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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)

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandalsamazon
($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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Update: This post has been updated on February 21, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I usually don’t deem flip flops dressy or fashionable, but as so often Chanel once again proves me wrong. How lovely do these PVC thong sandals look? I really like the classic color combo of black and ivory here and also the Camellia flower embellishment – Coco Chanel’s signature flower – which is such a nice way to dress up a pair of plain ole’ flip flops, don’t you agree? And how cute does the CC logo link look? Such a sweet little detail to add! I’m not sure how much these flip flops retail for, but I think it’s something around $550-$600. For a pair of PVC shoes! Yeah. Chanel ain’t for penny pinchers, people!

Chanel Camellia Flower Jelly Thong Sandals in black

Chanel Camellia Flower Jelly Thong Sandals
($225, The RealReal)

Also available at Vestiaire Collective.

Dizzy Floral Jelly Sandals

Update (02/21/2017): Just happened to stumbled upon these budget-friendly Chanel inspired thong sandals by Dizzy at Forever 21. They’re available in black/white and nude and cost only $19. Steal deal alert!

Dizzy Floral Jelly Sandals in nue and black and white (Chanel inspired)

Dizzy Floral Jelly Sandals
($19, Forever 21)

Also available at Amazonamazon.

Steve Madden “Jameston” Floral Flip Flop Thong Sandals

Update (12/21/2016): Spotted these Chanel inspired floral flips flops by Steve Madden today. They retail for $39.95 and come in either black or nude PVC.

Steve Madden "Jameston" Floral Flip Flop Thong Sandals in black and white (Chanel dupes)

Steve Madden “Jameston” Floral Flip Flop Thong Sandalsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

Also available at Steve Maddenls.

Soft Jelly Camellia Flower Flip Flop Thong Sandals

Update (05/12/2015): Discovered these awesome and super affordable Chanel flip flop dupes at Amazon today. Available in either black or white for a steal price of $9.99!

Soft Jelly Camellia Flower Flip Flop Thong Sandals in black and white (Chanel knockoffs)

Soft Jelly Camellia Flower Flip Flop Thong Sandalsamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

Boram Flower Flip Flops

Update (08/13/2014): Not really a steal, but lovely none the less. Found these cute gems by Boram on eBay. What do you think?

Boram Flower Flip Flops in black and white (Chanel Camellia knockoffs)

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($52, eBay)

Mel by Melissa Honey III Flip Flops

Update (03/19/2014): Found another set of flower-embellished flip flops that reminded me of the Chanel version above. This one’s by Mel by Melissa, it comes in various color combinations and retails for $39.99 (sale price!).

Mel by Melissa Honey III Flip Flops (Chanel Camellia knockoffs)

Mel by Melissa Honey III Flip Flops
($39.99, 6pm)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Nordstrom.

Capelli Flower-Embellished Flip Flops

Update (03/19/2014): And here’s another lovely and very budget-friendly Chanel inspired flip flop I came across today. These Capelli thong sandals are currently on sale for under $10 and come in either black/cream or cream/black.

Capelli Flower-Embellished Flip Flops in black and cream (Chanel Camellia knockoffs)

Capelli Flower-Embellished Flip Flopsamazon
($5.99, Amazon)

Nine West “Frizzell” Flower Flip Flops

Update (02/17/2014): The flower on these Nine West flip flops might not look quite as beautiful and delicate as on the Chanel ones, but they’re also only $49 and come in lovely colors such as white, yellow, coral and light blue.

Nine West "Frizzell" Flower Flip Flops in black and white (Chanel Camellia knockoffs)

Nine West “Frizzell” Flower Flip Flops
($49, Nine West)

Target Jelly Flower Flip Flops

Obviously, most of us can’t or won’t spend that kind of money on a pair of jelly shoes, but how about $13? Well, that’s more like it, right? Check out these thong sandals by Target which look very similar to Chanel’s Camellia flip flops. Of course, they are missing Chanel’s superb quality (and the cute gold CC-logo), but for $12.99 they’re a fab alternative to the pricey Chanel version.

Target Jelly Flower Flip Flop Sandals in black and ivory (Chanel Camellia knockoffs)

Target Jelly Flower Flip Flops
($12.99, Target)

Image source(s): Villandry Vintage, Forever 21, Steve Madden, Nine West, Amazon, Zappos, eBay, Target

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