Lighten Up

Trade in winter's darker colors for spring's neutrals

  • Cork heel ($335), by Stuart Weitzman, from Neiman Marcus, 505 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-2600,
  • Cork flat ($575), by Chanel, also from Neiman Marcus
  • Embellished flat ($369), by Calleen Cordero, from Pumpz & Company, Galleria, 952-926-2252,
  • Wedge ($450), by Prada, also from Neiman Marcus
  • Chunky heel ($595), by Robert Clergerie, from n’etc., 5005 France Ave. S., Mpls., 612-922-9321,
  • Peep-toe ankle boot ($350), by Sigerson Morrison, also from Pumpz & Company
  • Platform pump ($94), by Sam Edelman, from Ladyslipper Boutique, 4940 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-224-1900,

Step into neutrals. You’ll see them this spring from head to toe. Start at the bottom, trading black boots for something light and lovely. From flats to wedges, stacked heels to peep-toe ankle boots, the shade comes in a style to suit every outfit. Expect lots of texture, such as cork, as well as bows and architectural influences.