Espadrilles

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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Update: This post has been updated on April 25, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I have already written in length how much I love everything “Rockstud” from Valentino, so I won’t even start elaborating how I lust over these pyramid studded ankle wrap espadrilles. But the whopping $895 price tag attached to these summer shoe beauties makes them absolutely inaccessible for me. So when I spotted the non-studded ShoeDazzle “Morena” espadrilles shown below, I thought these would be the perfect fit for a DIY Valentino Rockstud project. Personally, I’m not much of a DIYer, but since this DIY idea would only require ironing on a couple of pre-glued studs, the task sounds actually manageable even for absolute DIY beginners like me. What do you think? Are these shoes worth the effort?

DIY Idea - Valentino Rockstud Double Ankle-Wrap Flat Espadrilles

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Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles

Update (04/25/2017): No need for DIYing if you can buy the same designer look for under $25! Check out these studded espadrille flats by Fashion Thirsty which come in various colors and cost only $22.99. Steal deal alert!

Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrillesamazon
($22.99, Amazon)

Ego “Belfast” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles

Update (04/25/2017): Also found these super similar studded espadrille flats by Ego which look just like the designer real deal. They come in various colors and uppers (search “Nel” for the faux suede version) and cost only £19.99. Worldwide delivery available, by the way.

Ego "Belfast" Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Ego “Belfast” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles
(£19.99, Ego)

Maiden Lane Studded Ankle-Wrap Platform Espadrilles

Update (04/25/2017): Another Valentino inspired alternative are these espadrilles by Maiden Lane. They have a taller platform, so this might be your way to go if you want to add height without compromising on the comfort. Available in nude or black for $109.

Maiden Lane Studded Ankle-Wrap Platform Espadrilles in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Maiden Lane Studded Ankle-Wrap Platform Espadrilles
($109, Gilt)

Ash “Zania” Studded Ankle Wrap d’Orsay Espadrille Flats

Update (05/08/2016): Spotted the perfect Valentino Rockstud espadrille look-alikes today! They’re by Ash, come in either black, white, snakeskin or ponyhair animal print and they’re currently on sale for under $80 at Amazon (sale price!). Yay!

Ash "Zania" Studded Ankle Wrap d'Orsay Espadrille Flats in white and black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ash “Zania” Studded Ankle Wrap d’Orsay Espadrille Flatsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Farfetchls.

Rebecca Minkoff “Gilles” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flats

Update (03/25/2016): Found a high-quality Rockstud dupe in these Rebecca Minkoff studded espadrille flats. $175, but so fab, right? Available in black, coral, white and denim.

Rebecca Minkoff "Gilles" Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Rebecca Minkoff “Gilles” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flatsls
($175, Shopbop)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Revolve, Neiman Marcusls, Amazonamazon, Nordstromls & Rebecca Minkoff.

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles

Update (03/25/2016): And here’s another suitable and budget-friendly alternative for the Valentino Rockstud DIY project which I’ve found at Forever 21. Available in nude or black faux leather for $19.90.

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles
($19.90, Forever 21)

Halogen “Dylan” Espadrille Flats

Update (03/05/2016): Discovered these Halogen espadrilles which instantly reminded me of the Valentino Rockstuds above. Available in black or ivory leather for $89.95.

Halogen "Dylan" Espadrille Flats in ivory and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Halogen “Dylan” Espadrille Flatsls
($89.95, Nordstrom)

Cute to the Core “Mandy” Studded Espadrille Sandals

Update (10/16/2015): Spotted another ready-to-wear Valentino Rockstud dupe if you can’t be bordered to do it yourself. This one’s by Cute to the Core, costs $35 and comes in either black, leopard print or metallic pink.

Cute to the Core "Mandy" Studded Espadrille Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Cute to the Core “Mandy” Studded Espadrille Sandalspjx
($35, ZooShoo)

JustFab “Kesnia” Espadrille Flats

Update (04/21/2015): If you can’t be bothered with DIY-ing, why not opt for these spot-on, ready-to-wear Valentino espadrille dupes by JustFab instead?

JustFab Kesnia Studded Double Ankle Wrap Flat Espadrilles (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

JustFab “Kesnia” Espadrille Flatscj
($31.96, JustFab)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, ShoeDazzle, Ego, Gilt, Jildor, Amazon, Rebecca Minkoff, Forever 21, Nordstrom, ZooShoo, JustFab

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Update: This post has been updated on March 27, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

And we’re back to Chanel. Back to the now uber-famous and highly popular Chanel espadrilles, to be exact. We have already written about the black mesh pair and this time we’re showing you the just as lovely canvas version. And while I do think that they are really beautiful and would make a great pair of summer shoes, there’s absolutely no way I’d pay more than $500 for a pair of espadrilles! Not gonna happen, not even if they’re Chanel.

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles
($525, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Chanel

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale and style bloggers such as Brenda Song (Song of Style) and Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers in Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

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Roberto Festa “Ibiza” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (03/27/2017): Just spotted these lovely Chanel look-alike espadrilles by Roberto Festa which have a cool peace sign sewn onto the front instead of the interlocking CC logo. What a cute idea!

