Today, I couldn’t help but wonder when one should step aside from investing in classic staples and start buying into trend driven fashion. I have always tried to make sensible purchases; by that I mean luxury items that will never go out of style, like my Lady Dior or Chanel slingbacks for example. However, when one becomes infatuated with gold shoes, one arrives at a significant dilemma…
My collection has only grown with time as it takes a while to save for these things so, I continually aim for timeless pieces to ensure they are a lifetime style investment. Thus, I’ve ended up with an array of wallets, handbags, shoes and scarves, all of which are wearable and chic pieces which elevate any outfit year after year.
That being said, in recent times it would seem seasonal statements are the real indication of stylishness and who are you if you don’t have new season Gucci vibes? Be it a Chloe Faye, Dior So Real’s or Gianvito Rossi Calabria courts, trends are becoming the new timeless and the classics are becoming overpriced and over produced… let’s be honest, you can’t sip a grande non-fat latte in London without being jabbed in the side by a Chanel double flap.
This got me thinking about my own lusting for a trend driven piece… The Gucci Marmont loafers in platinum gold leather. I spied these for the first time back in the summer and I have coveted them desperately ever since. Between my friends thinking they’re kinda ugly and my own mind warning me of the passing trend/bad investment, I’ve been cautious to put my money where my heart is and buy the god damn shoes of my dreams.
So when it comes to our fashion choices, do we invest in timeless or trends? And when is it time to abandon all sense and take golden sassy steps whilst chanting Gucci is life?
I think now-