Update: This post has been updated on July 2, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

InStyle’s July issue features some of the best shorts of the season, but they must not have seen this patriotic pair by Current/Elliott! The classic wash and length makes them incredibly versatile, not to mention how cute the subtle sandblasted star pattern is when paired with a simple t-shirt and flat sandals. But if wearing denim shorts all summer long isn’t the most practical for your lifestyle, perhaps you could invest in a less expensive pair to wear during all your 4th of July festivities. Scroll down to see our best find yet!

Current Elliott The Boyfriend Star-Print Denim Shorts

Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Star-Print Denim Shortsls
($185, Net-A-Porter)

bebe Star Print Denim Shorts

Update (07/02/2016): Three years after the last steal find, I happened to find another great Current/Elliott star-print denim short alternative at bebe for $54.

bebe Star Print Denim Shorts in blue (Current Elliott inspired)

bebe Star Print Denim Shorts
($54, bebe)

Forever 21 Starstruck Denim Cut Offs

Update (06/24/2013): Just in time for your July 4th outfit: a budget-friendly star-print short from Forever 21! Yay!

Forever 21 Starstruck Denim Cut Offs (Current Elliott Star knockoffs)

Forever 21 Starstruck Denim Cut Offs
($9.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Rock & Republic “Lolita” Star Denim Shorts

Update (04/25/2013): Rock & Republic have also a great star-print denim shorts in a dark hue which look a lot like the Current/Elliott version. Love the price, too!

Rock & Republic "Lolita" Star Denim Shorts (Current Elliott look-a-like)

Rock & Republic “Lolita” Star Denim Shortsls
($17.40, Kohl’s)

Dollhouse Star Print Short

Update (01/04/2013): This denim short by Dollhouse might not be an identical match, but it’s quite clear where they got the inspiration from.

Dollhouse Star Print Denim Short (Current Elliott They Boyfriend knockoff)

Dollhouse Star Print Shortls
($14.99, Alloy)

Lucky Brand “Riley” Star-Print Frayed Shorts

Now that you’ve seen this pair by Lucky Brand, and have stars in your eyes, what will the rest of your outfit look like? You’ve got so many great options! I’d suggest starting with a knit top or blouse in a personally flattering shade of red, dark blue or gray and add accessories in your favorite metallic shade. Maybe it’s an armful of silver bangles or perhaps some thin gold hoops? Either way, it’s best to select more understated pieces to keep the look elegant and not costumey. Lastly, finish the outfit with some nautical-inspired wedges, boat shoes or your favorite causal footwear… and most importantly, relax and have fun!

Lucky Brand "Riley" Star-Print Frayed Shorts (Current Elliott knockoff)

Lucky Brand “Riley” Star-Print Frayed Shortsamazon
($34.08, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos & Nordstromls.

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Update: This post has been updated on June 27, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I was never a huge fan of jewelry up until a few years ago because I would always feel bothered and constrained in movement when there were earrings dangling from my ears or bracelets clattering on the table. Ever since becoming a fashion blogger however, I have made my peace with the inconveniences of jewelry and even grew very fond of it. My jewelry collection nowadays is not to be scoffed at, but I’m still missing Tiffany & Co. in my jewelry drawers. This bracelet from Tiffany’s “T”-Collection would be a great starter piece for example because it’s both versatile and modern and can be either worn alone or as part of an arm party. Too bad the price tag of $5.200 is killing all my jewelry dreams though.

Tiffany & Co. T Square Bracelet in 18k gold

Tiffany T Square Bracelet
($5.200, Tiffany & Co.)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Tiffany & Co.

Style bloggers such as Aimee from Song of Style, Kiara from ToBruckAve, Shea Marie from Peace Love Shea and Helena from Brooklyn Blonde have all been spotted wearing a Tiffany T Square Bracelet.

Style Bloggers wearing a Tiffany T Square Bracelet

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Sweet Deluxe “Tandil” T-Shape Bracelet

Update (06/27/2016): Discovered these amazing Tiffany T dupe bracelets by Sweet Deluxe. Really like these and in terms of the design, they are very close to the real deal!

