9 Affordable Designer Knockoffs to Keep You On-Trend This Summer

These days, it's hard to scroll for more than a minute on Instagram without seeing a Gucci belt, those classic Chanel Cs, or an enviable Louis Vuitton suitcase.

Tbh, we don't have thousands (or even hundreds) of dollars to shell out on the latest designer duds. So, what's a girl to do? Look no further, we've rounded up the best designer dupes so you can look like Gucci on an H&M budget—seriously.

The Classic Loafer Mule

It's no secret that the loafer mule is having a major moment. A mule—characterized by the lack-thereof a heel—is without a doubt the shoe of the season. Namely, the Gucci loafer, which we've spotted on everyone from Kaia Gerber to Kendall Jenner. Don't worry, you don't have to spend a thousand dollars to get the look, below are a few of our faves.


Gucci Furry Princeton Loafer

Gucci Mule Loafer Printed

(via Gucci)

H&M: $25

H&M Gold Loafer

Steve Madden: $90

Steve Madden Furry Loafer


(via Steve Madden)


Circle Handle Bags

Bags with structured, circular handles are all the rage for spring and summer. But those Chloe bags will set you back about $2,000! Here's how we'll be hopping on the trend…


Chloe Nile Bag

(via Chloe)

Forever 21: $25

Forever 21 Circle handle handbag
(via Forever21)


Sweet Ruffle Dresses

Romantic dresses will reign supreme again this year, but they don't have to break the bank! We found some  affordable options that are sure to satiate your inner boho babe.


Zimmerman floral ruffle dresses

(via Zimmerman)

Forever 21: $20

Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Ruffle Dress
(via Forever21)


Super High Sneaker Flatforms

The super high platform sneaker is an easy way to get both comfort and height. Extra points if you can find a super crazy-looking pair to make an even more profound shoe statement.

Gucci, Prada:

Gucci Colorful Sneakers

Miu Miu Platform Sneakers

(via Net-a-Porter)

Steve Madden: $90

Steve Madden Sneaker platform

(via Steve Madden)


Power Ruffle Tops

In case you didn't notice, ruffles are big. And the bigger and bolder the ruffle, the better the look! We're loving oversized and dramatic ruffles on just about everything, especially tops!

A.W.A.K.E., Tome:

AWAKE Power Ruffle Top

Tome Ruffle Top

(via Net-a-Porter)

H&M: $50

HM power ruffles

(via H&M)


Satin Slides

Who ever thought we'd be wearing satin slides? Sure, it doesn't seem very practical, but we are digging the way these sophisticated slides seamlessly pair with summer's most sought after styles.

Balenciaga, No.21:

Satin Balenziaga Slides No.21 Satin Blow Slides

(via Net-a-Porter)

Zara: $40

Zara satin slides

(via Zara)


Wrap  Dresses as Tops

You can't go wrong with a wrap dress. DVF created this look more than 40 years ago and it's still going strong. This season, we're loving wrap dresses worn as tops over jeans.


Wrap dress as top

(via Net-a-Porter)

H&M: $50

H&M wrap dress

(via H&M)


Pearl-Encrusted Slides

Add a little sweetness to every look by way of adorable pearl slides! Thanks to Chanel, these pretties are going to be a hit all summer long.

Chanel, Miu Miu:

Chanel pearl slides

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Pearl Miu Miu Slides

(via Net-a-Porter)

Zara: $60

Zara pearl slides

(via Zara)


The Gucci Tee

Okay, Gucci is basically taking over the fashion scene right now. Between bags, shoes and now tops, the brand is on its way to total fashion domination. While one of their authentic Gucci tees will set you back a thousand dollars (no thanks!) there are plenty of Etsy retailers that are pedaling vintage finds for a fraction of the price.


Gucci T-shirt

(via Gucci)

Etsy: $50

gucci etsy tee

(via Etsy)


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