The trick, when sifting through the piles of last season's sale merchandise at Bluefly, is to pay a rock-bottom price for something that will take you through the upcoming season. Among the leftover shoes I found several pairs that would in fact work better with a spring wardrobe than with clothes from last fall or winter. Case in point: Kate Spade mules in mustard suede, marked down from $225 to $112.99 (6.5 and 8 are the only sizes left).
Likewise, Delman's ballet flats, in a shade of blue that screams Easter egg dye, just weren't right for slush and snow (marked down from $245 to $112.99, most sizes 5-9 are available). Yes, they're velvet, but velvet has miraculously transformed itself into a three-season fabric. Pair them with a knee-length khaki-colored cotton skirt with a ruffly hem (am I recommending this just because I own such a skirt? Possibly).
And polka dots? These Guiseppe Zanotti white patent leather pumps are miraculously still available in sizes 7.5 and 8 (marked down from $375 to $225). But first, ask yourself: do you have the appropriate hat -- think cabbage roses and pink netting -- to complete the look?