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I’m absolutely loving our newest edition of Copycat Math because it combines two of my favorite things in fashion: espadrilles and Dolce & Gabbana. Espadrilles have seriously become my new go-to shoes to wear in the summer months; they’re super comfortable (also breathable) and there’s something so effortless chic about the jute sole, the rough side stitches and the canvas fabric. And do I really still have to explain why I’m such a Dolce & Gabbana fangirl? The designer duo’s creations are the epitome of Italian elegance and opulence! I’ve been loving every single one of their collections in the last few years and feel like this isn’t going to end anytime soon. So the first time I saw that Dolce & Gabbana came out with a range of gorgeously embellished espadrilles in their iconic summer prints, I was instantly obsessed! Until I saw the price tags on these and my fashion heart crumbled! Luckily, a few days ago I discovered a set of espadrilles by Chinese Laundry which look so much like the Italian real deal, but cost only a fraction of the originals: $79.95! How awesome is that? Total steal deal alert! Now the only question is: which print should I get? Nah, just kidding, I’ll take them all!

Copycat Math - Dolce & Gabbana + Dolce & Gabbana = Chinese Laundry "Hayden" Embellished Summer Print Espadrilles

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Image source(s): Farfetch, Yoox, The Outnet, Chinese Laundry

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Satin sandal slides have been a huge trend this year and Gianvito Rossi just knows how to make a chic summer flat that will look fabulous both with dressy dresses or with casual jeans or shorts. I love the effortlessness of being able to simply slide into a shoe and be instantly ready to go. These are the perfect shoes for a summer vacation! If you have the lavish shopping budget to opt for a pair of flats that’ll set you back $595, of course.

Gianvito Rossi Fringed Satin Mule Slides in yellow, black and red

Gianvito Rossi Fringed Satin Mule Slidesls
($595, Bergdorf Goodman)

Chinese Laundry “Pattie” Frayed Satin Slide Sandals

Luckily, we’ve been able to find a just as chic alternative by Chinese Laundry which looks a lot like the designer real deal above, but will cost you less than $40 (currently on sale for $36.99 down from $49.95). These stylish satin slides come in four different colors, but the rose and the nude version are my personal favorites! Steal deal alert!

Chinese Laundry "Pattie" Frayed Satin Slide Sandals (Gianvito Rossi dupes)

Chinese Laundry “Pattie” Frayed Satin Slide Sandalsamazon
($36.99, Amazon)

Also available at Macy’s, Zappos, Francesca’sls, Chinese Laundry, LuLu*s, Amazon.co.ukamazon & eBayeBay.

Mango “Nilo” Fringe Satin Sandals

If you want to save even more, check out these super cute satin slide sandals by Mango which come in either orange or lavender and are currently on sale for $29.99 (were $49.99). They have a more prominent fringe, but the overall design is still strinkingly similar to the Gianvito Rossi designer version. Love these!

Mango "Nilo" Fringe Satin Sandals in orange and lilac lavender (Gianvito Rossi dupes)

Mango “Nilo” Fringe Satin Sandals
($29.99, Mango)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Amazon, Mango

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Update: This post has been updated on July 5, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

If there’s one thing Stuart Weitzman is exceptionally good at, it’s boots, especially the sexy kind. A few years ago, we had celebs and bloggers going crazy for the widely copied 50/50 OTK boots and now the fashion crowd is lusting after the “Highland”, a super sexy over-the-knee suede pull-on boot which has a lacing detail in the back. And even though I feel like I’ve seen this boot on pretty much every stylish celebrity and fashion blogger by now, I’m still not fed up with it in the slightest way. I also can’t seem to pick a favorite color! The taupe version is so cool and subdued while the black version really pops against bare legs and turns up the sexiness factor by quite a few notches! But as gorgeous as these suede thigh high boots are, at $798 (now on sale for 40% off: $477.99) these beauties are way too expensive for me to splurge on the real deal!

Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Suede Boots in taupe grey and black

Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Suede Bootsamazon
($477.99, Amazon)

Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, Nordstromls, Zappos, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Stuart Weitzman, Shopbopls, Jildor, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Revolve, Bloomingdale’s, 6pm, Footnotescj, Farfetchls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, Lane Crawfordls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Stuart Weitzman

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo, Kate Moss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Bosworth, Selena Gomez and various personal style bloggers like Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook), Ashley Madekwe (Ring My Bell), Annabelle Fleur (VivaLuxury), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) and Helena (Brooklyn Blonde) have all been spotted wearing Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boots.

Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook), Ashley Madekwe (Ring My Bell), Olivia Palermo, Annabelle Fleur (VivaLuxury), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) and Helena (Brooklyn Blonde) wearing Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boots

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Express Thigh High Stretch Boots

Update (07/05/2017): I know shopping for overknee boots in the middle of the summer is probably the last thing on your mind right now, but I happened to stumble upon these super cute “Highland” look-alike OTK boots at Express and just couldn’t help myself. Available in taupe or black faux leather for $98!

Express Thigh High Stretch Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Express Thigh High Stretch Boots
($98, Express)

Another A Overknee Faux Suede Boots

Update (07/05/2017): I also discovered these fabulous Stuart Weitzman boot dupes by Another A for all you German SW Highland lovers out there! Available in black faux suede for €99.95!

Another A Overknee Faux Suede Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Another A Overknee Faux Suede Boots
(€99.95, Görtz)

Tony Bianco “Tash” Over the Knee Stretch Boots

Update (05/09/2017): Discovered another beautiful Stuart Weitzman Highland dupe today! Just look at these OTK boots by Tony Bianco! Aren’t they just absolutely gorgeous? Yes, they’re a little expensive, but oh so stylish and spot-on! Loooove!

Tony Bianco "Tash" Over the Knee Stretch Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Tony Bianco “Tash” Over the Knee Stretch Bootsls
($174.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Tony Bianco.

Yoki “Daisy” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (01/25/2017): Haven’t found your perfect pair of OTK boots yet? Well, here’s one more Highland dupe to consider! It’s by Yoki, comes in either burgundy or grey faux suede and it’s currently on sale for just $25!

Yoki "Daisy" Over-The-Knee Boots in bordeaux and grey faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Yoki “Daisy” Over-The-Knee Boots
($25, Century 21)

Journee Collection “Maya” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (01/25/2017): Another suitable alternative would have to be these OTK boots by Journee Collection which are obviously an hommage to Stuart Weitzman.

Journee Collection "Maya" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Journee Collection “Maya” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Bootsamazon
($52.99, Amazon)

Also available at Kohl’s, JCPenney & Overstock.

Catherine by Catherine Malandrino “Verda” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (01/25/2017): Also stumbled upon a second set of Highland dupes by Catherine by Catherine Malandrino. These fab OTK boots are currently on sale for a very budget-friendly $69.99 and are available in 6 colors: black, burgundy, navy, taupe, grey and nude. Steal deal alert! Pssst, if you have thicker thighs, you might want to check out “Sorcha“, also by Catherine Malandrino: same price, but the shaft’s opening circumference is bigger.

Catherine by Catherine Malandrino "Verda" Over-The-Knee Boots in burgundy, taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland inspired)

Catherine by Catherine Malandrino “Verda” Over-The-Knee Boots
($69.99, Century 21)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Catherine Malandrinopjx, Amazonamazon & Saks Off 5th.

Call It Spring “Qeiven” Over-The-Knee Faux Suede Boots

Update (11/16/2016): And here we have yet another Stuart Weitzman Highland look-alike to add to the long list of dupes. This one’s by Call It Spring, it comes in 3 different colors and retails for $99.99.

Call It Spring "Qeiven" Over-The-Knee Faux Suede Boots in grey, black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Call It Spring “Qeiven” Over-The-Knee Faux Suede Bootsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

Also available at Macy’s, Debenhams & Hudson’s Bay.

Unisa “Saranaa” Heeled Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/24/2016): There’s no slowing down of new Stuart Weitzman OTK boot dupes! And here’s yet another fabulous and budget-friendly Highland boot look-alike which I have just discovered. It’s by Unisa, made of faux suede and costs only 49.94 (sale price)! All sizes are still in stock, so hurry before these go out of stock, and trust me, these will go fast!

