April 18, 2015

Couture Comfort?

Is there such a thing as being fashionable and functional? I think so! I'm a girl believe that casual and comfortable does not mean you have to compromise your cuteness. High end designers like Valentino and Chanel are clearly aware of this very fact. Chanel's tweed sneakers are the perfect mix of sophisticated and sporty. Valentino expanded their Rock Stud collection to include sneakers made exclusively for the girl who believes in glam on the go. While designer sneakers are nothing new, their recent rise in popularity has fashionistas and celebs putting their best foot forward and into a pair of sneaks. 

What comes with high-end sneakers? High-end prices, of course! Personally, I don't know if I would be willing to spend several hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a shoe that isn't all that versatile for my wardrobe. If you have the same dilemma, your in luck! I've put together a list of, let's say alternatives, to feed your couture appetite, less the couture cash.

Disclaimer: Now while I'm not suggesting you rock a knock off; I'm just saying you can get the same look without spending a fortune. If you're sure you want to invest $ in a sneaker, then go for it. If you want to test out the waters before committing, here are your options: 


Balenciaga $695                       Aldo $90


Valentino $995                  Go Jane $24

Gucci $595                     Go Jane $24


Chanel $1095           Go Jane $25


 Well, thoughts? Will you be spending cash on some couture sneakers? Or, will you be making your way to the nearest look for less?
-XOXO Ashlee