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

Reinventing denim is not an easy task, but somehow the fashion industry manages to come up with new trends and variations season after season. A few trends from the last couple years have been: distressed/destroyed, ombré, floral print and pastels for example. Star print has been quite popular lately as well (we have written about Current/Elliott‘s star printed denim shorts here). Last year they also released a super chic semi-sheer star-print skinny jean which I loved! The print instantly adds interest to the outfit and takes this jeans from plain ordinary to fashionably chic. But $220? Designer denim sure isn’t for everyone’s wallet.

Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeans

Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeansls
($220, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Current/Elliott

Dakota Fanning, Rachel Bilson, Khloe Kardashian, Sophia Bush, Jessica Alba and Rochelle Wiseman wearing Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeans

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bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans

Update (07/02/2016): Spotted this cute star-print jeans at bebe and it instantly reminded me of the Current/Elliott designer denim version above. Available for only $69!

bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans in medium wash (Current Elliott Stiletto inspired)

bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans
($69, bebe)

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans

Update (07/02/2016): And here’s a great alternative Dollhouse in black which has ripped knees and costs a steal-worthy $34.99 instead of $220. Yay!

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans in grey black (Current Elliott Boyfriend inspired)

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans
($34.99, Target)

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars

Update (07/02/2016): This jeans by Daisy Street isn’t really a Current/Elliott dupe, but the star appliques do give them a similar look, so I decided to add them as a budget-friendly alternative.

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars in light wash (Current Elliott Boyfriend inspired)

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars
($57, ASOS)

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print

Update (07/19/2013): Check out these fab and budget-friendly star-print skinnies by Mossimo which are a great alternative to the sold out Current/Elliott jeans.

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print (Current Elliott Stiletto knockoff)

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print
($22.99, Target)

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeans

Update (04/25/2013): Found yet another great and budget-friendly star-printed jeans alternative by Rock & Republic which is currently on sale for $21.60 and which has been sported by both Ashley Tisdale and Kristin Chenoweth.

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeans (Current Elliott Stiletto look-a-like)

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeansls
($21.60, Kohl’s)

Only Star Print Skinny Jean

Luckily, we have a few brands from more affordable sectors that have also incorporated the star print trend. These skinny jeans by Only are a great alternative if you’re craving the designer look but don’t want to splurge on the original. The print is more opaque on these, but everythings else seems virtually identical.

Only Star Print Skinny Jean (Current/Elliot Stiletto Star look-a-like)

Only Star Print Skinny Jean
($64.49, ASOS)

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans

If you’re looking for something even more budget-friendly, these skinny jeans by Forever 21 are super affodable at only $24.80! The star print on these is even more opaque, but the look of the Current/Elliot jeans is still very visible.

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans (Current/Elliott Stiletto Star look-a-like)

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans
($24.80, Forever 21)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 12, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Don’t get me wrong: I loooooove high heels with utmost passion, but when summer is blazing its heatwaves upon us, the last thing I would think of wearing are high heeled shoes. A good flat sandal that you can easily slide in and out of and walk in for hours is absolutely essential in the summer; especially if you’re planning to go on vacation. Flip flops would be an obvious choice here, but aren’t we so over them by now? That’s why I am absolutely smitten with these backless knotted sandal leather slides by Joie. I love their minimalistic yet chic design (made in Italy, btw) and the supple cowhide leather; these would go with almost anything in my wardrobe. And while they’re not terribly expensive at $125, we understand that many of you are on a budget, so we made it our mission to find some great alternative options for much less. Just keep on reading.

Joie a la Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals in black and brown

Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals
($125, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Joie, Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls & Bloomingdale’s.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Joie

Celebs such as Reese Witherspoon and various personal style bloggers have been spotted wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals.

Reese Witherspoon, Risa (Really Risa) and Jessie (Diary of Ambitions) wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals

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Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Spotted another very affordable Joie Nice alternative today! How cute are these knotted t-strap slides by Old Navy? Available in black or brown faux leather for $19.94.

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals in cognac brown and black (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals
($19.94, Old Navy)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Here’s a fab Joie Nice look-alike by Lucky Brand which is available for less than half the price of the real deal ($58.95). Available in black, tan, blue and watermelon pink leather.

