Real vs. Steal – Valentino Rockstud Suede Platform Booties

by Juliana on November 10, 2012

Just in time for the chillier season, these very stylish boots appear from Valentino‘s fabulous fall/winter collection. Black ankle boots are my cold weather shoe must-have as they go with almost my entire wardrobe and function easily from day work wear to evening functions. The stud detail along the top gives these a little bit more of a glamorous edge and looks quite alluring peeking out from under long black trousers. But as much I’m sure you’ll wear these, you don’t need to spend a fortune. We’ve found two excellent look-for-less options that won’t break the bank and you can choose the best version for your shape and signature style.

Valentino Rockstud Suede Platform Booties in black

Valentino Rockstud Suede Platform Bootiesls
($995, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available in brown suede at YOOXls.

Ravel “Kelsea” Studded Suede Ankle Boots

For those of you with a more boyish shape, this style by Ravel is ideal for you. It still has the same designer inspired look, but the higher heel and higher cut boot will add height and curves to your legs. Loving the higher heel, but not necessarily the extra curves? Wear them with black leggings or skinny jeans for a slimmer looking silhouette. Either way, don’t forget to pile on gold accessories. An arm full of bangles and some chandelier earrings should definitely do the trick. Not only are they a steal, but you can also get them in navy suede!

Ravel Kelsea Studded Suede Ankle Boots in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ravel “Kelsea” Studded Suede Ankle Bootsamazon

P.S.: Also available at Simply Be & Marisota.

ABS by Allen Schwartz “Joplyn” Studded Platform Booties

Last, but not least is this classic deep cut ankle boot by ABS by Allen Schwartz. Simply fantastic for wearing with everything from skirts to trousers, you’ll get the most mileage out of this incredibly versatile pair. If you’re feeling daring, pair these with a leather mini and a buttoned up blouse or wear them with matchstick trousers and your favorite oversize knit sweater to get two very different yet super stylish looks. And the best part is, you won’t regret the price. Especially considering you’ll never want to take them off. Feeling more adventurous? Try them in leopard!

ABS by Allen Schwartz "Joplyn" Studded Platform Booties in black haircalf (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

ABS by Allen Schwartz “Joplyn” Studded Platform Bootiesls
($159.99, Macy’s)

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