During the A/W 17 fashion shows in February, there was one key item that was the most Instagrammed of all—a pair of more-is-more bling boots by Saint Laurent. Net-a-Porter revealed in its trend presentation that the crystal boots are the top footwear trend for A/W 17, and half have sold out on preorder despite the £6K price tag. Was that you, J.Lo?
But these boots aren’t the only signal that the bling is back—there were plenty of sultry diamanté strappy sandals on the runways that haven’t been seen since the Footballer’s Wives TV show era. This month, Rihanna unveiled her upcoming collection with Manolo Blahnik, and you guessed it, the shoes are covered in rhinestones and crystals.
Patricia Manfield getting ahead of the bling trend with her crystal choker and matching top.
But you don’t have to wait until the new collections drop to get ahead on this trend (if you dare), as the likes of Saint Laurent, Gucci and even Mango have magpie-approved pieces already.
Scroll below to shop our edit of the best sparkly accessories right now.
Gucci Crystal-Embellished Cat-Eye Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses (£645)
Well played, Gucci.
Kenneth Jay Lane Silver-Tone Crystal Earrings (£80)
You can wear these in the day, too.
Gucci Crystal-Embellished Leather Mules (£725)
We love the crystal-heel detailing on these mules.
Mango Faceted Crystal Earring ( £13 ) (£6)
These would look best with a simple white T-shirt.
Saint Laurent Smoking Crystal-Embellished Brooch (£770)
If you can’t wait for the Saint Laurent boots, they already have some bling accessories to tap into.
Reiss Crystal-Embellished Shoes Natural ( £195 ) (£150)
The definition of a party shoe.