I’m someone who looks at and thinks about designer shoes a lot. There are approximately five to 10 pairs (at least) on my wish list at any given time. While I do splurge sometimes, I obviously can’t have every pair that my heart desires, by any means. But luckily, I take solace in the fact that there are tons of affordable alternatives to my dream designer shoes out there.
I’m focusing specifically on pretty heels at the moment. It’s safe to say that the predictions of heels being “over” (when we all stopped wearing them during 2020 and much of 2021) were false. I think that people missed them, and there’s really no replacement for a beautiful pair of heels.
Many designer brands have really been prioritizing pretty heels lately (which is often the case in the summer), but they’re not cheap, with most pairs averaging between $500 and $1000. If you choose to go the (much) more affordable route, I’ve paired them with similar heels that you’ll truly wear just as much. Scroll for all the shopping.