Oh, what do we have here? A cheeky outfit post to kickstart the new year.. well why not! I’m pretty excited to be back to writing on the regular and can’t wait to share some of my coming posts with you. The posts were meant to start from the 1st January but with the absolute chaos in my inbox, the slight postponing was needed. But that being said, its crazy how much you can miss the tapping of a keyboard and that fast brain waffle while you frantically try to convey the words before they’ve flickered through your mind..
Anyway, today we are going back to basics and talking about the timeless pieces that I’m beginning to invest into. As I grow older, I’m beginning to realise the importance of my personal style rather than being completely trend focused. My purchases (while sometimes frivolous) are always items that I know I can wear over different seasons or for several years – investments.
With that being said, I’m starting to save my money for higher quality, designer purchases. I’ve always vowed that I would never publish any designer on my blog until I could afford it for myself, and thats something I’ve stuck to. There is a sense of pride and achievement when you’re able to buy something more expensive with your own money, isn’t there? These pieces get treated with more care and love because we’ve had to work hard to buy them.
Now I’m assuming that nobody reading this is a millionaire, so I’m going to guess that you’d carefully think through each purchase before parting with large sums of cash. Designer pieces need to go through a little interrogation before making it into my (already overflowing) wardrobe because if you’re costing me a few hundred, it needs to be worth it. So the questions that I ask myself whenever I find a designer piece worth lusting over is..
Can I afford this?
Will I wear it when I’m 90?
Is it something thats going to be out of style in 5 minutes?
I actually think its really important to ask things like this because we can easily get swept into the the beautiful world of instagram. Everyone seems to be able to afford beautiful designer pieces on the regular, and seeing something 400 times a week on your feed automatically makes it more desirable, right? Granted, most of the designer pieces that grace our grids have been around for years (dior saddle bag, balenciaga triple s, gucci marmont bag..) but if it wouldn’t fit my personal style, I’m not buying. I like my money to be well spent, just like my time. Whats the point of owning something expensive, just to say we own it? Rather shrink that ‘cost per wear’ and flaunt it as much as possible!
Timeless designer is always more worthy of an investment, because its just that – an investment. Its adding years of value to your wardrobe and for the most part, probably goes with almost everything that you own. The infamous Burberry cashmere scarf is the kind of investment that I’m talking about. Its a high quality, easy to style, lightweight scarf that you could honestly wear with most outfits. The Burberry scarf was a Christmas present from my parents and its honestly the one designer piece that I’ve always wanted and I’m lucky to finally have it in my wardrobe.
That being said, I have nothing against anyone who chooses to invest into trend-led designer. The pieces which are more specific like the gem covered Gucci trainers, or
So, what do you think? Whether you own designer or not, I’d love to now what you think about investing into designer – or investing because you love the trend whether you’ll wear it forever or not!
What I’m Wearing
Pearl Earrings // PANDORA
Cashmere Scarf // Burberry
Wool Trench Coat // Find
Ribbed Roll Neck // Topshop
GG Leather Belt // Gucci
High Waisted Skinny Jeans // Topshop
Suede Heeled Boots // ASOS
Bucket Bag // Guess (similar linked)
a twenty-something exploring the world with a double espresso and a camera.