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I think we can all agree that a black leather jacket is an absolute wardrobe staple and should be owned by every man and woman. I also think we can all agree on the fact that Acne Studios happens to make some of the best leather jackets everrrrrrr! (Velocite aviator jacket, anyone?) – Unfortunately, Acne leather jackets (also leather jackets in general) come at a price; in this particular case at $1.650 which is obviously a lot of money, even for a really cool leather jacket. But fret not, my dear fashionistas on a budget! Just keep on scrolling to discover how to get the uber-cool Acne moto look for a whole lot less.

Acne Studios Mock Leather Moto Jacket in black

Acne Studios Mock Leather Moto Jacket
($1.650, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Shopbop, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Need Supply Co., Acne Studios, S|Sense, La Garçonne, Matches Fashionls, MyTheresa & Ottepjx.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Celebs such as Kendall Jenner and fashion bloggers like Carolyn (Hey Pretty Thing) and Jane Song (FitFabFun Mom) have been spotted wearing an Acne Studios Mock Leather Moto Jacket.

Kendall Jenner & Fashion Bloggers wearing Acne Studios Mock Leather Moto Jacket

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Mango Carla2 Zipped Biker Jacket

While browsing through Mango‘s new arrivals recently, I happened to stumble upon this Acne Mock inspired moto leather jacket which retails for under $100 and comes in either black or white. It’s also made of faux PU leather, so this jacket is both budget- and animal-friendly! Love! If you’re really after a genuine leather Acne jacket dupe however, check out this option for $199.99 (available in black, red and brown).

Mango Carla2 Zipped Biker Jacket in black and off-white (Acne Studios Mock dupes)

Mango Carla2 Zipped Biker Jacket
($99.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Pinterest, Hey Pretty Thing, FitFabFun Mom, Mango

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Update: This post has been updated on June 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I first fell in love with these gorgeous satin mules by No. 21 while writing up a Real vs. Steal post on the Mua Mua Instagram Bag last September. And it seems like a lot of you were equally in love with these beauties as I have received several reader requests to feature a budget-friendly alternative, one of them coming from Stephanie:

I have been looking for a dupe for the N°21 satin high heel mule. Please post a duplicate if you find any.

Thanks S.P.G.

Your wish is my command, Stephanie. I couldn’t find a perfect dupe yet, but I am positively sure some of the usual suspects will catch onto this shoe trend and give us a budget-friendly alternative for under $150 soon. Pretty, please?

No. 21 Ronny Knotted Mules in suede, satin and leather

No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mulesls
($565, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetch #1ls & Farfetch #2ls.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love No. 21

Style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Leandra Medine (Man Repeller), Folake Huntoon (Style Pantry) and Vogue Italy fashion editor Georgia Tal have all been spotted wearing No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mules.

Leandra Medine (Man Repeller), Folake Huntoon (Style Pantry) and Georgia Tal wearing No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mules

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ASOS “Havoc” High Heeled Mules

Update (02/07/2017): Spotted these cute pink bow satin mules at ASOS in the new arrivals section today and they instantly reminded me of the No. 21 version above. Not an identical dupe and unfortunately not available in green satin, but still quite close to the real deal. Price: $53 and the “Havoc” is also available in gold.

ASOS "Havoc" High Heeled Bow Mules in pink satin (No. 21 Ronny dupes)

ASOS “Havoc” High Heeled Mules
($53, ASOS)

French Connection “Kasen” Suede Mules

Et voilà, here’s a suede No. 21 Ronny alternative I discovered at French Connection. The folding on these suede mules isn’t quite as bold and extreme as on the designer originals, but the overall look still reminds me of the No. 21 Ronnys above. Such a bummer they don’t come in a satin version though!

French Connection "Kasen" Suede Mules in black (No. 21 Ronny dupes)

French Connection “Kasen” Suede Mules
($79.97, Nordstrom Rack)

P.S.: Also available at French Connection (US) & French Connection (EU + UK).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, ShoeScribe, Man Repeller, @manrepeller Instagram, Style Pantry, The Urban Spotter, ASOS, French Connection

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Update: This post has been updated on February 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I feel like lately ankle boots have become the new high heels. Heeled booties? Yes, please! But favorably with a block heel, so the boots stay wearable and the heel height stays manageable. We know by now that French fashion house, Céline, can get away with pretty much anything and everything and still easily maintain that understated coolness vibe. Case in point: their latest “It“-shoe of the moment, the Rodeo High Ankle Boot; a very loooong and very pointy Western-style ankle boot with a wooden block heel and heavy, brass-colored studs along the sole. At first, I wasn’t much of a fan of the boot when I saw it on its own, but once the blogger and street style outfits started rolling in featuring these Cowboy-style infused booties, I was instantly won over: these boots have some serious iconic shoe potential. And if you can afford them, by all means, invest in them! If you can’t, however, just keep on reading to find more budget-conscious options that will give you a similar Céline Rodeo boot look.

Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots in black

Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots
(£1.200, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Céline

Personal style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Pernille Teisbaek, Amanda Shadforth (Oracle Fox), Sara Escudero (Collage Vintage) and Jennifer Grace (Native Fox) have all been spotted wearing a pair of Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots.

Personal style bloggers & fashion insiders wearing black Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots

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Jeffrey Campbell “Walton” Studded Boots

Update (02/01/2017): Discovered these amazing Céline Rodeo dupe boots by Jeffrey Campbell! They’re available in various colors and retail for $168.

Jeffrey Campbell "Walton" Studded Boots in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Walton” Studded Boots
($168, Urban Outfitters)

P.S.: Also available at Free People, Karmalooppjx, Nordstromls, Revolve & Zalando.

BCBGeneration “Jonnie” Stud Detail Block Heel Booties

Update (12/14/2016): Spotted another Céline Rodeo inspired ankle bootie by BCBGeneration. It’s not quite as extreme in its features as the real deal, but close enough to give you a similar look. Available in black leather as well as mink and wheat suede. Currently on sale for $69.69 at Amazon.

BCBGeneration "Jonnie" Stud Detail Block Heel Booties in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

BCBGeneration “Jonnie” Stud Detail Block Heel Bootiesamazon
($69.69, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetrocj, Nordstromls, BCBGeneration, HSN, Sole Society, Revolve, Bluefly, Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Office “Levi” Studded Western Boots

I love Office‘s shoes! There I said it. I own several pairs of Office shoes and love them all to death! The quality is pretty decent, the prices are fair and the collections are all very up-to-date and with a lot of designer inspired, budget-friendly options in between. “Levi” is quite obviously inspired by Céline’s Rodeo boots without being a blatant knock-off, plus it’s quite affordable at £98. And it’s also available in a non-studded version if studs aren’t exactly your thing.

Office "Levi" Studded Western Boots in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

Office “Levi” Studded Western Boots
(£98, Office)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Image source(s): Céline, @pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Oracle Fox, Collage Vintage, Native Fox, Dillard’s, Office

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Real vs. Steal – Dior So Real Sunglasses

by Irina on February 1, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on February 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

When it comes to setting fashion trends, Dior seems to be on quite a roll at the moment. First, we had the Mise En Dior craze and now we have everybody lusting after their uber-cool “So Real” sunglasses. Karen Walker and Céline, move over! If we could crown one pair of shades the official sunglasses of 2015, it would definitely be Dior’s “So Real” frames. And even though these sunglasses are everything but affordable at $595, virtually every fashion influencer – from bloggers to fashion editors to supermodels to celebs (and let’s not forget about all the countless Instagram sightings) – has been spotted wearing these sunnies. They come in a wide range of great styles, but if I had to pick a “So Real” favorite it would probably be the crystal (clear)/silver version with the blue mirrored lenses (last one pictured below). But no matter how much hype is still to follow on these lovely shades, there’s no way I would lay down almost $600 on a pair of trendy sunglasses that’ll probably be so passé 6 months from now.

Dior So Real Sunglasses

Dior So Real Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($545-$595, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Amazonamazon, Solstice Sunglasses, Sunglasses Shop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Olivia Palermo as well as personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) have all been spotted wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Rihanna, Olivia Palermo and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses

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Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Came across these cute and almost spot-on Dior So Real dupes at Forever 21 today and they cost only $7.90! Total steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses in clear and blue (Dior So Real dupes)

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses
($7.90, Forever 21)

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

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Also spotted this Dior inspired black/tortoise version at Mango which costs $29.99. So pretty, isn’t it?

Mango "Sarah" Tortoise Arm Sunglasses in black (Dior So Real dupes)

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses
($29.99, Mango)

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

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): And the Dior So Real dupe list grows bigger once again! Check out these Dior inspired sunglasses I discovered at Steve Madden, currently on sale for $26.98. Another great Dior So Real dupe are Steve Madden’s SM465123ls sunnies which come in gold and all-black and cost $28.98.

