A great way to add some pizazz to your outfit is with sequins. In the summer, why not make it sequin shorts? I love this look because it’s easygoing yet elegant:
A black and white motif with a small pop of color can be very eye catching. The muted outfit allows the shoes to really stand out (which is exactly what you want them to do when they’re this expensive.) But again, shoes are worth the investment if you will wear them a lot.
The main rule when it comes to shoes is to know thyself. If you are uncoordinated/look like a newborn deer when you try to walk in shoes like this, DO NOT BUY THEM, even if they cost $20. They will end up collecting dust in the back of your closet and/or breaking your ankle. They can be easily replaced with wedges that can give your outfit a similar feel.
These would probably stay on my feet for all of ten minutes before I’d rip them off begging for mercy. I’m one of the uncoordinated plenty who would, sadly, have to replace them with wedges. Here are some that I would swap: