. Take a look below at all the trending shoes for women that you need to know about this spring.

Over the past couple of years, the whole world has had a lot of time at home. Now, designers are very much focused on you getting out and about again, whether that is for a walk, for a vacation, or for an evening out.

Let’s look at each of the shoe trends you can choose. Let me know which are your favorites, and which suit your existing style. What shoes will you be adding for the months ahead?

chunky sandals

Trending shoes for women - chunky sandals | 40plusstyle.com

Proenza Schouler – Hèrmes – Chloé

Chunkier sandals were a trend last year too. So, if you already added a pair to your closet, you should definitely make sure you still have them ready to wear for this spring and summer. I bought the Bani sandals from Fly which I love and will be continuing to wear them this year. You can view me wearing them in article on the best arch support shoes.


Spring shoe trends - platforms | 40plusstyle.com

Prabal Gurnung – Sportmax – Marni

There were lots of super high platforms on the designer catwalks for this spring. A platform style is a great alternative if you want to add some height but you don’t necessarily want to wear heels.

I’m sure you don’t want to go as high as the Sportmax style (above center), but you could try a lower platform to add an on-trend element to your outfits.


Clogs for spring | 40plusstyle.com

GivenchySalvatore FerragamoAlaïa

Clogs can be a divisive shoe style. But if you haven’t tried them yet, perhaps this year could be the time to give them a shot.

I like the more minimal clog styles shown on the catwalks at Salvatore Ferragamo. You could wear with your wide pants or with a summer dress.

Sculptural / interesting heels 

Trending shoes for women - sculptural heels | 40plusstyle.com

Peter Do – Prada – Leowe

If you want to add interest and some playfulness to your outfit, then how about the trend for sculptural heels?

You could try a see-through heel like those shown at Peter Do (above, left), a heel that doesn’t look like it’s there at all (Prada, center), or choose a heel in an unexpected shape.


Wedge shoes for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Altuzarra – VersaceAlaïa

Wedge heels are always on trend for spring and summer, and there were plenty on display on the spring designer runways.

You could choose a traditional wedge with a raffia heel or opt for fabric, or even a wood look, as shown above right.


Furry shoes among the shoe trends for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Altuzarra – Fendi – Altuzarra

If you aren’t quite ready to give up your cozy slippers, you could choose a furry pair of shoes. Choose a furry pair of heels or flats.


Trending shoes for women - embellished styles | 40plusstyle.com

Altuzarra – Prada – Lanvin

If you’re ready to get dressed up, then the embellished shoes that are on trend for the spring season are perfect to add to your partywear. Look out for jewels, pearls, coins, and flowers.

Lace up boots

Lace up boots for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Louis Vuitton – Christian Dior – COACH

Given that spring is a transitional season, you probably don’t want to tuck your boots away in the back of your closet just yet.

Lace-up boots are the style to choose if you want to make sure your boots are on trend going into the new season. You can wear your boots with your dresses.

mary janes

Trending shoes for women - Mary Janes | 40plusstyle.com

Peter Do – Chanel – Christian Dior

Mary Janes are traditionally seen as a “cutesy” style of shoe. After all, they were originally designed with children in mind.

However by choosing a tougher style of Mary Janes, perhaps with a platform or heel, and keeping the rest of your outfit minimal, you can get a contemporary, sophisticated look.

Ballet flats

Ballet flats for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Tory BurchChanelSalvatore Ferragamo

Another absolute classic for you. Ballet flats are both on trend and comfortable. You can choose a sleek, minimal pair, or opt for a pair with a little bow for a more traditional ballet flats look.

Also, take a look at the best ballet flats to go with everything in your closet.


Mules in the shoe trends for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Altuzarra – VersaceSalvatore Ferragamo

Because mule styles have no backs, they can be tricky to walk in. The key is ensuring you get a good fit and that the toe box fits you well to ensure your feet don’t slip and slide.

You can choose heels or flats depending on what your prefer and what is most comfortable for you.


Slingbacks for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Michael Kors CollectionProenza SchoulerSaint Laurent

An alternative to mules but with a bit more security for your feet is the slingback. There are so many slingback styles you could choose, whether you opt for chunky sandals, a sling pair of pointy toe heels or slingback flats.

Slingbacks can look great worn with your bootcut or flared jeans.

Cushioned shoes for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Balmain – Ottolinger – Bottega Veneta

Shoes with a little volume will definitely add an on-trend element to your look, so are perfect if you have a trendy style personality. You can just add a little cushioning. You don’t have to go to extremes, like the big cushioned shoes shown on the catwalk at Balmain.


Trending shoes for women - t-strap shoes | 40plusstyle.com

Burberry – Hèrmes – Burberry

T-strap shoes were first a big trend in the 1920s, and a century later, they’re definitely back in style. You can choose t-strap sandals for your vacations and t-strap heels for more formal events.

white shoes

White shoes for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Sportmax – Erdem – Versace

There are always shoe colors that stand out each season. For spring, lots of designers decided to pair their outfits with white shoes. Any heel height is on trend, and any style, so long as it’s white.

Fisherman sandals

Trending shoes for women - fisherman sandals | 40plusstyle.com

Peter Do – Versace – Peter Do

You’ve already seen chunky sandals among the spring 2022 shoe trends, and one of the chunky styles you could choose is the fisherman sandal. While fisherman sandals are having a moment, they’re definitely a classic. Wear with your wide pants, your shorts or your summer dress.

Knee high boots for women | 40plusstyle.com

Marine Serre – Givenchy – Christian Dior

Just because spring has sprung, it doesn’t mean that the weather is always warm. You can add a pair of boots to your dresses and skirts to make sure your legs are warm (and stylish) during transitional weather.

Knee high strappy sandals

Strappy sandals for spring and summer | 40plusstyle.com

Valentino – Prabal Gurung – Rick Owens

If your legs are a part of your body you want to highlight, you can draw attention to them with a pair of strappy sandals. If you aren’t keen on wearing straps so high up your legs, you could always choose a pair with ankle straps instead.

flip flops

Flip flops for spring | 40plusstyle.com

MSGMChloé – Rejina Pyo

Designers definitely had vacations on their mind when putting together their runway shows.

If you’re planning your summer trips, choose a pair of flipflops you can easily slip into your suitcase to wear on the beach and at the pool. Opt for your favorite color whether that is a bright shade or neutral.

Pointed flats

Pointed flat shoe styles | 40plusstyle.com

Prabal Gurung – ValentinoMarni

If you aren’t keen on wearing heels, but you want to create the illusion of being taller, a pair of pointed flats can be just as flattering. Pointed flats can look great with your jeans.

Menswear inspired

Menswear inspired shoes for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Gabriela Hearst – Erdem – Versace

Choosing a pair of shoes that are inspired by menswear can add interest to your looks. Opt for loafers, brogues and oxfords.

Which of these trending shoes for women are your favorites? What shoe styles will you be wearing for spring?

Continue reading:

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  3. The Best Ballet Flats To Go With Everything In Your Closet

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