A good shoe looks special enough to elicit compliments from strangers, feels comfortable enough to walk in every day, and won't cost so much you're cursing yourself for every nick and smudge that gets on them. Rachel Antonoff's spring '13 collection for Bass is basically just that.
Named after some of her best friends (Alia, Jack, Tavi, and Lena — can you guess their real-life namesakes?), the collection features sheer mesh, colorblocking, soft pastels, and metallic leathers that'll provide you with quirky-yet-classic shoes that don't require your having to take out a bank loan (plus, with Bass' comfort-minded construction, these are a practical purchase, too!).
These shoes ring in under $169, which means that you can do a little not-so-insane impulse shopping in just a couple months.