Unless you’ve been living under a rock – in which case you’re taking fashion’s approach to the animal kingdom much too literally – you’ll know that 2019 has quickly become the year of the animal print. The core fashion folk have tackled many an animal print for autumn/winter and designers have worked hard to reimagine classic prints in punched-up versions. We’re talking neon leopard print, blue-hued tiger prints and head-to-toe bold zebra print.
Then came the sultry dark horse, or reptile shall we say, as mock croc accessories lurked among collections of top designers including Louis Vuitton, Marni and Tory Burch. Despite the loud leopard prints and 80s excess that collections from the same season embraced, embossed croc print stole the show as the most luxe item of the lot.
Working women restricted to corporate office wear are quick to find themselves excluded from the currently inescapable animal print trends. Their options are much more limited than those of us in creative industries with the freedom to indulge in bold trends such as animal print. Now, with the surging popularity of mock croc accessories, everyone can get in on the animal print action. It’s chic and sophisticated and keeps professionalism at the forefront.
Keeping in line with the 70s vibes of this season, faux croc effects give accessories a vintage aesthetic with a modern twist, keeping things interesting with the added exotic feel of crocodile inspired embellishments. Despite the high brow reputation that precedes this trend, there’s no pressure to go high end as its design alone evokes associations with expensive taste, regardless of the price tag. Mock Croc has the ability to instantly elevate an outfit and injects luxe glamour into winter wardrobes at any price point. It’s a workwear staple that’s equally as acceptable to show off at your weekend brunch date. And when you’re ready to embrace spring trends, switch up the colour palette for a brighter hue. Same sophisticated bag, all year round – sign us up.
Take a walk on the wild side with our top picks of mock croc accessories available to shop now.