Splurge vs. Save: Summer Shoes

summer shoes

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Tabitha Simmons Mules // Schutz Mules // Alexandre Birman Pumps // Tony Bianco Pumps // Gucci Loafers // Steven Loafers //  Alaïa Pumps // Tony Bianco Pumps // Alexander Wang Sandals // Raye Sandals 

I am very strategic when it comes to what pieces of clothing and accessories I splurge on.   Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to what they like to spend their money on, but I always advise my clients to pick and choose carefully because some pieces are trendy and won't be in style past one season.  For example, I am a big proponent of splurging on handbags because a nice handbag can instantly make any outfit look amazing.  When it comes to shoes, for the most part I think along the same lines with some exceptions.  Since living in NYC, I realize how much of a beating my shoes take.  Between the subway, dirty sidewalks, winter elements and grates my shoes always end up looking beat up.  I think that there are certain shoes that are worth the high-end price tag and others where you are better off getting the look for less.  If the shoe is super trendy like these embroidered Gucci loafers or studded pearl shoes, I recommend getting the less expensive version because they probably won't be in style for more than a few seasons.  On the flip side, a classic pair of black pumps or over the knee boots that you will wear over and over again are worth spending a little more on because you get more use out of them.  Shoes that are more expensive are usually made with higher quality materials so they tend to wear a lot better than a synthetic shoe would from Zara.  Today I have rounded up some of the biggest shoe trends right now at both a higher and lower price point.  Happy shopping!

xx,

Colleen

Holiday Gift Guide: Shoes

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Dolce Vita Sandals // Ann Taylor Leopard Flats // Schutz Pumps // M. Gemi Heels // Rag & Bone Boots // Vince Sneakers // Anine Bing Boots // APL Sneakers // Sergio Rossi Pumps 

Hello City Luxers,

Today I am continuing my holiday gift guide with one of the best presents to receive--SHOES!  Every girl I know loves shoes and you can never have to many.  My favorite shoes are ones that you can wear with multiple looks so I tend to gravitate towards neutral colors like black, nude and tan.  I also love a leopard shoe because they can be used to spice any outfit up a little bit.  All of my picks are ones that I am currently lusting over for my own closet (secretly hoping my husband reads this post...).  All of these picks would work well with so many different looks!  To shop my picks, click the links above or the gallery below.

xx,

Colleen