5 Designer Classics On My Wardrobe Wishlist

3 January 2021

As I’m getting older (I’m 24), I have a stronger appreciation for designer goods. I’ve stepped away from my teenage ways of Primark and Topshop (RIP) and started to buy from more sustainable stores which suit my style - shops such as Saint + Sofia. I’ve also ventured into renting outfits and charity shop thrifting. Although, I still love high street stores and get inspiration from them all the time, my new strategy is to buy all the staples such as bags, shoes, sunglasses and coats from higher end/designer shops. Which brings me onto the 5 designer accessories I wish to have in my wardrobe (one day, a girl can dream). 

1. Gucci Loafers 

The Leather mid-heel pump is my dream work shoe. It’s sensible and stylish, and has a bit of Gucci frill which satisfies the fashionista within me.

It would be the pair of shoes that would go with 99.9% of my outfits, making the cost per wear of these loafers perfectly reasonable.

Made with only the finest of Italian leather and that double D logo detail that Gucci is known for, these beauties are number one on my wish-list. But as they are $830, a girl can dream (and save).

2. YSL Envelope bag

Moving on to the bags, one bag which has been on my list since I was about 13 is the Yves Saint Laurent Envelope Chain Wallet. It’s one of those bags that are timeless, classic and a style that I need in every colour and size. You know it's a tale of time when a bag that was created in the early 60’s by Adolphe Mouron, is still one of the most recognised, best selling designer bags.

And because all the best bags are bought second-hand, I can whole heartedly say, Sign of The Time is one of the best places to buy pre-loved designer bags. I have witnessed the large version of the YSL envelope bag being bought second hand for less than £1000.

3. Prada Sunglasses

Every girl needs that statement pair of sunglasses and the Prada SPR16R sunglasses just scream diva to me. Just imagine being in the South of France, wearing a massive Sun hat, the Sea breeze, and the bougiest pair of Prada SPR16 sunglasses. Their hexagonal frames, tortoise shell finish, tinted lenses and metallic label detailing give off that perfect summer luxe style.

4. Chanel Cardigan 

The next is the Chanel cardigan, an iconic outerwear piece that dominated the 60s fashion landscape. I am in love with how simple yet effective the Chanel bouclé-trim cashmere cardigan is. Chanel invented monochrome dressing with this classic piece, and paired with a Chanel brooch, they make the perfect combination!

Maje do a lovely dupe for £329 and have also got a cheaper alternative currently available in the sale.

5. Manolo  Blanhik Hangisi pump

I blame Carrie Bradshaw of ‘Sex and the City’ fame for this choice. The Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pump is a classic!! The way it can be effortlessly styled with a pair of jeans, or a ball gown is what I love about them. With a heel at  4.5 inches, the sparkliest jewel buckle, and the royal blue colour, they are the dream. The bridal shoe company, Rainbow Club do a great dupe of this Hangisi pump. 

I also just want to state that the Valentino Rockstud was a very close second.

Now that I’ve published this list for people to see, I have to tick at least one of these off of my wish-list and buy an item. And when I do, I can guarantee that I’ll make multiple posts on Instagram to celebrate.

Coat// New Look
Blouse {PR Product} // Femme Luxe 
Trousers// Primark 
Bag {PR Product}//  Lawful London 

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