Shoes for Every Spring Activity on Your Calendar

Because it's never too early to start planning (your outfit)

No matter what the thermometer may say (the Boston forecast has not been a welcome sight lately), spring really is right around the corner. Meaning? It’s time to plan for a whole new season of activities – and a whole new season of shoes. Here, the perfect shoe counterpart for each impending warm-weather occasion.

Shoes for Spring Activities

Late March: It’s still a little bit chilly, but the winds are perfect for sailing. These loafers have the preppy look down pat. Just pair with dark skinnies – cuff ‘em if the temps permit – and an oversized sweater. (Like I said, there will be winds.)

Early April: Now we’re getting there! (There being that warm beacon of light at the end of winter.) To celebrate picnic season, head out in these sunny yellow flats (baring just a hint of toe – it’s spring, after all) paired with capris and a light tunic.

Mid-April: If there’s one event that exemplifies why warm weather is the best, it’s the return of alfresco dining – more specifically, alfresco brunch. There is simply nothing like lounging around in the sun while enjoying a delicious meal (and maybe a mimosa). These bright leather sandals, paired with a flowy maxi, just scream lazy Sunday – in the best way imaginable.

Late April: Wedding season is beginning and, unfortunately, sandals just won’t do. Nude pumps (spiced up with some crocodile embossing) are neutral enough for any hue, but a welcome change from those classic black heels. Wear them with anything. Seriously. Anything.

Early May: The long-awaited rooftop party is finally back. So go ahead and rock some wedges with a girly-girl dress (may I suggest a fit and flare number?).

Late May: Yes. The long-awaited summer kickoff – the Memorial Day BBQ – has arrived. Finally! And sunshine calls for sandals. This knotted fabric variety, worn with some denim cutoffs and a simple tank, is perfect for a laid-back, sunny afternoon fiesta. Then? It’s on to the main event: summer.

See? It’s never too early to start looking forward to spring ensembles. Our Spring in Your Step: Wedges, Sandals, & More Boutique opens Friday, February 22, at 11AM.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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February 22, 2013