Unisa "Saranaa" Heeled Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in black: http://bit.ly/2eG5xZX (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Unisa “Saranaa” Heeled Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
(49.94, DSW)

Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMetro & Stein Mart.

Charles by Charles David “Sycamore” Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/24/2016): I also stumbled upon these great SW Highland alternatives by Charles by Charles David which are currently on clearance for $69.98 at HSN and come in either black, grey or merlot microsuede.

Charles by Charles David "Sycamore" Microsuede Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots in grey and black (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Charles by Charles David “Sycamore” Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots
($69.98, HSN)

Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMetrocj, Macy’s, Last Call by Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Nordstrom Rack & Bloomingdale’s.

bebe “Rascia” Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/24/2016): Also new on the Highland dupes front: these OTK faux suede boots by bebe which cost $159.

bebe "Rascia" Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

bebe “Rascia” Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots
($159, bebe)

Guess “Dani” High Heel Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/24/2016): Guess also released their own take on Weitzman’s Highland boot: it’s called “Dani” and costs €184.95 (sale price!).

Guess "Dani" High Heel Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Guess “Dani” High Heel Over-The-Knee Boots
(€184.95, Zalando)

Also available at Guess (EU + UK).

Dorothy Perkins “Kassandra” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/24/2016): Similar to the Guess version above are these OTK boots by Dorothy Perkins. They’re available in black, taupe, grey, burgundy and black velvet for $89. I really like the sturdy heel on these which makes it easier to wear these heeled boots for a longer period of time.

Dorothy Perkins "Kassandra" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Dorothy Perkins “Kassandra” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($89, Dorothy Perkins)

Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon & Zalando.

Sam Edelman “Kent” Heeled Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Just spotted these amazing and spot-on SW Highland OTK boot dupes by Sam Edelman. They’re admittedly a tad pricey at $190 (now on sale for $132.99), but you do get a genuine OTK suede boot here, so it might be well worth the splurge.

Sam Edelman "Kent" Heeled Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in dark taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Sam Edelman “Kent” Heeled Suede Over-The-Knee Bootsamazon
($132.99, Lord & Taylor)

Also available at Sam Edelman, 6pm, Revolve, Shopbopls, Net-A-Porterls & Hudson’s Bay.

Style Charles “Serena” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Another spot-on Highland dupe are these black faux suede OTK boots by Style Charles. They are currently on sale for 69.99 (down from $135). Steal deal alert!

Style Charles "Serena" Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Style Charles “Serena” Over-The-Knee Boots
(69.99, JCPenney)

Ivanka Trump “Smith” Over-The-Knee High Heel Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Ivanka Trump also jumped on the SW OTK boot trend train and came out with several Weitzman inspired boot styles like this one for example. Do you like it?

Ivanka Trump "Smith" Over-The-Knee High Heel Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Ivanka Trump “Smith” Over-The-Knee High Heel Bootsamazon
($179, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos, 6pm, Macy’s & Bloomingdale’s.

Ivanka Trump “Kellyn” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): And if you love the idea of a heeled OTK boot, but you can’t manage walking on 4 inches all day, with its sturdy 2 1/2 inch block heel Ivanka Trump‘s “Kellyn” is the perfect hybrid between Weitzman’s “Highland” and “Lowland” boot. Available in 3 different colors for $134.25.

Ivanka Trump "Kellyn" Over-The-Knee Boots in wine red, taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland look-alikes)

Ivanka Trump “Kellyn” Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($134.25, Lord & Taylor)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Century 21, 6pm & Nordstromls.

Mossimo Black “Mariah” Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): A super budget-friendly Highland alternative are these faux suede boots by Mossimo Black which a little over $40.

Mossimo Black "Mariah" Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Mossimo Black “Mariah” Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots
($42.48, Target)

Catherine by Catherine Malandrino “Trumper” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Another Weitzman inspired alternative with a lower block heel are these faux suede boots by Catherine by Catherine Malandrino which are currently on sale for under $70.

