Cover Louis Vuitton spring 2021 shoes and bags (photo: Courtesy)

Next year is almost here—and with it comes slouchy-sporty silhouettes that reflect how a world, hopefully emerging from the throes of a homebound pandemic year, craves practical, casual, adaptable takes on everyday luxury

A global pandemic puts a different lens on fashion month—which ordinarily manifests as a multi-platform visual assault of street style, influencer posturing and runway merchandise that may or may not be available now, in six months or ever. This spring-summer 2021 go-around was far more restrained, with designers and fashion houses seemingly taking a step back from the oculus of fantasy, instead grounding collections in a new mood of familiar, practical pieces that imbue utilitarian silhouettes with a more functional take on luxury. Case in point: Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton, whose spring womenswear and accessories feel easy and uncomplicated. Here are our picks for the best accessories from the Louis Vuitton spring-summer 2021 runway show—instant classics and forever pieces we're confident will feel like second nature, right at home in our wardrobes.

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Louis Vuitton clutch box

Fit all your essentials into this daytime minaudiere, which slips easily into the pocket of one of next season's slouchy spring overcoats. 

The chunky-heel platform pump

Reminiscent of silhouettes from the early-00s, we have no idea why these ever went out of style—a chunky heel and a robust platform lend comfort and stature to an otherwise minimalistic shoe.

Louis Vuitton utility bag

This all-in-one everyday carry features a variety of easy-to-reach compartments, attachable (and detachable) mini-pouches, and a cross-body strap for hands-free adventures.

The athletic oxford

Is it a golf shoe, a bowling shoe, an oxford, a sneaker or a brogue? These lace-up flats walked the runway in a variety of colourways—and they're versatile enough to dress up or down with trousers and dresses.

Louis Vuitton croc shoulder bag

Roomy and structured with a generous strap and subtle logo placement, this croc shoulder bag bridges casual and dressy—it's a strong contender for the best bag of the season so far.

Louis Vuitton puffy boot

Just look at these cozy feet in Louis Vuitton's soft, puffy booties. 

Louis Vuitton metallic padlock clutch

An update on Dynasty-era clutch handbags from the 80s, Louis Vuitton's spring iteration takes on a sleek oblong shape with a house padlock clasp.