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Now that we're in mid-March, you're probably dreaming of all the colorful, charming skirts and dresses you'll be buying soon to celebrate spring in style. I have one suggestion for something you should purchase before any of that: a comfortable pair of everyday sneakers. Sneakers for spring? Yes! I guarantee that yours will get plenty of use this season -- and remember that comfort doesn't mean you have to forego style or a fresh, bright springlike color palette. You can still have fun with this staple!
Check out this pair I'm loving, the lilac Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars (pictured, on sale for $36 at Zappos). They scream city chic, and their lovely pale purple shade also screams spring. Converse sneakers are also super comfortable and durable, and they go with everything -- jeans, shorts, even a casual dress or skirt. I wear mine on the way to work, on the way to do errands, on the way to the gym, and so on. Everywhere!
If this sporty urban look isn't your thing, I found three more pairs of sneakers at great prices that really capture the spirit of the season: the floral, flirty Keds Champion Sport Shoes ($29.99 at Kohl's) which satisfy your inner girly girl; the slip-on Canvas Whale Shoes ($7.50 at Forever 21) for your preppier moments; and the cheery Sperry Bahama Plaid Boat Shoe ($55 at Lord and Taylor) which make a posh but practical statement -- and will clearly transition easily into your summer wardrobe, too!