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Dupe Deals: Top 16 Best Designer Sneaker Dupes

Dupe Deals: Top 16 Best Designer Sneaker Dupes

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It all began with a pair of Vejas x Madewell star-print leather sneakers. The first time I wore them with a dress I knew there was no turning back. Feeling cute, feminine, AND comfy?! Now, sneakers are a staple piece in my wardrobe, and I wear them at least four times a week. I’ve saved and I’ve splurged on different pairs. And my sneaker obsession has led to today’s list of the best designer sneaker dupes out there.

Have you been eyeing a pair of designer sneakers wondering if you should make the splurge? 90% of the time I encourage investing in quality pieces for longevity in your closet. But sometimes that’s not feasible for the budget or it doesn’t make sense for you if you see yourself wearing it more as a trend piece. Worry not!

From Golden Goose to Balenciaga, Saint Laurent to Gucci, there is a dupe sneaker to be found. And money to be saved!

Scroll down to look through the best designer sneaker dupes and see which pair(s) are your favorite!

The Best Designer Sneaker Dupes:

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SHOP THESE DESIGNER SNEAKER DUPES:

Saint Laurent | Skechers

Golden Goose Leopard Superstar | SheIn | Amazon | Steve Madden

Gucci | Amazon | Amazon (Embellished Pair)

Golden Goose Running Sole | Amazon

Moncler | DSW

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SHOP THESE DESIGNER SNEAKER DUPES:

Frye | Amazon | Madewell¬† | Aerosoles (just change the laces and they’re almost exact dupes!)

Greats | DSW

Vince | Steve Madden

Balenciaga | Target

Golden Goose Superstar | SheIn | Dune London

I hope that this designer sneaker dupes post helped you in determining if you’d prefer the real deal or the dupe deal!

Loving this Dupe Deals series? Don’t miss my post on the best designer headband dupes and the best designer dupes you can find on Amazon!

Must-Have Summer Essentials Wishlist

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The summer solstice can’t come soon enough! Whenever the temps near 85 degrees, I just want to be poolside with an iced tea in hand. So on days when it’s pouring down rain, I’ve been dreaming of warmer days and putting together my ultimate summer essentials wishlist!

My Must-Have Summer Style Picks

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I’m loving all things linen, hot pink, powder blue, and any and all statement earrings…and more! I’ve broken down my summer essentials by category below – hope you enjoy ūüôā

Summer Essentials: Tops

The other day I was getting ready to go to dinner with friends when I realized that I’m lacking in the “fun summer top” department! Here are a few tops that I think will help me fix that…

  • As you know, I adore my neutrals, but there’s something about this coral off-the-shoulder top that I can’t pass up. I love how they’ve styled it with high-waisted blue jeans! So summery & versatile. (Use code ITSBEENAWHILE for $25 off your purchase of $100 or more!)
  • Nothing screams summer more than gingham and a halter neckline! This top combines both! But I’m also dying over this puff-sleeve gingham blouse that would be¬†perfect for work.
  • It’s always smart to factor in an airy, peasant blouse to pair with white jeans/light wash denim/your go-to jean shorts etc. This blouse is gorgeous, and the violet floral pattern is so delicate with its watercolor-like details!
  • For a classic summer staple, you can’t go wrong with a white linen button-down – love that this one is under $60.
  • This white v-neck blouse could go with almost every summer outfit. The texture is luxe & SO soft. I love how it lays tucked in or not! I recommend sizing down in this top as it runs a bit bigger.

Summer Essentials: Bottoms

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SHOP THIS CASUAL SUMMER LOOK:

Top | Jeans (Wearing 27 but could have done 26) | Shoes (Wearing size 38/US 7) | Headband

  • A pair of light wash denim is practically a must when it comes to summer essentials. Lately, I’ve been reaching for this pair of skinny jeans any chance I can get (see them styled again here)! The fit is so flattering which isn’t always the case with lighter-hued denim, especially in my experience with my more curvy body type. I recommend sizing down 1-2 sizes in these because they stretch out a lot. I’ve had to throw my pair in the dryer a couple of times to tighten them up a bit! But the way they loosen and conform to your body as you wear them is what makes them so extremely comfy to wear.
  • When it comes to summer shorts, I lean more toward the modest, tailored end of the spectrum. But I’m not talking bermuda shorts! Those are safely in my 6th grade past ūüėČ I found two pairs of very flattering and classic options at Club Monaco for this season. They are an investment (the whole store *is* 25% off right now though) but finding a fit this flattering is rare and worth every penny for me! I went true to size (size 6) in both of these.
    • This skort is so chic and crazy flattering; I will be wearing it nonstop!
    • These pleated shorts are so fun and easy to dress up or down. They had them styled in the store with a white tee and sneakers – so cute and easy!
  • When I do reach for jeans shorts, though, you better believe it’s a pair from Madewell. These are the¬†best¬†jean shorts ever…no joke (wrote them a whole love letter here). They’re¬†so flattering and comfortable and that’s coming from someone who usually HATES wearing shorts.

