Now that we’re past summer’s halfway point—sorry, but it’s true!—there’s a good chance your go-to sandals, open-toe pumps and standby sneakers are looking a little worse for wear. And of course, it’s those times when you feel like your own wardrobe’s not up to snuff that the shopping bug bites the hardest—and those glittery peep-toes you’ve been eyeing start to draw you in with their siren song.
Thing is, between that exotic summer vacation you just booked, those multiple birthday gifts and the cost of that new air conditioning unit you had to scoop up to survive the season’s sweltering temps, your wallet’s not exactly bursting at the seams right now. So what’s a shoe-strapped girl to do? Luckily, when it comes to footwear shopping, you don’t have to sacrifice style to find a pair at an amazing price. There are tons of relatively cheap shoes on the market right now that’ll take you from late summer straight into fall, all while drawing compliments on the daily—like each of the pairs in the gallery above. They may all cost less than $100—but thanks to their cool silhouettes, luxe-looking materials and eye-catching hardware, your friends will think they’re straight-up designer buys. Click through to shop 45 pairs of cheap shoes that look expensive.