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Edited by on April 15 2011 at 5:19 PM

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.

The Top 12 April Showers to May Flowers Transitional Shoes

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 –

Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Victorian Flowers Lace-Up Boot $129.99 –

Dorothy Perkins Grey Brogue Ankle Boots $33 –

Dressrail Leather Look Zip Front Laced Biker Boots $49 –


The Top 12 April Showers to May Flowers Transitional Shoes 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.

From left:

Michael Antonio Studio Garcelle Wedge $99.99 –

Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Peep-Toe Platforms $650 –

Marc by Marc Jacobs Oxford Wedges $290 –

Topshop SCRIPT Hi Vamp Wedges $140 –


The Top 12 April Showers to May Flowers Transitional Shoes

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 –

Gucci Studded Leather High-Top Sneakers $840 –

Bensimon Tennis Liberty Red Floral Print $43 –

Christian Louboutin Louis Sneakers $835 –

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Story by Amanda Gabriele

I stole my first pair of platforms from the Spice Bus in 1997 when Anglophilia was all the rage. Collector of vintage bags, vinyl and kitchen appliances. My dream of becoming a butcher is momentarily on hiatus so I can teach you how to wear muumuus and apply false eyelashes. Follow me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.