Roberto Festa "Ibiza" Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in natural and taupe (Chanel dupes)

Roberto Festa “Ibiza” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($165, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Footnotescj.

Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (05/10/2016): Stumbled upon these cute and super affordable $25 cap-toe espadrille flats by Merona which instantly reminded me of the Chanels above.

Merona "Eden" Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and denim/black (Chanel knockoffs)

Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($24.99, Target)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (11/08/2014): Nice try, Tory Burch, but we all know where you got your inspiration for these Chanel-esque canvas espadrilles.

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige and black and blue and denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($150, Tory Burch)

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

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats

Update (05/27/2014): OMG! Look at these fabulous Chanel espadrille dupes by China Girl! So lovely, right? And pretty budget-friendly as well. Just wish I had discovered these earlier because a lot of sizes are already out of stock. 🙁

China Girl "Espa" Canvas Espadrille Flats (Chanel knockoffs)

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats
(£9.50, ASOS)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles

Luckily, there’s no need to lay down the big bucks because these Bamboo espadrilles are a cute and very budget-friendly Chanel alternative. Available in various color combinations including ivory/black, red/denim and denim/denim.

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and red/denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrillesamazon
($27.95, Amazon)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

Another possible alternative are these fab and wallet-friendly two-tone espadrille flats by Dollhouse. Also available in other color combinations.

Dollhouse "Preserve" Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats
($34, LuLu*s)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles

You can also find a very lovely Chanel-inspired espadrille at Alloy. Better get these while your size is still in stock!

Alloy "Penny" Two-Tone Espadrilles in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles
($7.99, Nordstrom Rack)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles

And for all of you who are willing to invest in their Chanel espadrille look-a-likes, here’s a very stylish Chanel alternative by KG Kurt Geiger.

KG Kurt Geiger "Madison" Canvas Summer Espadrilles in bone and black (Chanel knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles
($142.91, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Kurt Geigerls & Nordstromls.

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Update: This post has been updated on March 2, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I have a feeling this summer will be the summer of the espadrille. First we had Valentino’s lace espadrilles and Chanel’s iconic cap-toe espadrille flats and Céline have created their own version in form of this pony hair espadrille slipper which also comes in gorgeous leopard print and royal blue (my fave!). I couldn’t find a retail price for these, but I’m sure they’re totally out of my budget.

Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers in black

Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Céline

Celebs such as Ashley Olsen and Jennifer Garner and style blogger Bryan Boy have all been spotted wearing Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers.

Ashley Olsen, Bryan Boy and Jennifer Garner wearing black Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers

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Delman “Percy” Calf Hair Espadrille Flats

Update (03/02/2017): Spotted another Céline flat look-alike today! These calf hair espadrilles by Delman are currently on sale for just $39.99 (down from $248). Steal deal alert!

Delman "Percy" Calf Hair Espadrille Flats in black (Céline dupes)

Delman “Percy” Calf Hair Espadrille Flatsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Also available at ShoeMetrocj, Bluefly & Nordstrom Rack.

Office “Leah” Slipper Cut Espadrilles

Update (05/19/2015): Found these spot-on Céline espadrille dupes at Office today. Also available in animal print.

Office "Leah" Slipper Cut Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Office “Leah” Slipper Cut Espadrilles
(£23, Office)

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrilles

Update (10/24/2014): Discovered yet another Céline ponyhair espadrille dupe at Forever 21 today. Only $23.99!

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrilles
($23.99, Forever 21)

Jessica Buurman “Helana” Slip-On Espadrille Shoes

Update (08/19/2014): Stumbled upon these Céline espadrille dupes at Jessica Buurman. Available in black leather or calf hair. Don’t forget to sign up to their newsletter to get a 10% off discount code!

Jessica Buurman "Helana" Slip-On Espadrille Shoes in black (Céline knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Helana” Slip-On Espadrille Shoes
($59, Jessica Buurman)

Aldo “Fesien” Slip-On Espadrilles

Update (08/19/2014): There’s also a fabulous Céline slip-on espadrille alternative available in either black, leopard print or gold for $90 at Aldo.

Aldo "Fesien" Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Aldo “Fesien” Slip-On Espadrillesls
($90, Aldo)

Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

Tony Bianco “Chika” Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms

Update (08/05/2014): Here’s one more Céline designer espadrille alternative to add to the list. Found at Tony Bianco.

Tony Bianco "Chika" Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms in black (Céline knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Chika” Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms
($20 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Also available at Styletreadls & The Iconic.

Steven by Steve Madden “LANII” Calf Hair Espadrilles

But imagine my happiness when I first spied this calf hair espadrille from Steven by Steve Madden. A pretty perfect Céline dupe if I may say so. And at $59.69/pair (sale price!), I might even be tempted to buy them in two colors. Available in black, blue, pink, grey, leopard and zebra.

Steven by Steve Madden "LANII" Calf Hair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “LANII” Calf Hair Espadrillesamazon
($59.69, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Jildor, Shopbopls & LuLu*s.

