As evidenced here and here, I’ve been reaching for a pair of Jimmy Choo mules often lately. Even in the midst of a season when I often love wearing festive and bold shoe styles, these ladylike heels keep winning out when I head to my closet. The fact that I keep gravitating toward them has ignited my newfound love for all things croc-effect. I’ve always appreciated the look’s classic appeal, but have been especially inspired lately by the vintage-inspired touch it adds to any outfit.
For a versatile look to pair with anything, opt for croc-effect shoes and accessories in warm, neutral hues like taupe, chestnut, and black. Whether you’re adding dimension and texture to a simple outfit or putting an elegant twist on a dressy look, these pieces will prove the perfect finishing touch time and time again. Best of all, since croc-effect boasts such a timeless feel, you’ll love wearing these pieces year after year, making it a wise option for higher-priced items like tall boots or wear-anywhere bags.
On the other hand, I’m also loving the playfulness of colorful croc-effect pieces, like this crimson tote that’s perfect for the holidays, these blush flats, and this chic green handbag. All of the croc-effect styles I’m most drawn to have classic, sophisticated silhouettes, but they’re made especially memorable by the beautiful texture. See more of my favorite croc-effect finds for this season and beyond below.