The fashion industry is full of design hacks that will instantly elevate any item. Designers often tap into these minor yet highly effective design elements to enhance the look of a seemingly mundane fashion piece. From croc-embossed fabrics to leather trims on canvas, there are a plethora of design details that will transform any wardrobe staple into a luxurious number. And we’re letting you in on one of our favorite design trends in the accessory world: topstitching.
A sewing technique where the line of stitching is purposefully designed to be seen from the outside of the product, topstitching is common on ready-to-wear pieces, shoes, and handbags. An extremely subtle design detail, topstitching will make any shoe or bag look more expensive—no matter the price—without being too obvious. Whether it’s a monochromatic look of black topstitching against a black fabrication or a contrasting look of white topstitching against a darker surface, topstitching is a technique that can be both functional and decorative. Keep scrolling to discover the best shoes and handbags with the new trend of topstitching that we are absolutely loving.