Cannot apply icons with lxappearance

I am using bspwm and just updated and reboot my system. Somehow the icons revert back to default and I tried to change icons again through lxappearance (customize look and feel), I copied the icon folder to ~./icons and ~./local/share/icons and /usr/share/icons, clicked apply and nothing changes, it seems that it is unable to load the icons from as seen on the preview icon.

edit: all the icons except for Adwaita previews the same default icon. tried to change using the gsettings command and still didn’t work.

i also got this log:
(lxappearance:9586): Gtk-WARNING **: 02:09:51.226: Could not load a pixbuf from icon theme.
This may indicate that pixbuf loaders or the mime database could not be found.

any idea how to fix this?