Sweet Deluxe "Tandil" T-Shape Bracelet in gold and silver (Tiffany & Co. T knockoffs)

Sweet Deluxe “Tandil” T-Shape Bracelet
(€19.95, Zalando)

Talbots Sterling Cuff

Update (04/07/2016): Stumbled upon this lovely sterling silver Tiffany T cuff look-alike at Talbots today. It’s not a cheap fix at $139 $104.25 (on sale now!), but rather a high quality alternative to the pricey designer original.

Talbots Sterling Cuff in silver (Tiffany T knockoff)

Talbots Sterling Cuffls
($104.25, Talbots)

Armitage Avenue Hinge Cuff

Update (11/15/2015): Spotted another fab Tiffany T bracelet dupe today! It’s by Armitage Avenue, comes in gold and costs $28.95.

Armitage Avenue Hinge Cuff in gold (Tiffany & Co. knockoff)

Armitage Avenue Hinge Cuff
($28.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Sole Society Open Bar Cuff Bracelet

Luckily for us who can’t afford the real deal, nowadays there are so many great options for budget-friendly jewelry and Sole Society is one of them. With their open bar cuff bracelet you will get the coveted Tiffany’s look without having to sell your kidney.

Sole Society Open Bar Cuff Bracelet in gold (Tiffany & Co T knockoff)

Sole Society Open Bar Cuff Bracelet
($20.97, Sole Society)

Image source(s): Tiffany & Co., Lori’s, Song of Style, ToBruckAve, Peace Love Shea, Brooklyn Blonde, Zalando, Talbots, Lori’s, Sole Society

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Real vs. Steal – Céline Trio Bag

by Irina on June 22, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on June 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

What is it about Céline handbags that makes me want to hand out my credit card, close my eyes and say: “But please, be gentle!“? I don’t know whether it’s the hype surrounding the French fashion house or the countless style bloggers toting around Céline beauties on their arm, but for some reason Céline bags have that enviable “je ne sais quoi“-factor that draws me to them. Not that I am anywhere in the position to actually buy a Céline bag right now. But not now doesn’t mean never, right? But until then, I’ll have to settle for a budget-friendly Céline Trio alternative, I guess.

Céline Trio Bag in red

Céline Trio Bag
(~$1.500, The RealReal)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective, Fashionphile & eBayeBay.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Céline

Celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry, Mandy Moore, Kourtney Kardashian and style bloggers such as Chiara from The Blonde Salad and Ashley from Ring My Bell have all been spotted carrying Céline Trio Bag.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley (Ring My Bell), Chiara (The Blonde Salad), Katy Perry, Mandy Moore and Kourtney Kardashian carrying a Céline Trio Bag

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BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (06/22/2016): Just spotted a set of fantastic Céline Trio dupe bags at BagInc. They come in either black, wine red, baby blue, orange, rose pink and beige leather and cost $89. Make sure to use promo code “SPRINGBAG” at checkout to get 15% off your order!

BagInc "Geri" Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag in black and wine red (Céline Trio knockoffs)

BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag
($89, BagInc)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered yet another Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango. This time, it’s available in red, black and white and costs $23.99!

Mango "Cecile" Cross-Body Triple Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($23.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (DE).

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Another budget-friendly and very similar Céline Trio bag look-a-like is available at Chicnova for under $20 in either black, tan or yellow.

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag
($18.24, Chicnova)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (12/27/2014): Stumbled upon this Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango today. So fab, right?

Mango Banana Cross-Body Triple Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($59.99, Mango)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag

Update (11/10/2014): Forever 21 decided to have a second go with this Céline Trio dupe. This time, the pockets are detachable as on the real deal. Available in either black, white or blue faux leather! LOVE this Céline Trio dupe!

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag in black and blue (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Old Navy Crossbody Bag

Update (08/25/2014): Spotted these fabulous Céline Trio alternatives at Old Navy today. These only have two instead of three compartments like the real deal, but for $16 who cares? I especially love that the bag comes in a beautiful cobalt blue. Soooo pretty! Also available in red, black and dark brown faux leather as well as various faux suede versionscj.

