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Menswear is ultimately my favorite trend, but the femininity of these Chloé wedges is irresistible. Though they may have a feminine touch, you can wear them in a multitude of ways including menswear aesthetic. The bow tie adds just the right amount of dynamism between it and the design, without distracting from the simplistic beauty of the shoe. This would be a very fashion-worthy splurge if they were in my budget. As I am not able to invest in Chloé wedges, the steal below is a splendid alternative.

Chloé Penelope Wedge Sandals in camel

Chloé Penelope Wedge Sandalsls
($695, Nordstrom)

Celebrities Love Chloé

Rachel Bilson and LeAnn Rimes wearing Chloé Penelope Wedge Sandals

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Jeffrey Campbell “Nueva” Studded Ankle Wrap Wedges

Update (03/30/2016): After such a long time I just spotted this lovely Chloé dupe by Jeffrey Campbell. Available in nude or black leather.

Jeffrey Campbell "Nueva" Studded Ankle Wrap Wedges in nude (Chloé Penelope knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Nueva” Studded Ankle Wrap Wedges
($170, Revolve)

ShoeDazzle “Lydia” Ankle Wrap Wedge Sandals

Update (08/21/2012): And here’s the first almost identical Chloé look-a-like by ShoeDazzle. And it’s currently on sale, too! Yay!

ShoeDazzle "Lydia" Ankle Wrap Wedge Sandals in camel (Chloé knockoffs)

ShoeDazzle “Lydia” Ankle Wrap Wedge Sandals
($29.96, ShoeDazzle)

Chinese Laundry “Daiquiri” Wedge Sandals

Update (04/18/2012): Chinese Laundry has also come up with a very similar wedge sandal which is currently on sale for $69.98.

Chinese Laundry "Daiquiri" Wedge Sandals in black and brown (Chloé Penelope knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Daiquiri” Wedge Sandals
($69.98, Chinese Laundry)

Steve Madden “ANGUILLA” Wedge Sandals

Steve Madden earns the role of a hero when it comes to imitating designs from very lavish labels, hence Chloé. First off, I have to mention my affinity for these shoes because I simply cannot find a single flaw about them. The wedge height is stellar, and so is every other detail! They are lacking the bow detail, but the buckle makes a wonderful substitute and really adds a casual element. If I have yet to convince you, check them out in a variety of tones such as natural, black, and brown.

Steve Madden "ANGUILLA" Wedge Sandals in natural (Chloé Penelope knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ANGUILLA” Wedge Sandalsls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

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Leave it to Chanel to make us crave those #grannyshoes we all deemed ugly when we were teenagers. And if it weren’t for Chanel and the iconic CC-logo on the side of the heel, I doubt these would have been quite as popular as they are right now, but even though I know the greater part of the allure of these shoes can be traced back to just being by Chanel, I somehow still understand why so many bloggers and fashion insiders are so in love with these. The two-tone cap-toe, the mid-height block heel, the convenient slingback; it’s the perfect example of 50s retro chic and an absolute timeless classic. By pairing these shoes with modern pieces such as ripped skinny jeans or a cool biker jacket, you will keep yourself from looking like an actual granny in these. And while I don’t know what the exact retail price is for these, we’re talking about Chanel here after all, so I think it’s safe to say that they’re expensive. And apparently very hard to get ahold of these days.

Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps in beige and black

Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps
(~$1.500, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Chanel

Personal style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Pernille Teisbaek (Look de Pernille), Miroslava Duma, Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Pernille Teisbaek (Look de Pernille), Miroslava Duma, Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) wearing Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps

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Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Update (03/29/2016): And just like that Chanel dupes are starting to come in! This one’s by Vaneli and it’s available in either nude/black or black/black for $132.95.

Vaneli "Aliz" Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumpspjx
($132.95, Lori’s)

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps

Update (03/30/2016): I also discovered these cute and budget-friendly faux suede slingback cap-toe pumps by New Look which retail for £17.99.

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps in tan and black (Chanel dupes)

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps
(£17.99, New Look)

P.S.: Also available at New Look (EU) & ASOS.

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes

Update (03/24/2016): OMGSHOEALERT! Just discovered these amazing and spot-on Chanel dupes by Jill-YBC and guess what? They’re under $40! What a steal deal! Available in beige/black or black/black faux leather. A non-slingback flat version is available here for $34.90.

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes
($39.90, Choies)

Jessica Buurman “Jorie” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

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The closest Chanel look-alikes I could find as of now are these fab slingbacks by Jessica Buurman. Spot-on design for $149. Available in beige/black and black/black as well as beige/black suede. Love how similar these look to the real deal!

Jessica Buurman "Jorie" Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Jorie” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($149, Jessica Buurman)

Hipsole Faux Leather Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

If you can’t spend that much money, here’s a very budget-friendly Chanel dupe by Hipsole which is currently on sale for a little over $20. This one comes also in a black/black version.

