It felt like an end of an era when John Galliano got sacked at Dior. Despite his problematic behaviour, we can’t help the fact that he was the mastermind behind so many memorably iconic accessories during his tenure.
While Maria Grazia Chiuri decided to resurrect Galliano’s Saddle bag from the archives, we hope that she can actually bring back the logo embossed lucite bracelets.
Not in the mood to wear chunky lucite bracelets? Be a minimalist with this thin wristband-style logo cuff. Pair it with silver bracelets on your opposite wrist and a halter dress.
Christian Dior Lucite Cuff, AUD $145 at IRVRSBL
Not down for logos or embellishments? We’ve got you covered with this plain simple transparent lucite bracelet.
Bauble Bar Lessa Lucite Bracelet, US $38 at Bauble Bar
Like a pair of shoes, no bangle and bracelet set will feel complete without being a pack of twos. Look like you’re fresh off the runway with a graphic tee, high-waisted flares, beret, pony tail, hoop earrings and suede ankle boots.
Dior Lucite Bangle and Bracelets Set, US $810 at 1st Dibs
Despite the name, it’s honestly not so brutal when you jazz up your closet with coloured opaque lucite. Embellished with partially done square hinges, this bracelet looks best when it’s dangling off your wrists alone.
Alexis Bittar Brutalist Soft Square Bracelet, US $325 at Shop Spring
Besides well-curated historical archives, who knew that the V&A actually stocked super dope trendy accessories? Style it with either a clear transparent bracelet or a set of delicate silver chain bracelets. Otherwise, just wear it solo.
Douglas Poon Slim Etched Lucite Bracelet, £45.00 at V&A Museum
Without a proper waistband to hold up your pants, belts were slung low at the hips to enhance the hip-hugger effect of low rise jeans. From Jennifer Lopez to Lil Kim, no one wore this trend better than them. Compared to most trends of the decade, hip belts were one of the more wearable looks.
Although this is from 1996, Tom Ford‘s hip-hugging belt from his Gucci days is a timeless treasure.
Tom Ford for Gucci Gilt Buckle Belt, US $319 at Recess LA
Sweeten up your look with this chain hip belt. Put it on top of your waistbandless jeans and a polo shirt to ace that old school Victoria Beckham circa 2005 aesthetic. (Hot soccer player husband optional.)
Dolce & Gabbana Hip Belt, AUD $295 at IRVRSBL
Finish off your collection with a vintage Paco Rabanne belt. Wear it with a thigh-grazing long sleeve LBD and sandals for a Jane Birkin-esque vibe.
Paco Rabanne 1960s Metal Chain Belt, US $550 at 1st Dibs
Balenciaga‘s head-spinning designs draw the line between love and hate for the brand; however, it pays a lovely tribute to its headquarters with a souvenir-esque chain belt. Wear it with capri pants and a bodysuit for the ultimate model off-duty look.
Balenciaga Charm Chain Belt, US $1,512 at Matches Fashion
Finding an archived Chanel runway piece is as rare as a blood moon. Worn by Carla Bruni at the S/S 1994 show, this belt pairs so beautifully with tweed shorts and a crop top.
Vintage Chanel CC Large Pink and Black Belt, US $1,200 at Depuis 1924
Throw it way back to 2006 with this super skinny belt. Just don’t wear it with your old skinny jeans, please.
Lovestrength Tasha Hip Belt, $101.87 SGD at Revolve
Before the micro bag, one of the hottest silhouettes for an “It” bag was the bowler. Round at the corners with two top handles, this shoulder bag is roomy, yet small enough to complement your #ootd. Gracing the elbows and shoulders of every tabloid icon, we immediately wanted to copy their look. (But, not their eyebrow raising antics!)
Even though we’d totally rock the bag today, we’ll avoid wearing it with bum-revealing low rise jeans and shower slides.
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Remember when the late Anna Nicole Smith sported head to toe Von Dutch at a talk show? It was the time when every “It” girl got a pass for dressing like a rich b*tch without any shame of flauting an excessive amount of skin or logos. Although the brand is more famous for its trucker hats, its #tbt cult status extends to their collectible bowling bags.
Wear it with a chain necklace, XL hoop earrings and slip dress.
Von Dutch Black Bowling Bag, US $37.99 at Zumiez
If you missed your chance to buy a Luella handbag before the brand shut down its doors, you can score it now! Wear it with a Juicy Couture tracksuit, sneakers and Tiffany bracelet. Just kidding! Actually, rock it proudly with a snakeskin jacket, white t-shirt, shorts and ankle booties.
