Talking about trends is essentially what we do. It’s our lifeblood. It’s our raison d’être. You could say, then, that when we genuinely love a trend, we’re not just saying it: We really believe it. And when we discover that it’s one that everyone can buy into (no matter the budget) and will make every outfit look super expensive, we’re banking on it to take off and spread to the masses. The accessory trend that ticks all those boxes right now is mock croc or croc affect. This detail is the kind of look that really does give off the luxe aesthetic. The embossed nature of the material is what gives it an appearance of being a thicker material and heaviness usually associated with designer brands.
While the likes of Staud (the brand’s croc-effect bag has repeatedly sold out) have been doing it for a while, the high street has taken notice. From Mango to & Other Stories as well as Zara and ASOS, there are bags, shoes and belts all featuring this significant and superior finish. But don’t think this will only come in brown. There are various different colours this details comes in to suit every kind of taste. Ready to shop the croc-effect pieces we rate on the high street? Keep scrolling for our edit.