Old Navy Crossbody Bag in blue, red and black faux leather (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Old Navy Crossbody Bagcj
($16, Old Navy)

Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag

Update (05/27/2014): Just stumbled upon this cute red baggie at Jessica Buurman which instantly reminded me of the Céline Trio bag. Available in either red, blue or black.

Jessica Buurman "AZUKA" Multifunctional Clutch Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag
($55, Jessica Buurman)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag

Update (05/15/2014): One of our fabulous readers alerted us of this lovely and budget-friendly Céline Trio bag dupe at Forever 21. Available in red, black or ivory faux leather for $14.99 only (sale price)!

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag in red and black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag

And the first one’s a total winner, right? These cute faux leather bags by Apt. 9 are a close match to the pricey Céline designer original yet they are currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $19.99! Steal deal alert, woot woot! At this price, I’d probably get one in every color.

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag in red, black, tan and silver (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bagls
($19.99, Kohl’s)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bag

If you’re looking for a real leather option and are are ready to invest considerably more, then this triple zipper crossbody by MICHAEL Michael Kors is a great Céline Trio alternative. $160 seems like a lot for such a small bag, but it’s still better than $1.500, right? Sadly, the best colors are already sold out including my personal favorite, a beautiful cobalt blue huels! Boohoo! Waiting for a restock on this!

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Bedford Gusset" Crossbody Bag in red coral (Céline Trio knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bagamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Michael Korsls.

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bag

If you’re really dedicated to the look of Céline’s Trio bag but simply cannot spend as much, here’s another fabulous but also quite pricey designer bag alternative by Annabel Ingall which retails for $320. Size, color and shape of the bag are almost identical to the Trio, but the “Jojo” bag has an extra crossover strap.

Annabel Ingall "Jojo" Crossbody Bag (Céline Trio knockoff)

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bag
($320, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve & Bloomingdale’s.

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Update: This post has been updated on June 21, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Gucci hasn’t been on my radar for a very long time, but lately I’m loving everything from the Italian fashion house, especially the shoe line. So sleek, minimalistic and sexy! “Ursula” happens to be extra gorgeous – it’s a patent-leather gladiator-style ankle strap stiletto sandal and I’m absolutely in love with the bright ocean blue version. Too bad they cost a whopping $850 which probably means they won’t grace my feet anytime soon! Bummer!

Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandals in blue patent

Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($850, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Gucci & Saks Fifth Avenuels.

Celebrities Love Gucci

Celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Ellie Goulding and Christina Milian have all been spotted wearing Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandals.

Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Ellie Goulding and Christina Milian wearing Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandals

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Public Desire “Nika” Ankle Cuff High Heels

Update (06/21/2016): Spotted these lovely Gucci Ursula look-alike heels at Public Desire. Available in various colors and uppers for £14.99 (worldwide shipping available, btw).

Public Desire "Nika" Ankle Cuff High Heels in black, nude and white faux leather (Gucci Ursula knockoffs)

Public Desire “Nika” Ankle Cuff High Heels
(£14.99, Public Desire)

Anne Michelle Enzo-39 Strappy Ankle Cuff Stiletto Heels

Update (08/16/2013): If you don’t want to spend too much, these shiny faux patent leather stilettos by Anne Michelle are also a great alternative to the Gucci originals but cost only $11.98! Available in black, red, silver and nude.

Anne Michelle Enzo-39 Strappy Ankle Cuff Stiletto Heels in black and burgundy patent (Gucci Ursula knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Enzo-39 Strappy Ankle Cuff Stiletto Heelspjx
($11.98, Shiekh)

Heart Soul “Destiny” Ankle Strap Sandals

If you can’t afford the real Guccis, take a look at this wallet-friendly version by Heart Soul which is pretty much a spot-on dupe of the Ursula heels by Gucci – with a price tag of only $59.95! Yay! Also available in cream and black/white.

