Summer Style Guide: Shoes And How To Shop Them

Hello Lovelies!!

I am still getting back in the groove of posting regular fashion and beauty content since March, ok wow! But this morning I asked y’all for some help deciding what to write and I am so glad you chose SHOES! I haven’t talked about shoes much on here but I wanted to break down my philosophy on shopping this summer, why I do not spend too much, and what I value when building my wardrobe!

First, let’s get into what I mean by philosophy and values with shoe shopping. The basics of all this involves how I differentiate between investment pieces, splurges, dupes, etc. A lot more than you think goes into a purchase, and as much as I may love something there are certain reasons why I will never buy them. Let me show you what I have to better explain how I break this all down!

Investment Shoes

These shoes almost never go on sale but are designed to last for years. Some say designer shoes fall into this category but personally, I find that value is seriously lost with some brands either do to longevity, support, structure, etc. The main investment shoes in my closet are my Birkenstocks. They typically last me 3 years (I wear them essentially every day) and so far I have purchased three pairs (two with cork, one plastic for pool days).

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Currently, my favorite Birks are my white ones and I just love how they make my outfits feel more put-together!

Dupe Shoes

Like the name says, these shoes look A LOT like some designer shoes, and that is why I got these Sam Edelmans! They totally look like the Princetown Loafer from Gucci but…

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… they actually come in wide sizes! An even more perfect reason to invest! I love these shoes when I am trying to look profesh but still be myself!

Splurge Shoes

These are shoes that I cannot TOTALLLYYYY justify but I still love them. My example for this category are my three Tory Burch shoes. The only reason why I bought each was because they were discounted in some way. My flats I found on Poshmark, the black heels were final sale at Nordstrom Rack, and my new flip flops were randomly price matched at Nordstrom! Sure, I got a better deal, but even at a discount these are still a splurge!

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Inexpensive Shoes

Here is the fun part this summer! Recently I have fallen in love with what I call “color under $50” aka cute shoes that make an outfit way cuter but will not break the bank! The reason why I try to go cheap with these shoes is because I do not know how comfortable they are and I have no idea how often they will be worn, but aren’t they so cute!!

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Sorry these are just my favorite shoes this summer! They air perfectly with white, and make you want to go out and get a cute pedi to match!

White Sneaker Shop

These are a complicated mess. I am honestly still on the hunt for a good casual sneaker, but one pair of white sneakers I love is actually these Linea Paolo shoes I found on sale! I love dressing them up with a blazer, and of course Nikes are great too. But again I am still looking for the right kind of cute, comfortable, and casual!

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Ok I know this post may seem a little different from the norm, but I will keep y’all updated on my hunt for the perfect shoes!! For now visit this link to shop my favs! Thank you for reading!

xx,

A

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