Any outfit is only as good as its shoes. But some statement-making footwear comes with a serious price tag attached. However, a fly pair of pumps, wedges and flats can usher you into the new season without putting a strain on your bank account. These seasonally appropriate prints and material will add a little oomph and help you ditch your heavy socks and bulky boots.
While some are classic styles, others are right on trend with what's hot. And if you're not willing to spend a ton on a passing trend, don't worry. Our top picks are less than $100.
For the Comfort Queen
You'll get the best of both worlds with these embellished beauties. They're comfortable for long wear, and the faceted jewels add a fun, quirky element. These will look just as hot with a pencil skirt and blouse or cropped jeans.
For the Trend Lover
You've probably heard emerald green is the color of the year, but if you're weary of incorporating this hue into your wardrobe, start small. The ankle strap sandals pack a punch, but in a classic style, without being overpowering.
For the Showstopper
With a print this bold, you can wear all black everything, or any monochromatic look, and your shoes will do all the talking. It will also give you serious height (5 inches to be exact), but the wedge design is more stable than a stiletto.
For the Edgy Diva
Your feet have been hiding all winter, and now it's time to let them play peekaboo in these cutout booties. The bold color and design will up the ante on your everyday work wardrobe. On days when there's a chill in the air, simply pair with tights or a sheer stocking.
For the Risk Taker
You might think of white shoes as being a serious fashion faux pas, but they're no longer just for nurses or little girls dressed in their Sunday best. Think of the white as an accent against a solid bright. And the pointy-toe pump will give a fresh, crisp update to a power suit.
—Patrice J. Williams
Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and budget style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She dishes on fashionable, affordable solutions for those who want to look their best without maxing out their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow her on Twitter @FlyonaDime.