Over the past few years, my love and appreciation for designer has grown more and more. I love watching Fashion Week shows to see new collections come to life and see how those trends translate into various stores throughout the next season. Despite how my love for designer has grown, I wish I could say my budget has too ;) If you're anything like me, it's easy to find pieces that you want to immediately add into your wardrobe, but maybe aren't able to make that financial commitment yet. Today I am sharing some tips on how you can start to slowly build your designer collection and a few of my wishlist picks that I'm dying to own!
The best time of year to buy designer (and my personal favorite) is during designer sale season! This typically happens after the end of the Spring and Fall seasons, during the months of December & May. Every retailer has a slightly different cadence for this, but you can always sign up for sale alerts so that you're the first to know if something you really want is marked down. In the last few years I have been able to score a pair of Jimmy Choo heels, an Alexander Wang bag and a Givenchy bag all on sale, so it definitely makes the purchase that much sweeter! Of course, these sales don't necessarily apply to classic items, like the Prada Double Bag or the Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pumps.
When it comes to classic items, I recommend starting with handbags or shoes because those are pieces you'll get use out of time and time again, making the investment more worthwhile. Plus, these accessories will completely elevate your whole look, even if you're just wearing jeans and a blouse! You can also start "small" like with these Chloe flats or this Gucci belt, which are not as hefty of a price tag as, let's say this Burberry satchel. If you really love designer apparel, I recommend investing in layering pieces like a coat or blazer, or even a classic dress in a neutral color. These pieces are also things you'll be able to wear for many years to come regardless of what the trends are.
It seems like every day my designer wishlist keeps growing, and I'm sure it will continue as long as designers keep creating beautiful works of art! But it's fun to dream and maybe one day I can have my "dream" closet ;) Scroll down to see some of my all-time favorite pieces (warning: lots of pink!) I'd love to own. What are some of your favorite designers? Let me know in the comments, and have a happy Monday! xo