10 spring shoes with walkable heels


Maryam Nasser Zadeh sandal

The only time I put on anything with a really high heel anymore is when I go on dates. The rest of the time, I crave comfort, and I know you do too, because this is a frequently-requested post. Lucky for us all, low heels are kind of a thing at the moment, and there are many quite suitable options to choose from. Maryam Nasser Zadeh makes tons of splurgy pairs, and I am especially enchanted by this red number.

Mango platforms

Platforms aren’t technically low heels, but I’ve included a couple anyway because of their supreme walkability: this pair is pretty classic in a 70s way that I like.

ATP Atelier pumps

A grey pump is a nice departure from black and a stylish touch this time of year.

Everlane pumps

And here’s another great pump, currently waitlisted at Everlane, but worth waiting for, to my mind.

& Other Stories mule

Just a very simple, versatile mule.

Mango sandal

This could not be much more adorable and is dirt cheap.

Kork-ease platform

I love Kork-ease: there is no more comfortable platform—or if there is, I haven’t found it—and this pair is neutral enough to go with just about anything.

Intentionally Blank sandal

This strikes me as a good, solid work shoe.

Topshop pump

pointy toe pump in a really fun hue.

Rachel Comey sandal

This silver sandal is appealingly retroish without looking costume-y.

Dresses with grown-up hemlines, spring edition


good one for kicking around on summer weekends.

DKNY dress—Dresses with grown-up hemlines

This dress is a little tricky, but not intimidatingly so, and the lines are really sophisticated.

Maje dress—Dresses with grown-up hemlines

I am actually really tempted to go to Maje on Prince Street this afternoon to try this  floral  midi dress on, because they’ve got it in the window and it’s been tempting me for days.

& Other Stories dress—Dresses with grown-up hemlines

A pleasingly simple shirtdress with a nice, subtle print.

James Perse dress—Dresses with grown-up hemlines

Sexy, but also really easy-looking.

Rachel Comey dress—Dresses with grown-up hemlines

I think the ruching business at the shoulder is quite cool.

Frame Denim dress—Dresses with grown-up hemlines

Lacing like this almost always looks cheesy to me for some reason, but here, I really like it.

I can’t resist a star print.

Wardrobe classic: Cropped pants


I like cropped pants all year round (and have held forth more than once on the appeal of wearing them with boots) but this time of year is when they really make the most sense. I always feel like a crop just makes my whole outfit feel more together and tailored somehow, even if the pants in question are on the casual side. I like pairing them with clogs, of course, for a little height, and even sneakers sometimes, if I’m just kicking around.

White army pants are kind of a revelation, and I like the twisted seam.

Just a rather perfect pair of skinny pants, simple as you please. (And here’s your cheaper-and-quite-similar option.)

These just look like fun, and I like the elastic at the ankle.

An elegant pleated navy pair that tapers down nicely.

These are quite similar, but they’re black.

Since I’m in a camo mood lately, I had to include these.

And these pants just tickle me, what with all those adorable dots: they’re a good choice if you’d like to try a pair of pants with a print but the prospect also scares you, because the dots are pretty subtle.

These are quite nicely tailored, and I dig the army green.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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