Catherine by Catherine Malandrino "Trumper" Over-The-Knee Boots in faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Catherine by Catherine Malandrino “Trumper” Over-The-Knee Boots
($69.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Steve Madden “Norri” Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): And here’s yet another Weitzman Highland look-alike by Steve Madden with a sturdy block heel. Btw, SM has also various more Stuart Weitzman Highland inspired OTK boots, e.g. “Emotionsls” (non lace-back version, $99.95, also available at Jildor), “Ellianals” (open-toe version, $99.95) and “Candlels” (gold accent heel version, $129.95)

Steve Madden "Norri" Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland inspired)

Steve Madden “Norri” Over-the-Knee Bootsls
($129.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Zappos, 6pm, Lord & Taylorls, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Steve Maddenls, Shoes.comls & LuLu*s.

Schutz High Heel Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Also happened to stumble upon this spot-on Highland look-alike recently. It’s by Schutz and retails for $260.

Schutz High Heel Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupe)

Schutz High Heel Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($260, Farfetch)

H&M Thigh-High Faux Suede Heeled Boots

Update (08/28/2016): At H&M I discovered these lovely lace-back OTK faux suede boots which reminded me of the Stuart Weitzman boots above. Available in black or brown for $59.99.

H&M Thigh-High Faux Suede Heeled Boots in black and brown (Stuart Weitzman Highland inspired)

H&M Thigh-High Faux Suede Heeled Boots
($59.99, H&M)

Steve Madden “Gleemer” Over the Knee Lace-Up Boots

Update (08/03/2016): Just discovered this second SM Highland dupe by Steve Madden which comes in either black or taupe faux suede and costs $149.95.

Steve Madden "Gleemer" Over the Knee Lace-Up Boots in black and taupe faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Steve Madden “Gleemer” Over the Knee Lace-Up Bootsls
($149.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Zalando & Next.

Cape Robbin Suedette Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/03/2016): If you’re looking for something more affordable, here’s another Highland boot alternative by Cape Robbin. Available in various colors for under $60.

Cape Robbin Suedette Over the Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Cape Robbin Suedette Over the Knee Bootsamazon
($59.99, Amazon)

A similar version by Chase + Chloe is available at Amazon & ZooShoopjx.

Buffalo Heeled Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/03/2016): Also found a great Highland look-alike option for all the European based Stuart Weitzman lovers. Check out these fab OTK boots by Buffalo. So gorgeous, right? And not too expensive at €159.95!

Buffalo Heeled Over the Knee Boots in faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland look-alikes)

Buffalo Heeled Over the Knee Boots
(€159.90, Buffalo)

Also available at Otto, Görtz, Mirapodo & Zalando.

RMK “Candi” Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/03/2016): At RMK I happened to come across these OTK lace-up back boots for $149.95 AUD which in either black or taupe faux suede.

RMK "Candi" Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

RMK “Candi” Faux Suede Over the Knee Bootsls
($149.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Lipstik “Skarlett” Microsuede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): And here’s another gorgeous Highland dupe to add to the list! Thank you, Lipstik! Available in black, dove grey and brown microsuede for $59.95 AUD (sale price!).

Lipstik "Skarlett" Microsuede Over-The-Knee Boots in dove grey, black and brown (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Lipstik “Skarlett” Microsuede Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($59.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Also available at Wanted Shoes & Showpo.

Wanted “Clovelly” Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): I also discovered this Highland alternative made of genuine suede by Wanted. Available in black or grey suede for $249.95 AUD.

Wanted "Clovelly" Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in grey and black suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Wanted “Clovelly” Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($249.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

River Island Over-The-Knee Heeled Boots

Update (03/20/2016): Just spotted these amazing Highland boot look-alikes by River Island for $80 in black faux suede. Hurry, only a few sizes are left!

River Island Over-The-Knee Heeled Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

River Island Over-The-Knee Heeled Boots
($80, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls, River Island (EU), Zalando, Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

Dune “Sibyl” Block Heel Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (03/11/2016): Stumbled upon another set of spot-on SW Highland dupes. These ones are by Dune, they’re available in three colors and cost $156 (sale price!).

