Hello! Today I have a small “guide” to what I think would be excellent pieces to start your designer collection.
Do all my stuff come from designers? Of course not, I’m not at that stade of my life where I can afford everything and anything just because, this is why, I prefer to make smart decisions and choose objects I can easily incorporate to my lifestyle and needs.
I would also start by stating that having designer goods is not a must or an obligation, even if social media shows a distorcionated image of what is “affordable” or a “must have” in your life, you should never feel obliged to consume in any sort of way.
The fashion world moves to an incredible speed, every season you’ll see different trends and IT items, but try to remeber something really essential:
“In a world of trends, always remain a classic”
– Coco Chanel
With this being said, if you’re intrested in incorporating some new designer pieces, but you don’t know where to start, here are a couple of recommendations under 500 dollars that you might enjoy.
Card holders or key holder
You will usually see these pieces in the category of “small leather goods”. I find them super practical and durable. The first one I got was 3 years ago from Louis Vuitton, I got it in the “Damier Ebène” canvas, because it’s my favorite. I store all my must-used cards: ID, credit/debit card, health insurance, gym card, metro card… and it’s super convenient, after 3 years there’s no sign of wear/tear (I’m also pretty attentionated with my stuff).
The second, is a key holder, in their classic LV monogram canvas. I don’t like having my keys loosed inside of my bag, I don’t like the sound, neither the marks they make to the rest of my stuff, I have in total 3 keys and they fit perfectly. Sometimes if I’m in a rush, I just put my debit card inside and I’m good to go.
Belts are always a must, even though we have payed much more effort and attention to them these last seasons, they will be forever needed. Gucci is the star of the show at the moment, with their new double GG logo, witch is super pretty! though this time I went for the old Gucci logo combined with a feminine touch.. a flower and a pearl.
If you’re petite like me, I would highly suggest to go for the smaller details in the buckle and a thinner version of the strap. I want this belt to be part of the outfit but not the main focus.
Shawls & Scarves
Shawls are super versatile, this one is the LV mongram Shawl in the color “Greige” as the name suggests is somewhere between the grey and the beige… anyways a neutral color, my cup of tea! Why I love it so much? It’s perfect for the chilly summer nights when you want something to cover your shoulders, perfect to wear in a special event with a nice dress, and still warm enough for the autumn (60% sillk & 40% wool).
Scarves, this Acne Studios “Canada Grey Melange“ was on my wishlist for a while, and couple of days ago, it arrived to my door in perfect timing, because right now the hole Europe is suffering from extremly low temperatures! I choose this one in particular, because of it’s minimalist vibes, it can be paired with any of my coats, grey is also one of my favorites shades to wear during the winter, and of course is unisex (100% wool).
I hope you guys liked this post, and I was able to give you some ideas of where to start. As you may have notice, it is super important to me to invest in quality rather than quantity. I prefer to make smart shopping, get to know the materials and be able to use these pieces in the years to come. As I told you in the beginning, I have a loads of clothes that come from the fast fashion industry, which has it’s good and bad side (like anything) but I think, the ideal would be to able to balance both of them, when we have the opportunity.