Get A Designer-Look Wardrobe On A High Street Budget

Yves Saint Laurent shoe

When it comes to choosing new pieces for our wardrobes, our heart pines for the intricate lace on the Self-Portrait dresses, the feel of furry Givenchy slides and the punchy prints of the Dolce & Gabbana skirts. It is a whole different story though when we reach for our purses and we’re left remembering that our averagely paid jobs won’t quite stretch. Sigh.

Shevolution has come to your rescue. We’ve scoured the runways and eyed up some ever so cool high-fashion pieces and then our beady eyes have spotted designer copycat buys on the high street. After Saint Laurent glitter booties for a cool £34.99? No problem. We know copying is a little bit wrong but our heart wants what it wants and until that £100k a year job rolls in, we’ll stick with these fab high street buys.

As we already mentioned, the Saint Laurent boots. Well, we can’t actually get you them for £34.99, but New Look have an epic copycat.

Saint Laurent boots
The Fall 2017/18 Saint Laurent boots. Credit: Pascal Le Segretain / Staff/ Getty Images Entertainment

 

New Look glitter boots
New Look boots for a snip of the price

New Look glitter boots, £34.99

Slogans are a must-do this season and this Eugenia Kim hat has been hanging around a while now so several high street stores have decided to re-create it. Our favourite is at New Look.

High street designer copycats
The Eugenia Kim sun hat is now sold out but retailed for £400

 

New Look Wish You Were Here hat
New Look’s version is a bargain

New Look Wish You Were Here floppy hat, £12.99

You can never have too many pairs of heels and these Saint Laurent tricolour beauties with added glitter have made us seriously swoon. At £610 though, our swooning ground to a halt…that was until we saw a Zara version in the sale for £29.99. #winning

Saint Laurent Candy sandals
Saint Laurent’s Candy sandals were £610 when full price

Saint Laurent Candy sandals, £610 (now £305)

Zara’s cut-price option is just £29.99 in the sale

Zara velvet sandals with beaded detail, 79.99 (now £29.99)

A Gucci logo tee has been calling us for months now. Tucked into our midi skirts or worn with our mom jeans, we know it’d look great, but at £320 it left our eyes watering. However, River Island’s designer copycat is a cool alternative.

Gucci T-shirt
For a simple Gucci T-shirt it’s eye-wateringly pricey

Gucci T-shirt, £320

River Island Gucci T-shirt
River Island’s option is purse-friendly

River Island Gracie T-shirt, £22

Self-Portrait is a brand that has really taken off in the last couple of years and has been seen on everyone from Maisie Williams to Mollie King, Reese Witherspoon and Kristen Stewart. The statement lacy designs have been re-interpreted everywhere.

The Self-Portrait Azalea dress keeps getting copied

Self-Portrait Azalea dress, £260

Self-Portrait copycat
Myleene Klass’ collection at Littlewoods has a doppelgänger for half the price

Myleene Klass for Littlewoods contrast strap lace dress, £130

Pretty floral printed sandals for summer and autumn? Need. But don’t spend £665 when you can spend just £16 at Primark.

high street designer copycats
Giuseppe Zanotti’s velvet embroidered sandals are pretty but pricey

Giuseppe Zanotti Lavinia brocade sandals, £665

high street designer copycats
Primark are king with £16 sandals

Primark floral embroidered platform heel, £16 – available in store only

Furry slides have to be the most impractical pool footwear we’ve ever seen but that doesn’t mean we don’t want. Givenchy won over the likes of Kim and Khloe Kardashian, but we’d rather go faux and not break the bank with New Look’s designer copycats.

Givenchy pool slides
Pretty in pink pool slides

Givenchy slides, £415

New Look pool slides
New Look’s faux version

New Look faux fur sliders, £19.99

Happy shopping!

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