#Splurge v. #Steal: Alexander Wang v. Jeffrey Campbell

Although fashion’s adaptation of menswear for women has been a long held tradition since its materialization in 1966 with Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking Suit, each season designers modify this classic trend to adapt to our society’s demands. Rather than purchasing a couture pantsuit that features of-the-moment tailoring, I find it more a judicious decision to invest in separate menswear pieces (i.e. a boyfriend blazer, or tailored pants with front darting) or accessories (i.e. a classic men’s watch, or shoes) to incorporate aspects of the trend into an outfit.

This fall, last season’s boyish oxford gets a makeover as the fashion conscious don heeled loafers—complete with tassels! However, one doesn’t have to brake their bank to incorporate this trend into their fall wardrobe.

Belpbelow are two shoes, one is from the Alexander Wang A/W 2011 collection and another is by Jeffrey Campbell. Both are tasseled, metallic (another fall trend!), pointed-toe loafers with some height—however, one is sold at a small fraction of the price!

Alexander Wang “Anais” Heels in Silver for $650 (courtesy of: www.alexanderwang.com)


Jeffrey Campbell “Pointy Platform Loafer” in Bronze for $179 (courtesy of: www.urbanoutfitters.com)

Would you splurge or steal this fall trend?


  1. The platform loafer is incredibly cool. Sometimes I wish I could wear heels, because this would definitely be a steal. :)

    <3 Patrick

  2. Patrick its the 21st century! Nobody is stopping you from wearing heels if you want to!! <33

  3. Hahahah! <3 I have orthotics, and sad knees, otherwise I would be all over those heels.