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Update: This post has been updated on March 21, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Can we talk about this summer’s hottest footwear trend for a minute? Colorful, charm-embellished Pom Pom lace-up sandals. You’ve probably seen them all over Instagram already and now that summer is approaching, the trend is slowly emerging on the streets as well. It first started with Aquazzurals and Dolce & Gabbana I think; both houses came out with colorful Pom Pom shoes recently. Shortly after the “Penny Lane” lace-up gladiators by Elina Linardaki became a huge success and have started popping up on everyone’s fashion feed. And why wouldn’t they? Each pair is handmade in Greece and contrary to the likes of Aquazzura and Dolce & Gabbana, you don’t have to spend an arm or a leg to flaunt this summer’s hottest “It“-shoe.

Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pompom Gladiator Sandals

Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pompom Gladiator Sandalsls
($189, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Jildor, Revolve, Forward by Elyse Walker, Footnotescj, Etsy, Avenue 32, Boutique1ls & Moda Operandi.

Style Bloggers & IGers Love Elina Linardaki

Personal style bloggers and various IGers have been spotted flaunting their Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pom Pom Gladiator Sandals.

Personal Style Bloggers & IGers wearing Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pom Pom Gladiator Sandals

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Sam Edelman “Lisabeth” Beaded Pom Pom Lace-Up Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Sam Edelman has officially joined the Pom Pom sandal trend game! Their “Lisabeth” sandal which looks astonishingly similar to the Chinese Laundry and River Island version isn’t exactly budget-friendly at $110, but will still save you quite a few dollars compared to the real deal.

Sam Edelman "Lisabeth" Beaded Pom Pom Lace-Up Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Sam Edelman “Lisabeth” Beaded Pom Pom Lace-Up Sandalsamazon
($110, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Bloomingdale’s, Sam Edelman, Zappos, Dillard’sls, Shoptiquesls, Lane Crawfordls & Neiman Marcusls.

BP. “Darah” Lace-Up Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Not ready to spend that much? How about these lovely Elina Linardaki inspired faux leather sandals by BP. then? These colorful darlings could be yours for just $69.95.

BP. "Darah" Lace-Up Sandals in cognac tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane dupes)

BP. “Darah” Lace-Up Sandalsls
($69.95, Nordstrom)

Express Charm Pom Lace-Up Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Want something even cheaper? Then check out these super cute lace-up sandals I discovered at Express which are currently on sale for a little over $30 and come in either tan or black (and a muted all-tan version).

Express Charm Pom Lace-Up Sandals in tan and black (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Express Charm Pom Lace-Up Sandals
($34.93, Express)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Kayla” Gladiator Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Another cute alternative is this lace-up sandal Mossimo Supply Co. which isn’t quite as heavy on the Pom Poms and embellishments as the real deal. Price: $29.99.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Kayla" Gladiator Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Kayla” Gladiator Sandals
($29.99, Target)

Steve Madden “PomPom” Lace-Up Sandals

Update (07/30/2016): Another great alternative for under $50 are these colorful Pom Pom sandals by Steve Madden which are currently on sale for $49.99 at Saks Off 5th. Steal deal alert!

Steve Madden "PomPom" Lace-Up Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Steve Madden “PomPom” Lace-Up Sandals
($49.99, Saks Off 5th)

SheIn Multicolor Pom-Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals

Update (07/19/2016): Spotted a couple more Elina Linardaki inspired lace-up pom-pom sandals, for example these budget-friendly ones from SheIn which cost less than $40.

SheIn Multicolor Pom-Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane look-alikes)

SheIn Multicolor Pom-Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals
($31.99, SheIn)

P.S.: Also available at Romwe.

Glamorous Embroidered Gladiator Charm Sandals

Update (07/19/2016): Glamorous also has a lovely alternative to the pricey Elina Linardaki Penny Lane version. Price: $47!