Summer Essentials: Dresses

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Dress (size 6 but needed taking in in the bust) | Shoes (wearing size 37) | Earrings (15% off with code GJxASHLEY)

  • This white Shoshanna midi dress is my new all-time fave. You really can style it so many ways from work to the weekend. It’s $135 when it used to be nearly $400!
  • This shirtdress is so elegant and classic in its silhouette. It would make an instant summer closet staple to be worn so many ways. And it’s under $80!
  • If you didn’t already know, I’m a big time Maxxinista. Last week, my mom found me this amazing, ruffled blue and white linen/cotton blend Rebecca Taylor midi dress at TJ Maxx that I’ll probably never take off. There are SO many amazing Rebecca Taylor dresses available there right now for so much less. (Like this floral midi, this black mini with lace detailing, or this darling ruffled hem shirtdress!)
  • I’m going to refer to this dress as the do-it-all dress of the summer! You could wear it to summer weddings, lunch/dinner with pals, wedding/baby showers, you name it. The price is right with this one, and it even comes in my favorite powder blue!

Summer Essentials: Shoes

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  • The toe loop is all the rage for summer sandals this season. I just scored these flats (shown above) on sale in my favorite powder blue hue. (Here’s a similar version of these for less!)
  • Next, these dainty snakeskin sandals could go with any and every summer look! I’m saving my pennies to splurge on them. (Here’s another similar version for less in a leopard print.)
  • You might’ve seen these espadrilles on this Insta post, and, let me tell you, I’ve been wearing them¬†constantly. They’re comfy enough to wear all day, go with just about anything, and the ankle tie is so flattering. Castaner is a top-notch, Spanish espadrille brand; each pair is at least $50 cheaper at this retailer (get 15% off as a new customer with code NEW15). I’m so in love with my pair that I want another ASAP. This neutral pair is on my wishlist! For sizing, read their guide and measure your foot for accuracy. I went with the 37, and it’s a perfect fit!
  • I wear these platform slip-on espadrilles about 3 times a week to work. Especially on days when I’m heading to pilates mid-day or after work because they’re easy to wear with leggings and pop on & off! They’re available in tons of color options for under $60 here and here.

Summer Essentials: Accessories

  • Like I mentioned earlier, statement earrings are my go-to right now. And there’s no better place to turn for affordable, cute, and lightweight statement earrings than Gresham Jewelry! Use code GJxASHLEY for 15% off your purchase!
    • These bamboo and butterfly earrings have been a major hit around here! They’re seriously so lightweight (as are all of her earrings!) and can truly go with any outfit.
    • How cool are these geo/square earrings?! I love how modern they are while also being a classic earring shape for everyday wear. They come in lots of colors – I have the ‘Grey’ color and am eyeing the pink next…
    • This $28 pair makes such a statement with its simplicity! The white and gold are just so ideal for summertime.
    • Rainbow is big time trending right now, and this pair of earrings can help you add in a subtle ROYGBIV flare to any look.
  • I posted this $25 bag a while ago on ‘Dupe Deals’ on my Insta Stories! It is so darling and fits everything you need in your everyday bag. It also works as a pool or beach bag, and you don’t have to worry about it getting wet or dirty because you can just easily wipe it clean.

Summer Essentials: Swimsuits

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After laying out at the pool with friends this weekend, I also realized I could use a few new summer swimsuits for the season! Here are a few that I fell in love with (all under $35-40!):

If you loved these summer essentials, don’t miss this page on my SHOP tab where I’m updating it weekly with my new fave summer finds. But if you’re not quite ready to move into summer clothes quite yet, give my spring essentials under $100 post a read ūüôā

Cute Maxi Dresses under $100 for Every Occasion

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While I always love to be both chic and stylish, comfort is my main priority 95% of the time. And there really isn’t anything more ideal for both style and comfort than cute maxi dresses. I ordered this leopard print dress at the beginning of the season and have absolutely adored it! After wearing it for the fifth time or so, I got looking at more maxi dress options that could work for this spring and summer for weekends, work, etc. I’ve put together my findings below by category – I hope you find something comfy and cute!

