Thursday, August 4, 2016

S/S 2016 Trends: Chanel Two-Tone Inspired Sling-Backs


I've talked about owning a Chanel bag on the blog before (read here) and according to a new study from Baghunter, an authentic bag currently makes a better investment than real state. We all know how expensive they are, but what people don't realise is that their value has increased more than 70% since 2010, and is set to continue on this up rise. Considering getting on the house ladder in London is extremely difficult don't mind if I do get me a new bag! Now I have the perfect excuse, am I right?! And whilst I am at it, I might as well get me a pair of Chanel Sling-Backs because have you seen how popular they've been this summer?


I don't know about you, but the Gucci loafer trend never really interested me. I personally do not find the shoe design appealing whatsoever and I would much rather spend on other trendy pairs (like a pom pom sandal like I talked about here). The Sling-Back design however is so flattering and feminine, I could barely stop myself from hunting a similar design on the high street. And guess what, I was spoiled for choice! It seems that British high street quickly caught on the trend and with the likes of Zara, Topshop and even New Look offering similar doppelgangers, I went searching.

Even though the authentic Chanel Sling-Backs are flawless and basically a dream, I do have a wedding on the fast approach and that's where my money is currently being burned on. With that in mind, I went after a bargain like one casually does and found me the perfect alternative. Even though this pair I'm styling looks a lot more expensive, this is a Zara offering and let me tell you it is comfy, classy and oh so flattering. Zara captured the essence of this low block heel design, and I find this particular design of theirs slightly different than the original, which is always good as we do not want a complete rip off, but it still looks timeless


Team it up with cropped jeans like I did, with skirts or dresses, and even shorts, and wear it for the remainder of summer as well as right through autumn; these shoes (even though they don't look it) will go with vast majority of your wardrobe and are so comfy you won't want to take them off.


I've said it before when I talked about the Chloé Drew bag (here), and I will say it again: paying a fraction of that hefty designer price tag and keeping things reasonably priced is how I like to preserve my style. Is there anything better than affordable fashion? I think not! And no, I am not saying you shouldn't own a few designer handbags, because even I have some, I'm just saying you don't need the latest or most expensive pieces to be on trend. Exhibit A right here! Thoughts?

Bardot Top: Matalan (here) // Cropped Flares: H&M (here)
Two-Tone Slingbacks: Zara (here) // Wallet Chain Bag*: Banana Republic (here)
To finish off the look I went with this stunning bardot top from the Abbey Clancy top picks of the current Matalan collection and I definitely see myself wearing it a lot in the colder months ahead. This chain bag is one of my recent acquisitions from Banana Republic and you may have seen this name come up quite a bit lately here on the blog, and I can honestly say I am very impressed with all the pieces I received. Their quality is outstanding and despite being a little pricier than the usual high street shop, it is totally worth it.

What do you think of this look? Are you fan of the sling-back design too? Let me know below!
Thanks for reading beauties and happy Thursday!

xoxo

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* Contains PR Samples. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).
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  1. This look so good

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  2. So nice pics!!


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  3. Look maravilhoso lindas imagens amei o sapato
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  4. This is such an awesome post! Have a great new week. :)
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  5. Looking great as always! I see so many gorgeous bardot tops everywhere, but I can never find them in store. While I don`t like buying online, I think that might be my last resort.

    P.S. Are all the wedding preparations going well?

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  6. Super loving the top and choker combination! <3

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  7. I love this outfit! It's so lovely. I really love the bardot top and I love the sling back trend. Thanks for sharing x

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  8. Tão linda!! Fiquei apaixonada pelos sapatos :3


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  9. Love how classic this outfit is with the chic bag, the shoes and the striped off shoulder top! Looking so stylish love! Xx

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  10. You look amazing in this Chanel look like outfit, and you are totally right about reasonable price :-) I love your top <3

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  11. love the top and cute shoes

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  12. That is beautiful and I seriously thought you got yourself a pair of Chanel, the design is so similar!

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  13. The shoes are so distinctive! I love the Bardot top!

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  14. Gorgeous outfit hun. I'm sure those shoes would go with a lot because they're nude, which makes them versatile. Also love the fact that the top is from Matalan. That store is a gem!

