Don’t get us wrong, we love a great, quality ankle boot just as much as the next girl, but when it comes to the trendier styles, a bargain is always what we have our eye on. These days, there are endless “dupes” for the really pricy pieces, which means you can stay in style, without breaking the bank. When it comes to senior sessions, your shoes really do matter. I have known many seniors who didn’t choose their footwear until right before their shoot, and they were left frantically searching for the right pair, or stuck wearing something they didn’t feel comfortable in. By choosing your shoes early on, you will not only save money, you will have your outfits ready from head to toe:
-Universal Thread Mules: Under $25 and they look this good? Yes, please. Universal Thread has become a fashion bloggers dream, and you have likely spotted several pairs on Instagram lately. They are incredibly affordable (most are under $30), and they have details like stitching and faux leather than do not look like you snagged them at the same place where you buy toothbrushes and groceries! If you want something a little less sturdy and more delicate with the woven styling that’s so popular this season, try these neutral, cream colored flats.
-T-Strap flats in Mustard: This gorgeous shade of yellow has become one of the hottest colors this season, and there’s no wonder why. With it’s versatility, you can wear it as a neutral, pairing with dark denim, light wash mom jeans, and pretty dresses all the way into the warmer months. We love this pair because of it’s Anthro-inspired styling, and the fact that it’s under $30! It comes in several other shades, including a very pretty rust tone.
-Loafer Flats from Lulus: The loafer is one of the easiest shoes to pull off, because they go with every single outfit! No matter which color you choose (we love black and neutral tan), they will look polished, slim and elongate the foot, and take you from classes to work, and everywhere in between. These are $26, and we can hardly believe it, because they look like their much more expensive Steve Madden cousin, the Feather flat. Available in sizes 5.5-10 on their website, and that have an awesome shipping threshold.
-Athletic trainers from Walmart: Walmart has tons of inexpensive options that do not look cheapy. While these will likely not be great for actual athletic training because of the lack of arch support, they look really stylish with athleisure outfits, and would be ideal for vacation or somewhere like camping where you don’t want to ruin your good trainers. They come in men’s sizes, so be sure to check the size chart to see what the women’s equivalent is. There is also a great charcoal grey pair for just $16.99 before tax, and they are almost exact dupes for the New Balance pairs that every fashion blogger has this year.
-Brice Notched bootie: This is a stunning ankle boot with a mid-height heel and it’s only $46! Nordstrom Rack often carries items from the previous season for a fraction of the price, and they are always the same quality as the regular Nordstrom inventory. If you carefully stalk the site often, you can snag some really great prices on designer items. Although these are their in-house brand (BP), they are really lovely on, and fit true to size. We would pair them with plain jeans and a pretty, flowing blouse for an outfit that will look perfect for your senior shoot!