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If we have one sartorial weakness, one item that elicits primal — even carnal — reactions, one piece that has the power to drain our bank accounts and make a month of eating-in so worth it, it's the shoe. And, this is the time of year when shoe shopping gets serious. After slogging through months of slush in the same-old Wellies, we're ready to put something fun on our feet. Great timing, because spring merch is on its way. We’ve pulled together a primer on 12 styles that'll be this year's Céline slip-on or Jenni Kayne D'orsay — the looks your life will feel incomplete without come March.
Before you resign yourself to another month (or year) of frugality for the sake of new shoes, know that not all of these styles have diet-inducing price tags. Some of our picks are so beloved because they're accessible. And, while the trend-starters might be a bit spendy, there's sure to be a pair fit for your budget. Click through to see the 12 steppers that really stepped it up, and then stay tuned for a shopping story that dives deeper into each It style. Yep, it's shoe-shopping season.