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Cute Maxi Dresses

Casual Maxi Dress Options:

  • This striped, puff-sleeve dress is a DREAM for comfort! Make sure you size down one since it runs a bit oversized.
  • I love the added belt with this dress because it gives it a tailored touch for everyday wear!
  • This off-the-shoulder dress reminds me of a Mara Hoffman version! It has been selling out over and over, so get it while it’s back in stock!
  • There’s nothing a pleated maxi dress can’t fix – especially this one in that powder blue “it color”!
  • If you caught my Friday Finds on Insta Stories last week, you’ll know I’ve been eyeing this amazing floral maxi for weeks! It’s at the top of my list for cute maxi dresses this season.

Work Maxi Dress Options:

  • This striped shirtdress style is made for work and could go with loafers, espadrilles, and even sneakers at a more casual office.
  • Here is the same version of my dress in black! I recommend going true to size or sizing down one size.
  • A lightweight linen option like this one would make for a work outfit worth repeating over and over.
  • If you’re into the prairie style of dress, then this one is a must-have and SO perfect for work and weekends!

Vacation/Poolside Maxi Dress Options:

  • There’s nothing I love more than a leopard slip dress moment! Size up one if you’re a bit fuller in the hips as slip dresses tend to run pretty straight up and down. Or try this more A-line style!
  • This blue and white satin kaftan just screams summer to me! I’d wear this to the pool for sure.
  • Loving the tied sleeves on this dress! So perfect for warm days by the beach on vacay. Same goes for this gorgeous classic black option!
  • This floral, button-up maxi just screams vacation to me.
  • This $18 maxi was made to be a pool cover-up. It also comes in tons of colors/patterns!

Looking for more summer style inspo? Head here to shop my latest summertime faves or to Insta to see what I’ve been wearing lately!

How to Add Spring Colors to a Neutral Wardrobe

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I couldn’t be happier that the sun is shining consistently and the temps have been so lovely in Dallas lately! After the cold, gloomy, rainy winter we had, spring fever was at an all-time high for me. Once the sun was out, I immediately wanted to be in florals and bright colors. But if you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you know that I’m a die-hard neutrals girl. Are you, too? I thought it would be fun to share how I think about adding spring colors to a more neutral wardrobe!

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Treat pastels like spring neutrals

Pastels are probably the easiest way to add spring colors to your neutral wardrobe. You’re being adventurous by adding in more color, but it’s just not as jarring as bright oranges or reds! The powder blue hue of my shirt in this post is the “it” color of the season; I’m seeing it everywhere! Pastel blues and pinks make gorgeous colorful neutrals for spring, summer, and even cooler seasons, too.

Choose small floral patterns

Generally, I avoid all patterns like the plague *except* for stripes, leopard, and small, dainty florals. Smaller floral patterns create more of a neutral base for an outfit. They’re also not too distracting and transition seamlessly with your other clothes.

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Opt for your wardrobe staples in spring colors

If you’re out doing some spring shopping, see if some of your wardrobe go-to’s come in small florals or easy-to-wear light spring colors.

Or select a few statement pieces in springtime hues to dress up or down

I just can’t resist a Victorian neckline, balloon sleeves, or ruffles upon ruffles. So when I found my top in this post, I knew it had to be mine. Before buying it, I thought about how I could wear it with jeans and heels or also with a pair of sneakers. So I recommend shopping for a few statement shirts, skirts, or dresses in spring colors that you know can easily be worn with lots of your spring wardrobe essentials, dressed up or down.

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Pair bright spring hues with other neutral pieces

In the same vein as the recommendation above, brighter spring colors can pack more of a punch and be more of a statement. To ease this into a more neutral-based closet, try pairing these brights with your favorite denim or a neutral skirt/base. Bright coral and taupe go together beautifully, for example!

I hope you can take these tips and start adding in sunny and bright spring colors to your wardrobe ASAP! If you’re looking for some more spring outfit inspo, read how to wear my go-to spring work outfit 4 different ways & see what my top 25 spring essentials (under $100!) are here.

