Glamorous Shoes: On a Budget!
One of the hardest things in life is a pair of cute shoes that are actually affordable! Ok, I might be exaggerating just a little bit, but on a serious note it can be very different to find a good pair of shoes that are comfortable, trendy and are not uber-expensive…Although I do enjoy designer goods, I realize that times are tough these days and not everyone can spend $250+ on the latest shoe fashion. So, the goal for me is to find shoes that meet 3 basic criteria:
1. Trendy. I like to update my wardrobe to keep up with the current fashion. This generally means that I will add a few pairs of shoes that are ‘edgy’ to my shoe collection, but I try not to go overboard in this section.
2. Cost. It is not realistic for me to purchase shoes that are ridiculously expensive and that may only be in style for one season. Therefore, I look for shoes that fit easily within my budget.
3. Comfort. This is perhaps the most important factor while determining whether or not I will purchase a particular item. Growing up my mother taught me the importance of wearing ‘great’ shoes, and I have held onto this wisdom as an adult. I understand that high-heels will never be completely pain-free, but I try to stick to shoes that will put the least amount of stress/strain on my feet.
One of the shoe places that I shop frequently is at Baker’s. These shoes are moderately priced, and there are a number of different stores across the United States in shopping malls. This store does a great job of keeping up with the latest fashions and trends…their shoe game is definitely on point!
Another shoe store that I visit on a regular basis is DSW. These stores are relatively large and usually found in an array of places, including outlet malls. This company is unique because their stores are warehouses, where they have tons of shoes to choose from. I like this store because they carry a wide range of shoes, from pumps to boots to trainers. I can pick up a few items here effortlessly without running around to a bunch of different stores, which cuts down on a lot of aggravation and makes for a much better shopping experience.
It is possible to find glamorous shoes on a budget!