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The sun is out and so are new spring shoes

The Spring/Summer 2015 shoes have appeared to be more diverse, colorful and just wow.

Classic forms and shapes were reinvented to bring consumers something fresh, new and more importantly something to brag about. The color combos are sassy, combining metallics with black and platforms to provide an overall killer shoe.

This season, designers emphasized the importance of wearability and being unique — and they delivered. From chic flats to a walking piece of art, your collection is about to rock this spring and summer. Here are the most popular trends:

Sneakers: These have become a must-have item this season. Retro sneakers are the best way to add a casual yet modern twist to any look. It’s pretty daunting trying to find yourself a perfect pair and straying far from the average stiletto. They can be affordable and practical. Give these a look here: H&M, Asos, Urban Outfitters

Pointy-toe flats: It would not be the warm weather seasons without the classic flats. We all love a good round-toe ballet flat, but pointy-toed flats are definitely the new face for this season. Flats have become anything but average. They can be seen embellished, covered in fringe and are finally considered dressy– score! Check out these great options:  Forever 21, Steve Madden

Flatform: Think about a ballet flat with a platform glued on, pretty clever, right?  They have been appearing in collections for several seasons and took over fashion week’s across the globe. Since they are flat, they are comfortable and versatile to be worn with anything. And they make you appear taller — sign me up!  Here are a few affordable hybrid flatform’s: Charlotte RusseNasty Gal, Forever 21

Clogs: Say hello to the wooden clog craze. The ’70s trend has made a big comeback into shoe departments across the board. Jeffery Campbell and Sam Edelman are the top of the retro fashion list when it comes to clogs. They look great with a midi dress (casual or dressy) or even your favorite pair of jeans. Check these out: Forever 21, Steve Madden

Slides: This old school football locker room essential has become a street style seen on the runways of New York Fashion Week. Adidas had their shower slides moment in 2013, but they have been amped up to the next level appearing in Celine’s collection. (Sorry, Katy Perry.) Slides have been seen styled with sleek trousers and blazers. Get yourself a pair of these: Nasty Gal, Zara

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Hailey Geller

Hailey Geller

Hailey is currently a fashion writer for the Emerald's Arts & Culture desk. She was previously the health and safety reporter for the Emerald's News desk.