(Psst…but are you having summer fever now, too, like me? Head to my ‘Summer Staples’ page in my SHOP and see all of the summer pieces I’m coveting right now!)

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Dainty Gold Jewelry under $100 You Can’t Live Without

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It always shocks people that I’ve found so much of my everyday dainty gold jewelry on Amazon for under $100 (not sponsored – I wish! Just have to share!). Since I’m not one to withhold my shopping secrets, I wanted to spill all the details on the best dainty gold jewelry pieces I’ve found. These delicate and classic earrings, rings, and necklaces are perfect for wearing nonstop. This is for the glitz and glam lovers who always need solid basics and for those just looking for an everyday touch of sparkle!

How to Find Affordable Dainty Gold Jewelry on Amazon

Before you start, know the difference between gold-plate, gold-filled, and solid gold

For starters, it’s important to be educated about the descriptions of these pieces. You’ll see gold-filled, gold-plated, or solid gold pieces. Each will make a difference in the price and durability of your purchase. Gold-filled and gold-plated are alloys that blend gold with another base metal such as brass or sterling silver. Gold-filled typically lasts longer than gold-plate and doesn’t tarnish as quickly. Brass tends to break out people’s skin, so I always buy gold-filled with/over sterling silver! Real gold is the real deal that definitely won’t tarnish. You’ll see that the price will increase as the quality of gold increases. I purchase 10K and 14K gold pieces for more affordable everyday pieces. 18K and 24K are really nice but involve a much heftier price tag!

Gold Huggie Hoops and Earrings on Amazon

I’d say that one of my most-asked questions is where I got these gold huggie hoops. They’re 14K gold, $33, and I now own three pairs because they’re so good. I’m sharing some more of my favorite small hoop and delicate everyday earrings below…

These $21 teeny tiny gold ball studs are perfect if you have more than one piercing on each lobe. With three piercings per ear, sometimes other earrings can interfere if I want to wear statement earrings up front. I pop these studs into piercing two and three to have something there but to not distract from the earring in piercing one!

I spent well over $50 on a pair of earrings like these before I discovered this $9 pair! These add an edge to your look and something different with the dangling spike!

A lot of the time I like wearing three hoops on each ear. I have been so impressed with the quality of these pave CZ hoops and have worn them for weeks on end. These black pave hoops just came in, and I haven’t taken them out since! A pair of rainbow pave hoops (and these ear threaders!) are on their way to me, so I can’t wait to wear the white, black, and rainbow hoops all together!

Gold Rings on Amazon

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Thin Gold Rings | Dress | Bag

My mom will call me “Ringa” (a play on Ringo, ha!) when I’m loading on #alltherings. I don’t know why, but I have been drawn to rings as long as I can remember! I love simple, dainty gold jewelry when it comes to my rings, too. Always go for the classics so that they’re easy to style and go with everything you wear!

Wear this gold wedding band style ring as an everyday, classic statement.

This rope-textured ring is inspired by a David Yurman version and less than half the price. This would be a great stacking ring if you ordered more than one. Or a great texture for mixing and matching!

I also¬†love¬†wearing whisper-thin gold rings all over my fingers like in the photo above. This $18 version from Amazon is to die for. Click on the seller’s name to find the ring in your size! (I bought mine from Etsy.) Buy a few in your ring finger size and then a few bigger to put on your pointer, thumb, or middle finger!

My pinky ring was custom made for me as a gift, but here is a very similar version for under $65!

Gold Layering Necklaces on Amazon

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SHOP MY LOOK:

Blazer | Tee | Jeans | Heart Necklace

Who else can’t get enough of the layered coin necklace look?! I think it’s so chic while also being so cool and on trend. To get the layered look, try to space them out by necklace length. I usually go with a 16 inch, 18 inch, and 20 inch when I’m wearing my layered coin necklaces. This way they won’t be laying right on top of each other!

Here is a $23 coin necklace that would be a great way to start or add to your layering! Then consider adding in an oval shaped option in like this.

As I mentioned, I’m not usually one to go for gold-plated brass pieces, but this necklace is said to be made with high-quality brass that does not cause breakouts. This $12 necklace reminds me of the Missoma version and would be a really cool addition to a layered look!

I’m always one to go for a personalized touch. This initial disc necklace is a must-buy for $8 or this one for $15! I’ve found that shopping for children’s gold jewelry can lead to some major price cuts and steals!

This rosary-style necklace is so cool and makes for a simple statement all on its own!

