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Buying designer shoes
May 5, 2014, 1:05 pm

The perfect shoe completes your fashion look, but how do you go about investing in a classic pair that will remain a fashion investment?

Forget trends: Avoid the ‘shoe of the season’ when it comes to the designer pair. The joy you feel on buying the ‘It’ shoe will last only a season; a good, classic shoe should transcend time and fleeting trends.

Go for a classic shade: Choose a color that is multi-seasonal — black, navy or nude. They are staple colors for every woman’s wardrobe.  The more flattering your style and shade of shoes, the easier it will be to wear them from season to season.

Reflect lifestyle and personality: If you’re always on the go, consider a pointy toe or ballerina flat, whereas a mid-to-high-heel pump is perfect for the office professional. Look for fresh updates such as variances in heel and toe shape. You can even be more liberal with your on-trend and seasonal shoes if it is less expensive, and not as big as an investment.

Comfort is everything: A good investment is a pair of shoes that you can wear from day to night. Always make sure to take a good walk around the store before making a purchase. Also, make sure you speak to a good shoe sales associate who will steer you in the direction of well-constructed shoes. Many simple styles have staying power, and there is no reason you cannot have style and comfort.

Have fun with your shoes: Look for classic shapes with updates like playful skins such as metallics and colored snakeskin, or have fun with prints, patterns, and embellishments. Clean classic shapes with updated details will ensure that your investment shoes looks fresh and fun without being over the top and out of style the following season. You need your staples to get you through your day to day life. You can also invest in shoes that will liven up your collection; heels in bright colors or try textured leather flats as a great casual summer shoe.

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