Lucky Brand "Ari" Thong Sandals in black, tan and blue (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandalsls
($58.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Shoes.com, Onlineshoes.com, Shoptiquesls & South Moon Under.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Forever 21 now has a lovely non-suede Joice Nice dupe stocked! Available in black, tan, white and gold faux leather for a very budget-friendly price of $12.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals in black, tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Spotted these amazing and spot-on Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Steve Madden. Available for $49.95 in various colors. Made of genuine leather. Love these!

Steve Madden "Olivia" Knotted Thong Flat Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandals
($49.95, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.com, OnlineShoes.com, Amazonamazon, Macy’s, Lord & Taylorls, Heels.com, Famous Footwearls, Dillard’sls, Journeys, Tilly’s, Shoptiquesls, Belk & LuLu*s.

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Also discovered these Joie dupes by Rebels which are currently on sale for $20.95. There’s also a very cute cow-hair version available for a little over $30.

Rebels "Paitlyn" Knotted Thong Sandals in tan and gold metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandalsamazon
($20.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm.

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2016): These Alex + Alex thong sandals have an extra back strap, but the overall design is obviously inspired by the Joie sandals above.

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals
($69, Gilt)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides

Update (03/09/2016): Also love the fun colors of these Joie inspired flat sandals by Maiden Lane. So many colorful options! Love it!

Maiden Lane "Gia" Thong Slides (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides
($19.99, Gilt)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals

Update (12/13/2015): Spotted these lovely faux suede Joie Nice dupes at Forever 21 for a steal price of $12.90. Love every one of the colors!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals (Joie Nice Plage dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

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

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals

If you’re on a really tight budget, then these cute thong sandals by Mossimo Supply Co. are probably your best option. The design is spot-on, they come in three different colors (black, brown and white) and they can be yours for less than $20! Only downside? These are made of PU leather, so no promises regarding durability and/or sweety feet here.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Ainsley" Knot Thong Sandals in black and cognac brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals
($19.99, Target)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals

If you’re willing to invest a little more for a genuine leather option, check out these chic summer sandals by Sole Society. Again, these are pretty much a spot-on dupe compared to the Joies above (plus, I love that these are made of genuine leather). The price of $29.98 (sale!) ain’t too bad either (that’s less than half the price of the real deal).

Sole Society "Sarena" Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals in black and platinum metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals

Another look-for-less option would be these huarache sandals by Naya. They have a very similar design and come in various color combinations (and are genuine leather, too), plus they’re currently on sale for a budget-friendly $43.11.

Naya "Crescent" Huarache Sandals in black and brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals
($43.11, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Shoes.com, PlanetShoesls & OnlineShoes.com.

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Update: This post has been updated on April 30, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

If Schutz hasn’t been on your radar yet, I think these sultry-looking caged heels named “Juliana” are about to change that in a second. But let’s get the facts first: Schutz is a Brasil based footwear brand which has been around for 20 years now, but has only gained significant momentum in the last 3-4 years. Schutz’ success partly stems from the influx of fashion bloggers and famous Instagrammers wearing their shoes and “Juliana” seems to have been an especially popular shoe style of theirs (see picture collage below). You can often find designer-inspired styles in Schutz’ collections, but they always manage to infuse those inspired styles with the brand’s own unique aesthetic. I’m not sure whether “Juliana” is a designer-inspired style (if so, I couldn’t tell), but I absolutely adore it anyway! It’s such a sexy and flattering high heel and I just love the spider web-like, diamond-shaped cut-out design. Total shoe hotness! And while $190 isn’t a terribly expensive price for shoes (if you compare it to those of designer shoes, of course), there’s still room to save here, I think!

Schutz "Juliana" Caged Sandals in pink and black suede

Schutz “Juliana” Caged Sandals
($190, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Zappos, Revolve, Nasty Galls, Madison Los Angelespjx, Ottepjx, Farfetchls, Heels.com, Wanted Shoes & Belk.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Schuzu

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo and Rocky Barnes and personal style bloggers like Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Monica Awe-Etuk (Awed by Monica), Pam Hetlinger (The Girl from Panama) and Soraya C. Pena (Chic Flavours) have all been spotted wearing Schutz Juliana Caged Sandals.

