For $89, you can snag this trendy Abalene loafer from Nine West with a 4.5" heel & 1" platform in a fabulous camel color. If you find yourself wearing them out, you'll know it's time invest in a designer pair, and if not...no harm done.
In fact, this a great strategy for testing out any fashion trends you're not sure you're gonna love for the long haul. First, scrimp on the High Street version to see how often a piece gets worn. If not so much, no biggie, but if a lot, then it's time to upgrade to the designer version, because you already know you'll wear it a lot & is guaranteed to pay you back with bigtime style dividends.
- Lesley Scott