Supermodel Irina Shayk’s totally bougie outfits have been one of the few upsides to the last six months. While the rest of us were nestling into a familiar rotation of loungewear and leggings, the 34-year-old insisted on wearing head-to-toe designer ensembles, sky-high heels, and lashings of jewellery for her daily school run, where she drops three-year-old daughter, Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper, to daycare in New York City.
And we really can’t thank her enough for it. Among the many things that dissolved into anarchy this year was our collective sense of personal style. Shayk’s commitment to looking impeccably chic, even as the world was falling apart, was nothing if not admirable—plus, it’s given us a steady (and much-needed) dose of sartorial inspiration. Interested in the jumped-up velour tracksuit? The return of the Ugg? Chanel wellies? You’ve got Irina to thank.
Her latest look, worn this morning, featured leggings, on-trend below-the-knee boots, an oversized shearling jacket from the beloved Australian brand Hansen & Gretel, and a very adorable little handbag by the culty accessories label By Far (our bet is the boots are by them too). Appropriately dubbed the ‘Bougie’, and finished in a grabby zebra print, the half moon-shaped mini bag retails for a surprisingly affordable $555.
In fact, this exact style of crescent-shaped micro-handbag has been a fashion favourite for the better part of a year now, from The Row’s lusted-over ‘Ascot’ (read: croissant) style to Bottega Veneta’s intrecciato woven totes. Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, and the street style stars who attended Paris and Milan Fashion Week back in September have all given nods of approval to the sculptural mini, which means it should probably be on your radar too.
Here, we round up six styles so adorable, you’ll gladly cull down your daily essentials to make them work.