And the butterflies and the spiders…I don’t know if it’s a certain creepy-crawly holiday coming up or Damien Hirst’s buggy Prada bags, but my mind’s been stuck on insect-inspired fashion lately, ranging from the pretty to the eight-legged variety and beyond.
Jennifer Behr Swarovski Crystal Spider Hair Slide: This crystal-encrusted arachnid is a lovely way to add sparkle to your locks. Just make sure your hair isn’t tangled up like a cobweb! On NET-A-PORTER for $175.
Tom Binns Spider Bracelet: Have a friend who’s afraid of spiders? Show up to dinner with this on! It’s cheeky enough for a prank, yet interesting enough to be taken seriously. On Farfetch for $575.
Oscar de la Renta Gold-Plated Crystal Butterfly Brooch: In Greek and Japanese culture, butterflies symbolize souls. With ODLR’s brooch, you can wear your soul on your sleeve (or on your scarf, in your hair…you get the idea!). On NET-A-PORTER for $395.
Lanvin Butterfly-Print, Cap-Toe High Top: Lanvin grounds its butterflies on gorgeous blue high tops (these are definitely not for the gym). At Barneys New York for $750.
IaM by Ileana Makri Beatle Bracelet: Scarab beetles were considered sacred in Ancient Egypt, so it only makes sense for Ileana Makri to plate hers in gold. On Shopbop for $390.
Wildfox Galaxy Butterfly V Neck Tee: The California knitwear company mixes two high-flying motifs – butterflies and space. On Shopbop for $64.
Monique Lhuillier Butterfly Strapless Gown: This butterfly wing-printed gown is right up Mariah Carey’s alley (or Britney Spears’ – what is it with pop stars and butterflies?). The black and white injects serious sophistication into a fun pattern, making this dress the perfect choice for an elegant evening out. On Shopbop for $5,990.
Proenza Schouler Bug Print Scarf: For a subtler take on the look, try this abstract black and blue print. At Barneys New York for $695.