Whether you’re living “la dolce vita” through the embodiment of your tomato girl summer or borrowing inspiration from iconic coastal grandmothers from the Hamptoms to Seattle, it seems as if every time we refresh our ‘fyp’ there is a new micro trend upon us.
FASHIONPHILE is a great way to shop for ultra-luxury accessories that align with the latest core trends you’re interested in. As micro trends come and go, it doesn’t matter how long you plan to keep your ultra-luxury purchases; investing in luxury accessories is a savvy approach, especially if you’re eager to acquire that very particular Y2K bag that is impossible to get anywhere else. The beauty of shopping and selling ultra-luxury goods is circular, so shop your favorite pieces now. Are you ready?
Shop and Sell the Cores
To truly pull off one or more of the many core aesthetics out there, you need specific items. Discover all those coveted vintage finds, discontinued (but never forgotten) pieces from Louis Vuitton, your favorite iconic and reinvented bags, and so much more. If the trend is short-lived, you can always sell back what you no longer reach for. Bonus: Earn 10% more to your earnings when you choose FASHIONPHILE or Neiman Marcus store credit. Learn about monetizing your luxury investments in this helpful selling guide. Let’s explore some ultra-luxury accessories you can shop for at FASHIONPHILE in the spirit of your favorite core trends.
Rom-Com Core Bags From Fendi, Dior, and More
The rom-com aesthetic is all about romanticizing your life and embracing your main character’s energy. The accessories to channel that career-driven, feel-good, conquer-the-world vibe? Think small shoulder bags, top handles, hobos, and clutches that all your favorite starring ladies wore.
For instance, Carrie Bradshaw sports the denim Dior Saddle Bag in season three, episode seven of Sex and the City, titled “Drama Queens” (look it up). And let’s not forget that iconic scene when Andy Sachs enters the office of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. During that memorable and self-assured arrival, she holds the Fendi Chef bag. And recall that moment when Andie Anderson from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days made her entrance on the steps, and Ben remarked, ‘You’re beautiful,’ sending shivers down your spine? Such is the power of the butter-yellow dress. But also a tasteful evening clutch – look no further than these comparable evening clutches from Judith Leiber for your next rom-com-inspired look.
Barbiecore Bags From Chanel, Versace, and More
Along with the spirit of leading ladies in films, there is also the power of color when it comes to defining core aesthetics. And that definitely took place this year thanks to the timely release of Pantone’s Color of the Year “Viva Magenta” combined with the anticipation of the Barbie movie directed by Greta Gerwig. The result was a sudden demand for anything Barbie would approve – and that’s easy: Pink.
In the 2023 film Barbie, starring Margot Robbie, Barbie wore lots of pink but also lots of Chanel, even archival Chanel. If you’re serious about your Chanel game, get up to speed on Chanel’s growing resale value in this first-time investor’s guide. In the meantime, check out these Barbie-approved luxury accessories below.
Balletcore Shoes from Chanel, Christian Louboutin, and More
More than just tulle skirts, body suits, and chic ribbon, balletcore is where athleisure meets the dreamy and the ethereal aesthetic. Shoes really dominate this core trend, particularly Miu Miu’s Ballet flats, Chanel’s Ballet Flats, and even pumps that mimic the ballet slipper in a whole new way. For more about designer shoes, reference this helpful designer shoe sizing guide covering some of our top brands and how their popular shoe styles fit.
Cottagecore Accessories From Saint Laurent, Gucci, and More
Initially sparked from interior design styles that embrace a simpler life, now cottagecore combines interiors, clothing, accessories, and a lifestyle of activities inspired by a slow and simpler way of living. Think chic country, paisley prints, knits, cardigans, dresses, and ruffled crop tops. And there just so happens to be plenty of ultra-luxury accessories that fit right into this bubble. Here are some great accessories to pair up for cottagecore, even these designer household items – like these tea cup sets from Hermes. Read more about these 5 must-haves for a stylish home.
Clowncore Accessories From Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and More
Enter clowncore if you really want to take things up a notch. As of late, we’ve seen many celebrities partake in over-the-top dress-up trends such as large shoes, suspenders, harlequin prints, latex suits, and more. It takes inspiration from, yes, clowns. But it’s also an opportunity for artful expression. Most definitely the opposite of quiet luxury. The ultra-luxury landscape is filled with impressive collaborations with artists, and one that definitely comes to mind is the 2023 collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama.
Gorpcore Bags From Prada, Bottega Veneta, and More
Grab your trail mix! We’ve spotted Bella Hadid, ASAP Rocky, and more celebrities rocking outerwear as streetwear. Hence, gorpcore, which stands for the colloquial term for trail mix, “good ol’ raisins and peanuts.” Think Rihanna’s iconic Super Bowl look with her Salomon trail shoes. Up and coming is also a similar aesthetic known as technical fashion featuring hyper-technical fabrics for an active lifestyle. Bags for gorpcore include Prada’s Tessuto Nylon bags (we recommend the backpack), belt bags such as the Louis Vuitton Bumbag, and puffy woven bags such as those from Bottega Veneta.
When it comes to keeping up with the cores, the list goes on! No matter which core trend you’re eyeing these days, it’s super beneficial to shop FASHIONPHILE to discover those perfect pieces for your next dreamy aesthetic.