Spring Shoe Trends for Less

I have an announcement to make that’s very important…It’s officially time to put away the snow boots and break out the warmer weather shoes! Let’s hope this last snow was the last snow.

I love this time of year – say goodbye to seasonal depression and hello to sunshine! If I’m being honest seasonal depression hit me super hard this year and I just can’t wait for it to be over.

Also, a major life event happened to me so I have been dealing with that for a while, more on that later.

For now, lets talk sneakers! Air Force 1’s are back in full swing and I need need a pair – Check out Finish Line and use code 5OFF75RMN for $5 off $75 purchase. Limited sizing so hurry on over!

If your size is sold out there, look at SSENSE. Nordstrom also usually has them but most sizes are sold out. Keep in mind, it’s one of the most popular and iconic sneakers of all time. Since those are pretty hard to find, let’s check out a similar sneaker: The Air Force 1 Sage Low in white/white found at Nordstrom but sizes are again selling out fast.

Also, if you wanted to achieve a similar look for much less then you could go with the Nike Court Vision Low in white/white – $64.95 vs. AF1 at $90-$160(depending on where you find them).

Sidenote: My dream AF1’s are this pair. Use code FIRST10 for 10% off at Net-A-Porter for first time buyers.

So what do we think about platform sneakers – yes or no? Some of my favorites are from CONVERSE and Superga

One of the best pair of sneakers I’ve purchased for under $100 is these Holographic Nikes – can be found at Nordstrom Rack or DSW

OKAY enough sneaker talk, let’s get into Designer slides. Last year, I wrote a blog post on Pink Gucci Slides and where to find them. Check it out here. This year GUCCI has a whole new vibe – meet the Barbie heel, as I refer to it. It totally looks like the shoes your barbie used to sport. The real style name is: Women’s Rubber Slide Sandal and they come in so many fun spring colors. But yeah, I’m not really looking to spend $360 on rubber barbie shoes but to each their own ya know.

R U C H E D heels – you’ve seen the bloggers wear them, are a major trend this spring and will probably fall into Summer as well. The ruched detail give the shoes such a feminine, chic vibe. I want a fun color like bright pink or might stick to a more neutral pair like these to match everything. But this wouldn’t be the Affordable Style Blog if I left yall with $320 ones from STAUD brand at Bloomingdales now would it?! Nope, let’s find the look for less. I am absolutely crushing on these AMAZING ruched heels from Dolce Vita found at Nordstrom Rack for under $60.

Another trend seen on celebs and high end bloggers is the mod toe shoe – think square toe with rope straps like Bottega Veneta $600 but for less. Such as, RAYE Ozzie Heel in White from Revolve for $178 OR Braided Square Toe Sandals from Forever 21 for $17.99.

Another huge trend I’ve noticed is Chanel – esque shoes. Not everyone can fork out thousands for fancy shmancy Chanel shoes, but we can get the look for less with these Quilted sandals from ASOS by Public Desire. Use code ASOSNEWTREAT for 20% off $50+ purchase for new customers. These Margie Black Multi Sandals from Steve Madden also fit the bill and I am obsessed with the gold lock (add to cart please).

Just Fab has another pair of shoes that remind me of Chanel – check out Cocco Chain Detail Flat in beige/black.

What are your favorite Spring shoe trends? Let me know in the comments!

Ashley, Affordable Style

Mini Ugg Boots for Less

Tis the season for ugg boots and affordable SALES! One of the most popular items from every gal’s wishlist this season are Mini Uggs.

As you know, Ugg boots can cost a pretty penny. BUT what if I told you the same company made a similar cheaper version of the original mini but incorporated FAUX FUR?! We love a faux fur moment so let’s compare prices and answer some common questions about the sister brand koolaburra.

Where to Buy Mini Ugg’s by Koolaburra :

Now we know where to find them – what is Koolaburra?

According to the site’s About Us: “Koolaburra is designed with the modern family in mind. Rooted in quality, comfort, and craftsmanship, Koolaburra delivers effortless lifestyle essentials for the whole family. Our chic lifestyle staples are crafted with a focus on value and the ultimate attention to detail.” Also their vibe is more California and coastal. In Koolaburra line, you will find faux fur linings and other things that sets this sister brand apart from the original UGG. Jennifer Somer, VP of UGG Women’s calls the Koolaburra brand “a little more fashion forward”.

Have you joined the fashion forward Koolaburra gang?! Tis the season!

Xx, Affordable Style by Ashley

Free People at Nordstrom Rack

It’s a very exciting Monday!

Today continues the Free People at Nordstroom Rack event and I found some Fall staples at such an affordable price so I am sharing before everything sells out!

The first thing I picked up that is underrated is this Fenix Snake Embossed Faux Leather Moto Jacket by Free People. The original price is $198 and it is on sale for $59 – CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? Sizes are selling out fast so check it out ASAP.

The next thing I picked up is the perfect loungewear jacket – slouchy and soft! High on Life Hoodie by Free People. The original price is $98 and it’s on sale for $49.97. It’s the perfect navy color!

Next up is this perfect fall staple – Moonbeam V-Neck Sweater by Free People. Originally priced at $128 but on sale for $59.97!

Completely obsessed with these loose and comfy Halfzies Pants by Free People. The original price is $128 and on sale for $64.97. I think the rose color is soo pretty AND all sizes left so hurry!

Image of Free People Coconut Knit V-Neck Sweater

LOVING this Coconut Knit V-Neck Sweater by Free People. Originally priced at $128 but on sale for $49.97. I plan to pair it with the below pants!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST – the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

JUST FLOAT ON FLARE jeans– an amazzzzing pair of winter white bells BUT they sold out so linking the same style at REVOLVE.

Which is your favorite Free People at Nordstrom Rack find?

Let me know in the comments

I hope this post made your Monday a little brighter!

Ashley, Affordable Style Blog