This summer has been marked with some rather, well, “cheap” fashion trends—seashell earrings, beaded bags, and flip-flops to name a few. For fall, though, expect things to be a little more polished. This is especially true when it comes to shoes. From nouveau pumps to modern strappy sandals to crystal-embellished heels, there are a number of shoe trends on the lineup that are set to elevate any look. There is one that will make you look wealthier than you are. This, my friends, is the mock-croc trend.
The crocodile-effect shoes were spotted on the runway at shows like Ganni, Rejina Pyo, and Tory Burch but have since been adopted into the shoe collections of designers like By Far and Zara. The magical thing about this shoe trend is that it feels endlessly elevated and elegant, but instead of having to invest major dollars in it, you can get mock-croc shoes that look expensive but are a fraction of what the real deal would cost. Ahead, shop my edit of the best faux-croc shoes for the season ahead.