Stoked for the changing of seasons — and the big wardrobe change-up that comes with it — but your bank account looking a little puny? Not to fear. You can get in on the best of spring with a nominal budget, you just have to be a little more strategic than your flush-with-cash sisters. And for strategic spring shoe planning, we have you covered. All the big trends are accounted for in our roundup: pool sliders, chunky heels, "ugly" shoes that strike just the right cord and metallics galore. Whatever your look (or budget) you'll find the perfect springtime shoe for you.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.