Insect Invasion: The Beetles are Coming

Insect Invasion

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:icon 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:icon 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:icon 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:icon 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.

Insect Invasion

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:icon For a subtler take on the look, try this abstract black and blue print. At Barneys New York for $695.

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