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Investing in Fashion?

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-

EKD X

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Emily is a 20-something soon to be graduate and writer, living in Derbyshire. When she's not blogging, online shopping or watching Suits in her pyjamas, she's poring over Cosmopolitan magazine or at a champagne bar, wearing Gold Gucci shoes and chatting about her need for yellow accessories. Emily has interests in luxury fashion, beauty and travel but also loves to watch reruns of Sex and The City whilst ironing her bedding.

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  1. I know hun! It is so hard to make that call sometimes. I one time wondered whether I was going to get a pair of Louboutins or a pair of metallic Miu Miu maryjanes with pearl and feather embellisments… I chose the Miu Miu’s in the end! I get so much enjoyment out of them, though. Great post!

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  4. all about buying timeless fashion items, something you know you will never get bored of wearing. Trends come and go, fashion is about making your own trend last. if you love the shoes go for.

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  5. lauracookson says

    Bravo on the shoe selection. It is a tricky time for fashion… it moves so fast it really is hard to decide what to spend your money on but a little pure indulgence is good for your soul (every once in a while of course) 😉

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  6. Clare Evans says

    Those shoes 😍 I think it’s definitely worth investing in classic, timeless pieces that will last you a lifetime! X

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  7. Wow love the shoes. They aren’t for me though. My one issue with the top tier shoe designers they do not seem to produce wide shoes. I need wide.

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  9. Great post, this is THE dilemma for every fashion lover who can’t afford to buy entire collections (let’s face it, very few can).

    I tend to use this “formula” for each collection or season:
    timeless essentials + 1 definitive piece + 1 piece I emotionally connect with, no matter how quirky.

    I have ended up with a few odd items I thought would have only limited use but, surprisingly, over time ended up using them a lot in creative ways I didn’t think of offhand. Works for me.

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    • Hey Dani! Yes so glad I’m not the only one that struggles with this! That’s actually a really good plan, I love that idea of building a non traditional collection of items that you just loved xxx Emily

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  11. seaandstyleblog says

    Lovely post! I fall in love with a lot of pieces that aren’t classics. But I don’t tend to get sick of things I was once in love with. So for me, they are worth it (depending on material, cut… ) 🙂
    x

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  12. I am all about investing in timeless pieces because you’re right, they can be worn on multiple occasions and reworked over the years to fit the current style. So it makes perfect sense to spend the money on them when you get so much use out of them!

    Trend items are definitely much harder for me to spend a pretty penny on (Although I would but those gold Gucci loafers in a heart beat) but for me if it’s an easier trend to replicate I’ll usually buy them from less expensive stores like Zara or Forever 21, that way I’m not spending a fortune but I’m still being trendy!

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    • Hey Karina!! Yeah exactly I totally agree with you, the high street has got super good at bringing out designer influenced pieces! Deffo a more affordable way of buying into trends! Xxx Emily

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  13. Thanks for the great post, I normally invest on timeless/classic piece for everyday/long term use but I rarely splurge on a fashion piece unless I have a special occasion coming up.

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