Dune "Sibyl" Block Heel Over-The-Knee Boots (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Dune “Sibyl” Block Heel Over-The-Knee Bootsamazon
($156, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls, Nordstromls, ASOS, Dune London, Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Zalando, Debenhams, Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

Schuh “Misty” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (03/11/2016): Also discovered these fabulous Weitzman alternatives at Schuh which are currently on sale for under £50 (down from £75). Available in grey or black faux suede. Couldn’t pass up on this deal myself and ordered both colors immediately!

Schuh "Misty" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in black and grey (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Schuh “Misty” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
(£49.99, Schuh)

Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots

Update (01/09/2016): Spotted another fabulous though super expensive dupe of this season’s most wanted boots! They’re by Jean-Michel Cazabat and currently on final sale for $599. The perfect alternative if you want a high quality SW Highland alternative, but you feel like saving $200 along the way.

Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots
($599, Intermix)

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots

Update (01/09/2016): Discovered these awesome faux suede Weitzman Highland look-alike boots at ASOS today. Too bad I spotted them so late, because they’re out of stock in almost all sizes. Apparently however, they do come back in stock in limited quantities occasionally, so a little cyberstalking migh help here. The taupe version is available here, but it’s currently pretty much sold out as well.

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots
($103, ASOS)

Ark “Laci” Suedette Thigh High Boots

Update (01/09/2016): And here we have another spot-on and budget-friendly faux leather boot alternative for all the European Stuart Weitzman Highland fans out there! Found these Ark dupes which retail for £45. I just added these to my shopping watch list!

Ark "Laci" Suedette Thigh High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Ark “Laci” Suedette Thigh High Boots
(£45, ASOS)

Chinese Laundry “Bachelorette” Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/06/2015): Spotted another fab Weitzman Highland alternative today: “Bachelorette” by Chinese Laundry, available in either black or taupe faux suede for $99.98.

Chinese Laundry "Bachelorette" Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Bachelorette” Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots
($99.98, Chinese Laundry)

Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMetro & ZooShoopjx.

Steve Madden “Gorgeous” Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Boots

Of course, where there’s a trend, Steve Madden can’t be too far behind. Their “Gorgeous” OTK boots, available in either grey or black, look just like the Stuart Weitzman Highlands but cost only $99.95 instead of $798! Score! Love this steal deal!

Steve Madden "Gorgeous" Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Gorgeous” Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Boots
($99.95, Zappos)

Also available at Amazonamazon, 6pm, Famous Footwearls, Lord & Taylorls, Macy’s, Steve Maddenls, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Dune, Selfridges & Spartoo.

Public Desire “Janine” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots

While browsing the Public Desire website, I happened to discover these steal-worthy, faux suede SW Highland dupes for under £40. Worldwide shipping is available. Students get a 10% discount on their order.

Public Desire "Janine" Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots in grey, black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Public Desire “Janine” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots
(£39.99, Public Desire)

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Boots

I also spotted these fabulous OTK boots by Kaitlyn Pan which are made of microsuede and have many great 5 star customer reviews. They come in a slim fit and are also available in a flat version (aka “Lowland” dupe).

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Bootsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.caamazon & Etsy.

Jessica Buurman “Arabel” Lace Up Over The Knee Boots

Deal: Free worldwide shipping on all orders! Sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter and get a 10% off coupon!

Another great look for less option are these Weitzman Highland dupes by Jessica Buurman. They come in 3 colors, have a suede upper and retail for $169! Score!

Jessica Buurman "Arabel" Lace Up Over The Knee Boots in grey and black suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Arabel” Lace Up Over The Knee Boots
($169, Jessica Buurman)

Carvela “Sammy” High Heel Over The Knee Boots

These heeled OTK boots by Carvela are also quite obvious Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes. They’re available in either nude or black and retail for $240/£189.

Carvela "Sammy" High Heel Over The Knee Boots in nude and black suedette (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Carvela “Sammy” High Heel Over The Knee Bootsls
($240, Kurt Geiger)

Also available at Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, Debenhams, Selfridges, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, House of Fraser, About You & The Iconicls.

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots

And if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly alternative, check out these OTK faux suede boots I found at Choies. They’re available in 4 colors and cost between $80-$100.

