Why to Invest in a Pair of Shoes?

Do you want the thrill of buying sale shoes that you don’t love or the more expensive one that you will love and wear for years?

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 Investment pieces can be different for everyone. An investment piece to someone might be a 100$, 200$, or 350$ + pair of shoes. If you are used to spending less than 50$ on a pair of shoes and you spend over 100$, that is considered an investment piece.  Whatever that looks like to you, it’s important to know why you’re spending that much on something! Today I’m going to share with you a few thoughts on why investment pieces are so important in your wardrobe.

1. You will wear them for years-
Usually the more you spend on something, the higher quality it’s going to be. If you spend 350$ on a boot, you better believe that’s going to last you more than this year! Here’s why I think its worth it: It’s something you will love and will wear ALL the time. That is so much better than something you just bought because it was inexpensive but you like it just so so.

2. A great pair of shoes can do wonders for an outfit- Whatever your style is, there’s nothing like wearing a kick butt pair of shoes. Sometimes I’ll put on an outfit and I really won’t like it until I put my shoes with it. Wearing the right pair of shoes can totally change an entire outfit! Whenever I was styling girls for the fashion show a few weeks ago, a lot of them didn’t weren’t too sure about their outfits. However, when we added a good pair of shoes, they completely changed their minds and loved their outfits! Adding a nice pair of shoes will make your outfit have a polished look.

3. A classic won’t go out of style- You don’t have to worry about your classic boots or heels going out of style. Like I said, you can wear them for years! Personally I wouldn’t spend a high amount on a trendy item just because I know it might not be in style the next year. When you buy a classic, you won’t have to worry about that.
How do you know if something is a classic? Neutrals or something that you have seen come back for many years. i.e the riding boot, a neutral pump etc. Whats considered trendy? Fringe, slip-on sneakers, Sneaker wedge, etc. It’s not that I don’t love trendy things, I definitely do! I just don’t like to drop a lot of $$$ on something that I won’t wear for years.

 Set a goal… Ditch the bargains and start working towards your investment piece.  Which one is really a better deal: 10 sale shoes you wear once or 1 classic pair of shoes you wear all the time?

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Here are some of my favorite boots this season!

 

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