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Basic, pared down open sandals with a simple ankle strap are a key trend for A/W 2012, and we couldn't help noticing a similarity between these two styles at opposite ends of the price spectrum. Manolo Blahnik's Chaos style pictured left is the ultimate example of the look; the perfect finish to a lavish, semi-transparent dress with an abundance of beading and embellishment. You can buy it at Barney's New York for $695 (approx. £436). But ASOS has a passable copy pictured right: their 'Hustle' style is just £35.

The only downside to ASOS' cheaper copy is the lack of a high back section, a key characteristic of many of this season's hottest styles. If that's a look you love you might also want to check out the current footwear collection at River Island, where you can pick up some gorgeous high-backed evening sandals including this very glamorous leopard and black suede style, as picked out by our Editorial Director!