Snobs, set your scaled-down studs to the side. From Marc Jacobs’ chunky-round cabochons to Tod’s mirrored metallic accents, there’s a new breed of embellishment taking over the season. Think bubble-round, highly-faceted, or seriously three-dimensional, with a spirited yet minimal attitude that references ‘60s futuristic-mod style, without getting all overly-retro on us. On the contrary, no adornments feel more modern at the moment.
1. Marc Jacobs Big Trooper Convertible Leather-Trimmed Satin-Twill Backpack: Marc’s functional-meets-flirty Spring ’15 collection was a game-changer, and this silky satin backpack, topped with punctuating embellishments, makes for one of his newly quintessential pieces. On NET-A-PORTER for $2,800.
2. Lanvin Sugar Mini Embellished Leather Bag: Lanvin’s classic Sugar bag gets a fresh update in pale lilac-pink leather with a measured sprinkling of tonal studs. On NET-A-PORTER for $1,350.
3. Christopher Kane Small Leather Tote: For those who prefer more restraint when it comes to your bag’s adornments, look to Christopher Kane’s single faceted-cube on his boxy, structured tote. On MATCHESFASHION.com for $1,446.
4. Tod’s Secchiello Embellished Leather Bucket Bag: Mirror, mirror, on the bucket…? A basic drawstring leather bag suddenly feels all glammed up, thanks to a polka-dot pattern of metallic accents. On My Theresa for $2,891.