Footwear trends come and go, and so far, Spring 2016 has brought along plenty of its own. In the upcoming months, we’re eagerly awaiting lace-up sandal, low, chunky heels and spring fringe. And while we would love to put everything on the plastic and act like the bill isn’t coming, sometimes practicality is required.

We know many of you frown upon copycats, and trust us, we get it. Exclusively is part of what attracts people to luxury goods, and contemporary brands look to the luxury market for influence and reinterpret a specific luxury aesthetic for consumers who aren’t in the market for luxury. Some consumers can’t or won’t spend hundreds on shoes but still closely follow trends and want to look stylish.

I will admit, I have luxury taste on a contemporary budget, and writing for PurseBlog, you can imagine how tempted I am to splurge on a daily basis. As much as I love my Gucci, Fendi and Prada (and Chanel, Céline, Dior– you get the idea), my wallet and guilty adult conscience don’t always favor the luxury price tags. Sometimes I’m all about treating myself without breaking my budget, and these look for less options prove that it’s possible.

TopShop Delilah Tie-up Sandals $48.00 via TopShop  Gianvito Rossi Embellished Suede Sandals $1,495 via Net-a-Porter

Left: TopShop Delilah Tie-up Sandals $48 via TopShop
Right: Gianvito Rossi Embellished Suede Sandals $1,495 via Net-a-Porter

TopShop Faraday Hi Plaited Sandals $85 via TopShop Valentino Rockstud Knee-High Gladiator Sandal $1,475 via Bergdorf Goodman

Left: TopShop Faraday Hi Plaited Sandals $85 via TopShop
Right: Valentino Rockstud Knee-High Gladiator Sandal $1,475 via Bergdorf Goodman

TopShop Lucky Stud Platform Sandal $105 via TopShop  Saint Laurent  Jodie Studded Leather T-Strap Sandal $995 via Bergdorf Goodman

Left: TopShop Lucky Stud Platform Sandal $105 via TopShop
Right: Saint Laurent Jodie Studded Leather T-Strap Sandal $995 via Bergdorf Goodman

Steve Madden Stecy Sandal $80 via Nordstrom  Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Ankle Strap Sandal $398 via Nordstrom

Left: Steve Madden Stecy Sandal $80 via Nordstrom
Right: Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Ankle Strap Sandal $398 via Nordstrom

Zara Leather Roman Sandals $239 via Zara  Gianvito Rossi Laser-Cut Open-Toe Leather Knee Boot $2,745 via Bergdorf Goodman

Left: Zara Leather Roman Sandals $239 via Zara
Right: Gianvito Rossi Laser-Cut Open-Toe Leather Knee Boot $2,745 via Bergdorf Goodman

TopShop Fase Laser Ghillie $48 via TopShop  Isabel Marant Leo Studded Lace-Up Ballerina Flat $510 via Bergdorf Goodman

Left: TopShop Fase Laser Ghillie $48 via TopShop
Right: Isabel Marant Leo Studded Lace-Up Ballerina Flat $510 via Bergdorf Goodman

Vince Camuto Bellamy Tie-Front Pumps $119 via Macy's  Aquazzura Belgravia Lattice Suede Sandal $725 via Bergdorf Goodman

Left: Vince Camuto Bellamy Tie-Front Pumps $119 via Macy’s
Right: Aquazzura Belgravia Lattice Suede Sandal $725 via Bergdorf Goodman

Zara Studded Ballerinas $70 via Zara  Valentino Love Latch Leather Flats $975 via Forward by Elyse Walker

Left: Zara Studded Ballerinas $70 via Zara
Right: Valentino Love Latch Leather Flats $975 via Forward by Elyse Walker

Zara Leather Platform Slides $70 via Zara  Céline Padded Band Sandals $810 via Céline

Left: Zara Leather Platform Slides $70 via Zara
Right: Céline Padded Band Sandals $810 via Céline

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Glass Glitter Dot Pointed Toe High Heel Pumps $365 via Bloomingdale;s  Christian Louboutin	 Follies Strass Pump $1,195 via Bergdorf Goodman

Left: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker
Glass Glitter Dot Pointed Toe High Heel Pumps $365 via Bloomingdale;s
Right: Christian Louboutin Follies Strass Pump $1,195 via Bergdorf Goodman

Lucky Brand Perforated Basel Booties $139 via Macy's  Rag & Bone Wyatt Perforated Suede Sandals $450 via Rag & Bone

Left: Lucky Brand Perforated Basel Booties $139 via Macy’s
Right: Rag & Bone Wyatt Perforated Suede Sandals $450 via Rag & Bone

Steve Madden Sassey Two-Piece Fringe Sandals $129 via Macy's  Aquazzura Wild Thing Sandals $785 via ShopBop

Left: Steve Madden Sassey Two-Piece Fringe Sandals $129 via Macy’s
Right: Aquazzura Wild Thing Sandals $785 via ShopBop

Sam Edelman Okala Pumps $110 via Zappos  Alexander Wang Lovisa Leather Pointed-Toe Pump $495 via Bergdorf Goodman

Left: Sam Edelman Okala Pumps $110 via Zappos
Right: Alexander Wang Lovisa Leather Pointed-Toe Pump $495 via Bergdorf Goodman

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Hanakimi87
Hanakimi87
6 years ago

Steve Madden makes blatant carbon copies. Those shoes go beyond being “inspired” and straight into “copyright infringement.”

Antique Nappa