Espadrilles! These summer shoes have risen to fame in the last couple of seasons with Chanel and Valentino leading the pack of the fabulous espadrilles. We’ve already done a Real vs. Steal on Valentino’s highly popular lace espadrilles from a few seasons ago and now they’ve updated their shoe collection with a just as stylish crochet version. But as gorgeous as they are, do you actually see yourself spending $675 (!) on a pair of highly delicate espadrilles? Well, I can’t.

Valentino Glamorous Mesh & Crochet Knit Espadrilles in black

Valentino Glamorous Mesh & Crochet Knit Espadrillescj
($675, Forward)

P.S.: Also available at Stylebopls.

Rebecca Minkoff “Genny” Lace Espadrille Flats

Good thing is that I don’t have to spend nearly $700 when there are Valentino-inspired espadrilles like these by Rebecca Minkoff around. And while I admit these aren’t what I’d consider a steal at $175 they are still in fact $500 cheaper than the originals. Available in black, red coral, yellow and taupe.

Rebecca Minkoff "Genny" Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Rebecca Minkoff “Genny” Lace Espadrille Flatsls
($175, CUSP)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Shopbopcj, Zapposcj, Saksls, Amazonamazon, REVOLVEClothingcj, Bloomingdale’sls, & Zalando.deaffilinet.

Tory Burch “Abbe” Crochet Espadrilles

Another great Valentino alternative are these crochet espadrilles by Tory Burch. They aren’t terribly cheaper than the Rebecca Minkoffs but in comparison to the pricey Valentinos they’re quite the good deal. Available in black and white.

Tory Burch "Abbe" Crochet Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Abbe” Crochet Espadrillescj
($150, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, Shopbopcj, Footnotes Onlinecj, LUISAVIAROMAcj & Bloomingdale’sls.

Jessica Buurman “AGAR” Lace & Crochet Slip-On Espadrilles

And here’s another Valentino alternative which is actually my personal favorite because of the price and all the lovely colors you can buy them in. $109 at Jessica Buurman. Available in black, blush, aqua and yellow.

Jessica Buurman "AGAR" Lace & Crochet Slip-On Espadrilles (Valentino knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “AGAR” Lace & Crochet Slip-On Espadrilles
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcus, NORDSTROM, Jessica Buurman


I’m not very aware of who Bella Thorne is (apparently she’s an actress, dancer, singer and model who rose to fame through the Disney Channel), but she certainly caught my attention when she wore a beautiful emerald green satin romper by Valentino to the Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards recently which radiated against her soft flowy flame-red hair. Bella completed her look with gold accessories and matching pumps by Christian Louboutin. What an outfit, huh? I love every detail about it! Now I tried to find anything remotely similar to the emerald green satin romper, but unfortunately wasn’t successful in my quest. However, I then accidentally came across this super gorgeous bow wrap mini dress by Katie Ermilio and instantly had to think of Bella’s green Valentino romper. It certainly is a far cry from being affordable at $2.250, but I liked the dress so much I had to include it here anyway. What do you think? Hot or what?

Bella Thorne’s Emerald Green Valentino Look

Get the Look - Bella Thorne's Emerald Green Valentino Satin Romper

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Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Bella Thorne
Where?Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Los Angeles
When?March 29, 2014
What?Valentino satin romper, Christian Louboutin pumps


I am currently totally crushing on everything black and white. I also happen to have a total crush on the beautiful Annabelle from the fabulous personal style blog VIVALUXURY. And one of her recent monochrome outfits. I mean, how amazing does she look here? So seductive yet still very classy and elegant. Absolutely love the look! That’s why I decided to recreate it for you on a budget-friendly level. What do you think of my style blogger look for less? Did I nail it?

Annabelle’s Elegant Monochrome Look 4 Less

Style Blogger Look 4 Less - Crochet Crush @ VIVALUXURY

Outfit Picture via VIVALUXURY

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Image source(s): VIVALUXURY, DailyLook, MANGO, Chicwish, Zappos, ASOS, ULTA, Jessica Buurman

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 12, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

When it comes to me obsessing over shoes it usually happens with high heels only. However, if it’s a shoe by Valentino I most likely will love it no matter whether it’s a sky-high stiletto or a flat gladiator sandal like this one. And I absolutely adore these studded summer sandals! Who wouldn’t anyway? They’re utterly chic without compromising on the comfort factor and the gold rockstuds really set these shoes off. I love how LeAnn Rimes wears her Valentinos with shorts and breezy tops. Too bad I don’t have her shoe shopping budget because at $845 these would have been quite the investment in terms of summer footwear.

Valentino Rockstud Gladiator Sandals in nude patent

Valentino Rockstud Gladiator Sandalsls
($845, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls.

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G-Small Studded Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (03/12/2014): Accidentally discovered these pretty studded thong sandals by G-Small which sell for $49.99 and also come in lovely colors such as baby blue, apple green, pink and red. Totally love these!

