Mock croc finishes are having a bit of a moment right now. The pattern has shaken off its traditional associations and now lends itself to the sport luxe vibe, with streamlined, urban pieces in a muted colour palette. Stamped over accessories, from casual backpacks to high fashion heels, croc’s become a staple across high street brands as well as the more exclusive labels, so here are a handful of our favourite pieces
1. Croc leather coin purse, £12, Topshop
This simple coin purse from Topshop has a definite Alexander Wang feel to it, with metal corners and a gold-toned zip running across the top. And in bright cobalt blue, it recasts croc in the most unexpected of colours.
2. Cutout Croc Cuff, £40, BCBG Max Azria
A striking piece of statement jewellery, BCBG Max Azria’s gold-plated cuff winks at the mock croc trend with its intricate pattern. Perfect for upgrading your everyday look to something special.
3. Backpack, £18, New Look
This leather look backpack has been taken to the next level, thanks to mock croc panel at the top and metal-tipped straps. And the nude colour makes it a versatile choice for summertime travels.
4. Tillie croc-effect leather sandals, £350, Acne Studios
We love pretty much everything that Acne offers, and these sandals are no exception. The black sling-back leather straps are classic, but that flash of deep red croc is of-the-moment modern.
5. Enfield shoulder bag, £535, Rag &Bone
Another one for the wishlist, Rag & Bone have proven that mock croc finishes look just as good in white. Their Enfield shoulder bag, with a slender strap and metallic closure, is sport luxe styling at its best.
6. Trapeze bag, £18, Forever 21
The discreet wings and allover croc pattern make this bag look more expensive than it actually is. With a detatchable shoulder strap, it’s a versatile choice if you’re in need of a city style bag – and again, there’s more than a hint of Alexander Wang about it.
7. Duffle croc bag, £490, McQ Alexander McQueen
In a brilliant shade of blue, this is a luxurious take on the new croc. With studs across the top, a removable crossbody strap, and a lambskin exterior, we’d love to have this in our wardrobe.
8. Chiara sandals, £198 at The Outnet, Alexander Wang
One of the designers really responsible for giving croc texture a fresh lease of life, Alexander Wang seems to effortlessly fuse it with his sporty, minimalist aesthetic. These Chiara leather sandals are on sale at The Outnet, so we suggest you check them our fast.
9. High Vamp Skaters, £20, Topshop
These milky textured skaters are one of our favourite high street picks this season. Wear them with torn-up boyfriend jeans, Bermuda shorts…everything. The chunky platforms gives them a street edge, while the croc pattern is undeniably luxe.