Today’s trendsetters have a soft spot for the fashions of the early aughts, bringing back once-trending pieces like bucket hats, halter tops, and low-rise jeans into the fashion conversation. One only needs to look at the new Sofia Richie x 8 Other Reasons collaboration, which launched today, to see how Y2K style is firmly en vogue once more.
Combining Y2K staples with Sofia’s own California cool sense of style, the 61-piece collection features a mix of necklaces, earrings, anklets, tops, hats, purses, and other jewelry and accessory pieces. The collection was made for mixing and layering different pieces together, with fun items made for going out as well as modern staples that will elevate the look of any outfit.
How did this collaboration come together? I spoke with 8 Other Reasons founder Charles Lichaa to learn more about the collection.
SARAH BOYD: What made Sofia the perfect partner for this collaboration?
CHARLES LICHAA, 8 Other Reasons Founder & Designer: Her Style! Sofia is the quintessential California girl. Her style speaks to multiple generations, and she really does have the ‘cool’ factor about her. I love how she can carry an effortless chic look but also rock a fun flirty piece.
SB: What was the design and collaboration partnership like?
CL: I worked closely with Sofia to curate and design a collection which married her personal aesthetic with that of 8 Other Reasons. It was important for me to include styles I knew would be trending in today’s market, as the 8OR shopper is very trend-driven and always has their finger on the pulse, recognizing and wearing the most relevant styles—something Sofia also is known for.
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This alone made her an obvious fit and perfect partner to collaborate with. In addition to being inspired by current trends, in the beginning stages of design, I was also able to draw inspiration from Sofia’s personal collection of accessories and pieces she adores (which she shared with me). All of this together helped to conceptualize and create this collection.
SB: Tell me about the influences that inspired this collection.
CL: I was inspired by California summers and Sofia’s personal style, with the end result showcasing a collection of fun, flirty and elevated styles providing an offering for everyone. With the influence of Sofia’s personal style, I was able to give some 8OR signature styles a new twist. I included a strong assortment of necklaces, earrings, bracelets & anklets. Anklets are really having a moment this summer, which I love because they are my personal favorite!
SB: How does the collection speak to the overall brand identity of 8 Other Reasons?
CL: We celebrate and embrace the essence of every inner woman—whether she’s beautifully brave-hearted, delightfully delicate, or sophisticatedly simple—and we unleash every reason behind her expression. The collection represents a generation but speaks to many; everybody has reasons!
SB: What are your standout pieces from the collection?
CL: It’s hard to choose a favorite, as I am obsessed with every piece, but as you asked so nicely I would say the pressed metal pieces: the reversible bucket hat, halter top, mini purse & lighter jacket (because why not?). The glomesh (pressed metal) is a nod to my hometown of Sydney, Australia; the unmistakable glimmer of glomesh exudes luxury.
Shop the Sofia Richie x 8 Other Reasons collection here.