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Petal power

Be it a print or an embellishment, the floral trend in women's fashions travels south to the feet. Floral prints can be found on peep-toe pumps, sling-backs, and did we mention flip-flops? As for accents, look for flowers fashioned from leather, suede, patent and more. A fun trend for spring. Poetic Licence pump, at Get Heeled.


Up front

There's plenty of action all the way up the foot this spring. The "caged look" -- described on the Nine West Web site as "city sandal meets gladiator glamour" -- is one popular version of this. Think strappy -- both wide and thin straps -- but T-straps, sometimes embellished, come into play here, too. Ancestral sandal, by Nine West.


Spring boots

We're talking lighter-weight boots with such details as roll-down cuffs and peep-toes (to show off that manicure, of course!) The look often is slouchy; the colors, lighter for spring. Look for soft leathers but also fabrics such as canvas. Wear them with leggings and tunics, skinny jeans, even skirts or dresses. Blowfish boot, at ShoeFly.


A little shine

Popular last spring, the metallic look continues as both a versatile and trendy choice. It's not a matter of what style you will find them on, but rather what style you will not. Sandals, oxfords, sling-backs and pumps are just a few. Soft silver and bronze also work nicely on embossed patterns such as faux reptile. Kelly & Katie wedge, at DSW.


Flat-ter yourself

If 3-inch heels are outside your comfort zone, flat shoes and sandals will keep you grounded. You'll look up-to-the moment as well because all of the latest trends -- florals, metallics, etc. -- can be found on flats as well as heels. While there are many neutrals, you might not be able to resist such colors as yellow. Mossimo flat, at Target.

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