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Dior So Real dupes)

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($26.98, Steve Madden)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar

Update (06/21/2016): Also stumbled upon this lovely and spot-on Dior So Real sunglass dupe at Target. Price: $16.99. More colors and variations available in Target stores.

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar in black (Dior So Real dupe)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar
($16.99, Target)

P.S.: Also available at Target in silver/black or black/grey.

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here are more Dior So Real look-alikes which I have discovered at Free People for $25 a pop. Really like these!

Free People "Mystic River" Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real dupes)

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses
($25, Free People)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Also stumbled upon these lovely Dior inspired brow bar sunnies by Aldo which are available in either transparent or black and are on sale for $7.98.

Aldo "Bonadomane" Brow Bar Sunglasses in clear transparent and gold black (Dior So Real dupes)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($7.98, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): Spotted these fantastic Dior So Real dupes at GoJane which are currently on sale for less than $10! Available in various colors and lens finishes.

GoJane Cool Kid Reflection Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses
($7.50, GoJane)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at MakeMeChic.

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): And here’s a great Dior So Real alternative for all of our European readers which we’ve discovered at Missguided. Only $13.60!

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses
($13.60, Missguided)

P.S.: Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses

Update (09/27/2015): Spotted another dupe-worthy Dior So Real sunglass look for less option! This time at ZooShoo. Price point: 22.

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses in black and gold (Dior So Real knockoffs)

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglassespjx
($22, ZooShoo)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses

Luckily, there are quite a few great Dior So Real dupe options available like this one by Gant, so you don’t have to break the bank to try the trend. Like the real deal, these sunnies also come in a broad range of styles (I counted 17!), so there’s a huge selection to choose from. And at $11.90 per pair, why not pick two?

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglassesamazon
($11.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available at Amazon #2amazon, Romwe & SheIn.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses

I also discovered these lovely Dior So Real dupes at Choies which I just had to include in this post because I’m absolutely obsessed with the rosegold version. They’re currently on sale for a little under $8, so I suggest to stock up on them while they’re still available.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses
($7.90, Choies)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses

If you’re a fan of the tortoise Dior So Reals, then check out this fab steal version by Express which looks just like the real, but costs only $29.90 instead of $595.

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses in tortoise (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

Image source(s): Barneys, The Blonde Salad, Pinterest, Olivia Palermo, Forever 21, Mango, Steve Madden, Target, Free People, Aldo, GoJane, Missguided, ZooShoo, Choies, Amazon, Express

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Update: This post has been updated on January 31, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Dior has done it again! Once again they created THE hottest pair of sunglasses to have this season and I think the Split sunnies are my absolute Dior sunglass favorite yet! I just adore the horizontal lens band on the classic aviator shape (so unique!) and the luxe-looking color combos. AH-mazing! But also extremely expensive as these shades will set you back $555.

Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses in gold, silver and pink

Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglassesls
($555, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Solstice Sunglasses, Barneysls & Amazon.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Kendall Jenner and personal style bloggers like Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) have all been spotted wearing Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses.

Aimee Song (Song of Style), Rihanna, Kendall Jenner & Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) wearing Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses

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Aldo “Crossetto” Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Update (01/31/2017): Spotted this amazing and spot-on Dior Split sunglass dupe at Aldo for just $16. Steal deal alert, so grab a pair while you can!

Aldo "Crossetto" Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses in gold (Dior Split dupes)

Aldo “Crossetto” Mirrored Aviator Sunglassesls
($16, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls.

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): Stumbled upon another Dior Split alternative at GoJane today. Available in various colors for less than $10. Steal deal alert!

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses in pink, blue and grey (Dior Split knockoffs)

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses
($7.90, GoJane)

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglasses

If you can’t afford the real deal and/or don’t want to spend your rent money on a pair of sunglasses (smart choice!), check out these Dior Split dupe shades by Juli Eyewear which will give you the coveted designer look for a fraction of the cost. These budget-friendly sunglasses come in a variety of 8 different color combinations and cost $16.90, so you can shop these by the dozen and still be able to pay your rent.

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglasses in gold, silver and pink (Christian Dior Split knockoffs)

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglassesamazon
($16.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions for men are also available hereamazon and hereamazon at Amazon.

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