Luella Giselle Bag, $350 at The Fifth Collection
If you miss the old Versace, you can channel a little piece of Gianni‘s infamous S&M collection with this superbly fierce Medusa embellished bowling bag. Trust us, everyone will stop and stare when you wear it in public.
Versace Bowling Bag, USD $2,610 at Ssense
Just when every “It” girl attempted to appear classier with skinny jeans and ballet flats, it was no brainer to grab a simple logo embossed bag. Even if you were an “It” girl on the rise (e.g. Diane Kruger), it was no brainer to be seen with a Cambon bag.
Chanel Cambon Bag, USD $1,144 at Reebonz
If Cher Horowitz were to exist as a real life late 30-something, she would’ve added this Vivienne Westwood handbag into her large collection of plaid apparel. Pay a tribute to our favourite teen fashionista by pairing it with a matching plaid jacket, totally capable sheer white top and a skirt (in a contrasting colour, duh).
Vivienne Westwood Derby Small Bag, €425 at Vivienne Westwood
Teeny tiny sunglasses of the ’90s are making its mark in fashion, but how much longer will it stick around before Kanye West sends another e-mail? Anyhow, our next bet is the rimless sunglasses. Not exactly the most face-flattering trend (ahem, ahem!), it’s aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
With an excuse to pull out tinted shades from our bag, it immediately makes our outfits look playful and light-hearted like the incredible Miss Britney Spears before 2007.
As the vanguard of influencer-loved sunglasses brands, Quay Australia always has its pulse on starting trends. Rather than pumping out tiny shades, the Aussie brand is churning out rimless cat eye sunglasses. While it’s been 18 years since Brit Brit wore her rimless pair, this orange rimless pair will certainly get a seal of approval from the Holy Spearit.
Quay Australia Lady Luck, AUD $60 at Quay Australia
Is it hard to believe that these are actually from Alexander McQueen?! These rimless aviator shades serve vintage Mary-Kate and Ashley vibes when paired with a halter top, glossy lips, strappy sandals and Pucci capri pants, .
Alexander McQueen Aviator Sunglasses, USD $264 at Net-A-Porter
Keep your scandalous antics under wraps from your parents by rocking these fierce black rimless sunnies to hide your all-night bender at brunch.
Adam Selman x Le Specs Scandal Rimless Shades, AUD $119 at Le Specs
The New Zealand designer set the eyewear world ablaze with her whimsical sunglasses designs. Rather than serving up her usual angular rimmed frames, she shocks us again with her rimless square sunglasses that instantly reminded us of old Y2K era music videos.
Karen Walker The Bird Sunglasses, US $210 at Shopbop
These fierce motorsport-style rimless shield shades look like they would’ve belonged in a Cardi B music video. Pair it with a high ponytail, winged eyeliner and warm brown lip gloss.
Porsche Design by Carrera Sunglasses, $395.06 at La vie en fauve
What exactly is the 2000s without a logo nameplate necklace? Whether it’s a brand’s name, a slogan or our own names, this trend basically turns us into walking billboards. Even Sarah Jessica Parker cemented this “It” girl staple into pop culture history when she wore her character’s name on Sex and the City.
At the height of the logomania trend, luxury brands couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to flaunt their own names in metal necklaces.
It’s closest thing to copping Carrie Bradshaw’s exact necklace. Just wear it as a foundation to layer all of your gold necklaces together.
The M Jewelers Nameplate Necklace, US $130 at The M Jewelers
Not exactly the most traditional style of a nameplate necklace, this vintage Chanel masterpiece brandishes the double Cs in the most in-your-face way. Style it with a bodysuit, high-waisted cropped jeans and espadrilles.
Chanel CC Logo Necklace, 69,800 at Amore Vintage
Not down for clichéd feminist slogans in English? Show off your support for girl power and flaunt your newfound Mandarin skills with this gold plated character-style nameplate necklace.
Nühanzi Life Carrie Style Necklace, US $70 at Nühanzi Life
Sizzle up your #ootd for the evening with a sparkly necklace.
Frasier Sterling Custom Star Crossed Necklace, US $85 at Frasier Sterling
Strut around that 24K magic in the air with this nameplate Versace necklace on the floor.
Versace Dainty Logo Necklace, $306 at Far Fetch
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