Let's Go Shopping: Wedding Shoes (And When to Invest in a Shoe)
We're in the midst of wedding season so that means there might be no better time than now to go in search for new heels. As opposed to doing a Hot Shoe Alert highlighting one pair of shoes this week, I'm excited to share my favorite heeled sandals that are appropriate for a wedding but will also look perfect paired with a cropped ankle-length denim and blouse look. So whether they become your new wedding shoes, or a great pair to add to the rotation and use for events, I hope you find the show you're looking for as I've included pairs across all budgets.
I usually am more of an "invest-in-a-handbag" girl rather than invest in a shoe. Mostly because shoes get worn down quicker than a handbag, so your investment shoe that you worked many paychecks for can look not-so-hot after a year of use. However, an evening shoe is deiniferely one those items that I would consider investing in. Why? Well, if it's the right kind of shoe, you won't wear it much except for weddings, galas and other every-now-and-then events. So while it won't see as much use on a daily basis, it'll be your go-to shoe for special occasions, thus limiting wear but maximizing "wow factor". For instance, I invested in some Jimmy Choo evening sandals 6-7 years ago and still look good and I wear them to this day.
What to look for when investing in a shoe
However, when looking for an evening sandal, make sure to get something that is classic and timeless. It won't go out of style and you can wear it for several years. I'd recommend sticking to metallic, whether silver or gold, or just plain old black or nude/beige.
If splurging on an evening shoe isn't possible at the moment, no worries! I've included some options below for that as well. What I recommend doing is paying close attention to the details on your budget shoe. Just because they're affordable doesn't mean they have to look cheap. For example, take a look at the shoe clasp (if there is one), and steer clear of any shoes with metallic finishing on the strap. They usually tend to look cheaper than others.
Let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite and what YOU look for when making shoe selections.