The Top 12 April-Showers-to-May-Flowers Transitional Shoes
Apr 15, 2011 - by Amanda Gabriele
April showers bring May flowers, but what footwear will carry you through this temperamental weather? Here are 12 incredibly versatile pairs of shoes that you can wear in both the chilly, damp air and the warm spring sun.
Rain boots that aren't rain boots - While wellies can be quite hot in the warmer weather, these shorter versions can do double-duty as April shower rain boots now and cute additions to 90s-inspired dresses later.
Clockwise from top left:
Chinese Laundry Nixon Boot $29.99 - swell.com
Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Victorian Flowers Lace-Up Boot $129.99 - infinityshoes.com
Dorothy Perkins Grey Brogue Ankle Boots $33 - dorothyperkins.com
Dressrail Leather Look Zip Front Laced Biker Boots $49 - dressrail.com
Full coverage wedges for socks or bare feet - It might be too chilly for fully exposed feet, but these wedges provide good coverage and look cute with or without socks. Enjoy them now or later with the simple removal of a few threads.
Michael Antonio Studio Garcelle Wedge $99.99 - heels.com
Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Peep-Toe Platforms $650 - giuseppezanottidesign.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs Oxford Wedges $290 - bloomingdales.com
Topshop SCRIPT Hi Vamp Wedges $140 - us.topshop.com
Sneakers that take you from warm to hot - Minus the damp and treacherous winter, sneakers are great for three out of the four seasons. Enjoy these now with jeans and leggings, wear them later with skirts and shorts.
Clockwise from top:
VANS Authentic Lo Pro Zebra Womens Shoes $41.99 - tillys.com
Gucci Studded Leather High-Top Sneakers $840 - net-a-porter.com
Bensimon Tennis Liberty Red Floral Print $43 - shop.moxsie.com
Christian Louboutin Louis Sneakers $835 - barneys.com