This summer has been marked with some rather, well, “cheap” fashion trends—seashell earrings, beaded bags, and flip-flops to name a few. For fall, though, expect things to be a little more polished. This is especially true when it comes to shoes. From nouveau pumps to modern strappy sandals to crystal-embellished heels, there are a number of shoe trends on the lineup that are set to elevate any look. There is one that will make you look wealthier than you are. This, my friends, is the mock-croc trend.
The crocodile-effect shoes were spotted on the runway at shows like Ganni, Rejina Pyo, and Tory Burch but have since been adopted into the shoe collections of designers like By Far and Zara. 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.
Staud Billie Mules ($275)
Mercedes Castillo Kelise Sandals ($325)
Rejina Pyo Joan Pumps ($207)
Loq Carmen Croc-Effect Leather Mules ($150)
How amazing is this neutral pair?
Zara Animal Embossed High Top Sneakers ($60)
Sneakers are a good way to go, too.
Ganni Western Boots ($475)
Yep, into them.
Katy Perry Hudson Croc Embossed Bootie ($99)
If you're into white—like I am—these are for you.
Jeffrey Campbell Kari Point Toe Pumps ($130)
You're gonna want to wear these with jeans.
Charles & Keith Croc-Effect Square Toe Block Heels ($49)
Classic and forever.
Mango Crocodile Effect Ballerinas ($40)
Bella Vita Leann Buckle Bootie ($54)
Burgandy boots finished in croc? Yes, please.
Freda Salvador Irene Strappy Sandals ($350)
For work or a night out.
Senso Maisy Slides ($149)
Sandals in croc? Oh, yeah.
Charles & Keith Croc-Effect Mary Jane Bow Flats ($49)
Just look at that lilac.
Diane von Furstenberg Vivienne Croc-Effect Leather Mules ($250)
Slip, slip, slide.
Geox Bettanie Bootie ($225)
Dolce Vita Isala 3 Croc Textured Slide Sandal ($70)
Sandals to wear now and through fall.
Giuseppe Zanotti Alien 50mm Slides ($375)
Jeffrey Campbell Sirah Mule ($125)
Sies Marjan Drea Croc-Effect Leather Pumps ($159)
This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.
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