The Internet Has Spoken—These Are the Top 5 It Items of the Month

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Trends emerge at the speed of light these days, so to keep you up to date on what the fashion crowd is wearing and posting about, we're launching a new series that highlights all the It pieces currently flooding our Instagram feeds. Each month, we'll walk you through the items that have swiftly made the rounds on Instagram, earning them It status.

Remember the last time we did this roundup? If not, let me break it down. If you're familiar with this story, then simply continue on to get your download on the coolest pieces in the fashion world right now. If you're new here, you can consider this story your monthly cheat sheet on the most popular fashion items on Instagram (and across the internet, for that matter). We've spotted the following bags, shoes, and clothing items on the more than one of the many fashion insiders we love to follow and a notable celeb or two (hi, Bella and Katie!), so we're taking it upon ourselves to report on the emerging It items. Keep reading to discover the defining pieces of December.

1. Khaite Zebra Boots

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Khaite's knee-high boots stand apart from the rest for their elongated square toes, comfortable low heels, and, of course, the sumptuous zebra print. Katie Holmes' entire wardrobe this season is comprised of the brand's It pieces, so naturally, she wore these boots and styled them to perfection.

2. Prada Hobo Bag

Prada's nylon hobo bag is actually a 2000-era vintage style that was so popular the brand brought it back as a re-edition (not that that made it any easier to get your hands on, though). The throwback style is currently sold-out on a number of designer consignment sites and stock is quickly dwindling. It's not hard to see why shoulder bag is such a big hit—all things nineties and early aughts are having a huge moment right now.

3. Nanushka Adut Belted Wool Coat

There are so many reasons to fall in love with this beautiful coat. For one, the color is simply divine, plus the thick tube-like belt gives it such a unique silhouette. As dreamy as it is, owning this coat isn't just a fantasy, as it's still in stock and just went on sale at Nordstrom.

4. J Brand x Elsa Hosk Sunday Jeans

Elsa Hosk J Brand jeans


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I don't think that the "perfect jeans" exist, but this pair comes pretty dang close. Leave it to model and all-around cool girl Elsa Hosk to create a pair of perfectly slouchy and lived-in jeans for her collaboration with J Brand.

5. Prada Chunky Combat Boots

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On Bella: Vivienne Westwood S/S 20 suit; 47 Clean Up NY Yankees Baseball Cap ($25); Prada Monolith Mini Bag Knee High Boot ($1450) 

Meet the combat boot 2.0. The F/W 19 runways reinvented the classic lace-up style with a thicker lug sole and higher shaft and quickly became one of the season's biggest boot trends. Though Bella and her friends are wearing Prada's Monolith, there are more options in a range of price points so anyone can get in on the look.

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