And Now, the Bag We're Seeing Everywhere on Celebs and Fashion Insiders


With some of the most talked-about collections in recent memory, Valentino is top of mind right now. The XXL bubblegum-pink collared shirt from the S/S 21 collection set the trend for bold, oversize button-downs that are still big among fashion insiders to this day. The fall 2021 couture collection quickly made it on every stylist’s short list, with showstopping feather hats that landed on celebs including Lady Gaga. Fast-forward to the S/S 22 collection, and Valentino is yet again defining the biggest trends of the season with its color-packed runway featuring vibrant shades like hot pink and kelly green, which are huge at the moment.

Another way Valentino is making an impact? Reimagined takes on its iconic hardware that is a signature on the Roman Stud bag—a style that we've spotted on celebs and fashion insiders everywhere. Designed in a range of shapes, including a top-handle style, a shoulder bag, and a tote, and finishes ranging from soft quilted leather to woven wool, there are so many cool takes on the bag. Each is finished with pyramid studs, making it an instantly recognizable accessory. Ahead, I’m diving further into the Valentino Roman Stud bag.

On Celebs

Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Camila Morrone, and Winnie Harlow have been snapped on repeat wearing their Valentino Roman Stud bags. With looks ranging from casual to dressed-up, it's proof that the versatile bag can be paired with just about any outfit from day to night.


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The perfect style to elevate an on-the-go look.


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The white version is Lady Gaga approved.


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Opt for a fun shade, as spotted on J.Lo.


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The studs add an element of fun to an evening look.

On Fashion Insiders

The Valentino Roman Stud bag is also a fixture among the fashion set, making it a mainstay on the street style scene. You'll spot it paired with everything from polished skirts to beachy dresses.


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Toughen up a pretty skirt with the bag.


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I can't get enough of the cool knit versions.


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Pairs well with a floral dress.


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The color that will never go out of style.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.