Fashion trends are a dime a dozen these days but every once in a blue moon, a fresh one crops up that’s so good it’s worth taking a deeper dive. Croc-effect leather has slowly but steadily become the trend that just won’t quit. With cult-favorite brands like Staud and Ganni giving the texture their stamp of approval plus many other designer and high street iterations in the mix, croc-effect is a bonafide trend at this point. But why?
For starters, it looks expensive. An embossed leather (or faux leather!) that mimicks crocodile can conceal imperfections in the material and create a luxurious finish, even if the item in question isn’t all that pricey. Also, the tactile quality of croc-effect leather is akin to other fancy textures, like brocade or velvet. Also, it just looks good. Even if you’re wearing an all-black outfit or a simple sweater and jeans, if you throw a croc-effect bag or loafers in the mix your whole look feels polished. If you’re interested in looking polished, then what are you waiting for? Here are 21 chic croc-effect pieces ripe for the wearing.