Spring 2017 Style Guide

Published by Englin's Fine Footwear on 24th Mar 2017

The first day of spring was Monday, March 20th, which means that spring has officially sprung! Here in Indiana, we're ready for warmer temperatures and sunny skies. Two weeks ago, we brought you our Spring 2017 Season Preview to give you a taste of our newest styles. Now that spring is here, we'd like to give you some great fashion advice to go with some of our hottest shoes! 

'Tis the season of pastels and brights, off-the-shoulder tops and strappy sandals, skirts and breezy dresses. The stuffy layers and muted colors of winter are giving way to fresh looks that we adore! Read on for some of our favorite trends and classic spring fashions, then shop our latest sandals and more.

Cool Coral: The OluKai Po'iu

Featuring the OluKai Po'iu in Mustard/Bone. Also available in Black.

Coral is a shade that's seen a lot of popularity in recent years, whether it's in clothes, shoes, or makeup. As pink's cool, sassy cousin, coral will draw eyes wherever you go. It's a fun and vibrant color that can evoke thoughts of an island paradise or a day on the beach. No matter how you wear it, coral is sure to brighten your day!

Here we've created an outfit around a pair of cropped pants in coral. The top combines three spring trends: multi-color, "cold shoulder", and floral, and its fluttery design will look airy and beautiful in the spring breeze. Accessories in pale blue, like floral earrings and a cute bag, help soften the bold brightness of the look. Cat-eye sunglasses in a complementary shade, a great eyeshadow look, and a swipe of pale or colorless lip gloss help tie this outfit together.

We have lots of new OluKai shoes this spring, and this island-inspired brand will go great with your coral vibe. We chose the strappy OluKai Po'iu in Mustard/Bone for this ensemble. The Po'iu has a carefree grace that is perfect for the season. OluKai names all their styles using Polynesian words, and "Po'iu" means "glorious"—which is how you'll feel when you wear them! The Po'iu's comfort lies in its contoured polyurethane midsole, which is covered in vegetable-tanned vachetta leather. With a gladiator sandal design and a comfy footbed, the OluKai Po'iu is the simple yet chic fashion piece you need for spring 2017!

UGG for Spring: The UGG Classic Unlined Mini Perf

Featuring the UGG Classic Unlined Mini Perf in Aloe Vera. Also available in BlackMarino (Navy)Mole, and more.

Another great way to rock coral is to pair it with a more muted color, like we've done here with sea green. This tropical floral dress in cream features bell sleeves, which allow you to make a fashion statement while keeping your arms warm during the cool early spring. Similarly, a pair of coral leggings will protect your legs from chilly breezes. With a bold, colorful ensemble like this, you'll want to keep the makeup and accessories toned down (though a coral lip works fine!). If you have medium-to-long hair, rock a loose, curly updo. Finish it all off with a cute pair of sunglasses, and you're ready for a day of fun.

The UGG Classic Unlined Mini Perf is a brand new option for ladies who love their UGG boots. Don't want to give up that awesome UGG style when winter ends? This unlined, perforated version is your dream come true! There's no sheepskin liner in this adorable UGG boot, so you don't have to worry about your feet overheating as temperatures climb. The upper is made of soft suede that's perforated for extra breathability. Inside, you'll find a light cotton lining and a leather insole. And like your favorite UGG New Classics, this short boot features a Treadlite by UGG™ outsole that's grippy and durable while remaining flexible and lightweight. Draw envious eyes wherever you go with the UGG Classic Unlined Mini Perf in Aloe Vera!

Navy & Blush: The Birkenstock Gizeh Vegan

Featuring the Birkenstock Gizeh Vegan in Navy Microfiber.

If coral's a little too in-your-face to suit your fashion sense, blush is a great alternative for spring. It's not as eye-catching and bright; rather, it's soft, sweet, and romantic. This pale pink is on-trend and ideal for a season when you'll match the blooming flowers.

Here we've paired blush with navy, a darker shade that will help this look carry over into summer. This gorgeous off-the-shoulder top is given a more casual vibe by the corduroy skirt in blush. Choose accessories like a bag and sunglasses in similar shades of pink, but when it comes to your jewelry, you have a lot of freedom. We picked some simple geometric shapes in silver, but the lack of embellishment in this outfit means you can go a little wilder with a statement necklace or big, dazzling earrings if you wish.

