Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DSquared Shoes Look For Less: Red Carpet Savvy

We all know that celebrity looks from the red carpet transcend to our everyday personal style. This mainly plays a part when selecting an attire to rock on a night out or a date night with a special lady when trying to impress her with our dress. Although we never really know how much celebs spend on their shoes unless we can identify the item on spot, it's pretty safe to say that (1) the shoes are designer and (2) they are expensive. Depending on your pockets, it may not be feasible for you to spend $500+ on a pair of fashion forward kicks to mimic the celeb looks we all like. With it being "award season" and our favorite shows like The Grammy's, Golden Globes, NAACP Image Awards, Screen Actors Guild, Oscars, People's Choice and Emmys all having their run on our television screens over the past few months, we've all seen some great shoes.

Well here at The X-Stylez we want you to know that you don't have to spend your last dime to keep up with the Jones', WE'VE GOT ALTERNATIVES!

Although popular celeb favorite, Dsquared is a great clothing designer they are most popular for their sleek shoe designs. Since patent leather and velvet are the "prime real-estate" of shoes on the red carpet, I felt I should highlight both textures in this post.

This Dsquared Joe Jackson patent leather slipper retails for $795.00 at Saks Fifth Ave. I personally don't think that's a bad price considering that some of their price points are at a stack. However, I do realize my mind is a little more irrational from normal standards when it comes to paying the cost for fashion pieces....but that doesn't mean I don't like a good bargain.

A good alternative for this shoe is from ALDO shoes, an economically priced shoe retailer that I mention a lot on this blog.

A good alternative right? This shoe that's almost identical (with the exception of the extra fabric bow) retails for $100 and is currently available online at ALDO.

Both the D2 and ALDO shoes come in crush velvet and and again almost identical, the ALDO shoe will fit your pockets much better.

This shoe will run you $761....

... and well this one, still a mere $100. I say that's a good deal! One thing about ALDO is when it's gone it's gone so don't procrastinate.

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