Glamorous Embroidered Gladiator Charm Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Glamorous Embroidered Gladiator Charm Sandals
($47, ASOS)

Public Desire “Susanna” Aztec Pom Pom Sandals

Update (07/19/2016): And here’s a more muted version of the pom-pom sandal which can easily be over-the-top. Found at Public Desire for £24.99.

Public Desire "Susanna" Aztec Pom Pom Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Public Desire “Susanna” Aztec Pom Pom Sandals
(£24.99, Public Desire)

MIA “Reanna” Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): So yeah, how amazing are these Penny Lane dupes by MIA? Very, I’d say. Love, love, loooove! Especially the price (under $50)! Get these beauties before they sell out (and trust me, they will!). Oh, and there’s also a lovely non-shaft version called “Renataamazon” available (also here and herels) for even less.

MIA "Reanna" Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandals in multicolor (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

MIA “Reanna” Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Bikini Luxe, ShoeMallls, Macy’s & LuLu*s.

Ego “Saskia” Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): One of my current Pom Pom sandal faves are these cute gladiator flats which I spotted at Ego for the super steal price of £24.99. These beauties also come in other color combinations and they ship worldwide, yay!

Ego "Saskia" Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Ego “Saskia” Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals
(£24.99, Ego)

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): Discovered these super cute and budget-friendly Pom Pom lace-up sandals by Zonewetwo at Choies. They look so similar to the pricey Elina Linardaki Penny Lanes, but cost less than $30!

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals in multicolor (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals
($25.90, Choies)

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals

Update (06/04/2016): Spotted these $70 real leather Pom Pom sandals at River Island which would make a great Elina Linardaki look for less alternative.

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals in brown (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals
($70, River Island)

P.S.: Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

Chinese Laundry “Posh” Embellished Lace-Up Sandals

If spending $200 on the Pom Pom trend seems unreasonable to you and if you’re too lazy to DIY your own version, here’s a lovely and budget-friendly alternative by Chinese Laundry which will give you the same playful vacation look for $59.95. You better hurry though because these sandals are selling by the minute.

Chinese Laundry "Posh" Embellished Lace-Up Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Posh” Embellished Lace-Up Sandals
($59.95, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, ShoeMallls, Amazonamazon, ZooShoopjx, Chinese Laundry & LuLu*s.

Steve Madden “Cailin” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandals

These embellished lace-up sandals by Steve Madden are another great, but more toned down alternative of the Pom Pom lace-up sandal. If you like the basic design concept of these, but really want those Pom Poms poppin’ on your sandals, consider adding a couple of craft store-bought Pom Pomsamazon (cost: less than $10).

Steve Madden "Cailin" Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandals in natural tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Steve Madden “Cailin” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandalsamazon
($49.63, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Macy’s & Nordstromls.

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandals

Now these Pom Pom lace-up sandals by Mabu by Maria BK won’t give you any price advantage compared to the Elina Linardaki version, but they are just as beautiful and I wanted to include these in case the Penny Lane sandals sell out and a suitable quality alternative will be needed.

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane dupe)

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandalsls
($200, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy.

Schutz “Patricia” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandals

Last but not least are these super cute and playful lace-up flat sandals by Schutz. They’re missing the dangling Pom Poms, but as I wrote above, you can easily add them yourself, so if you prefer the conceptual design of these not so steal-worthy $190 now: $152 Schutz shoes, consider opting for these instead.

Schutz "Patricia" Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Schutz “Patricia” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandalsls
($152, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Jildor, Footnotescj, 6pm, Amazonamazon & Revolve.

Image source(s): Revolve, The Sweetest Thing, @heartofchic/@seldacar/@mignonnegavigan/@muzungusisters Instagram, Zappos, Express, Target, Steve Madden, SheIn, Public Desire, Amazon, Ego, Choies, River Island, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Shopbop

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Update: This post has been updated on January 28, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

So, lace-up flats. You probably won’t get around them this summer. First, we started with Aquazzura’s pointy “Christy” flats and today we present you yet another gorgeously delicate example: “Leo” by Isabel Marant, an eyelet-embellished ballet flat with intricate lace-up design and scalloped edges for a soft and feminine look. It seems like high heels may have to take a summer vacation this summer because the fashion blogosphere has gone cuckoo for sophisticated flats this season.

