This Is the Most Expensive-Looking Trend of Fall 2018

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This summer, it was almost cool to look, well, cheap. Beaded bags, PVC shoes, shell jewelry, neon, and tie-dye have reigned supreme for the past several months, but fall is almost here, and it's time to re-add a big dose of polish to your wardrobe.

We've been extensively reviewing the F/W 18 runways, and it's become clear that a particularly luxe trend has captured designers' hearts this season, and it's guaranteed to make any item (and anything said item is paired with) look more expensive: embossed croc. (It's also a classic, so you shouldn't feel guilty about investing in it this season.) Mock croc, which is usually in the form of accessories, made multiple appearances on the fall runways of Louis Vuitton, Marni, Tory Burch, Versace, Rejina Pyo (as seen in the photo above), and so many more. Not only that, but also Net-a-Porter's retail fashion director, Lisa Aiken, recently noted when doing an Instagram Story takeover for us that "stamped croc is the next big accessory trend." (And she's never wrong about these things.)

We found a mind-blowing amount of stylish croc accessories to shop, so if you're in the mood for a more expensive-looking fall wardrobe that won't actually break the bank, keep scrolling for ultra-cheap options and some that are a little more of an investment.

Lisa Aiken confirmed the trend on our Instagram.

See It on the Runway

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Rejina Pyo F/W 18

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Marni F/W 18

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Tory Burch F/W 18

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Louis Vuitton F/W 18

Shop the Trend

Here, you get two trends in one, as patent leather is also trending. 

Who needs an expensive logo belt when you can have this beauty?

Available in sizes 65 to 90.

Wouldn't you like to close out summer in these?

The perfect belt bag for people who didn't think they could pull one off. 

Meet the fun flats you'll reach for constantly.

Whether for the airport or the office, this on-sale tote will come in handy. 

Plenty of people would buy these if they were double the price.

The perfect transitional shoes for the coming months.

One of many lovely croc bags Loeffler Randall just dropped for fall.

The perfect skirt to capture that coveted '90s vibe.

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

These neutral flats go with basically everything.

Can you see why we want these in every color?

Probably thanks to Meghan Markle, pencil skirts are back.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

We love the hint of Western flare these have.

Wait until you see how cool this triangle-shaped bag looks from the side.