Hipsole Faux Leather Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Hipsole Faux Leather Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($27.90, YesStyle)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available by Linda Lane (genuine leather), JY Shoes, Wifky, Modelsis (genuine leather), Anran & Chryse.

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

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For all you European Chanel lovers and budget-conscious fashionistas out there, I have discovered these beautiful slingbacks by Heine which are obviously heavily inspired by the Chanel shoes above. They’re currently on backorder and will approximately ship around mid-April, but you can pre-order these now and get your hands on these beauties before they sell out once again. Available in beige/black or beige/rose pink for €69.90.

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
(€69.90, Heine)

P.S.: Also available at Kaleidoscope, I’m walking & About You.

Jeffrey Campbell “Tulloch” Cap-Toe Pumps

Another great Chanel inspired alternative are these lovely cap-toe pumps by Jeffrey Campbell which are $139.95 and come in beige/black, taupe/black and red/black.

Jeffrey Campbell "Tulloch" Cap-Toe Pumps in beige and black (Chanel inspired)

Jeffrey Campbell “Tulloch” Cap-Toe Pumpspjx
($139.95, Lori’s)

P.S.: Also available at Designs by Stephenepjx, Urban Outfitters & Nordstromls.

Office “Maddie” Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels

And one last Chanel alternative for all my lovely UK readers. Now these beige/black suede slingbacks from Office might not be an identical dupe, but they’re still close enough to serve as a great Chanel look for less, wouldn’t you agree? Plus, there’s also a closed back version named “Madison” available here which costs £65 as well.

Office "Maddie" Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Office “Maddie” Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels
(£65, Office)

Image source(s): Chanel, Keep it Chic, @chiaraferragni/@pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Gary Pepper, Song of Style, Lindley Pless, Lori’s, New Look, Choies, Jessica Buurman, YesStyle, Heine, Designs by Stephene, Office

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Got a little bit of a rocker-girl inside but don’t know how to express it? Try wearing these Balenciaga sandals and you’ll exude just enough edge while maintaining a polished look. Looking for the best way to pull them off? If you have long legs, try a black pencil skirt with a slightly longer hem in back and if you’re petite or curvy, wear some black leggings like Rihanna (below) with an off-the-shoulder knit dress. But the most important accessory is confidence, and to rock these – you gotta show it. While these shoes are amazing, if they don’t fit your budget, scroll down cause the steal we found is a ringer for the original.

Balenciaga Open Toe Slingback Sandals in black

Balenciaga Glove Sandalsls
($805, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at MyTheresa, The RealReal & Matches Fashionls.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Rihanna, Taylor Tomasi and LaLa Vasquez wearing black Balenciaga Open Toe Slingback Sandals

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Jaggar “Mania” Slingback Sandals

Update (03/29/2016) Discovered another Balenciaga inspired slingback heel today! By Jaggar and available in either black or grey leather for $229.95 AUD.

Jaggar "Mania" Slingback Sandals in black (Balenciaga Glove knockoffs)

Jaggar “Mania” Slingback Sandals
($229.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at BNKR.

Jessica Buurman “WELBURN” Slingback High Heel Sandals

Update (01/15/2014) Also stumbled upon these Balenciaga-inspired heels at Jessica Buurman today. So fab, right?

Jessica Buurman "WELBURN" Slingback High Heel Sandals in black (Balenciaga Glove knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “WELBURN” Slingback High Heel Sandals
($149, Jessica Buurman)

Kelsi Dagger “Cameo” Slingback Sandals

Update (08/15/2012): Just came across another Balenciaga look-a-like by Kelsi Dagger which is currently on sale for under $90. Available in various colors and textures, too (my favorites: leopard print and black/white spotted).

Kelsi Dagger "Cameo" Slingback Sandals in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Cameo” Slingback Sandals
($85.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Strategia “Alicia” Open Toe Slingbacks

Nope, you’re not seeing double. This pair by Strategia is actually quite a bit less than the Balenciagas above. What’s keeping you from making them yours? These architectural sandals will look artsy and modern with some red nail polish or go mysterious with a darker one. Either way, just let your shoes make the introduction and you can take over from there.

Strategia "Alicia" Open Toe Slingbacks in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Strategia “Alicia” Open Toe Slingbacks
($268, Yoox)

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Stripes. I’m still ridiculously obsessed with them and probably will never grow tired of them. That’s why I probably don’t have to tell you how I feel about this striped silk midi skirt by Tibi. And after seeing this skirt on some of my most favorite fashion bloggers, it made my obsession with it ten times worse. Not that I could give in to the temptation of buying it – that skirt costs a whopping $349 and that’s already the sale price (retail is $698)! But still… if I was rich girl (na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na nah)

Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirt in black and cream

Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirtls
($698, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls & Tibi.

