Frisky reader Jackie was really coveting these Jeffrey Campbell wedges. They’re pretty, and delicate and have a sexy little peep toe. But what she didn’t love: the price. At $114, they were well out of her price range. So we searched high and low, and came up with several cute, inexpensive options. Each option offers something a little different, at a more pleasing price point. Check ‘em out after the jump!
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I’m going to a wedding in a few weeks and am recycling a dress I love that I’ve worn before (see photo). I want to buy a new pair of nude-colored shoes to wear with it, but would ideally like to find something that I could wear with other, more casual outfits throughout the summer. I want to be able to dance in without killing my feet, so a wedge would be best I think. I’m having a difficult time finding something that isn’t either too formal or too casual, that is streamlined enough for this dress. Help! — Shoeless In NYC
Wedding season is the worst, isn’t it? You buy so many items you can never wear again. But we’re going to stop that right now. Yes we are. Instead, we’re going to make sure you get a few new pieces in your repertoire you can wear all summer long. After the jump, we’ve found some wedges that are wedding-appropriate, but that can also be worn to the office, or up in da clurb, if you’re into that kind of thing (which you totally are).
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Usually, I’d run away screaming from anything sporting a tie-dye pattern on it. But these Messeca Tie-Dye Coraline Platform Wedge happen to hit the sweet spot. They’re working the tie-dye hippie thing, sure, but in a decidedly high fashion way. The sleek wedge heel offsets any crunchy, hacky sack vibe, and the bright, cheery color makes these shoes the perfect statement piece for spring. I’m into them, just don’t expect to see me dancing around in any patchwork bellbottoms anytime soon. [$189, Urban Outfitters]
This week, we had the first little bit of winter snowfall in New York, and that got us thinking about how we’ll be trudging through another few months of sludge. Which is why we need some color, and stat! These shoes, when worn with dark tights, should do the trick. There’s a color for every outfit or mood. Click through the rainbow and pick out a pair or two.
The other day I was walking by my fave neighborhood boutique, the inimitable Raised by Wolves (soon, soon, they will have an online store, my darlings) and I spotted these fantastic 80%20 Seanne shoe in Kiwi. Being that I’m not yet over wedge shoes, I had to try them immediately, but unfortch, they didn’t have a pair in my size. So, c’est la vie, I’ve taken to checking them out online. Lo! It seems the Seanne comes not just in Kiwi but also in “Herringbone” and something called “Fawn.” I can’t decide what color I want now. The Kiwi is great, but it’s, you know, white-ish. And I ruin anything light-colored. The Fawn seems kind of diarrhea-colored, but practical. And the herringbone appears closest to black, and has an almost tribal feel to them. Which do you like best?
We’re really feeling printed shoes at the moment: They’re an easy way to make an outfit feel a little extra special. And they’re also a simple, foolproof way to take an outfit from totally blah to something awesome. If you’ve got a bunch of neutrals in your closet, maybe invest in a pair of printed shoes to jazz up your basics? Just a thought. Behold our selection of possible fun patterns, shapes and sizes.