Ready for your seasonal cheat sheet on the most popular designer buys of the moment? You’ve found yourself reading this story so I’m going to take that as a yes. Since spotting fashion’s It items is one my favorite pastimes, I’m taking it upon myself to report all my recent findings and have gone so far as to source alternatives that are friendlier to my own shopping budget. Whether you’re looking to make your next investment purchase or simply curious to see what’s trending, I’ve got you covered.
From Prada’s logo-adorned loafers to Ganni’s rubber-soled stompers, the following six items are quickly becoming key pieces in the fashion world—and we have the Instagram evidence to prove it. The good news is splurging on one of these designer items isn’t the only way to participate in the trending silhouettes of the moment. With a little bit of shopping research and a keen eye for spotting expensive-looking details, I sourced a number of options that emulate these coveted styles but at a much more wallet-friendly price point. Look no further than these affordable buys to get a similar look for a fraction of the cost.