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Monday, May 13, 2019

The Look for Less - Castañer Carina Espadrille Wedge Dupes

Espadrilles are the quintessential summer shoe. With their classic jute and canvas construction, they evoke a carefree, comfortable vibe. They are easy to style with everything in your closet from weekend denim to workwear and a wide variety of dresses. Spanish brand Castañer is a go-to for their super chic espadrille wedges with ankle wrap laces. Castañer espadrilles come in a variety of heel heights and colors, and they pair especially well with straw handbags and soft floral prints for summer. Known for their comfortable construction and height-boosting soles, they are wardrobe must-haves. Shop the best selection of colors and styles here and see more styles here. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are fans of Castañer. Top influencer Julia of Gal Meets Glam (below, left) wears them in her Gal Meets Glam Collection monthly lookbooks, and they look great with everything. 

Castaner Carina espadrille wedges outfits, lace up espadrille wedges

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The Look for Less

While a pair of Castañer espadrilles can cost from $120 to about $300, there are many dupes and less expensive styles to choose from. I'm eyeing this Castañer espadrille dupe pictured below in multiple colors for under $40. After trying them on, I found them to run true to size and they have nice cushioning. I love them styled with midi dresses, cropped denim, and jumpsuits.

lace up espadrille wedges

June 4, 2019 update - Shop this style below in three colors under $35:

Shop the style below in three colors for $80:

Aldo Muschett espadrille wedges

Shop the style below on sale under $50. They run true to size, but don't have much cushioning.

closed toe lace up espadrille wedge sandals, Castaner dupes

June 1, 2019 update - Shop these styles on sale before they're gone:

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Look for Less - Loewe Puzzle Bag Dupes

The Loewe Puzzle bag is a distinctive cuboid handbag made of geometric leather shapes. The artfully deconstructed design by Jonathan Anderson is an influencer favorite, even five years after its June 2014 debut. Originally presented for a Men's spring summer 2015 collection, it has since reached handbag icon status. The Puzzle bag features artisanal construction, a removable rolled top handle, and an adjustable crossbody strap, allowing the wearer to carry it many different ways. It even folds flat, making it a must-have for travel. It comes in a rainbow of colors including a pale blue, rose pink, scarlet red, lime green, and versatile brown. Fun fact: each Loewe Puzzle bag takes about nine hours to produce; the bags are handmade in Spain by Loewe artisans. Prices for the Loewe Puzzle bag range from $1750 to $3350, making it an investment item. 

The chic shape makes it easy to style with suits, midi skirts, and floral dresses. Here are my favorite #ootd 'grams featuring the Puzzle bag.

Loewe Puzzle bag outfits street style

photos via @carolineblomst, @mariehindkaer and @karenbritchick

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The Look for Less

If you're looking for Loewe Puzzle bag dupes, there are some pretty versions under $60. I'm sharing my favorite look alike styles to help you get the designer look for less. 
Loewe Puzzle bag dupes and replicas

Shop the black dupe for $36.99 right here. It's real leather and comes in other colors: brown, blue, pink, or white. The brown and blue versions are $56.99.

This style comes in pink, brown, or white for under $32.

May 30, 2019 update - Shop this Puzzle look-alike style below in black, white, or red leather:

Shop these Loewe Puzzle bag look alike styles under $45:

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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Look for Less - By Far Heeled Sandal Dupes

If you've spent any time looking for fashion inspiration and shoe trends on social media lately, you've likely spotted your favorite influencers wearing must-have footwear by an up and coming Bulgarian brand called By Far. Started in 2016, By Far is known for their popular Libra and Virgo mule sandals. The brand's signature square-toe silhouettes and ladylike kitten heels are right on trend for the '90s revival and the skinny/strappy sandal trend that's escalating on the trend cycle right now. By Far sandals have simple, clean lines and are Italian made, making them a chic addition to spring and summer looks. Below are pictured some of the most sought-after styles.

By Far Virgo Libra January heeled mule sandals

Ranging in price from $295 for sandals to $530 for ankle boots, By Far shoes are more attainable than high end designer styles but they are also quite the splurge. Aimee Song is a fan of the bow-adorned January style and the cutout Virgo style.

By Far sandals outfits street style

photos via @songofstyle, @sabinasocol, and @parisianvibe

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The Look for Less

If spending over $300 isn't in your budget, there are some stylish By Far sandal dupes to get the strappy sandal look for less.

May 30, 2019 update - Shop these By Far inspired strappy sandals under $160:

May 23, 2019 update - Shop on-trend sandals for summer 2019:

May 21, 2019 update - Shop the skinny strap (aka floss sandals) trend with these styles under $130:

May 5, 2019 update - I just found these two By Far sandal dupes pictured below under $65. Shop this style for $40 in many colors or this Virgo sandal dupe under $65 in several colors. 

May 5, 2019 update - Shop these low-heeled sandals under $85:

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Look for Less - Christian Dior Saddle Bag Dupes

With all fashion trends from the '90s currently experiencing a surge in popularity (think chunky sneakers, bike shorts, mom jeans, and neon), the iconic Christian Dior Saddle bag is in the style spotlight again. Once a favorite of Paris Hilton, Carrie Bradshaw and other icons of the '90s and early '00s, the distinctive designer bag has recently been worn by the likes of Bella Hadid and Elsa Hosk. A full twenty years after its debut, it's a must-have bag all over again. What comes around goes around! Dior has met the demand by resurrecting and reinventing the saddle bag in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. It's available in leather calfskin, canvas, or embroidered versions. The signature asymmetric shape and 'D' logo hardware haven't changed at all. Influencers including Chriselle Lim and Chiara Ferragni show how chic the Dior saddle bag can look with a flirty dress and stylish shades.

Dior saddle bag street style outfits, shop Dior saddle bag dupes

images via Pinterest

Up for a treat? Shop Dior saddle bags:

While prices for the bag generally range from around $2000 to upwards of $3000 or more, there are many look alikes to get the Christian Dior saddle bag look for less. I'm sharing the best Dior saddle bag dupes under $100 to shop on a budget. 

The Look for Less
Christian Dior saddle bag dupes and replicas

Shop the Dior saddle bag dupe pictured above in four colors for under $100: choose from black, red, pink, or brown.

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