Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Happy Feet: SS 14 Style Report

If you're like us, or any other woman this side of the hemisphere, you are ready to add some new key items to your spring wardrobe. Put your best foot forward with our round up of the season's most comfortable & stylish footwear trends (no longer an oxymoron)!

The D'Orsay Flat

Sky high heels aren't the only way to get that long "leggy" look. The ladylike pointy toe flat known as the D'orsay creates the illusion of a long line while still keeping you grounded. Pair with a pencil skirt or a tailored city short for a look that is both office appropriate and commuter friendly.

Halogen | Halogen | Chinese Laundry | DV by Dolce Vita

Halogen | Halogen | Chinese Laundry | DV by Dolce Vita

The Slip-On Sneaker

Slip into this season's chicest trend and my personal favourite the slip on sneaker. Perfect with everything from your favourite weekend jeans to your tried-and-true pencil skirts at the office!

Marc by Marc Jacobs | Saint Laurent | The Blonde Salad x Steve Madden | Sam Edelman

Marc by Marc Jacobs | Saint Laurent | The Blonde Salad x Steve Madden | Sam Edelman

The Ankle Boot

This transitional staple is no newbie to the fashion scene. Rock your favourite pair now with a playful floral dress or later with a chunky knit and skinnies for an instant cool girl ensemble.

DV by Dolce Vita | Jeffrey Campbell | House of Harlow 1960 | Belle by Sigerson Morrison

DV by Dolce Vita | Jeffrey Campbell | House of Harlow 1960 | Belle by Sigerson Morrison

The Colourful Athletic Sneaker

This season the sneaker trend is bigger than ever – especially in bold bright hues. Click through these stylish off duty looks from the PUMA × Solange collaboration for some style inspiration. The quickest and coolest way to update your shoe wardrobe – pick up a pair and hit the ground running! (Pun intended)

Puma x Solange 

Puma x Solange 

The Espadrille

This classic yet oh so stylish warm weather staple has been updated in punchy colours and playful prints. Slip on a pair with a maxi dress for your next Sunday brunch – effortlessly chic!

Tory Burch | Sperry Top Sider | Soludos | Stella McCartney

Tory Burch | Sperry Top Sider | Soludos | Stella McCartney

Afiya says: Love a good flat, always have, always will!! Also want to give a shout-out to the '90s footwear fixtures that are on point for 2014: Birkenstocks & Teva - style flats. Makes everything from shorts to skirts feel current. Don't believe me? Check out this chic snap that I spotted on The Zoe Report:

via The Zoe Report.

via The Zoe Report.

Not to worry, no need to add all these to your wardrobe, but I betcha can't pick just one. You can’t lose, these top five (six!) picks will have your feet singing Pharrell's ‘Happy’ from dusk till dawn.

Met Gala Fashion Panel – in Barbour

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