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  15. You look so chic! I love those shoes, they look really expensive ;)

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  16. I think you are so right, dear Pam! Invest your money in your wedding, that will bring you lasting memories that no bag can give, no mater how fancy and lucrative they are - increasing value! I think that affordable fashion is great; just yesterday, I was talking about it to family, saying that I know a blogger (or bloggers) that told me they have not even money to petrol, which is sad. Nevertheless, they try so hard to spread to readers that they are rich and I simply can't understand this behaviour, but alas, not judging, just sharing thoughts. I am very glad that you showed this top, it;s lovely and you look amazing! The shoes are super sweet too! I will confess, the Chanel ones are nice, but today I saw a pair that looks even better, and they are not Chanel :) So, not all what shines is gold :) Hope you have a lovely weekend!
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  17. Absolutely love the chic style and those gorgeous heels!
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  18. Amazing blog, your photos look so professional!

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  19. LOVE your shoes, they're so cute and so similar to the real thing except ridiculously cheaper xx

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  20. Such a classy and pretty look! I love this off-the-shoulder top and how you styled it with these gorgeous slingbacks!
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  21. I love, love, love the shoes!!!!

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  22. You look wonderful Pam! Love that top of yours.

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  23. Bonitas fotos e o look também!

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  24. Bonitas fotos e o look também!

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  25. I like every single piece of the outfit! The shoes, the choker, jeans .... Perfection!
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  26. Hello,

    Love it, beautiful hair ! :D

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  27. Beautiful! Love this outfit! Perfect shoes and pants!

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  28. Super-stylish shoes and I love the jeans and Bardot top you've paired it with. Classic and classy look Pam! xx

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  29. Your outfits are always BLOODY GORGEOUS! Love this on you, the bardot top is so lovely!

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  30. I love your outfit so much! The top and jeans are gorgeous :)

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  31. Well, I love your bargain Chanel version. They're cute! Why not go for the affordable version? :]

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  32. Gorgeous pics..you look awesome..and that bag is major drooooolworthy...

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  33. I love Zara, they have some great shapes and materials in their clothing. The shoes do look very Chanel-esque, what a bargain

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  34. Fantastico Look!!!!
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  35. This top is awesome and I like also these shoes! you rock!:)

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  36. Pam, I should send your post to my husband, telling him that Chanel bags perform better than real estate :))) I should read this study from Baghunter, is sounds interesting...
    You look really chic and charming in this Chanel-inspired look...:)

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  37. I absolutely agree with you, babe, style is not about expensive stuff...
    and yes, these shoes are incredibly gorgeous and chic, they don't even look like Zara
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  38. i LOVEEE your shoes so pretty

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  39. I love how you put everything together! I have also been eyeing the Chanel slingbacks they're definitely a classic!

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  40. LOVING the jeans with the shoes! So cute!

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  41. I use to wear sling bags often since it was convenient for me, so I'm happy to see the trend is back! Loving the stripes on you, I think you look absolutely wonderful <3

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  42. your stripes off the shoulder top is so adorable!

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  43. You look so amazing! I love sling bags! Always have! I adore you in stripes! So pretty!
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  44. Love your top such a cute outfit, you look stunning.
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  45. Wow! This outfit is gorgeous! I'm in love with every piece! The shoes especially are so chic! Do you think that if I buy these for fall, they'd be okay?

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  46. OMG I love the top! Great styling as always! Thanks for your wonderful comment on Qing's Style I hope you keep in touch, I would love to hear from you!

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  47. Tenho adorado ver tanto esse tipo de camisolas, como as calças! Conjugaste super bem :)
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  48. I absolutely love your top and hair! You're so beautiful!
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  49. This is a such a lovely look.
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  50. what a cute outfit.
    u look sow good.

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  52. You look so chic and your outfit is perfection babe! I completely agree, a pair of pom pom sandals are so much better than Gucci loafers haha! But your shoes are so gorgeous too. I always find that Zara design the perfect high-street alternatives for designer pieces.

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  53. love your top! it so classy and chic <3

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  54. Gorgeous outfit, I love that top and those shoes are gorgeous! I just bought some similar ones from New Look in the sale and I can't wait for them to arrive! xo

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  55. Que look mais lindo, amei cada detalhe! <3

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  56. beautiful outfit! :)

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  57. the shoes are so classic and i love how they look with this outfit, so sophisticated!

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  58. I LOVE the style of those jeans on you! Great outfit!

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  59. Those shoes look so chic and comfortable, they go perfectly with that gorgeous off the shoulder top! We seriously need to get one too, they are so in right now and with good reason!

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  60. Such a fab look, those shoes are everything! <3

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