Cheap Thrills: Footwear Edition

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There’s nothing we love more than a gorgeous pair of shoes, and nothing is scarier than the price tags that usually come with our picks. But good taste doesn’t always mean the most expensive option (although we’re still lusting after those Gucci mules with snake heels), especially with the new wave of mid-2000’s-inspired fast fashion that seems to be upon us. Read on for our roundup of pairs that’ll satisfy any shoe aficionado worth her salt without breaking the bank.


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Image via mindbodyswag.com

Speaking of mules, we aren’t over them yet. There’s something irresistible about the fairytale appeal of gracefully sliding your foot into a shoe. While we love the look of these serpentine Chanel’s, their price could get us a round-trip ticket to Disneyland. Choose these effortless Sam Edelman pumps with a perfect price for your happy ending.

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Can’t justify shelling out $450 for a pair of Golden Goose sneakers that look like someone else already got them dirty for you? Us either (unless they’re massively on sale). Opt for these Pumas with a similar silhouette and doable price tag instead. They’ll seem worn in after a week thanks to NYC streets, but if you prefer the pristine look, we recommend makeup remover for getting the grime off leather.

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These Stella McCartney beauties  are worth investing in, but if you aren’t ready to take the plunge, consider William Rast for more affordable options that’ll help you walk just as tall. We love the height these give us without the pain of wearing heels all day, plus the silhouette has enough edge to perk up a straightforward outfit.

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The statement sandal of summer sixteen has been various iterations of these Elina Linardaki  or Mabu by Maria BK sandals, but their cost could sap the joy out of any pom-pom lover. This sunset-hued alternative from ASOS is sure to bring a smile to your face (and wallet).

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Image via Pinterest/Shopstyle

The recent revelation of Rihanna’s talent for walking in heels over subway grates and never getting caught has us craving strappy stilettos that’ll help us strut like a boss. We love the look of these fringed Aquazurra “wild thing” sandals, but this pair from Steve Madden is sassy and a savvy buy.

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Anya

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