Manebi “Dakota” Calf Hair Espadrilles

Another great and stylish alternative, although slightly more expensive at $130, are these espadrille flats by Manebi which are also an almost identical Céline dupe. Available in black, leopard and blue calf hair. Love these!

Manebi "Dakota" Calf Hair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Manebi “Dakota” Calf Hair Espadrillesls
($130, Net-A-Porter)

Selected Femme “Agnes” Leather Espandrillos

We also discovered a great Céline dupe for all of you European Céline lovers. These espadrilles by Selected Femme are virtually identical to the Céline designer version but cost a mere €34.95 (sale price!).

Selected Femme "Agnes" Leather Espandrillos in black fur (Céline knockoffs)

Selected Femme “Agnes” Leather Espandrillos
(€34.95, Zalando)

Also available at Selected Femme & Bestseller.

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

Chanel espadrilles, round 3. This time we’re showing you the leather version (see the mesh and canvas version here). The top color combination is my personal favorite! Perfect shoes for summer, don’t you agree? I’ve said it before: despite the hype surrounding these shoes I still really like these cute espadrilles, but there’s no way I would spend so much money on a pair of espadrilles even though I can imagine that the leather version is the most durable of all the three variations. But still, $550? Um, no, thank you.

Chanel Leather Slip-On Espadrille Flats

Chanel Leather Slip-On Espadrille Flats
($550, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Sam Edelman “Lanza” Slip-On Espadrilles

Update (07/12/2017): Stumbled upon these fab cap-toe leather espadrilles by Sam Edelman today and had to share them with you as I think they’d make a great budget-friendly alternative to the Chanel version above. They’re a little on the pricey side at $100 (now on sale for $39), but you should take into account that these are made of genuine leather and the craftmanship looks pretty great as well, so if you want a sturdy high-quality dupe that will last you a while, I’m sure these would be a great choice!

Sam Edelman "Lanza" Slip-On Espadrilles in beige, white and black (Chanel dupes)

Sam Edelman “Lanza” Slip-On Espadrilles
($39, Sam Edelman)

Also available in metallic and with a double platform.

ASOS “Jacklyn” Cap-Toe Espadrilles

Update (07/12/2017): Also spotted these cute and comfy faux leather Chanel espadrille look-alikes at ASOS which are an absolute steal at $19! And all sizes are still available. Steal deal alert!

ASOS "Jacklyn" Cap-Toe Espadrilles in beige and black faux leather (Chanel dupes)

ASOS “Jacklyn” Cap-Toe Espadrilles
($19, ASOS)

Tory Burch Colorblock Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

Update (05/10/2016): Once again Tory Burch has taken inspiration from Chanel and came out with a leather version of the cap-toe espadrille flat. Available in various colors for $198.

Tory Burch Colorblock Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in white and blue (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch Colorblock Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats
($198, Shopbop)

Also available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Monnier Frères, The Outnet, 24 Sevres, Bloomingdale’s, MyTheresa, Neiman Marcus & Footnotes.

Kiomi Leather Cap-Toe Espadrilles

Update (05/10/2016): Also discovered these cute and budget-friendly leather cap-toe espadrilles by Kiomi which come in either black/beige or nude/black.

Kiomi Leather Cap-Toe Espadrilles (Chanel knockoffs)

Kiomi Leather Cap-Toe Espadrilles
(€52.45, Zalando)

Office “Lucky” Espadrilles With Toe Cap

Update (05/19/2015): Discovered these lovely Chanel inspired espadrilles at Office today. Available in various colors including black and white (genuine) leather.

Office "Lucky" Espadrilles With Toe Cap in white and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Office “Lucky” Espadrilles With Toe Cap
(£42, Office)

Also available at Office Shoes (DE).

Mint and Rose “Portofino” Cap-Toe Leather Espadrilles

Update (07/03/2014): Stumbled upon another fabulous Chanel espadrille dupe today! Aren’t these flats by Mint and Rose absolutely lovely? Also available in other color combinations.

Mint and Rose "Portofino" Cap-Toe Leather Espadrilles in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Mint and Rose “Portofino” Cap-Toe Leather Espadrillesls
($160, Nordstrom)

Aldo “Oleawiel” Espadrille Sandals

Thanks to Aldo you can get the coveted Chanel espadrille look without breaking the bank. Their “Oleawiel” espadrille sandals are a great and affordable alternative to the pricey Chanels. Better get them while you can!

Aldo "Oleawiel" Espadrille Sandals in bone and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Oleawiel” Espadrille Sandals
($52.99, 6pm)

Jeffrey Campbell “Atha” Cap-Toe Espadrilles

If you have a bigger budget, you might want to opt for these espadrilles by Jeffrey Campbell instead which are also a great Chanel espadrille alternative.

Jeffrey Campbell "Atha" Cap-Toe Espadrilles in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Atha” Cap-Toe Espadrillesamazon
($135, Amazon)

Also available at Shopbop, Nordstromls & Revolve.

Image source(s): Google Images, ASOS, Sam Edelman, Neiman Marcus, Zalando, Nordstrom, Office, Piperlime, Aldo, Lori’s

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