G-Small Studded Gladiator Sandals in nude and gold (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

G-Small Studded Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Enzo Angiolini “Trendon” Studded Thong Sandals

UPDATE (08/05/2013): Came across these studded flat thong sandals by Enzo Angiolini which is also a good alternative if you want the Valentino Rockstud look for less. Available in both black and white.

Enzo Angiolini "Trendon" Studded Thong Sandals in black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Trendon” Studded Thong Sandalsamazon
($17.80, Amazon)

Report Signature “Leyla” Studded Gladiator Thong Sandals

UPDATE (06/10/2013): Just stumbled upon these Valentino look-a-likes by Report Signature! Available in black or nude faux patent leather.

Report Signature "Leyla" Studded Gladiator Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Report Signature “Leyla” Studded Gladiator Thong Sandalsamazon
($28.52, Amazon)

Alloy “Myla” Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (03/09/2013): Found another great Valentino sandal look-a-like. How do you like these spiked gold gladiator flats by Alloy? Only $29.90!

Alloy "Myla" Gladiator Sandals in gold (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Alloy “Myla” Gladiator Sandalsls
($19.90, Alloy)

bebe “Petra” Studded Flat Sandals

I was so happy to have stumbled upon these amazingly similar bebe gladiator sandals. They do miss one horizontal strap, but otherwise they’re a fabulous Valentino look-a-like. And did I mention they’re currently on sale for $39.99 (were $59.99)? What a great deal, right? But hurry up, some sizes are already out of stock as these summer sandals are figuratively flying off the shelves.

bebe "Petra" Studded Flat Sandals (Valentino knockoffs)

bebe “Petra” Studded Flat Sandalscj
($39.99, bebe)


UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 7, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

It’s finally summer and my feet are screaming for a summer vacation! These floral lace espadrilles by Valentino would be the perfect summer shoes because they’re flat (= comfortable) and the lace fabric makes them not only super stylish but also super airy which means no sweaty feet on hot summer days. Too bad they’re probably the most expensive pair of espadrilles I’ve ever seen (well, besides those from Chanel, of course).

Valentino Flat Lace Espadrilles in black

Valentino Flat Lace Espadrillesls
($475, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, NET-A-PORTERls & Saksls.

Stuart Weitzman “Meshuga” Lace Espadrille Sandals

UPDATE (03/07/2014): While these lace espadrilles by Stuart Weitzman are certainly far away from being a steal at $335, they are still $140 cheaper than the Valentinos and quite pretty, too, don’t you agree? Available in black, gold and ivory lace.

Stuart Weitzman "Meshuga" Lace Espadrille Sandals in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Stuart Weitzman “Meshuga” Lace Espadrille Sandalscj
($335, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Stuart Weitzmancj, NORDSTROMls & Bloomingdale’sls.

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flats

UPDATE (12/27/2013): Et voilà, I just happened to find another lovely Valentino Lace Espadrille dupe! Check out these fab lace flats by Jennifer Lopez. Currently on sale for $33.99 and also available in white and pink lace.

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flatsls
($33.99, Kohl’s)

XOXO “Kara” Lace Espadrille Flats

Et voilà, here you go with a super similar and super affordable Valentino look-a-like by XOXO. The lace fabric isn’t quite as delicate, but at $24.94 (sale price!) you can’t expect the quality of real chantilly lace. Also available in navy lace.

XOXO "Kara" Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

XOXO “Kara” Lace Espadrille Flatscj
($24.94, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls & Shoes.comls.

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrilles

Another great alternative would be these espadrilles by Soludos. They’re a little more expensive than the XOXO version, but the lace on these also looks significantly better in return. Also available in off-white.

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrillesls
($50, CUSP)

VS Collection “Lacie” Espadrille Flats

If you like the look of the jute-capped toe and want good looking lace fabric, these VS Collection espadrille flats sell for $49 (sale price!) and – as you can see on the picture below – come in a bunch of beautiful colors. I really, really love these!

VS Collection "Lacie" Espadrille Flats (Valentino knockoffs)

VS Collection “Lacie” Espadrille Flats
($49, Victoria’s Secret)

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrilles

However, if you want a good quality pair of lace espadrilles and are willing to drop some serious cash without going the full distance, these Valentino-inspired flats by Bettye Muller would be a great budget-conscious alternative! Plus, you can get them for $67. Also available in nude lace.

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrillesls
($67, Neiman Marcus)

Jessica Buurman “PAULA” Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats

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I also found these pretty lace espadrilles at Jessica Buurman which are probably the most identical to the Valentino originals but are also the most expensive ones at $89. Also available in white lace.

Jessica Buurman "PAULA" Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “PAULA” Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Kohl’s, Macy’s, CUSP, Victoria’s Secret, Jessica Buurman


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