This Shoe Trend Makes Any Outfit Look Expensive

Kristen Nichols
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When it comes to shoe trends, I tend to gravitate toward styles that are versatile and polished. Rather than collecting a number of shoes I don't wear, I prefer having a small edit of pieces with a great cost-per-wear and that can work with just about any outfit. One of my favorite wear-with-anything pieces? Faux croc shoes.

The crocodile-effect have long been a favorite on the runway, street style scene, and outfits that pop up on my Instagram feed. The magical thing about this shoe trend is that it feels endlessly elevated and elegant, but instead of having to invest major dollars in it, you can get mock-croc shoes that look expensive but are a fraction of what the real deal would cost. Ahead, shop my edit of the best faux-croc shoes for the season ahead.

Mango Croc-Effect Ankle Boots - Women | Mango Usa ($39.99)

The perfect boots for jeans.

Paris Texas Mock Croco Boots ($795)

Knee-high boots are one of my favorite shoe styles.

Loeffler Randall Bridget Croc-Effect Patent-Leather Chelsea Boots ($395)

Chunky boots for the win.

Staud Wally Boots ($550)

Yes to comfortable kitten heels.

H&M Block-Heeled Ankle Boots ($35)

These are so versatile.

Gabriela Hearst Croc-Effect Glossed-Leather Sandals ($640)

How amazing is this neutral pair?

Saint Laurent Tribute Nu Pieds Crocodile-Effect Leather Slides ($645)

The perfect staples.

Who What Wear Ornella Sandal ($36)

These are nearly sold out.

Chloé Wraparound Crocodile-Effect Leather Sandals ($730)

How cool is this subtle platform?

3.1 Phillip Lim + Space for Giants Freida Croc-Effect Leather Platform Sandals ($650)

I can't get enough of these chunky platforms.


Jeffrey Campbell Mr-Big Slide Sandal ($135)

Neutral heels in croc? Yes, please.

H&M Slingbacks ($25)

I love a great slingback.

Fendi Promenade Slingback Crocodile-Effect Leather Pumps ($890)

These are a work of art.

& Other Stories Square Toe Croc Kitten Heel Mules ($129)

To wear with tailored trousers.

Staud Gene Croc-Effect Leather Sandals ($295)

Just perfect.

Magda Butrym Croc-Effect Leather Slingback Pumps ($670)


Mango Chain Loafers ($80)

Anyone else very into flats right now?

Tod's Gommini Crocodile-Effect Leather Loafers ($495)

I'd style these with wide-cut jeans.

Sam Edelman Loraine Loafers ($140)

Just add a pair of leather Bermuda shorts.

By Far Petra High-Cut Crocodile-Effect Leather Loafers ($184)

Such a pretty shape.

Next, discover the 25 cool finds I'm obsessing over right now.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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