Our shoe for this ensemble is the Birkenstock Gizeh Vegan in Navy. The Birkenstock Vegan line, which is new to the U.S., provides animal-free versions of the brand's most popular styles like the Birkenstock Arizona sandal and the Birkenstock Boston clog. The upper of the Birkenstock Gizeh Vegan is made of synthetic microfiber, which looks and feels like soft nubuck leather. Like all Birkenstocks, the Gizeh Vegan features a contoured cork footbed that molds to the unique shape of your foot, providing a personalized fit over time. This footbed has a deep heel cup, arch support, toe bar for enhanced grip, and spacious toe box, all the ingredients for extraordinary comfort and support. When you choose the Birkenstock Gizeh Vegan, you not only get a stylish, cozy shoe— you support cruelty-free fashion!

Learn more about the Birkenstock Vegan collection here.

Teal for Spring: The Cobb Hill Petra Mary Jane

Featuring the Cobb Hill Petra Mary Jane in Pewter. Also available in BlackBordeauxBrown, and Navy.

If pastel shades just aren't your thing, don't despair! There are myriad ways to represent spring's fresh beauty in your wardrobe, and you definitely don't have to stick to the classics. As an example, in this look, we've opted for a teal-and-gray color combo, but we keep it seasonal with floral print and naturalistic accessories. Breezy ruffles and a cropped top make this outfit better suited to late spring, after winter's chill is a distant memory. A fringed boho bag and a shimmery makeup look are the perfect accessories to this simple ensemble.

You can't go wrong with a pair of mary janes for spring. This style, characterized by a strap across the instep, embodies youth and energy more than any other shoe type. The Cobb Hill Petra Mary Jane features delicate, floral-inspired detailing that makes it ideal for spring wear. This sweet shoe is crafted using the Strobel method, which helps it to be both durable and flexible. The EVA outsole's 1-inch wedge heel gives the Petra a hint of height, adding a bit of flair that most mary janes don't have. The Cobb Hill Petra Mary Jane will have you feeling as youthful and filled with joy as spring itself!

Casual & Cute: The SAS Siesta

Casual & Cute featuring the SAS Siesta

Featuring the SAS Siesta in Bone. Also available in Black.

Sometimes, you just want a simple, effortless outfit that keeps things casual without sacrificing cuteness. You want to pull on a top and jeans and be good to go! We hear you. This easy look is as basic as it gets and highly modifiable, so you can swap out different colors and styles of shirt, but we went with a lacy top in classic cream. This short-sleeve blouse exudes classic beauty and feminine grace. Distressed denim adds a spirited edge, but you can opt for undamaged jeans to keep things a little less casual.  Turquoise jewelry gives this ensemble a pop of complementary color, breathing life into an otherwise staid look. Keep your makeup look to subtle nudes and pale pink shades, accessorize using similar colors, and you have a look that's both carefree and chic.

If you want a shoe that's spring-ready but offers more coverage than a sandal, give the SAS Siesta a try! This moc toe lace-up offers extraordinary comfort from heel to toe. Plus, any shoe that's named after naps is all right in our book. Supple leather forms this shoe's upper, swathing your foot in breathable softness. A cushioned lining, padded arch, and soft heel cup add to the plush, cloudlike coziness. The SAS Siesta in Bone completes this adorable outfit and makes every step feel as great as the last! 

Golden Days: The Dansko Pamela

Golden Days featuring the Dansko Pamela

Featuring the Dansko Pamela in Blue Jewelled Suede. Also available in Black Jewelled Suede and Taupe Jewelled Suede.

According to designers and fashion magazines, yellow is the color of spring 2017. We're here for that! This canary yellow mini wrap dress is our new favorite way to glow. Layers of ruffles sweeten this vibrant dress, making it a smart choice for spring or summer. Wood jewelry adds a unique, nature-inspired touch, while a brown leather hobo bag keeps all your necessities close at hand. Add on some deep red lipstick and a manicure that matches your shoes, and you'll be as gorgeous as a ray of spring sunshine!

We offered contrast to the golden yellow by pairing it with the Dansko Pamela in Blue Jewelled Suede. The Pamela's gold beading and rhinestones help tie the whole look together! This convenient thong sandal is easy to slide into for the girl on the go. Like all Dansko shoes, the Pamela offers amazing comfort. Its contoured footbed is made from cork and memory foam to provide you with personalized support. This beautifully ornamented sandal gives you 1½ inches of heel height while keeping you stable and comfortable. Flaunt the Dansko Pamela with all your favorite skirts and sundresses!

What's your spring style like? Fresh and trendy, quirky and bold, or classic and cute? Follow us on Polyvore for more fashion fun!