Olivia Palermo, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Rocky Barnes, Monica Awe-Etuk (Awed by Monica), Pam Hetlinger (The Girl from Panama) and Soraya C. Pena (Chic Flavours) wearing Schutz Juliana Caged Sandals

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Express Caged Heeled Sandals

Update (04/30/2016): Found a white Schutz Juliana dupe today at Express for a super steal price of just $59.90. But hurry up, some sizes are already out of stock! Also available in black, nude and red.

Express Caged Heeled Sandals in white (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Express Caged Heeled Sandals
($59.90, Amazon)

Breckelle’s Sylvia-11 Caged Stiletto Sandals

Update (04/30/2016): Also spotted these colorful Schutz Juliana look-alikes by Breckelle’s which are a total steal with a price tag of just $24.95. Available in turquoise, blue, nude, pink, yellow and more colors.

Breckelle's Sylvia-11 Caged Stiletto Sandals in turquoise and blue faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Sylvia-11 Caged Stiletto Sandals
($24.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShopAkirals & eBayeBay.

Vince Camuto “Kristana” Cage Cutout High Heel Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Found these beautiful Schutz Juliana look-alike heels by Vince Camuto today! The cutout pattern is slightly different on these, but the rest is pretty much spot-on identical to the real deal. And I’m so in love with the bright colors! Vince has also a kitten heel dupe available named “Paxtonamazon” for $70.90.

Vince Camuto "Kristana" Cage Cutout High Heel Sandals (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Vince Camuto “Kristana” Cage Cutout High Heel Sandalsls
($70.90, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Vince Camutols, Bloomingdale’s & Kurt Geiger.

Mossimo “Kylea” Caged High Heels Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Then I spotted these lovely and super budget-friendly Schutz Juliana dupes by Mossimo. Only $34.99, steal deal alert!

Mossimo "Kylea" Caged High Heels Sandals in nude and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Mossimo “Kylea” Caged High Heels Sandals
($34.99, Target)

Qupid Ara-71 Caged High Heels Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Also stumbled upon these spot-on Schutz look-alikes by Qupid.

Qupid Ara-71 Caged High Heels Sandals in pink and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Qupid Ara-71 Caged High Heels Sandalsamazon
($44, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.com & ZooShoopjx.

Izabella Rue “Aleen” Caged Heel Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): How lovely are these Schutz Juliana look-alikes by Izabella Rue? I looooove the vivid green color and you can’t beat the price of $9.99 (VIP offer)!

Izabella Rue "Aleen" Caged Heel Sandals in green and black (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Izabella Rue “Aleen” Caged Heel Sandals
($9.99, ShoeDazzle)

Bamboo “Princess” Cutout High Heels Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Bamboo has also a sweet and budget-friendly Schutz Juliana inspired high heel sandal alternative. Available in pink or blue faux suede for $21.99 (sale price!).

Bamboo "Princess" Cutout High Heels Sandals in pink and blue faux suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Bamboo “Princess” Cutout High Heels Sandals
($22.99, Necessary Clothing)

Buffalo Caged Stiletto Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): A spot-on Schutz Juliana dupe is also available at Buffalo. Available in black and nude suede and snakeskin print leather.

Buffalo Caged Stiletto Sandals in nude and black suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Buffalo Caged Stiletto Sandals
(€129.90, Buffalo)

Tony Bianco “Aztec” Caged Stiletto Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Also discovered these caged heels by Tony Bianco which are a spot-on dupe of the Schutz sandals above. Also available in black and nude suede.

Tony Bianco "Aztec" Caged Stiletto Sandals in red suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Tony Bianco “Aztec” Caged Stiletto Sandals
($239.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic & David Jonesls.

GoJane Latticed ‘N Laddered Strappy Heels

Update (11/11/2015): Stumbled upon these amazing and spot-on Schutz Juliana dupes at GoJane today. I loooove all the rad colors and the best part? These heels are currently on sale for a steal-worthy $20.51!

