Spring Footwear That Will Knock Your Socks Off

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After months spent undercover in boots and wool socks, your feet are ready to step out into the sunshine. And if you need a holiday as an excuse to show off your smashing new pedicure, you’ve got one. May 8 is National No Socks Day. No kidding. For inspiration on spring and summer footwear, take a look at how some of your favorite celebrities have been putting their best sock-free foot forward on the red carpet.

Stiletto

At the Divergent premiere, Bella Thorne strutted the red carpet in a crop top and skirt combo. Her sky-high sandals were the perfect accessory to keep the look polished and ladylike.

Out and about in New York, Karolina Kurkova pounded the pavement in a gorgeous ankle-strap stiletto.

Nude

Paint your pout and toes in pink, but opt for nude shoes, as Leighton Meester did with a strappy sandal at The Tribeca Film Festival.

Katie Holmes paired her navy zippered dress with nude pumps. A smart choice for any woman who wants her legs to look longer, and that includes almost every woman.

Ankle Straps

At a recent London press conference for Victoria’s Secret, model Candice Swanepoel kicked up her heels ... and showed that a glittery ankle strap can be every bit as sexy as lace lingerie.

Filigree

Bella Thorne has a great shoe closet! At the MTV Movie Awards her silver sandals had the delicacy of a great piece of jewelry. It’s a shoe that would fit in just as well with your favorite skinny jeans.

Knee-High

If you miss your tall boots, you’ll love the calf-climbing pumps that Jill Wagner wore to the MTV Movie Awards. Notice how they match her bracelet; we call the look “tasteful bondage.”

Peek-a-Boo

Divergent star Shailene Woodley won best-dressed raves for her outfit at the MTV Movie Awards. The Balmain dress was long-sleeved and leather with a hint of skin at the midriff. Her strappy Jimmy Choo sandals had the same edgy-feminine vibe.

Patterned

If you can only buy one pair of heels this spring, you might want to follow Jessica Alba’s example and pick a pair with a black and white pattern. They work with everything from a little black dress to pastel pieces, as Jessica shows here.