Isabel Marant Leo Embellished Lace-Up Ballet Flats in black

Isabel Marant Leo Embellished Lace-Up Ballet Flatsls
($200, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Barneysls, MyTheresa, Luisaviaroma, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Pretty Girl Studded Lace-Up Flats

Update (01/28/2017): Spotted these lovely and super budget-friendly “Leo” dupes today. By Pretty Girl and available in either black or tan faux suede for just $14.80.

Pretty Girl Studded Lace-Up Flats in black and tan faux suede (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Pretty Girl Studded Lace-Up Flatsamazon
($14.80, Amazon)

Spurr “Sephorai” Studded Lace-Up Flats

Update (01/28/2017): Another cute Isabel Marant alternative are these studded lace-up flats by Spurr which are on clearance for less than $15 AUD. Steal deal alert!

Spurr "Sephorai" Studded Lace-Up Flats in faux suede (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Spurr “Sephorai” Studded Lace-Up Flats
($14.99 AUD, The Iconic)

Pedder Red “Joey” Eyelet Suede Lace-Up Skimmer Flats

Update (03/10/2016): Discovered these fabulous lace-up flats by Pedder Red which instantly reminded me of the Isabel Marant Leos above. $165 and available in various colors and uppers. By the way, these would also be a great alternative for the popular Zara studded flats.

Pedder Red "Joey" Eyelet Suede Lace-Up Skimmer Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Pedder Red “Joey” Eyelet Suede Lace-Up Skimmer Flatsls
($165, Lane Crawford)

Charlotte Russe Grommet-Embellished Lace-Up Pointed Toe Flats

Update (02/06/2016): Just stumbled upon these spot-on Isabel Marant Leo dupes at Charlotte Russe. So cute, right? And budget-friendly, too!

Charlotte Russe Grommet-Embellished Lace-Up Pointed Toe Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Charlotte Russe Grommet-Embellished Lace-Up Pointed Toe Flats
($18, Charlotte Russe)

Choies Eyelet Detail Lace Up Ballet Flats

Update (02/06/2016): Also spotted these cute Isabel Marant inspired lace-up flats at Choies which are available in either black or white faux leather for $46.99.

Choies Eyelet Detail Lace Up Ballet Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Choies Eyelet Detail Lace Up Ballet Flats
($46.99, Choies)

MIA “Benni” Lace-Up Flats

Update (02/06/2016): Another alternative I discovered are these Isabel Marant inspired lace-up flats by MIA which are available in black or beige snake print for under $10.

MIA "Benni" Lace-Up Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

MIA “Benni” Lace-Up Flatsamazon
($7.99, Amazaon )

Also available at ShoeMetrocj.

Jeffrey Campbell “Prudence” Lace-Up Flats

So you love Isabel Marant, we get that. But spending almost $600 isn’t a viable option right now? Well, leave it to Jeffrey Campbell to come up with an almost identical design. JC’s “Prudence” is astonishingly similar to Isabel Marant’s “Leo” flats, but costs $400 less than the real deal. A few sizes are already sold out, so be fast if you want Isabel Marant chic 4 less!

Jeffrey Campbell "Prudence" Lace-Up Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Prudence” Lace-Up Flatsamazon
($175, Amazon)

Also available at Ashbury Skies, Shopbopls & Mirapodo.

Jessica Buurman “Asby” Lace Up Flats

If you want to save a little more, check out the “Asby” lace up flats at Jessica Buurman. Spot-on design but with a much nicer price tag!

