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Monday, February 9, 2015

The Look for Less - Valentino Rockstud Shoes

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Very few footwear styles have reached cult status like the Valentino Rockstud collection. The Valentino Rockstud heels are longtime celebrity and blogger favorites, and with good reason. They come in many colors and styles, and with their gleaming studs and patent leather finish, they strike the right balance between edgy and feminine. Furthermore, they work just as well with casual denim (as shown in red on Blair of Atlantic-Pacific) and shorts (as seen on Olivia Palermo) as they do with chic, flirty skirts (as demonstrated by Emma Stone). 

Valentino RockStud celebrity blogger street style

Something about the studded trim has an appeal that's widespread and timeless. 

I scored a pair of T-strap flats on sale at Bluefly last fall. 

Valentino Rockstud Strappy Ballet Flats, Valentino Rockstud look for less

Shop Rockstuds:

May 30, 2017 update - Sale alert! Shop Valentino Rockstuds on sale:

Get the Look for Less

If you fancy the studded heel look but don't want to splurge on the $1000+ designer price tag, there are many more budget-friendly options to choose from that are well under $100. Choose from high heeled versions, more demure heels, and ballet flats

July 18, 2017 update - Shop studded flats under $100:

July 17, 2017 update - Shop more styles under $100:

July 5, 2017 update - See new styles:

July 2, 2017 update - Shop the look under $65:

June 26, 2017 update - Love studded handbags? See how to get the Valentino Rockstud clutch and mini bag look for less in my new post. 

June 25, 2017 update - Shop studded shoes under $45:

June 22, 2017 update - If you're looking for studded gladiator sandals, I love the Sam Edelman "Eavan" style. I finally got a pair on sale (get 'em here under $60) in the desert tan colorway, and I love them for their comfort and their large circular studs. Shop the "Eavan" sandals on sale before they sell out.

June 20, 2017 update - I own the Sam Edelman 'Demi' sandals pictured below in two colors. They run true to size, are very comfortable, and have held up with well frequent wear over many months. (I wear the "desert" colorway all the time!) Shop them on sale for under $60 before they sell out. 

Sam Edelman Demi studded Sandals

They are also available via Amazon, along with the Eavan studded sandal by Sam Edelman.

June 20, 2017 update - Shop studded styles under $65:

Shop styles by Steve Madden under $100:

June 12, 2017 update - Shop the latest looks for less:

June 1, 2017 update - Shop new styles for summer:

May 21, 2017 update - See new styles for spring/summer:

May 4, 2017 update - See styles under $120:

May 1, 2017 update - Shop new studded sandals:

April 27, 2017 update - Shop studded sandals:

April 13, 2017 update - Shop new styles:

April 1, 2017 update - Get the look for spring:

March 20, 2017 update - Shop studded sandals:

March 4, 2017 update - Get the look for less for spring 2017:

February 15, 2017 update - Shop studded shoes for less:

February 9, 2017 update - Shop flats and pumps:

February 5, 2017 update - Shop studded shoes on sale:

January 13, 2017 update - Get the look under $65:

December 10, 2016 update - Shop the look for less:

November 19, 2016 update - Shop studded heels under $150:

November 16, 2016 update - Shop styles under $200:

Sept. 23, 2016 update - Shop studded shoes under $150:

Sept. 13, 2016 update - Shop a selection under $90:

August 25, 2016 update - Shop studded heels under $30:

August 23, 2016 update - Shop studded flats for less:

August 22, 2016 update - Shop studded shoes under $60:

August 19, 2016 update - Shop studded flats for less:

August 12, 2016 update - Shop styles under $80 with international shipping:

July 20, 2016 update - Shop styles under $35:

July 8, 2016 update - Shop heels for less:

June 15, 2016 update - Get the look for less:

June 6, 2016 update - Shop white studded T-strap flats under $150, or shop styles under $115 with international shipping:

Feb. 12, 2016 update - Shop these styles with international shipping:

Feb. 4, 2016 update - Shop a selection of styles by Kate Spade:

More of the Look for Less

Feb. 21, 2016 update - Shop a similar style pictured below in many colors, or shop a faux suede style in black or red.

Valentino Rockstud T-strap look alike heels, Valentino Rockstud look for less

Valentino Rockstud T-strap heels and flats look for less, Valentino Rockstud shoes look alike

1. Kitten heels (6 other colors available), under $60. Shop a similar style under $70 by Sole Society in black with taupe trim. 
2. Wild Diva studded heels (also in red), $39.99  (Shop a similar style with 3" heel in 15 colors for under $40.)
3. GoJane leopard print heels, $29.90. 
4. Valentino Rockstud heels, $995
5. Sole Society 'Anneke' studded pumps (also available in black, coral, gold, and other colors), $69.95. 
6. GoJane studded heels (in red and blue), $33.30
7. Wild Diva studded T-strap flats (many colors available including leopard, $15.99 - $29.95. Shop black T-strap flats under $33. Shop more T-strap flats under $40.
8. GoJane studded heels, $36.40.


Valentino Rockstud replicas

Shop styles similar to the ones pictured above in high heeled versions in many colors and prints.

Sept. 17, 2015 update - Saw this style pictured below for under $90, and it comes in black, red, blue sparkle, or blush. It runs true to size and has a 2" heel. 

May 21, 2016 update - There's also a similar triple strap style in three colors.



Get the stiletto ankle boot look for less (leopard print, too).

Valentino Rockstud Ankle Boots Look for Less, Rockstud look alike boots

Options under $80:


If it's a simpler style you seek, get the Valentino Rockstud ballet flats pictured below for under $40.

Valentino Rockstud ballet flats look alikes, Valentino Rockstud ballet flats look for less


Shop studded sandals like the ones below under $35 (or the colorful rainbow version). See more thong sandals under $25.
Valentino Rockstud sandals look alike

April 2, 2015 update - Looking for more studded sandals? Get ready for spring and summer with these Rockstud inspired sandals pictured below. Or shop them in rainbow, red, orange, or yellow for under $26. Here's a studded style that also comes in yellow, orange, or red for under $30. Or spend more for a cute leather version by Rebecca Minkoff in black or blush for $125.

 photo Valentino Rockstud thong sandals Look Alikes, Rockstud sandals look for less

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