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Spring 2018

Spring Shoe Trends

Madison wearing platform sandals

Close up of her platform sandals, they're orange

Madison against a graffiti wall

Madison showing off her sandals

The snow has finally melted in Missoula meaning SPRINGTIME; only the best season to exist! Change in weather means change in wardrobe and I am all for that. My personal favorite piece to change from winter to spring are shoes! Shoes can really change the whole vibe of an outfit bringing a simple outfit to a trendy one and a little too dressed up outfit to a more casual look, and of course a winter look to a spring look.  I put together some of my favorite shoes for this season that all work for an everyday look and there’s at least one affordable pair linked to each!

PLATFORM SANDALS:

I love me some platform sandals, they are so versatile! I have seen so many different style, colors, and patterns which makes styling them super easy. The ones that I am wearing above are from Target and only $32, such a steal! These specific shoes add the right amount of color to a somewhat plain outfit, and if you’re like anything like me and only have neutral colors in your closet these are a necessity for spring! I’ve linked my exact pair below, and some other styles I love!

                                                                                               Yellow strapped platform sandals Orange platform sandal with straps tied around anklesMetallic platform sandals

RAIN BOOTS:

Even though it is getting warmer doesn’t mean it’s not wet outside, April showers bring may flowers 😉 Don’t get me wrong, black Hunters are also my go to when its wet outside, but sometimes you need to have a little fun with your shoes on such a dreary day.

Grey shiny ankle rain boots

Short yellow rain boots with side zipperBlack ankle rain boots with red lining

VANS:

OK yes, I wear vans all year round but white and pastel ones are my go to for spring. The light wash colors make your outfit feel more springy compared to black vans, and since there’s no more snow on the ground they wont get dirty! Literally can wear vans with just about anything, a patterned pair can amp up a simple tee and jeans outfit, and a plain canvas can be worn with a dress to make it a bit more casual. If you ever see me on campus 9/10 times I’ll be wearing a pair of these.

Baby blue sneakers with checker printBaby pink sneakers with velcro strapswhite sneakers

 

MULES:

I wish I hopped on this trend forever ago, mules are honestly just the perfect mix between casual and classy. I don’t have much to say about these except that everyone needs a pair in their life.Suede light pink slide on flats

Yellow suede slide on sandals with bow and cutouts

That’s it, those are my top picks for spring shoes! I hope the sun comes out a little more so you guys can try out my favorite shoe trends!

 

Thanks for reading! (All photos of me taken by Killer Kate Photography.)

 

Madison

Spring 2018

Outfits to Transition Into Spring

Thank goodness spring is almost here. I just say “almost” because in Montana we are still getting some sprinkles of snow every now and then! Its hard when you want to actually dress like its spring but you still have to wear all the sweaters, boots and jackets. I put together a few outfits and some tips that could help transition your wardrobe into the warmer weather!

1. Wear Light Colors

Flat lay of cream tennis flats, floral handkerchief, white sweater and light wash jeansWhen you still want to be warm but look like you are also dressing for spring go for a light colored sweater or light wash jeans. There is just something about light and bright colors that makes an outfit feel more spring like. If its really chilly you could add a long sleeve underneath your sweater to keep the look the same but adding a little warmth! I added some pastel pink shoes and a hanky. I have been obsessed with handkerchiefs in my hair and this little one is a floral print which is all the more perfect for spring!

Outfit Details

Sweater: Target

Jeans: Asos

Shoes: Bohme

Handkerchief: Romwe

Greer wearing the outfit

2. Add Layers

Flatlay of floral pants, brown shoes, brown belt and white sweater

I know it isn’t ground-breaking to add a cardigan to an outfit, but seriously it’s the way to go! Layering is such a good way to add to an outfit and stay warm without taking away from the main focus. If you are wearing a skirt or a pair of fun pants, wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath, then a cardigan, denim jacket, or light jacket makes you feel warm but you still get the same spring look. Also wearing any type of flower print instantly screams spring!

Outfit Details

Cardigan: Old Navy

Top: Target

Pants: T. J. Maxx

Shoes: Target

Belt: thrifted

Greer wearing the outfit

3. Wear Your Winter and Fall Boots

Flat lay of overall dress, floral crop top and light tan booties

You don’t need to put the boots away anytime soon here in Montana. Adding tall boots, heeled boots, or your ankle booties to your dresses make you look more weather appropriate if you even feel brave enough to wear a dress. This awkward between-the-seasons time of year is hard to dress for because you can quite pull out the sandals yet but also boots and a sweater still feel too much like winter. So mixing a dress with boots is a little bit of a compromise.

Outfit Details

Top: Forever 21

Denim Dress: Romwe

Boots: Marc Fisher

Greer wearing the outfit

Alright y’all lets keep hoping spring is right around the corner because I think we all could use some sunshine already! Until then keep layering up and wear as much spring time clothing you can!