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots in gray and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots
($79.90, Choies)

Image source(s): Zappos, Olivia Palermo, Ring My Bell, Brooklyn Blonde, Peace Love Shea, Wendy’s Lookbook, VivaLuxury, Express, Görtz, Century 21, Stein Mart, bebe, Lord & Taylor, DSW, Zalando, Sam Edelman, JCPenney, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Buffalo, RMK Lipstik, Wanted Shoes, River Island, Dune London, Schuh, Intermix, Ark, Amazon, Steve Madden, Jessica Buurman, Choies

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Update: This post has been updated on May 4, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

During the summer season, flip-flops aren’t usually my type of go-to shoes unless I am going to the beach. However, these Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals redefine the mundane flip-flop, making them an elegant semi-casual yet semi-formal summer shoe. And, of course, the stylish fashion blogger and footwear designer, Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, proves all of the statements above. As she pairs them with various outfits, these Valentinos exhibit their endless potential as a versatile summer sandal.

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals in black

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandalsls
($295, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, Lane Crawfordls & Farfetchls.

Chiara Ferragni Loves Valentino

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Outfit Pictures via The Blonde Salad.

Dizzy Rivet Studded Bow Flip Flops

Update (05/04/2017): Found these Valentino inspired jelly flats by Dizzy today and had to share them with you! They come in several colors and are currently on sale for under $15 at Nordstrom Rack. Steal deal alert!

Dizzy Rivet Studded Bow Flip Flops in black, nude and pink (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Dizzy Rivet Studded Bow Flip Flops
($14.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Forever 21.

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandals

Update (01/29/2015): Spotted another fabulous and super budget-friendly set of Valentino sandal dupes! Check out these lovely jelly sandals from Wild Diva Lounge. So close to the real deal and under $30! Steal deal alert!

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandals in nude, black and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

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($26.29, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at CiCi Hot & Amazon #2amazon.

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals

Update (01/25/2014): Found another Valentino-inspired studded bow jelly sandal! By Bakers. Available in white, black and nude for $29.95!

Bakers "Caged" Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals in white, black and nude (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandalsamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Guess “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandals

Update (07/13/2013): And here we go wit yet another fabulous and very affordable Valentino Rockstud Jelly Sandal look-a-like. I really love these super similar studded bow jelly sandals by Guess which are available in either black or white PVC.

Guess "Lolany" Studded Jelly Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Guess “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandals
($19.50, Zappos)

Not Rated “Pool Party” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

Update (04/06/2013): Not Rated has also a super fabulous Valentino look-a-like sandal available! I especially love the hot pink version and the price of $26.99 ain’t too bad either!

Not Rated "Pool Party" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black and fuchsia pink (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Not Rated “Pool Party” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals
($26.99, DSW)

Chinese Laundry “Lucky One” Studded Bow Thong Sandals

Update (04/06/2013): Look at these studded bow thong sandals by Chinese Laundry! Yet another wonderful Valentino for less alternative. Available in black, white and nude!

Chinese Laundry "Lucky One" Studded Bow Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Chinese Laundry “Lucky One” Studded Bow Thong Sandalsamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops

Update (02/21/2013): Came across an even more affordable Valentino look-a-like today! Check out these studded jelly flip flops by Wet Seal! Only $12.90 and also available in nude. Love these!

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC look-a-likes)

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($12.90, Amazon)

Dizzy “Fusion” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

Update (02/12/2013): Found another amazing and almost identical Valentino Rockstud sandal look-a-like! Check out the “Fusion” by Dizzy for $19! I’m in love! Available in black, mint, nude and red.

Dizzy "Fusion" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Dizzy “Fusion” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals
($19, Forever 21)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

Update (02/12/2013): Ivanka Trump also has a very Valentino inspired studded rubber thong sandal which comes in various beautiful colors and costs $21.99 (sale price)!

Ivanka Trump "Natty" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandalsamazon
($21.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

Splurging $295 on PVC footwear that can only be worn only during one part of the year is quite the extravagant price to pay. Thanks to Steve Madden, the “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals are the perfect budget-friendly alternative to the Valentinos above. Priced at $29.98, they are almost identical to its designer counterpart with only minor differences that are hardly even noticeable.