It’s also always a classic and easy move to just wear a simple, elegant gold chain. I love the open link look of this one. Or this ball chain style could add some texture!

You can never go wrong with something simple with just one pendant like this one!

Here is a dupe of the Tiffany’s Elsa Perretti heart necklace for $75! This would make an amazing Mother’s Day gift.

This gold bar necklace would be amazing on its own or a great option for engraving to personalize it!

Last but not least, I have been loving Amy (Fashion Jackson)’s and Ashley (The Teacher Diva)’s delicate ball chain bracelets. I was thrilled when I found this $10 version on Amazon! I ordered two to stack them.

I hope these affordable, dainty gold jewelry finds add a luxe touch to your everyday look. I always link my jewelry and accessories here or on my LIKEtoKNOW.it profile so that y’all can stay updated!

P.S. You may not know that I’m a bit of a junkie when it comes to discovering deals on Amazon! Don’t miss my post on the best designer dupes you can find on Amazon. Think amazing dupes for the Goyard tote, Valentino shoes, and more!

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25 Must-Have Spring Essentials for under $100

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Lately, I’ve been online “window shopping” at my favorite stores and getting so excited about curating my spring wardrobe. However, it’s always easy for me to get carried away with all of the gorgeous florals and new trends. I had to make sure that I had all of my spring essentials covered first! Once I wrote it all out (I’m a list-maker!), it really came down to 25 key pieces that I must have in my spring lineup.

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Spring Essentials You Need under $100

5 Must-Have Spring Blouses

Short-Sleeved Button Down: As I mentioned in this post, my spring work uniform almost always includes a version of the Madewell Central top or Courier shirt with Madewell jeans, of course (I’m an addict). It’s a foolproof combo! I love it because it’s so versatile while also being so¬†flattering when paired with skinny jeans and skirts. I’ll admit that I have the “Courier” style in two colors and the “Central” style in two colors…just that good!

Eyelet Blouse: A delicate and feminine eyelet blouse is a must for spring! This one is perfect for work and play and comes in three different colors.

Chambray Button-Down: You can easily dress a chambray button-down up or down for wherever you’re headed. That’s why it’s a must-have when it comes to your spring wardrobe. I love to wear mine with a linen blazer, black jeans, and espadrilles for work!

Everyday Cami: This scalloped cami screams spring staple to me! Such a great price and you can wear it as a light layer under blazers/jackets or dress it up for drinks/dinner with pumps. It comes in 4 colors! Also super in-love with this wrap-style version

Ruffle-Hem Blouse: This striped, ruffle-hem top that I featured in this Instagram (it’s a funny story how I ended up buying it – read the caption to find out) has become an instant favorite. It’s really easy to dress up with a trench coat and kitten heels for work. Or it was comfy and breezy just with jeans and my favorite white sneakers! If you have a long torso like me, I recommend buying one size up for length (I went with the medium).

5 Must-Have Shorts & Skirts for Spring

Denim: I don’t consider my spring/summer wardrobe complete without THESE high-rise jean shorts. If you haven’t tried a pair yet, what’re you waiting for?! They’re a crazy flattering fit and not too short. But if you do want to wear them shorter you can just roll them up! This spring season, I’m also going to be going a bit lighter with my denim. I’m loving this pair and this pair of vintage wash jeans!

Paper-Bag Waist Shorts: If you’re wanting to wear shorts but be a bit more formal/chic, a pair of paper-bag waist shorts would be your best bet. I love the flattering A-line waist that this style creates! It’s the fit that makes me reach for these so often as the temperatures are warming up. (P.S. If you’re not feeling shorts, opt for a utility skirt with a similar waist like this one!)

Pleated Midi Skirt: It has taken me forever and a day to find a midi skirt that I like. This pleated one from H&M turned out to be a winner for work and with tees and sneaks on the weekend. It comes in so many colors, but I am really loving this shimmery silver hue!

Denim Mini: Consider a denim mini your go-to skirt of choice when it comes to all of your fun, sunny, and springy activities! This darling striped version definitely caught my eye, too, and made it onto my wishlist!

5 Must-Have Spring Dresses

Floral Sundress: Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. But seriously, I’m always attracted to very simple, delicate pattern details when it comes to florals. Wear a dress like this or this with booties now and espadrilles once it’s consistently warmer!

