These days, money is something to really consider before making a splurge on a pair of cute shoes. It doesn't mean you have to totally hold tight to that wallet and not buy cool shoes.
Above: Miami-Date Wedges by Pink Studio ($79.99)
The blue colour catches my eye and the wonderful canvas heel with the wave design. I would definitely add these to my shoe collection and wear them often with dark tights in the Fall months...and flared jeans in warmer months/climates.
Above: Rythum Platform Pumps by Paprika ($19.99)
The strappy look to these platform pumps really appeals to me. The back zip makes them easy to put on and you can adjust the buckle to fit your ankle. You could wear them when going out and at the price of $19.99, you won't freak out if they get a bit of wear to them because it's not a lot of money out of pocket.
Above: Border Purple Crinkle Patent Button and Bow Flat By Classified ($19.50)
The purple colour of these flats is eye catching! Imagine the outfit possibilities you could include them in. They would definitely brighten up an outfit or look great with the right print and colours. The large button and bow on the toe adds a bit of fun to the shoes.Above: Jamison Scrunch Bootie by Fioni ($26.99)
I first saw the above shoe in a print ad and they look great on the foot. I love slouchy look and the way the hell is tapered. Perfect for skirts, pants, jeans, or leggings.
Above: Tessa 29 Black Crinkle Vegan Leather Zipper Flat by Qupid ($23.00)
These flats are all about the zipper. I prefer them in black because the brown colour doesn't show off the zippers as well. I like the style because they are so fun and very "of the moment" while not making the shoes too trendy.Above: The Double Heel-ixs on Modcloth.com ($42.99)
The colour of the heels is beautiful and the cris-cross design eye-catching. They would be great worn alone with jeans/pants or with brightly coloured tights for Fall.
Above: Pasion Black Snake Hardware Flat by Steve Madden ($69.00)
I love the hardware of the buckles on these flats! The snakeskin look to them captures my eye as well. A tad but "punk rock" and very cool. Perfect addition to an outfit that needs a bit of edge to it.Above: Reflex Platform Pumps by Delicious ($21.99)
Another strappy pair that have some solidity to them. I love this heeled take on the gladiator sandal. Sure, it may date a bit over the years but at the price of $21.99, it isn't a huge money commitment you are making to them.
There are many shoes (and boots) to be had for under $100 and many of them cool. In this economy, you can still spend a little, look cool, and keep up with the trends without worrying too much about the expense. You just have to keep those eyes open and be a smart shopper.