How To: Style a Floral Shoe for Spring


Earlier this week, we chatted about how to style a bold and wildly patterned shoe, thanks to the folks at Desigual and ideeli. Next up, florals! After all, what could be more appropriate for spring?

Florals, however, CAN be a bit of a style challenge, particularly when your tastes lean a little more minimal or edgy (as mine do!)  BUT, where there's a will, there's a way - here are some ideas on how to work a sweet floral print into your look, from the bottom up.

  • If you're eyeing an open-toed style, like the sweet peep-toe platforms shown above, try creating a little contrast with a foiled metallic or glittery pedicure. I love the idea of gold or silver!
  • For a bolder, more graphic look, choose a LARGER floral print as opposed to something dainty and wee.
  • Use a floral shoe with a more delicate pattern to tear down a more downtown look. For example, I'm LOVING the idea of a flowery pattern adding contrast, femininity and sweetness to a cropped dark indigo jean, harem pant or jumpsuit.
  • When in doubt, go OBVIOUS! Don't hesitate to partner a floral pump, platform or espadrille with a lovely white eyelet skirt or fitted chambray dress. It's a style cliche for a reason - it works!

Do you have any floral shoes in your closet for spring? Tell me all in the comments, and for more beautifully blooming shoes, visit

While all thoughts are my own, this post was produced in association with My Hot Shoes.