5 Key Accessories That Fashion’s Coolest Are Wearing On Repeat
From Chloe's Drew Bijou to Loewe's Gate, these are officially the season's most wanted – and we found a couple you can buy straightaway!| March 9, 2018
The runway isn’t the only birthplace of trends – it takes real people to determine if a certain something is going to take off. The real-life runway. This is why fashion week is such a visual treat, before the show, during the show and after the show – the things that feed the eye never run out. Well, until we get on that plane and resign to living in sweats for several days, because fashion week fatigue is real.
Among the many trends one can pull from the street style scene, the most notable, the one that stands out the most, are almost always the accessory trends. You see them on Instagram and very soon, you’ll see them get sold out and restocked repeatedly over the next couple of months. As always, this season had its own set of standout stars, whether on the arms of the street style regulars or the nose bridges of editors, and given the elements that make the five we’ve rounded up below, we think these will stick around for quite a while. If you want in on these soon to be most-wanted pieces, we’ve picked out a couple that you can shop straightaway.
#1: CHLOE’S “DREW BIJOU” BAG
Images: Youngjun Koo via The Cut, Sandra Semburg via Vogue Paris
Chloé has always been an accessory powerhouse and that streak continues post Clare Wright Keller and into the Natacha Ramsay-Levi era. Every time Chloé releases a new bag, it shows up all over the Paris street style scene. The Chloé bag of the mo is the Drew Bijou, an updated version of the widely successful Drew, but with a decorated chain. We’ve seen this worn with everything from breezy easy prairie girl dresses to trench coats to boiler suits.
#2: CHLOE’S “ROY” BAG
Images: Sandra Semburg via Vogue Paris
We did say accessory powerhouse, right? Chloé makes two spots on the list, the second one with the new Roy which made its official debut at Ramsay-Levi’s first collection last fall. Roy’s appeal lies in its two-in-one look, as if the bag was made out of two. And get this – there are two versions of the Roy: the boxy one with so many compartments for all your odds and ends, and an actual convertible one that looks like two bags strung together with rings.
#3: FENDI’S EMBOSSED LOGO MONOGRAM
Images: Youngjun Koo via The Cut
Eurgh, Fendi turning its logo into a print was such a good idea. (So good, that they went full out in their most recent collection in Milan.) At the most recent Milan Fashion Week, it was the embossed version of the print that took the streets, most notably in the Kan I and Mon Tresor forms, which as you all already know, we are kind of obsessed with. As expected, everywhere we looked is running dangerously low on anything stamped with the embossed monogram, but we managed to find three, including a teeny, tiny micro Baguette. Move quick, kids.
#4: LOEWE’S “GATE” BAG
Images: Tyler Joe via Elle US, Sandra Semburg via Vogue Paris, Phil Oh via Vogue.com
Okay, this one, this one was everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Editors were carrying it, It girls were carrying it. There’s a simplicity to it, but that mix of well-cut leather, contrast stitching and that hinge at the side, what a beaut. Given Loewe’s tendency to reinvent popular bag styles like the Puzzle and Hammock, this is guaranteed to show up again and again for months and even years to come.
#5: SKINNY SUNGLASSES IN RED
Images: Sandra Semburg via Vogue Paris, Tyler Joe via Elle US
We all know that skinny cat-eyes are officially a thing, but among all the possible colour ways possible, red – notably by Poppy Lissiman and Le Specs – seems to be favoured among the street style pack. Remember to wear them at the tip of your nose, so you can look out ever so slightly above the frame of your glasses.
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