Jessica Buurman "Asby" Lace Up Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Asby” Lace Up Flats
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Selfridges, Amazon, The Iconic, Lane Crawford, Charlotte Russe, Onlineshoes.com, Shopbop, Jessica Buurman

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Update: This post has been updated on November 2, 2015. Scroll down to see the new adds.

When I was teenager I always wanted a pair of Timberland‘s Premium Work Boots, but my parents never bought them for me. And while I don’t think they would fit in my wardrobe now, there’s still a part in me that wants these shoes badly. But not for $179.95!

Timberland 6" Premium Work Boots in wheat nubuck

Timberland 6 Inch Premium Work Bootscj
($170, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls, Nordstromls, Shoebuyls, 6pm, ASOS, ShopAkirals, Journeys, Macy’s, Urban Outfitters, Office, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Schuh.co.uk, The Iconic & Amazon.deamazon.

Celebrities Love Timberland

Celebs such as Khloe Kardashian and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing Timberland 6″ Premium Work Boots.

Timberland 6" Premium Work Boots

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Westbuitti Gabrielle-1 Ankle Boots

Update (11/02/2015): And another fab Timberland work boot alternative has been unearthed! Check out this cool boot by Westbuitti for $43.95 which is also available in black. Use promo code “MARCH17” to get 20% off your order at Shoebuy including free shipping and free exchanges (offer valid through March 17, 2017 at 4:59 AM PST).

Westbuitti Gabrielle-1 Ankle Boots in camel (Timberland 6 Premium knockoffs)

Westbuitti Gabrielle-1 Ankle Bootsls
($43.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Overstock.

Mia “Everly / Eleana” Combat Boots

Update (11/02/2015): I also love this Timberland dupe by Mia which I have discovered recently. It’s available in various colors and is currently on sale for a budget-friendly $39.99! Yay!

Mia "Everly / Eleana" Combat Boots in chamois (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Mia “Everly / Eleana” Combat Bootsamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetro & Nordstrom Rack.

Beston “Terrain” Work Boots

Update (11/02/2015): This faux leather boot by Beston is yet another fabulous and super affordable Timberland alternative. It retails for $42.95 and comes in various colors. Another possible option is also the Norman 01ls boot.

Beston "Terrain" Work Boots in wheat faux leather (Timberland 6 Premium knockoffs)

Beston “Terrain” Work Bootsls
($42.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon & Zulily.

River Island Suede Worker Boots

Update (06/14/2014): Came across these Timberland dupes for under $100 at River Island today.

River Island Suede Worker Boots in light brown (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

River Island Suede Worker Boots
($90, River Island)

Soda “Tanic” Work Boots

Update (02/10/2014): Found another Timberland work boot dupe! Check out these steal-worthy lace-up boots by Soda. Under $30!

Soda "Tanic" Work Boots in wheat (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Soda “Tanic” Work Bootsamazon
($24.99-$27.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “ASAP” Lace-Up Construction Boots

Update (01/04/2014): Steve Madden also came up with a Timberland 6 Inch Premium inspired work boot!

Steve Madden "ASAP" Lace-Up Construction Boots in wheat nubuck (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ASAP” Lace-Up Construction Bootsls
($109.95, Nordstrom)

Shoe Republic “Malika” Lace Up Lug Sole Work Boots

Update (01/04/2014): Accidentally stumbled upon these Timberland dupes by Shoe Republic aka Promise today!

Shoe Republic "Malika" Lace Up Lug Sole Work Boots in camel (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Shoe Republic “Malika” Lace Up Lug Sole Work Boots
($24.89, Nordstrom Rack)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Report “Abby” Booties

While randomly browsing the new arrivals at ShoeMetro, I came across these Timberland work boot dupes by Report: same look, much nicer price tag.

Report "Abby" Booties in tan (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Report “Abby” Bootiescj
($24.99, ShoeMetro)

P.S.: Also available at eBayeBay.

