Sapphire and snakeskin and creepers, oh my! This fall is stocked full of fun trends; and, if you play your cards right, you can even rock ‘em all at once. The key, as always, is to not overdo it–let one piece do most of the talking. Read on for a taste of our top picks, from savvy and sassy to pricey and punchy.
Maybe we’re all still in state of blue bliss from the royal wedding; or, maybe designers have simply come to the realization that sapphire looks pretty damn gorgeous on just about everyone (us reds and blonds in particular). Whatever the reason, this hue stands out just as well on its own, in apparel form, as it does slapped on a standout accessory. If you’re more daring, pair it with fellow primary colors yellow and/or red for a sweet mod look.
Mulberry Bayswater Electric Blue Bag, $1,150*
Forever 21 Bold Leatherette Handbag, $17*
Nasty Gal Tank, $38*
Alexis Bittar Tapered Bangle, $145
Debenhams Blue Maxi, $55
Paige Denim Roxbury Crop Jeans, $99
Ruche Top, $29
Alexander McQueen Suede Platform Pump (we can all dream), $1,195*
Steve Madden Trasie Platform, $90*
This trend first landed at my feet (literally) in the form of the ever-irresistible Jeffrey Campbell Lita Boot— freshly slicked in snakeskin, of course. While the Lita is an investment piece by my standards, I can safely say that these babies go with EVERYTHING, which goes for the whole lot of python pieces in general, actually. Usually, I prefer to pair this print with classic black or cream, but, as far as I’m concerned, the sky’s the limit in terms of color ‘matching’ here. If you decide to throw another print in the mix, be sure to stick to a single one only, while keeping the rest of your outfit neutral.
H&M Wrap Dress, $15*
Kelsi Dagger Greenwich Hobo Bag, $95*
Jeffrey Campbell Python Lita, $170
Topshop Natural Skinny Faux Snakeskin Belt, $28*
AllSaints Python Curse Scarf, $90*
AllSaints Bleach Python Vest, $90*
Chloé Python Print Coat (for the heavy hitter), $1,595*
Wheels and Dollbaby Chinoiserie Bohemian Python Dress, $196 (on sale!)
Yes, you read correctly: Creepers, as in the low-top Docs you sported back in high school, are back. However, there’s no longer need to sport all black and a sour puss to pull them off, as the fashion gods have immaculately reincarnated our once sullen mate into sleeker and more wearable versions (flatforms, anyone?). The classics are still out there, though, and look anything but dour with the right duds. Heck, I saw a 70+ year-old woman sport a sweet white-on-black pair at the IFB Evolving Influence Conference a couple weeks ago. Now how’s that for versatility? Again, so long as you opt out of piling on ALL of your body chains and harnesses with these shoes, they’ll be good to go with just about anything in your wardrobe.
Jeffrey Campbell Busted Platform, $192*
TUK Creepers in Black, $65*
ASOS Monroe Platform Creeper, $174
TUK BW Creeper, $60*
ASOS Mystery Monk Creeper, $64*
Jeffrey Campbell Oxford Creeper (not for the accident-prone), $169
ModCloth Go for Brogue Platform, $152*