Heart Soul "Destiny" Ankle Strap Sandals in navy blue patent (Gucci Ursula knockoffs)

Heart Soul “Destiny” Ankle Strap Sandals
($59.95, Macy’s)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 10, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I really like Karen Walker‘s eyewear line. Sure, a few of the styles might look a little crazycj, but the “Super Duper Strength” sunnies below are absolutely fabulous, don’t you agree? I especially like them in tortoise, but there’s no way I could justify spending a whopping $280 on a pair of sunglasses. Luckily for me (and possibly you as well) I found a couple of great and wallet-friendly alternatives that look just as stylish as the designer original!

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses in brown tortoise

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses
($280-$300, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Barneysls, Revolve, Ditto & Matches Fashionls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Karen Walker

Celebs and style bloggers such as Rihanna, Khloe Kardashian and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have all been spotted wearing Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses.

Blair (Atlantic-Pacific), Rihanna and Khloe Kardashian wearing Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses

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Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): Spotted a fab and spot-on Karen Walker sunglass dupe for less than $15 at Target today. Love this steal deal find!

Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses
($14.99, Target)

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here’s yet another Karen Walker Super Duper dupe! Found this one at Loft and it costs $24.50.

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses (Karen Walker Super Duper dupe)

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses
($24.50, Loft)

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses

Update (10/05/2015): Stumbled upon yet another great and super affordable Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe at Forever 21. Available in black or tortoise for $5.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses in black and tortoiseshell (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls.

BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglasses

Update (08/03/2015): Another spot-on Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe has been spotted! This time it’s by BP., costs $12 and comes in either black or tortoise.

BP. "Abbey Road" Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available in various colors at Free People here, here & here.

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses

Update (06/12/2015): Look what I just discovered at Choies: a super cool set of Karen Walker Super Duper Strength dupe sunglasses for under $5. Yay!

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength knockoffs)

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses
($4.90, Choies)

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses

Update (02/10/2015): Stumbled upon this Karen Walker Super Duper dupe at Chicwish. Available in black and tortoise for under $20.

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses
($16.92, Chicwish)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Chicnova.

Aldo “Oliarien” Round Sunglasses

Update (05/09/2014): Discovered another chic Karen Walker Super Duper look-a-like at Aldo today. $12 only!

Aldo "Oliarien" Round Sunglasses in tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Aldo “Oliarien” Round Sunglasses
($12, Aldo)

Urban Outfitters “Emma” Sunglasses

Update (06/24/2013): Urban Outfitters have also a great Karen Walker Super Duper dupe available in 5 different colors for $18!

Urban Outfitters "Emma" Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Urban Outfitters “Emma” Sunglasses
($18, Urban Outfitters)

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses

Update (06/16/2013): Found another Karen Walker Super Duper look-a-like version in these black oversized sunnies from Forever 21 and they cost only $5.80!

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses
($5.80, Forever 21)

FE NY “Abbey Road” Sunglasses

Update (05/08/2013): Just stumbled upon another great Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-like. Check out these tortoise round sunglasses by FE NY!

FE NY "Abbey Road" Sunglasses in tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

FE NY “Abbey Road” Sunglasses
($22, Nordstrom)

Aldo “Bev” Round Sunglasses

If you’re a sucker for tortoise sunglasses like me, check out these sunglasses by Aldo. The tortoise gradient is different, but the shape and overall look are virtually identical. Also, these are a budget-friendly $12 only!

Aldo "Bev" Round Sunglasses in brown tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

Aldo “Bev” Round Sunglasses
($12, Aldo)

grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses

If you prefer these sunglasses in black like Blair Eadie from style blog Atlantic-Pacific, then these shades are a great look-a-like for Karen Walker’s Super Duper Strength sunnies which cost less than $10. Now that’s a steal deal, right?

FRAMEWORK Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

P.S.: A similar version is available in various colors at Overstock.

zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses

Another great alternative would be these sunglasses which look just like the steal sunnies above but have a purple lens gradient instead.

106Shades Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

Pieces “Galina” Sunglasses

And lastly, these Pieces sunglasses will also give you the same coveted Karen Walker look without having to spend a fortune (only $26.60 to be exact!).

Pieces Galina Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

Pieces “Galina” Sunglasses
($27.15, ASOS)

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