You heard it here first, folks: suspenders are making a comeback. Don’t believe us? We understand this strappy accessory evokes memories of Urkel, A Clockwork Orange, or perhaps even Larry King, but we’ve spotted a fresh crop of stylish ladies (both on and off of the runway) proving you can wear suspenders without looking like a tragic nerd.
It’s Back! The Accessory We Can’t Wait To Start Wearing
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Click through for inspiring outfit ideas and shop your favorite suspenders at the end!
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Why We Love It: The combination of fashion designer Sergeenko’s statement hat, button-up blouse, suspenders, and black trousers results in one of the chicest street style looks we’ve seen in ages. Thank you, Paris Fashion Week.
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Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What
Why We Love It: Where to start? From Bernstein’s awesome vintage band tee, to her cropped ASOS pants with suspenders, to her Juicy Couture satchel and black flats — there’s nothing about this outfit we don’t love.
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Rodarte S/S 14
Why We Love It: The Los Angeles-inspired runway was our catalyst to loving the reemergence of the suspender. Attached to high-slit skirts and embellished with silver studs, these suspenders are of an entirely inventive and bold caliber.
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Why We Love It: Saldana committed to a menswear-inspired suspenders look with a pair of Diesel Fayza Boyfriend Jeans ($328), a black blazer, and lace-up boots. Her Breton-stripe shirt balanced the otherwise tomboyish look. shop.diesel.com
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Max Mara S/S 14
Why We Love It: A monochrome suspender look — why didn’t we think of it?
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Why We Love It: Her River Island Light Wash Brace Cassie Boyfriend Jeans ($40) contrast perfectly with those black suspenders, white River Island top, and wedges, resulting in an ultra-stylish daytime ensemble.
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Givenchy S/S 14
Why We Love It: Designer Ricardo Tisci experimented with suspender motifs throughout Givenchy’s spring runway, incorporating gathered fabrics, plunging necklines, and a moody color scheme, giving a new approach to the classic piece.
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Why We Love It: This look screams Parisian chic. Why, you ask? The draped blazer, on top of the expertly layered tops tucked into the relaxed white denim, is c’est magnifique. To polish off the ensemble, this street styler added a pair of suspenders and grabbed for an envelope clutch for a unique finish.
Get The Look: Mango Textured Suit Blazer ($45); Equipment Margaux Sartorial Stripe Button Up ($188); Everlane The Box Cut Tee ($15); AG Jeans The Prima ($164); Dorothy Perkins Navy Envelope Flapover Clutch ($17)
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Jeans With Suspenders ($60)
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New York Suspender ($150)
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