Splurge vs. Steal: Trendy Summer Slides
I am super excited to share today's blog post with you! Let me give you a tiny backstory to start it off..
While out shopping with my mom a few weeks ago, I fell IN LOVE with the most beautiful mustard yellow slides in Madewell- you know the kind that you think about for days after you see them? Ahh, it was bad! I often say that if you love something that much, you should buy it (within reason). However, there are also times when sticking to a budget needs to be top priority, and I don't ever want to negate the importance of that in my own life or encourage anyone else to.
So, I begrudgingly decided spending $100 on slides I probably wouldn't wear everyday wasn't a wise decision and let them go (cry face). BUT THEN... Several days later I was perusing the shoe section at Target and lo and behold- they had a similar pair of yellow slides for TWENTY-TWO DOLLARS!!
I think I legitimately screamed in excitement. Haha! The closer I looked, the more I noticed that Target is absolutely killing it in the shoes department right now (and every other department, let's be real). I saw so many sandals and slides that looked almost identical to designer shoes I'd seen lately.
So, I've created a massive round-up of all the best slides for summer and the Target dupes I found for much cheaper! I've tried *almost* all of the Target slides on in store and own a few of them and am very pleased with their quality.
I bought/tried on my typical size (6.5) in all of the Target slides, and they fit well. However, I have heard several other people say that they need to go up a half size in slides so if you fluctuate more in your shoe size based on brand, I would say go ahead and go up to the larger size in the Target brands.
Call me crazy, but I actually like the Target version a little better on a few of these! How stinking cute are the raffia ones with the different colored tassels?! I have had the leopard espadrilles from Target for a few months now, and they've been super comfortable and have held up really nicely.
Of course, there are some benefits to paying a little more for shoes if they are something you plan to wear most days- the quality and comfort level can often be higher, and they typically last longer. However, I am fully on board with each of these dupe styles from Target and think they are perfect if you want a fun, trendy summer shoe!
Target did NOT sponsor this post in any way- all opinions are 100% my own and unendorsed!