Hot Shoe Trends for Spring 2009: Neutral colors & woven shoes

Multicolored shoes were the topic of the last Hot Trends feature, but our next discussion of spring 2009 shoe trends will shift to the other end of the color spectrum with neutral-colored shoes, most notably woven and braided styles.  Neutrals are huge for spring and it makes sense with nearly everyone trying to get the most bang for their fashion buck.  Go-with-everything shoes in earthy shades of taupe, cream, brown and beige are a smart choice, but going neutral in color doesn’t mean going understated in style.  There’s plenty of room for high drama here, so let’s check out a few bold pairs:

Nine West Kentaro This stunning pair is one of my favorite new sandals for spring.  The extra-small stud detail adds just enough edge to this strappy sandal, making them perfect for dressing up or down.  You can preorder this pair in brown or black for $89 at Nine West.  Get an extra $10 off when you apply coupon code NWFALLV8 at checkout.  Shipping is also free.  Coupon expires 2/28/09.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Chip Mall Add some contrast to your neutral, but retain the versatility, with this gorgeous t-strap sandal in black and brown.  The possibilities for this style are virtually endless and you can get them at Piperlime for $89.  Shipping is also free.


Colin Stuart Braid Platform Sandal If you’re looking for a braided leather shoe with an extra dose of sex appeal, this sandal fits the bill.  The extra high (over five inch) heel vamps up this pair, which is offered in cream, brown or black at Victorias Secret for $95.  Spend over $100 and get $15 off when you apply coupon code GETVS until 3/11/09.  The same code also takes $30 off $150 or $75 off $250. 

ALDO Jolly Go for pure glam in this sophisticated woven sandal in cognac or black.  It’s available at ALDO for $90 and you get 10% off with coupon code 95188785 at checkout.  Shipping is also free.  If you’re looking to spend less, I found a similar, but much more affordable style at Delias.  Get their Stella Braided Sandal in brown for $39.50 and free shipping when you apply coupon code DXAW25 at checkout.

ALDO Soroa Check out this serious stunner, also from ALDO.  It features three ankle straps, an extra-high heel, zip-up back and plenty of decorative studs all over.  Get this style in medium brown, cognac or black for $110.  Take an extra 10% off using coupon code 95188785 during checkout.  Shipping is free.  Update: The brown version of this pair is now marked down to $79.98 and get 10% off with STUDADV817002 coupon code.

Spiegal Woven Leather Wedge Slip off those super high heels, but remain on trend, with this cute wedge style from Spiegal.  It has woven leather straps that create a patchwork-like effect and a perfectly pretty 2.5 inch heel.  This style is on sale for $79, but get another 20% off using coupon code 274 during checkout, bringing the total to $63.20.  Coupon expires 2/28/09.

Classified Beevo Vegan Wedge This slingback wedge is another more casual style that’s perfect for spring.  It has a basket weave upper in chocolate brown and a natural burlap heel.  It’s offered for a great price too.  LuLus has it for $28.50 and coupon code LOVELULUS takes another 15% off, making the total $24.22.

Dollhouse Jacosa Platform Hurachi Finally, we have this amazing beaded sandal with woodgrain heel from Dollhouse.  This style is sure to turn heads and DSW has it for $69.95.  Get another $10 off with coupon code DRIVE2 and free shipping with second coupon code BFRSHP during checkout.  You must be logged in to your DSW Rewards account to use the codes (free to join).  The $10 off coupon ends 2/28/09.

3 Responses to “Hot Shoe Trends for Spring 2009: Neutral colors & woven shoes”

  1. Nine West Kentaro for $66.75 at Macys | Fairy Shoe Princess Says:

    […] shoe sale, which includes the Nine West Kentaro sandal, a style I mentioned previously in this Hot Trends feature.  This strappy, studded little number is reduced from $89 to $66.75 and comes in black and […]

  2. Nine West Kentaro for $56.75 at Nine West | Fairy Shoe Princess Says:

    […] love this strappy and stud-adorned Nine West Kentaro sandal (previously mentioned here), so I went straight to the source (i.e. the Nine West web site) to find the best price on it.  […]

  3. Shoe Trends Spring 2010: Warm weather, hot shoes | Fairy Shoe Princess Says:

    […] Neutral shoes were big last year and they are back again this year – and for good reason.  Neutral shoes go with virtually everything – including those little pastel sundresses that so don’t work with our dear friend black.  Even though metallic sandals provide a similar level of versatility, neutral shoes have a nice bare leg effect when you pick a pair that is similar to your own skin tone.  Some even say it has a slimming effect, which certainly doesn’t hurt either. […]

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