Lucinda Air oxford pump, Cole Haan ($298)
Oxford fatigue was bound to set in after numerous seasons of churning out the familiar style in the same stale adaptations. Fortunately for our lackluster soles, Cole Haan has introduced a fresh take on the classic in its Spring footwear collection, including candy-colored flat and heeled creations in multicolor varieties. From beet red to chickadee yellow, these vivid shades will add some spring to your step and a muchneeded lift after months of cold, somber tones. Hand-painted leather and innovations in textiles such as Cole Haan’s patented Nike Air technology lend the high-heeled brogues a chic makeover and surprising comfort. Color-coordinate with the cherry blossoms: Take a stroll around the Tidal Basin in a pair of these beauties, and feel winter melt away. Tysons Galleria, 703-506-2115.
Photography by Brian Klutch