GoJane Latticed 'N Laddered Strappy Heels in yellow, pink and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

GoJane Latticed ‘N Laddered Strappy Heels
($20.51, GoJane)

P.S.: A similar version is available at GoJane #2, Amazonamazon & ZooShoopjx.

Lipstik “Kimbah” Caged Sandals

Update (11/11/2015): Had to include these spot-on Schutz Juliana dupes by Lipstik for all our Australian readers. Available in nude or black for $89.95 AUD.

Lipstik "Kimbah" Caged Sandals in nude and black (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Lipstik “Kimbah” Caged Sandals
($89.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “Slithur” Caged High Heel Sandals

Let’s start with my favorite “Juliana” dupe which is by Steve Madden. The style is called “Slithur” and it looks exactly like the Schutz version, but costs $100 less. These beauties come in 10 different colors, my personal faves being the yellow, aqua blue and red. Make sure to also check out the “Viperls” (kitten heel version of “Slithur”, $109.95) and “Slithr-rls” (the rhinestoned version, $129.95).

Steve Madden "Slithur" Caged High Heel Sandals in pink and black suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Slithur” Caged High Heel Sandalsls
($89.95, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, ShoeMallls, Shoebuyls, Jildor, Footnotescj, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, ShopAkirals, Lori’spjx, LuLu*s, ZooShoopjx, Lord & Taylorls Macy’s, Dillard’sls, Revolve, Heels.com, Dune Londonls, Zalando, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon & Next.

Shiekh “Wanda World” Caged Sandals

If you’re not willing to commit to such a big financial investment, please take a look at these lovely Schutz “Juliana” look-alikes which I discovered at Shiekh. They have a few minor differences if compared to the real deal, but the overall look is still very similar and so incredibly sexy, too. They come in 6 different colors and uppers and you can make them yours for an affordable $42.99.

Shiekh "Wanda World" Caged Sandals in nude and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Shiekh “Wanda World” Caged Sandals
($42.99, Shiekh)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Office “Trance” Caged Heels

Of course, I haven’t forgotten about our European readers and shoe aficionados here! Ladies (and gentlemen?), may I kindly introduce you to “Trance” by Office, a spot-on dupe to the “Juliana” heel by Schutz. “Trance” is available in black, snakeskin, gold and silver and costs only £48!

Office "Trance" Caged High Heel Sandals (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Office “Trance” Caged Heels
(£48, Office)

Public Desire “Satine” Caged Heels

And lastly, another steal-worthy Schutz alternative which I have come across at UK footwear e-shop Public Desire. Their “Juliana” inspired version “Satine” isn’t quite as detailed and delicate as the real deal, but overall it’s the same look and a great look for less option, because these heels here are currently on sale for less than £10. “Satine” comes in 4 lovely colors: black, fuchsia, aqua blue and white faux suede. Worldwide shipping is available, by the way. Total steal deal alert, everyone!

Public Desire "Satine" Caged Heels in pink fuchsia and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Public Desire “Satine” Caged Heels
(£9.99, Public Desire)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Olivia Palermo, Rocky Barnes, Atlantic-Pacific, The Girl from Panama, Chic Flavours, Awed by Monica, Macy’s, Express, ShopAkira, Shiekh, Office, Public Desire, Tony Bianco, Target, GoJane, StyleTread, Vince Camuto, Zulily, Buffalo, ShoeDazzle

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If I had to describe my person fashion style in three words, “feminine” would definitely be among it. That’s probably one of the reason why I’ve never been particularly fond of the classic combat boot à la Doc Martens. However, lately I have discovered so many beautiful combat boot styles with feminine details such as velvet uppers, floral prints or lovely pastel colorways that it made me rethink my stance on combat boots being too bulky and masculine (for me). What do you think? Can combat boots be feminine or not? And if so, which of the three versions below is your favorite? The Velvet, floral print or pink one? Take the poll down below and let us know.

Style Battle - Combat Boots: Velvet or Floral or Pink?

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Image source(s): Wet Seal, Target, Amazon

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Copycat Math - Giuseppe Zanotti + Tom Ford = Mossimo "Sabrina"

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Image source(s): Jildor, Bergdorf Goodman, Target

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