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If there’s a shoe trend I noticed over the last couple of months, it’s sporty footwear with a feminine twist. Whether it be floral embroideries à la Gucci, shiny pearls à la Miu Miu, girly bows à la Puma or in this case a delicate blush pink velvet upper combined with wide satin ribbon laces, “sporty meets elegance” is one of Spring’s biggest trends! Luckily, you don’t need to spend a fortune on a pair of designer sneakers to indulge in this trend as there are various sneaker alternatives at almost any price point. And while the Steve Madden velvet sneakers aren’t terribly expensive to begin with (retail price is $79.95), we managed to find a just as gorgeous and super spot-on sneaker for under $30! Total steal alert!

Cheap vs. Cheaper - Steve Madden Bertie-V vs. Mossimo Supply Co. Tara Lace-Up Velvet Sneakers

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P.S.: Steve Madden “Bertie-V” Lace-Up Velvet Sneakers are also available at Dillard’s, Amazonamazon, Footnotescj, 6pm, Zappos, Steve Madden (Canada)ls Nordstromls, South Moon Under, John Lewis, House of Fraser & Zalando.

Image source(s): Footnotes, Target

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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.

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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 March 21, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

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"?

Embellished Sandal Slides: Splurge or Save?

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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 $39.99 at Kohl’s.

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

Olivia Miller “Kaara” Embellished Sandals
($39.99, 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)

P.S.: Also available at Chinese Laundry.

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)

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

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

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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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