Steve Madden "JIFFFY" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Steve Madden)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, The Blonde Salad, UrbanOG, Zappos, Amazon, Wet Seal, Lori’s, Piperlime, Steve Madden

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Colorful Pom Pom sandals are all the rage this summer, but if you can’t be bothered with complicated and tedious lace-up gladiator styles which take forever to get laced just right, these embellished leather slides by Schutz are a great and just as fabulous alternative – they’re super easy to put on and off which thus makes them the perfect beach or pool shoes for your summer vacation. But if you don’t see yourself spending $160 on a pair of trendy leather slides, well, we just happened to come across an absolute spot-on Schutz “Estelen” look-alike by Steve Madden. The design of Madden’s “Gypsy” is pretty much identical, even the arrangement of the embellishments is almost the exact same! The only noticeable difference here is the $79 price tag on the Steve Maddens which makes them half as expensive as the pricey Schutz sandals. Which slide-on sandals do you prefer, Madden or Schutz? And would you rather splurge or save on this shoe trend? Let us know!

Splurge or Save? - Embellished Sandal Slides: Schutz "Estelen" or Steve Madden "Gypsy"?

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Dorothy Perkins “Fraya” Tassel Mule Sandals

Update (05/02/2017): Browsed Dorothy Perkins today and stumbled upon this lovely slide sandal and was instantly reminded of the Schutz version above. So cute, right?

Dorothy Perkins "Fraya" Tassel Mule Sandals in tan (Schutz Estelen dupes)

Dorothy Perkins “Fraya” Tassel Mule Sandals
($45, Dorothy Perkins)

Also available at Zalando & Debenhams.

Olivia Miller “Kaara” Embellished Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Discovered yet another embellished sandal slide today! These cute embellished summer sandals are by Olivia Miller and cost $24.99 at Kohl’s (sale price!).

Olivia Miller "Kaara" Embellished Sandals in tan (Schutz Estelen dupes)

Olivia Miller “Kaara” Embellished Sandals
($24.99, Kohl’s)

Chinese Laundry “Palma” Flat Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): These Chinese Laundry embellished sandals may be a bit more expensive at $80, but I love their look, especially the green/turquoise version which is my personal favorite.

Chinese Laundry "Palma" Flat Sandals in pink and green tan (Schutz Estelen dupes)

Chinese Laundry “Palma” Flat Sandals
($80, Zappos)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Chinese Laundry & ShoeMallls.

Forever 21 Fringed Pom Pom Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Also came across these fun-colored sandal slides at Forever 21 which also reminded me of the Schutz sandal above. Available in various color combinations for a steal price of $22.90.

Forever 21 Fringed Pom Pom Sandals (Schutz Estelen dupes)

Forever 21 Fringed Pom Pom Sandals
($22.90, Forever 21)

BP. “Abby” Embellished Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Another great Schutz Estelen inspired alternative are these cute sandal slides by BP. which cost $49.95.

BP. "Abby" Embellished Sandals (Schutz Estelen dupes)

BP. “Abby” Embellished Sandalsls
($49.95, Nordstrom)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Kay” Slide Sandals

Update (01/30/2017): Spotted another awesome budget-friendly “Save” contender at Target. These embellished slides are by Mossimo Supply Co. and cost only $27.99. Steal deal alert!

Mossimo Supply Co. "Kay" Slide Sandals (Schutz Estelen dupes)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Kay” Slide Sandals
($27.99, Target)

Madden Girl “Kreed” Embellished Slide Sandals

Update (01/30/2017): Also found these slides by Madden Girl which are a great alternative to the pricey Schutz sandals are also cheaper than the Steve Madden version ($49 at Macy’s).

Madden Girl "Kreed" Embellished Slide Sandals (Schutz Estelen dupes)

Madden Girl “Kreed” Embellished Slide Sandals
($49, Macy’s)

Also available at Steve Maddenls & Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Image source(s): Revolve, Macy’s, Dorothy Perkins, Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Forever 21, Target, Macy’s

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