Smock-Waist Dress: The smock waist is my¬†jam; I’m always here for it. I think the blousy top, cinch at the waist, and A-line drape of the skirt makes for the most flattering fit (especially great for pear-shaped figures!)! This one is right under $100 and in the perfect go-to colors for springtime.

Shirtdress: My favorite style shirt comes in dress form! And I’ve been able to find it available in all sizes here for just under $50.

Midi Dress: Springtime can mean lots of baby showers, wedding showers, Easter events, etc. where you’ll most likely need a classic satin-texture dress in your arsenal.

Maxi Dress: This off-the-shoulder striped maxi dress is so perfect for spring. You can throw a jean jacket over it when it gets a little bit cooler in the evenings!

5 Must-Have Jackets for Spring

Linen Blazer: I just got my hands on this $50 striped linen-looking blazer for spring! I can’t wait to wear it with cream camis or anything eyelet.

Jean Jacket:¬†Can’t go anywhere without my jean jacket. I love mine from Abercrombie so much because it’s really soft and comfy not stiff like some denim jackets can be. I wear it all the time when I travel!

Trench Coat:¬†The trench coat is the perfect middle ground weight for colder mornings/evenings in the spring. I talked all about why it’s one of your winter staples you can repurpose for spring in this post. I’ve been reaching for mine constantly to add into my work outfits!

Utility Jacket:¬†A cargo or utility jacket is what I reach for to add a more tailored touch to an outfit. It’s the perfect everyday jacket that you can throw on with just about anything. I use mine interchangeably with my jean jacket! Utility jackets are great for traveling as well.

Cozy Cardigan: Just because it’s getting warmer doesn’t mean you should put away your most cozy cardi! Keep a cardigan around to throw over dresses, sleeveless tops, etc. for mornings, evenings, or if you work in a really cold office.

5 Spring Shoes under $100

White Leather Sneakers: Springtime is the ideal time to bring out your white leather sneakers. This pair is not only so classic in design but also very durable. It makes their price tag a major steal!

Slip-On Espadrilles: I love that one of my favorite shoe brands makes a slip-on espadrille sneaker. They’re crazy comfortable, go with almost everything, and add that spring-y espadrille texture to your more casual looks.

Platform Wedges: This pair of low, platform espadrilles are so perfect for spring. They’re a super affordable dupe of a much more expensive pair with the same scalloped detailing! These also come in five different color options.

Flat Sandal Slides: These Hermes “H” flat dupes have been a major hit from this post I did on Amazon designer dupes. I’m waiting for them to come back in stock in my size in white! (In the meantime, my eyes are on this pair, too.) I have a similar pair in tan that I throw on all the time in the spring. They’re a definite must-have spring shoe!

Block Heeled Sandals: I shared this ~$30 pair of nude block heels on my Insta Stories last week! They’re such an amazing staple spring shoe for work, and I love the double band over the toes. I recommend getting these before they’re gone…

Extra, extra!…

Essential Spring Accessories

When I was in Arizona, I picked up this heart chain necklace and haven’t taken it off since. Madewell makes incredible jewelry that really holds up if you want to wear it all the time or rarely take it off. I also grabbed this pair of hoops and have worn them at least 5 days in a row now. I love their texture and how chunky they are but still lightweight!

If you read this post, you’ll know all about the hair accessories trend happening right now. I think this $12 scarf ponytail holder is the perfect spring accessory addition. The bow is already tied, so all you have to do is put it in your hair!

Everybody knows that your spring essentials have to include a new spring lipstick! I just added this one in ‘Coachella Coral’ to the collection, and it has been love at first sight. It’s a very versatile spring color that looks amazing matte or with a shimmery gloss over it.

Do these spring essentials have you dreaming in pastels and florals or what?!

If you’re as spring-obsessed as I am right now (hey, we had a brutal winter in Texas!), then head here for all the spring pieces I’m loving or get more of my spring outfit inspiration here!

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50 Cute Spring Blouses for Work under $50

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After getting back from my trip to Arizona, I immediately wanted to wear spring-ready things into the office. And by spring-ready, I mean this dress with these sandals. I wanted sunshine! I wanted spring blooms!

We’re not quite there yet, but¬†spring blouses for work are the definite sweet spot right now. There are so many cute options out right now that would be perfect with jeans, slacks, and skirts. I’m breaking down 50 cute options by style below, be sure to scroll down for all my top cute spring blouses for work!

