I Hate Buying Cheap Shoes, But I'd Buy These Anyway

Don’t get me wrong: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with buying anything cheap. In fact, I celebrate an amazing, affordable fashion find, but as a general rule of thumb, when it comes to accessories, I make a big effort to invest in high-quality pieces I know I’ll wear forever whenever I can. Consider it a side-effect of throwing away one too many fast-fashion, trendy heels over the course of the last several years.

Nonetheless, there are, as always, a few cases in which I make exceptions. For example, if the shoes are cute and they hit on a trend I’m not ready to invest a ton of money in yet. Or if the shoes are they’re so good and expensive-looking that I’d be a fool to say no. Or lastly, if they’re truly everyday shoes and I foresee wearing them a lot and walking around in them, in which case I’d prefer to buy something on the affordable side, rather than splurging on something I may damage from overuse.

As you can see, my criteria aren’t the easiest to meet, which is why I feel pretty confident in saying that if there are cheap shoes I’d buy, they’re probably worth buying. On that note, shop the under-$100 pairs I’m loving and considering adding to my cart (if I haven’t already) below.

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Opening Images: @laurenegg; @trustmebuythis