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Stylish Spring Shoes for Spring 2013

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Chase away winter doldrums with a flirty pair of new shoes for spring. One of the best things about footwear is you can play around with a trend, like tribal, floral or neon brights, that you are shy to wear elsewhere. Who knows, once you have it on your feet, you may get inspired to take more of a fashion risk.

1. Ankle Strap Shoes

Ankle strap shoe

Whether you're looking for a sandal or a pump, a shoe with an ankle strap is a must. Many come in a color blocked style like this French Connection Nina update on a classic Spectator shoe. The leather sandal features an adjustable strap and buckle closure at ankle.

The French Connection Nina ankle strap shoe comes in sizes six through 10 and is also available in a snakeskin and nude combo. The shoes currently cost $120.

2. Crocheted Slip On Flat

Tom's crochet shoe

If you haven't yet invested in a pair of Tom's shoes, this pastel crocheted version just may be the one to convince you. The crocheted shoe has a leather footbed and arch support so they are as comfy as they look. And as with all Tom's shoes, for each pair purchased, the brand donates a pair of shoes to a child in need.

Style Tip: Consider the white version for a comfy second shoe for your wedding!

Tom's Crocheted Slips are available in sizes five through 12 and come in eight colors. They currently cost $57.95.

3. Bright Statement Shoe

Ivanka Trump Pink Patent Heel

Jazz up a basic black or tan dress or suit, add an 80s flair to your skinny jeans or go all out in a bright floral dress — these shoes can handle it all! The Ivanka Trump Tatiana open-toed, patent leather heels also have a sexy back cut out and 4 1/4-inch heel.

The Ivanka Trump Tatiana heel is available in sizes six through 10 and also comes in mint green, nude or black. They currently cost $135.

4. Tribal Wedge

Ella Moss ikat wedge

Not sure about sporting an ikat print top or jacket? Try the trend on your feet. These Ella Moss Evelyn Wedges feature a brown leather upper with an orange, ikat print wedge. Sure, they will pair easily with khaki or brown, but don't be afraid to mix prints, like a thin stripe or animal print. If you wear it near your face, there will be plenty of room between the two.

The Ella Moss Evelyn Wedges are available in sizes six through 10 and also come in tan and black. They currently cost $228.

5. Peep Toe Floral Pumps

payless floral pump

Floral is another huge trend for spring that works equally well from head to toe. These Payless Fioni Bow Pumps are so affordable, they make it easy to dip your, well, toe into the floral print waters. The all pink heel gives these a touch of attitude. Want to make the shoe even less girlie? Wear with black skinny jeans or anything leather.

The Payless Fioni Bow Pumps are available in sizes 5 through 13 and also come in faux tan suede. They currently cost $29.99.

6. Rafia Slingback

Aerosoles slingback

For a fail safe work option, this Aerosoles Cheer Up rafia-esque slingback is the shoe for you. With it's kitten-heel, closed-to and sweet bow, the shoe will go with all your favorite spring dresses and suits. And because it's from Aerosoles, you know it will be comfy.

The Aerosoles Cheer Up Slingback is available in sizes five through 12 and also comes in black, black and white stripe and floral. It currently costs $69.

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