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Spring Button Downs

What I love about button downs is that they’re a classic for work but also for every other situation during the spring. (I’ll throw mine on over a swimsuit as a coverup or with jean shorts on warmer days!)

Long-Sleeve Spring Blouses

Short-Sleeve Spring Blouses

My spring work uniform consists of some version of this top, Madewell jeans, and then espadrilles or sandals. Short-sleeve blouses are one of the best routes to take when it comes to spring blouses for work! So easy, you can outfit repeat with them, too by just changing up your jewelry and shoes.

Sleeveless Spring Blouses

While in some offices it might not be allowed to show some shoulder, sleeveless blouses are a good layer to have on as the temps heat up. You can keep cool if you don’t have to cover up and stay cooler with a sleeveless blouse under a blazer or jacket in a more formal office setting. I’m linking some classic, sleeveless options below!

Spring Wrap Tops

A classically elegant option that you could easily take to dinner or drinks after work!

Spring Camisoles

Camis are a great layering piece when it comes to spring blouses for work. Wear one under a blazer, jean jacket, or trench coat. You can get creative with a scalloped detail or polka dot print!

Loving these spring blouses for work? I’ve been linking everything I’ve been loving for spring here – take a look and you’ll be able to put together your spring wardrobe shopping list! You can see more of my workwear outfit inspo here, too!

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5 Winter Essentials You Can Repurpose for Spring

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The fact that it’s March has me thinking that it’s technically spring already. And that we should all technically¬†be wearing spring clothes. I gotta keep dreamin’! With recent bitterly cold temps, I’ve been thinking about the winter essentials that I’ve kept around while I’m transitioning my wardrobe. There are five that I’ve thought of that you shouldn’t stow away just quite yet. You’re probably thinking, “Um, duh, it’s freezing.” I mean don’t stow these 5 winter essentials away once the temps are consistently 50 and above ūüôā

Top 5 Winter Essentials to Wear in Spring:

Transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring is all about the art of layering. A layer to keep you warm in the mornings and evenings. Then a layer to keep you cool when the sun is shining its brightest!

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1) Loose, Cozy Knits

If you have any looser, more open-knit sweaters, get ready to bring them out for spring transitional! These cozy knits are the best layering pieces over tees, camis, tanks, etc. I’m linking to some of my favorites under $50 below!

2) Suede or Leather Moto Jackets

Moto jackets are not only on my winter essentials list but also my wardrobe essentials list. That’s because you can wear them in almost any season! Both my suede and my leather moto jackets are key pieces in my transitional wardrobe.

3) Ankle Booties

The underlying concept behind layering still kind of applies here with shoes. Strategically wear ankle booties with lighter weight pieces like dresses and skirts. This pair of booties are my favorite when it comes to ankle booties. They have been a hit from my Amazon designer dupes post!

4) Trench Coat 

Eventually, when the temps stabilize, it will be time to put away wool coats and parkas. But for those days when it feels cold enough out for a coat, that’s where a trench coat comes in. I love wearing mine to work for that extra professional touch to an outfit. A trench also dresses up a casual outfit with jeans. I got mine from Club Monaco, and I feel like they have some of the best designs and styles on the market for trench coats.

5) Faux Leather Leggings

Did you catch my blog post all about the Spanx faux leather leggings? Read it here! I’m excited to say that these leggings can be winter essentials AND a go-to in the spring as well. Wear them with a tee, jean jacket, and sneakers for the perfect, layered spring look!

If your spring fever is as strong as mine, head here to start planning your spring shopping list or to my spring outfits board on Pinterest!

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4 Effortless Valentine’s Day Outfits for Any Plans

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Valentine’s Day is one of my¬†favorite¬†holidays! I love celebrating how much I love my family, my pets, my best pals, etc. And obviously, I love that the whole holiday is focused on the colors pink and red. So whether you’re having a Galentine’s or Valentine’s this year, here are 5 easy, effortless Valentines Day outfits for any plans you have!

Valentine’s Day Outfit for a¬†Formal Dinner Date:

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SHOP THIS VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT:

Dress (old, linking similar here and here) | Shoes | Coat

There’s nothing I love more about Valentines Day outfits than the chance to wear a pink or red dress. Pop a tailored black coat over it to stay warm and pair with your trusty nude block heels!

Valentine’s Day Outfit for a¬†Casual Dinner Date:

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SHOP THIS VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT:

Tank (sold out, linking similar) | Cardigan | Jeans | Heels | Hoops

This look is easy and comfy while still being very chic for a more casual dinner date vibe.

