Mesh Flats Are Spring’s Biggest Shoe Trend — Here’s Where To Buy Them

It’s time to show your toes.

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By now, the fashion set is accustomed to seeing sheer outfits at every possible event — award shows, fashion week, and even weddings. But, these days, there’s a new body part stylistas are keen on revealing: their feet.

While spring is typically the season to flaunt your toes, the continual rise of mesh flats — AKA spring’s it shoe — has given girlies a whole new way to parade their pedicures. Chrissy Teigen, for example, co-signed the trend, chicly exposing her toes while out shopping.

Not to be confused with sandals, the concept of the mesh flat is simple: much like its clothing counterparts, your feet are covered by fabric — it just happens to be translucent. From classic, no-fuss ballet flats to luxe options engulfed in rhinestones, beadwork, and pearls — keep scrolling for the chicest mesh styles that will level-up your feet pics.

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For a shoe that’s pretty in pink, consider these square-toe Mary Janes. Angular toes are one of spring’s biggest shoe trends, so you really can’t go wrong.

Nothing screams summer more than a pair of beachy espadrilles, IMO. And this Loeffler Randall ballet flat fusion is high up on my vacation shopping list.

A ballerina silhouette with a smattering of crystals is the perfect glitzy pair to add to your closet.

If ballet flats are a tad too feminine for your taste, consider the naked trend in loafer form. This pair is particularly edgy, due to the silver hardware and leather trim.

A dainty bow and lone top strap make for a simple design that’s peak balletcore.

For extra decadence, try a pair with intricate floral embroidery. These babies are literally a work of art on your feet.

For those who want a bit of bling, these aqua Charles & Keith flats come with a rhinestone-encrusted anklet strap.

This dainty pair — in black and baby pink — might just make you point your toes and do a little plié.

If your style sways between dainty and edgy, combine both in one eye-catching shoe. These crystal and stud-encrusted flats by Valentino are the perfect blend.

How does one elevate the humble mesh flat? By incorporating a saucy lace-up detail.

There’s a reason why these Dear Frances shoes are Instagram famous. They may look classic, but don’t be fooled — these shoes definitely make an impact.

As one of the most famous sheer shoes on the internet, Alaïa’s fishnet ballet flats sell out fast — so order yours ASAP.

Thanks to the romantic floral embroidery, these Khaite shoes are almost too pretty to wear. Almost.

Fans of the dramatic will love these lime green sock shoes, both for the crystals and the colorway.

Go the classic route in minimalist ballet flats with a dainty ribbon. The timeless style will serve you for years to come.

This pearl-encrusted Jimmy Choo design is how Blaire Waldorf would take on the naked shoe trend.

These rainbow-hued rhinestone-encrusted mules are still very much sheer — just way more colorful and so, so sparkly.

Stand out in a high-shine pair in metallic silver, like these flat pointed-toe mules.

An easy favorite, these beauties mix multiple trends — including balletcore and the translucent look — into one wearable design.

Classic Mary Janes, in beige mesh, can be dressed up or down as you please. They’re the ultimate go-with-everything flats.

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