Transitional Footwear

Shoes for him, her, and both.
Transitional Footwear

For him:

Forget the brogue—this spring we look to the southern staple, the derby. The off-white nubuck will match next to anything. But skip the seersucker suit to avoid looking like Colonel Sanders. Kearny derby by Florsheim, $90. zappos.com (Pictured above.)

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For her:

The patent nude pump is perfect for offices where pantyhose are still part of the dress code. Even if not, the patent round toe pump will elongate any leg—and who doesn’t want that, right? Platswoon pump by Stuart Weitzman, $298. stuartweitzman.com

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For her:

If open toe isn’t an issue, the strappy profile lends itself to the warm pre-summer months. And let’s be honest, the wedge is just more comfortable than a heel. Cannes espadrille by Bettye Muller, $230. bettyemueller.com

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For both: 

We’re seeing color creep into shoes more and more this spring. For fun, pick a pair with an unexpected shade coloring the sole or capping the toe. Jasper Air wingtip by Cole Haan, $148.colehaan.com