Valentine’s Day Outfit for Valentine’s Day Drinks:

You really can’t go wrong with a bodysuit for a drinks date.

  • I love the neckline of this bodysuit for something new and different (and it’s on sale for $26!). It would look great with some layered coin¬†necklaces!
  • This light pink velvet bodysuit is a¬†dream¬†and couldn’t be more perfect for V-Day!
  • Last but not least, this one-shoulder option with the ruffle detail just screams date night.
  • Drape a leather jacket over any of these and pair with some button-front jeans or an edgy mini skirt.

Valentine’s Day Outfit for your¬†Dinner with Gal Pals:

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SHOP THIS VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT:

Coat (old, linking same in navy) | Turtleneck | Jeans | Booties | Necklaces from Hemline

I mentioned these booties in my Amazon designer dupes post, and I can’t recommend them enough! They’re an amazing $67 option for a pair of boots that’s normally $1300+. I let them do the “talking” for my outfit and just pair them with neutral, basic winter wardrobe staples like a fitted turtleneck and wrap coat.

Valentine’s Day Outfit for your Galentine’s Movie Night:

Cozy joggers and an oversized sweatshirt make for one of the coziest Valentines Day outfits ever. And perfect for a movie night with all of your Galentines!

  • These soft, cozy joggers add a bit more structure to a movie night look. They could also be great for traveling!
  • If you get this sweatshirt, you’ll be wanting to find a way to wear it with every outfit…trust me!
  • Slide on these fuzzy slippers and your outfit is complete!
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Ten out of Ten: Work to Weekend Clothing

10 Winter Work to Weekend Clothing Outfit Ideas

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Welcome to the very first Ten out of Ten! I’m so excited to be introducing all of you to this new monthly series that I dreamt up over the holidays. I really got to thinking about creating helpful and actionable content for my readers, so I decided to style TEN outfits a month to serve YOUR needs. Next month, I’ll ask y’all to submit your votes to me via DM or email about what you’d like to see on the next Ten out of Ten!

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A lot of you ask me about how to get the most out of your wardrobe and which pieces are essential for both work and the weekends. So today’s Ten out of Ten is all about work to weekend clothing: how to style it, the most versatile pieces, and more! When it comes to work to weekend clothing, there’s really no reason to have two separate wardrobes. It all comes down to rethinking some of your favorite work outfits in terms of the weekend and vice versa. (Of course, there will be pieces that just don’t work for both – and that’s okay!) Think about how some of your wardrobe staples can bridge the gap. How could you style your favorite work blazer for a weekend dinner? What could you wear a patterned sweater with for the office? Solidifying your work to weekend clothing will become a lot easier once you start asking yourself questions in that frame of mind!

10 Work to Weekend Outfits:

OUTFIT 1 | WORK

When I shop or get dressed, I aim to think in terms of outfits instead of about the individual piece of clothing I’m wanting to wear. I think about where I’m headed (the office,¬†brunch, a night out, etc.) and the overall look and level of comfort I’m going wanting. That’s when I start to realize that the white turtleneck tunic I’ve worn to work that week with my beloved Spanx leggings would be perfect with suede knee-high boots for the weekend!

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Turtleneck sweater | Faux leather leggings (wearing size M) | Coat (old, linking similar) | Boots (sold out, linking similar) | Bag | Earrings

OUTFIT 2 | WEEKEND

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Turtleneck sweater | Faux leather leggings | Leather jacket | Boots (sold out, linking similar)

OUTFIT 3 | WORK

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Sweater (linking similar) | Leggings | Blazer (linking similar) | Boots (sold out, linking similar)

OUTFIT 4 | WEEKEND

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Sweater (linking similar) | Skirt  | Boots (sold out, linking similar)

OUTFIT 5 | WORK

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Dress | Coat | Boots | Bag

OUTFIT 6 | WEEKEND

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Dress | Boots | Hat

OUTFIT 7 | WORK

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Turtleneck sweater | Skirt | Boots

OUTFIT 8 | WEEKEND

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Turtleneck sweater | Jeans | Suede Jacket | Slides | Bag

OUTFIT 9 | WORK

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Turtleneck | Coat | Trousers | Pumps (linking similar) | Bag

OUTFIT 10 | WEEKEND

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Turtleneck | Blazer | Trousers | Sneakers

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