Good news, fellow fashion klutzes: the bright colors, bold patterns, big-time shine, funky embellishments,and ever-present peep-toes that characterize the seasonâ€™s wobbly wedges and perilous pumps look just as good in the form of foolproof flats. Now you can take â€œtaking a spillâ€ off your spring to-do list.
Flamboyant colors and patterns are going to be huge this spring. Reportâ€™s lacy, ocean-blue Cassie peep-toe flats ($44) fit the big-color bill and Betsey Johnsonâ€™s hot pink-and-floral Jonila flats ($165) are outrageous enough to be the only statement piece you need until summer.
Not into brights? Versatile two-tone patterns are also making it big. Bettye Mullerâ€™s polka dotted Canopy skimmers ($304) are preppy and feminine (think Julia Robertsâ€™ polo scene in Pretty Woman). Calvin Kleinâ€™s shiny Gracyn flats ($90) combine three big trends: two-tone, peep-toes and patent leather.
If itâ€™s the reflection-generating super luster of patent leather you crave, Marc by Marc Jacobsâ€™ red patent leather ballerina flats ($235) are a grown-up take on the ruby red slippers, and at $15, American Eagleâ€™s black patent Fiona flats are a total bargain.
Want the shine without the sheen? Metallics are hot, too, and Cole Haanâ€™s Air Beau Mary Janes ($156) make comfort look chic in quilted gold. Delmanâ€™s Metallic Ballet Flats ($150) are accented by a delicate bow. If itâ€™s a daring metallic accent youâ€™re after, look no further than Tory Burchâ€™s Reva Ballet Slipper ($195), complete with a giant gold medallion that lends drama and grace to these dressy flats.
For more great spring footwear styles, check out our guide to Spring Shoes.