Every season, we look to the runways for some major wardrobe inspiration from our favorite designers. However, many things sashaying down the catwalk aren’t directly translatable into our practical, everyday wardrobes—unless you’re more of a fashion risk-taker and have a really awesome creative job. Some things we see on the runway are just too straight-up weird.
Some of the pieces are much more wearable, though. We certainly would love to wear Rodarte’s cascading floral earrings to a spring soiree and we may find that J. W. Anderson’s scale-like booties are the perfect match to an all-black ensemble. On the other hand, we’re not so sure we’d rock Sibling’s knit headphones on our early morning jog. Again, the runway is all about inspiration. While we don't know if Vivienne Westwood's phallic chokers will actually be the next big thing for fall, they'll certainly spark a slew of more wearable (read: office-appropriate) trends.
We rounded up some of the best out-there accessories—from cool and quirky to, well, interesting—from the New York, London, Milan, and Paris runways. Click through the gallery below to check out our picks. Go ahead, get weird.
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Fendi Fall/Winter 2016 We're all about stripes, but striped lenses? We're intrigued.
Vionnet Fall/Winter 2016 Why yes, that is a headband-earring contraption of sorts.
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2016 We're not really sure if this is creepy or cute, but we're all for it.
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2016 A little less scary than the dog bag, this crab purse is pretty adorable.
Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 2016 Earrings for the ultimate moon goddess.
Sibling Fall/Winter 2016 Although we're not sure if these are functioning headphones (based on those crazy looking wires), we're sure they'll keep your ears toasty and warm.
Moschino Fall Winter 2016 Your favorite denim jeans, fully equipped with pockets and a zipper, in bag form...
Maison Margiela Fall/Winter 2016 We're all about these cartoon-like statement earrings at Margiela.
J. W. Anderson Fall/Winter 2016 I don't know about you, but we're getting some major A Rainbow Fishvibes from these incredible booties.
Loewe Fall/Winter 2016 Animals were a big theme this season for accessories, and this cat necklace is pretty epic.
Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2016 Thank you, Jeremy Scott, for making "stuffed animal chic" a thing.
Gareth Pugh Fall/Winter 2016 We're not sure what makes more of a statement, this hat's huge brim or in-your-face stars.
Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2016 We're dying to know is if this bag actually is a working clock.
Anya Hindmarch Fall Winter 2016 Pac-Man inspired handbags? Yes, please.
Acne Fall/Winter 2016 We're kind of obsessed with these slender cat eye frames.
Acne Fall Winter 2016 These wild shoes, from Acne, are certainly not for the faintest of heart.
Adam Selman Fall Winter 2016 The chokers at Adam Selman were a gothic lace dream.
Rodarte Fall Winter 2016 Rodarte had the most gorgeous mixed-media cascading floral jewelry this season.
Vivienne Westwood Fall 2016 Leave it to Westwood to make phallic chokers a thing.