From designer dupes to on trend platforms, the Steve Madden Spring 2022 collection offers affordable styles to level up your outfit this season!
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After a winter that felt like an actual eternity, there is no better feeling than kicking off the snow boots and reaching for sandals. (After a much-needed pedicure, of course).
And to kick-start the warmer season, I went where I often go for affordable options and endless inspiration: the Steve Madden New Arrivals page. It’s really remarkable just how quickly they crank out new styles – many that follow the hottest trends or are designer dupes. Steve Madden is of course also a reliable source for the classics you kind of expect to see every year. And there’s definitely no shame in that!
Trendy Designer Dupes
The Steve Madden Spring 2022 collection in particular leans very heavily on the platform trend that Versace kicked off last fall. It shows absolutely no sign of slowing down and there are platform sandals and pumps that are perfect for the upcoming wedding season. The especially good news about this trend is platforms offer quite a bit more comfort than your standard stilettos.
I’m sure I’m not the only one also excited to see the Steve Madden Spring 2022 collection features an array of dupes for the buzz-worthy Mach & Mach heels that completely took over during the festive season! The originals are very hard to get your hands on at the moment but the SM team has plenty of similar styles available at a MUCH more affordable price.
If you’re looking for a designer dupe that’s more daywear appropriate — Steve Madden is also serving up his version of the Hermés slides that you’ll be seeing again and again all summer long. Where the originals will cost you over $600, Steve’s version clocks in at an impressive $80!
Y2K and Euphoria-Approved Styles
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have a noticed the return of low-hung mini skirts and butterfly tops.
The resurgence of Y2K fashion is coming on strong and also applies to footwear. We can also credit some (or much) of this to the strong popularity of HBO’s Euphoria and I’m by no means objecting.
After two really not-so-fun years, it’s great to see the playfulness of clear plastic-style shoes and colorful slides once again have their place in society. It can make us all feel like we’re once again walking the halls of grade school. Just give me a tube top, some glitter to pop on my eyelids and a few hair clips and I’ll be totally good to go!
Enjoy an overview of the Steve Madden Spring 2022 collection below and be sure to lemme know if you have a favorite style!
Steve Madden Spring 2022 Collection
Sky High Platforms
Donatella Versace really relaunched a frenzy around platform pumps in her FW21 collection and that continues to spread like wildfire. Steve Madden is serving up several options — including a dupe for the Valentino platform pumps.
The Strappy Sandals
There are those who enjoy the bulky look of a Birkenstock but the Steve Madden Spring 2022 collection leans heavily into the idea that the strappier — the better! Some even round up your legs, creating a wrapped effect that will be perfect for the return of festival season.
Around the Block
Block heels are an excellent way to add some height and style to your look — without out the pain. They’re a much more comfortable option and Steve Madden has several styles ready for your upcoming vacation or afternoons sashaying around town.
The Mach & Mach Designer Dupe
Nothing took over the party-scene on the footwear front quite like Mach & Mach last season. For weddings, nights out and summer garden parties – the Steve Madden Spring 2022 collection includes a variety of dupes for the designer shoe everyone is talking about!
All Tied Up
Arguably the most sexy style of the season are heels that wrap and tie up your leg. Fair warning, though. Be sure to double knot if you’re dancing!
Of course there is always a need for new comfortable classics and while the Steve Madden Spring 2022 collection does rely on the trends, it also offers a variety of traditional sandals that can carry you from season-to-season.
The Versace Dupe
Wedding season is almost here and for your dancing shoes, Steve Madden created much more affordable Versace designer dupes for in-person parties aplenty!
Queen’s Gambit of Checkers
Perhaps the most “funky” options from the Steve Madden Spring 2022 collection? Checkered heels that look like you’re ready to hit the disco! (And you probably are.)
The Hermés Dupe
Being the king of the designer dupes, it’s no surprise the Steve Madden Spring 2022 collection includes a replica of the Hermés slides we’ll be seeing EVERYWHERE!
The Rock Stud Hiatus is Over
If there’s one thing recent Valentino collections have told us, it’s that the rock stud look is officially back in style.
ARE WE CLEAR?
A trend that really takes me back is the resurgence of clear sandals and heels that most definitely Romy and Michele would approve of for your forthcoming high school reunion.
Thank you for reading!
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