Trends are a big part of the fashion world. Unfortunately, they usually come with a scary price tag. I strongly advise you to refrain from spending a lot of your money on trending items because they are temporary. Thankfully, big trends are often remade into more affordable alternatives that look so similar to the original that you probably can’t tell the difference between the two. Think you can? Test your abilities down below.

Which item is the expensive version?

 1. or 2. 

 3. or 4. 

 5. or 6. 

 7. or 8. 

As you can tell, each of these items are very similar so it’s difficult to tell if they’re the  expensive original piece or a more affordable remake. With that said, buying trendy items for affordable prices is the way to go, especially for us college students. Don’t feel the need to spend an arm and a leg to look stylish—there are always cheaper alternatives!

Answer Key & Price Comparisons

1.       Steve Madden “Bearfoot”-$49.95 2.       Birkenstock “Arizona”-$125
3.       Steve madden “Lecrew”-69.95 4.       Stuart Weitzman “Gilligan”-$398
5.       Windsor-$36.90 6.       Free People “Lucky Lace Up”-$78
7.       Windsor “Black Fox Trot”-$42.90  8.       Stuart Weitzman “Highland”-$798