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Stylish Shoes to Wear With Spring’s Printed Pant

Cropped, printed trousers have been popular for several seasons now, especially come spring, when it seems like all anyone wants to do is shed the gray layers for something colorful. The easiest way to wear them is to pair with a neutral, solid-hued shoe; wouldn’t it be a bit more unexpected with a color-block heel instead?

Take a look at this inspiration shot from the past fashion month — the combination of a vivid purple-and-brown-printed pant with a sleek white kitten heel trimmed in black is graphic and eye-catching. Since most people are leery of a light-colored shoe, a good alternative to recreating this look is to choose one that is equal parts black and white, making sure to keep the toe detail white. Then simply add black tights or thin socks to provide an extra layer of contrast and also warmth during these transitional months. Click ahead to see three ways to wear the pairing, at all different price points.