Shop the Trend: Exotic Accessories

As each season comes and goes, there are always several trends that grab our attention. However, if there were any crucial takeaways from the Fall 2016 runways it’s that we no longer need to be afraid of luxury and that we should feel free to take a ‘more is more’ approach to fashion. And while street style runs rampant with 90’s simplicity this summer, once the weather turns, it appears we’ll all be cozying up in rich brocades, gem hues of velvet and sumptuous suedes until our heart is content. Designers have even extended this idea into their accessories as pieces are formed utilizing exotic skins, precious metals, stones and gems so you can play up this luxe trend in every part of your wardrobe. For example, there are more simple styles like Chloe’s steel-blue drew bag, Thom’s streamlined Nubuck leather design or Givenchy’s cool stingray cross body to jaw-dropping stunners like Louis Vuitton’s vibrant emerald green city steamer or an ombre purple python peekaboo from Fendi. And although the variation on this trend is certainly widespread, as far as we’re concerned, you can’t go wrong no matter which one you choose.

Shop our favorites in the slideshow above!


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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m