A recent study found that Americans spend an average of $300 on shoes per year. Now, that’s a lot of money to spend on footwear; however, it’s certainly worth it. You see, shoes are an underrated fashion piece.

After all, they can transform your outfit from looking casual to formal with one step. 

Fashion lovers and designers have started shoe trends with popular shoes like high-top sneakers, crocs, and even platform heels. To stay in style, make sure you wear what’s considered fashionable by the experts. However, how do you find this fashionable footwear? 

Don’t worry, with this guide you can find out! From following trends to shopping online, you can learn how to find the best shoes for you. 

Now, are you ready to get started? Here’s an in-depth look at finding stylish shoes: 

Follow Trends  

There’s no reason to jump into the fashion world blindly when you have so much information at your disposal. From Youtube to Tik Tok, people are sharing the trendiest items and fashionable styles. 

All you have to do is follow fashion lovers, designers, and even models on social media platforms and see what they say. Take notes when they talk about season trends or compare products. You’ll learn how to pick out the most fashionable footwear and pair it with statement outfits in no time. 

Look At What Celebrities Wear

Celebrity fashion is a great way to gain inspiration and learn what’s in style and what’s not. Check out the latest red carpet events, magazine covers, and celebrity fashion advice for what to wear. Celebrities might shout out a brand that they love or everyday shoes they find comfortable. 

Now, of course, most celebrity fashion is expensive, so purchasing an exact replica can be hard. If you’re cost-conscious, just look at cheaper brands that sell similar shoes. That way, you can buy stylish footwear without shelling out hundreds of dollars. 

Look on popular online retailers such as Amazon, Rack Room, or even sneaker stores like Kicks Crew. They price their products cheaper; that way, they’re affordable for everyone. 

Search Your Favorite Brands and the Internet 

Rather than trying to find a replica of a trendy shoe, go straight to your favorite shoe brands. For example, look at brands like Nike, Calvin Klien, and even Coach.

Large brands often promote their own products either through social media or their own website. These products often consist of popular items, which will keep them in competition with other brands. That way, the brand is by association “trendy” and “cool.”

So keep an eye on their advertisements. For example, look at what they don’t advertise, but more importantly, see what they do promote. Are they advertising high-top sneakers, platform heels, or classic white sneakers? If so, then that is what’s currently in style.  

To pick the most fashionable shoe, search the shoe’s brand, style, or color. That way, you can see if any celebrities, fashion designers, or models have worn the shoe or have talked about it previously. 

Go to a Shoe Store 

Now, you may think shoe stores are unnecessary due to the vast amount of online retailers; however, you’ll be amazed at what you can find. Since you can try on the shoes, you can see how the shoe fits, whether you like them on or not, plus you can compare two different shoes easily. 

So take what you know about trends and fashion, then apply it to select a few pairs. Once selected, try the shoes on and envision what outfit you’ll wear them with. If you can’t find an outfit that suits the pair of shoes, put it back.

For a shoe to be fashionable, it not only needs public popularity but a good outfit. For this reason, only purchase shoes that you know you have outfits for and will make the shoe stand out.   

Go Thrifting     

Thrift shops are like the wild west, and because of that, you’ll never know what you’ll find. You may get lucky and get a new pair of Jordan 6 shoes, or you may just find rubber galoshes. 

So before you go, try to do some research on a few thrift stores. See if they’re known for having hot and trendy items or if their items are a season or two old. 

Don’t be afraid to take a chance at a boutique-type thrift store; in fact, they may have a larger selection of what you like. For instance, you may be able to find more designer brands at a local thrift shop since they’re very particular about what they accept.  

These stores not only give products a larger life span, but you can find unique takes on popular styles. For example, you may find a unique shoe color, a discontinued brand, or a cool and interesting shoe no one has. Go take a look and see what treasures you find. 

Purchase Fashionable Footwear Today 

Finding stylish shoes can be difficult; however, thanks to this guide, it’s not anymore. Start by following trends and looking at celebrity fashion to gain inspiration. After all, fashionable footwear is easy to spot when you know what you’re looking for.  

Then search for shoes either by visiting their brand website, going to a shoe store, or visiting thrift shops to see what you’ll find. You could get a nice pair of high-top sneakers, comfortable slides, or a pair of platform heels; you never know. So do your best to research each shoe style to find a pair that’s trendy and affordable. 

Now, for more information about how to style your sneakers, check out our other articles on fashion. We look forward to helping you!