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Update: This post has been updated on January 31, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

This sporty sailor style by Tory Burch is really starting to grow on me. At first sight, these espadrille wedges seem to be simple but on the contrary they are anything but mundane. The two-tone colors – navy and white – create a distinct color palette and are very versatile. I love how both Kristen Bell and Megan Fox paired them with blue denim, really drawing attention to the wedge. There are infinite wardrobe possibilities, and any look can be easily achieved. From polished ladylike wear to boho chic, I think we can all agree that these are magnificent. And though they may be sold out, we have several almost identical matches below!

Tory Burch Adonis Two-Tone Elastic Espadrille Wedges in navy and cream

Tory Burch Adonis Two-Tone Elastic Espadrille Wedges
($195, Shopbop)

Celebrities Love Tory Burch

Kristen Bell and Megan Fox wearing Tory Burch Adonis Two-Tone Elastic Espadrille Wedges

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Joy & Mario “Lola” Ribbon Strappy Espadrille Wedges

UPDATE (01/31/2015): Spotted another lovely Tory Burch Adonis alternative! Check out these strappy striped wedge espadrilles by Joy & Mario. Also available in various other lovely color combinations.

Joy & Mario Lola Ribbon Strappy Espadrille Wedges in black and white stripe (Tory Burch Adonis knockoffs)

Joy & Mario “Lola” Ribbon Strappy Espadrille Wedgesls
($74.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Lori’spjx.

MIA “Renegade” Wedge Sandals

MIA does a nice job mimicking the wedges above; seemingly with every detail in place. Priced at only $19.98 (sale price!), one can truly immerse in luxury without having to stray from the budget, and searching for a sold out shoe. If you are in search of an exact Tory Burch look-a-like, then these “Renegade” wedges may just be the ultimate find.

MIA "Renegade" Wedge Sandals in navy and cream (Tory Burch Adonis knockoffs)

MIA “Renegade” Espadrille Wedge Sandalsamazon
($19.98, Amazon)

Tommy Hilfiger “Venice” Espadrille Wedges

Adding to the mix, are these Tommy Hilfiger “Venice” Espadrille Wedges. Though the two-tone concept is incorporated, the colors are out of order with emphasize on the white strip. Also, these wedges are available in blue with green for a more colorful and vibrant look. The sporty sailor style is still evident in both color versions, but I think that the blue with green has more of a casual appearance. Regardless of your preference, these are definitely up to par with the real deal and are quite affordable, too!

Tommy Hilfiger "Venice" Espadrille Wedges (Tory Burch Adonis knockoffs)

Tommy Hilfiger “Venice” Espadrille Wedgesamazon
($35.97, Amazon)

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My love for Giuseppe Zanotti rekindled with his last few collections. I wasn’t a fan of all those crazy over-embellished super extreme platforms, but these ankle strap high heel sandals below really hit home with me. I love the sleek, minimalistic silhouette and how cool is the gold plated heel? Doesn’t it totally look like some sort of gladiator-like armor? I love details like that! But $695? Ouch!

Giuseppe Zanotti Plated Heel Sandals in black and gold

Giuseppe Zanotti Plated Heel Sandalsls
($695, Barneys)

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Karolina Kurkova, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron and Nikki Reed have all been spotted wearing the Giuseppe Zanotti Plated Heel Sandals.

Karolina Kurkova, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron and Nikki Reed wearing Giuseppe Zanotti Plated Heel Sandals

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MIA Limited Edition “Lenny” Ankle Strap Sandals

Well, hello there, darling! Now look at this Zanotti-inspired high heel sandal by MIA Limited Edition. Isn’t it an almost perfect looking Giuseppe Zanotti substitute? So in love with these pretty high heel sandals – especially since these are $99 instead of $695! Score!

MIA Limited Edition "Lenny" Ankle Strap Sandals in black and gold (Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-likes)

MIA Limited Edition “Lenny” Ankle Strap Sandalsamazon
($99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj & LuLu*s.

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