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The Look for Less: Loeffler Randall Espadrille Pumps

This look for less was requested by reader Jen, who loves Loeffler Randall's "Neel" espadrille pumps. With their closed toe and chunky heel, these sophisticated shoes say "work" in front and "party" in the back! The $375 pricetag, however, is not so fun.

The best look for less I could find is these Sam Edelman "Rella" espadrille heels, which come in black, natural or whiskey brown for $120-$160 at Not cheap, but it's a good brand and you'll save $255.

Okay, so these don't have a closed toe, which kinda defeats the purpose, but the coloration and silhouette gives these Merona for Target "Edith" sandals a similar vibe. At $24.99, they're a steal!

5 Under $50: Bold Botanicals

In this print-heavy season, bold botanicals reigned on many a runway, from Diane von Furstenberg's Asian-inspired prints to Altuzarra's Hawaiian florals, DKNY's chic poppies and Dolce & Gabbana's farmer's market medley (love those hot peppers!). Indeed, spring wouldn't be spring without bold blooms, so here are a few pieces under $50 to get you growin'.