Stressing over which new shoes to buy is a good problem to have, to be sure, but it's not fair to dismiss it as totally frivolous either. Unless you've got an unlimited budget, you're likely examining the spring 2016 season and thinking about both holes in your wardrobe and how much you can afford to spend on a fresh closet addition. Instead of hemming and hawing over what to commit to, trust in the stars. We examined the trends that came down the runways last September through a lens sharpened by astrological insight and deciphered which shoe trend would be best for each zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 to April 20)
Common traits: Adventurous, pioneering, and confident.
Inspired by the satin ribbons of a ballerina's pointe shoes, statement-making wraps demand to be noticed. While the wearer can decide just how high to coil them, we know you, Aries; It's all the way up.
Bionda Castana for L.K. Bennett, $475, L.K. Bennett.
Taurus (April 21 to May 21)
Common traits: Patient, reliable, and persistent.
Rather than rushing to snap up the latest trendy piece, you prefer waiting to see which looks rise to the top. Now's the time to invest in gladiator sandals, a style that's shown it has staying power.
Sigerson Morrison sandals, $495, Shopbop.
Gemini (May 22 to June 21)
Common traits: Versatile, youthful, and lively.
Keeping on top of trends is in your nature, meaning buzzy, street style-approved shapes are for you. It's all the better if it's a pick that can be styled up or down, as is the case with the season's mule.
Proenza Schouler mules, $750, Barneys.
Cancer (June 22 to July 22)
Common traits: Intuitive and imaginative, but cautious.
The perfect buy for you is a classic style that can be worn a hundred different ways. Timeless flats tick the boxes, offering itself up as an anchor styling piece that your nimble fashion sense will love tying on with both sweet dresses and loose-leg jeans.
Coach Jill flat, $175, Bloomingdales.
Leo (July 23 to August 21)
Common traits: Creative, enthusiastic, and broad-minded.
Something about the natural universality of white shoes will appeal to your mindset, while your creative side will adore the way the color is a blank canvas for whatever outfit you want to create.
Jeffrey Campbell boots, $225, Nasty Gal.
Virgo (August 22 to September 23)
Common traits: Modest, practical, and reliable.
Hearing that fashion's enduring love affair with the sneaker is music to your ears. The comfortable style is unassuming, goes with everything, and is available in a slew of sleek new styles.
Nike Airmax 1 sneakers, $140, Barneys.
Libra (September 24 to October 23)
Common traits: Diplomatic, urbane, and easy-going.
When it comes to fashion, you approach it as you do everything else in life: Fuss-free, please. It makes the slip-on espadrille particularly appealing, especially in a neutral hue that'll match everything in your closet.
Soludos Donut smoking slippers, $75, Madewell.
Scorpio (October 24 to November 22)
Common traits: Powerful, exciting, and magnetic.
Enough with calming neutrals—vibrant splashes of color speak to your personality. Spring's rainbow-inspired shoes make for an accessory that'll draw compliments and comments your way reliably.
Chloé Jamie sandals, $525, farfetch.com
Sagittarius (November 23 to December 22)
Common traits: Freedom-loving, intellectual, and straightforward.
The independent cowboy spirit is one you can relate to, making this season's offering of western-inspired ankle boots an easy choice. Whether stitched detailing or a rounded toe, there's a dose of wide-open-spaces in this trend's DNA that calls to you.
River Islande boots, $128, Asos.
Capricorn (December 23 to January 20)
Common traits: Practical, ambitious, and disciplined.
After seasons of eschewing the once-popular pointy toe, fashion brought back the sharp look in a big way for spring '16. Add a pair to your work-ready rotation, and let the strong shape increase your polish factor.
Gianvito Rossi pumps, $750, Net-A-Porter.
Aquarius (January 21 to February 19)
Common traits: Original, independent, and intellectual.
Spring's runways saw tons of bright, bold, and personality-filled heels, and they were all calling your name. Embrace this season's most attention-getting styles by picking one in an out-there color or a pair with unique details. Case in point: These platforms-meet-clogs with a fun print, too.
Miu Miu sandals, $550, Net-A-Porter.
Pisces (February 20 to March 20)
Common traits: Imaginative, intuitive, and compassionate
If something feels appealing about the bootie-sandal this year, you're spot on, Pisces. The fresh style was seen peppered frequently throughout the season's best collections and is a wise buy to inject some magic into your spring and summer style.
Booties, $198, J.Crew.