Style Bloggers Love Tibi

Personal style bloggers such as Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Amber (Forever Amber), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook) and Ania Boniecka (Ania B.) have all been spotted wearing a Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirt.

Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Amber (Forever Amber), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook) and Ania Boniecka (Ania B.) wearing a Tibi Striped Midi Skirt

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Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirt

Update (03/28/2016): OMG! Now look at this beauty of a skirt by Eliza J! Isn’t it just gorgeous? I love how spot-on it is to the Tibi skirt, especially since the materials look exactly the same even though Tibi’s skirt is 100% silk and this one is 100% polyester. Anyway, the material at least looks just as luxurious as the pricey real deal, so that might be close enough. Also, did I mention this skirt is on sale? But the best part? If you use promo code “BIG” at checkout, you will get 20% off regular-priced and sale items at Lord & Taylor which will lower the price of this skirt down to an affordable $100.80 (retail price was $168, offer valid through March 30, 2016).

Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirt in ivory/black (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirtls
($100.80, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe

Update (01/12/2016): Discovered this awesome striped midi skirt at ASOS a few days ago, ordered it straight away and love it to death! It’s a great and budget-friendly alternative to the pretty Tibi skirt above, don’t you think? Sizes are selling out by the hour, so I wouldn’t wait too long with this one.

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe (Tibi Escalante dupe)

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe
($60, ASOS)

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt

Update (11/09/2015): Another fab and budget-friendly Tibi skirt alternative can be found at Chicwish. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt
($42.42, Chicwish)

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt

Update (10/29/2015): Spotted another great Tibi skirt alternative today! The stripes on this a-line skirt by Forever 21 are slightly smaller, but the overall look is still very Tibi and the price is so affordable, too. Available in either ivory/black or wine/black for $27.90.

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt
($27.90, Forever 21)

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt

Luckily, Topshop caters to the needs of us stripe-lovin’, budget-conscious fashionistas, so they came up with a fantastic Tibi look for less option that will cost you just 1/7 of what the real deal would set you back. It’s not the cheapest skirt in town, I admit, but from what I read in reviews, the quality seems to be good and the fabric to be heavy and crease-free. And who doesn’t love to save time on ironing? Get this beauty while it’s still available, it’s almost sold out at Topshop and Nordstrom will probably follow soon as well.

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirtls
($105, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop.

Choies Striped Midi Skirt

If you love striped skirts, but don’t want to spend $100 on one, then you might want to take a look at this Tibi-inspired midi skirt I discovered at Choies. It looks very similar to the real deal, but costs only $16.90! You shouldn’t expect too much quality-wise, but if you want a cheap fashion fix for your stripes obession, this is probably the best way to go.

Choies Striped Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Choies Striped Midi Skirt
($16.90, Choies)

P.S.: Also available at Romwe & SheIn.

Image source(s): Tibi, Atlantic-Pacific, Forever Amber, Wendy’s Lookbook, Ania B., Lord & Taylor, ASOS, Chicwish, Forever 21, Nordstrom, Choies

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Christian Louboutin has done a lot of extreme and fetish-like shoes in the last couple years, but my favorites would have to be Louboutin’s “simpler”, more classic creations. Just like the “Alta Rita” pictured below. A paramount example for a perfect evening shoe: sparkly and glamorous yet not too distracting and with a feminine and elegant shape and a heel that is high but not impossibly so. I absolutely love how Kate Bosworth paired hers with a beautiful white Chanel frock. Such a classy look!

Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumps in pale gold

Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumpsls
($1.415, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Kate Bosworth and Taylor Swift have been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumps.

Kate Bosworth and Taylor Swift wearing Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumps

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Adrianna Papell “Fiji” Embellished Slingback Pumps

Update (03/28/2016): When I first saw these lovely rhinestone embellished slingback pumps by Adrianna Papell, they immediately reminded me of the Alta Rita Louboutins above. They’re not an identical dupe, but the overall look is still the same. Available on sale for $74.87 in various colors.

Adrianna Papell "Fiji" Embellished Slingback Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Alta Rita inspired)

Adrianna Papell “Fiji” Embellished Slingback Pumpsls
($74.87, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Macy’s, Zappos, 6pm, Dillard’sls, Adrianna Papellpjx & Nordstrom Rack.

Ivanka Trump “Galantz” Slingback Sandals

Clearly, not everyone can afford to buy Louboutins, so here you go with an almost just as fabulous alternative by Ivanka Trump which will cost you roughly a fifth of the original Louboutin heels. Apart from a few minor details and minus the red luscious sole that Christian Louboutin is so famous for, the look of our budget-friendly Loubie version is pretty much identical. You like?

Ivanka Trump "Galantz" Slingback Sandals in champagne (Christian Louboutin Alta Rita knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Galantz” Slingback Sandalsls
($249.95, Nordstrom)

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