It’s no secret that I love me some designer shoes, buuuut…

The shoe game at H&M is KILLING IT right now, and that makes my heart (and pocketbook) so happy! I’ve already pulled the trigger on a few items that I can’t wait to share with you guys. But in the meantime, I had to share the love before some of these bad boys get sold out!

While I’ll always be a designer shoe gal at heart, there are a few time-tested features that I look for when scoring cute kicks on the cheap:

  1. Stick to real leather and suede if at all possible. These simple slides are made from real leather, and these adorable bow sandals and pearl flats are made from real suede. And the best part is that they’re all under $60.
  2. If real leather and suede aren’t an option, I personally find that faux patent leather and satin are your next best bets. I think these patent flats and gorgeous luxe satin mules prove my case perfectly.
  3. Since you’re not breaking the bank, you can go for extra fun details like bows, brocade textures, and faux-fur pom poms without worrying about the splurge on something frivolous that you may cringe at later.

Which pair is your favorite? Lemme know in the comments, and happy shopping!

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