From wedges and flats to heels and wellies, each new season brings a crop of "it" shoes. Put a few celebs, models, or style stars in high-end designer kicks and the next thing you know, those who can acquire a pair wouldn't be caught dead walking around in anything but high-heel wedge sneakers. Don't get us wrong, Isabel Marant is a genius. But the world of trendy shoes can be a bit more complicated as your budget diminishes. Fast fashion stays on top of what's hot and offers lower-priced versions of the styles you crave. Unfortunately, it's hard to tell which retailers you can trust to create an affordable, yet wearable, shoe and which are unabashedly pumping out knock-offs that are way overpriced (we're looking at you, Steve Madden). Here's where tFS comes to the rescue. We've put together a crop of chic shoes that are not only affordable, but are also on-trend without being a dead ringer for someone else's original design. An extra stud here, an unexpected color there, and you've got the individual look you want while still being able to buy your groceries for the week. Everybody wins!
These come in black, FYI, which makes them essentially the perfect fall heel. The not-too-high wedge adds wearability, the almond toe adds sophistication, and since I own a pair (with slightly wider than average feet) I can vouch for their comfort level. These look gorgeous with your favorite pair of ankle-length skinnies.
$24.80 at Forever 21.
Dance 'Till Dawn
Strappy heels like these carry a 40s vibe that's always in style, the T-strap is incredibly sexy and like the wedges, the heel height is perfect for wearing longer than five minutes. I recommend these as your go-to date night or dancing night with the girls shoe.
$61.57 at ASOS.
On the Fringe
Got a western scratch that needs to be itched? Try out this pair of fringe booties. Wear them with your simplest denim skinnies, skirts, and dresses.
$34.80 at Forever 21.
Join the Tribe
If you're hesitating about various print trends, such as jeans that look as if they're an advert for your grandmother's flower garden, feel free to ease into them with a printed heel instead. The muted blue and rust color options for this pair mean they can blend in with a lot more than you think. And in spite of hitting the scene more than a couple of years ago, tribal is still going strong.
$26.80 at Forever 21.
Change up your daily flats with a pointed pair. At this price, you almost can't afford NOT to.
$19.80 at Forever 21.
Ruby Red Slippers
Dorothy got a pair, why not you? Red is so hot this season and these adorable ankle strap flats are sweet and sexy at the same time.
$39.50 at Zara.
And one of the most expensive on our "affordable" list is this amazing pair of motorcycle boots. You can wear these for as long as they hold out, which is a while if you send them to the cobbler when they need a tune-up. Pebbled leather adds texture, the buckle accent adds cool. Real leather shoes for under $200 are a steal in my book. Did I mention that because they're flat you can wear them everywhere? EVERYWHERE!
$89.90 at Zara.
Totally hip and modern, this heeled boot looks like something out of the future. Buy it now.
$61.50 at ASOS.
To Stud or Not to Stud
All-over studs like this may seem like it's going too far, but it's not. Trust. Especially when you pair them with opaque tights and your favorite casual LBD or paired with your favorite pair of destroyed denim.
$89.90 at Zara.
If all you need is a little stud, try these instead. Chic, classic-meets-edgy, modern. What's not to love?
$49.90 at Zara.
Chances are you've got your eyes on a pair of Hunter Wellies, but why not save some scrill and go for this fun pair of glow in the dark wellies from Topshop? That's right, I said glow in the dark. Awesome.
$52 at Topshop.