5 key pieces to start your luxury collection with

5 Key Pieces to Start Your Luxury Collection

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In this blog post I would like to talk about 5 key pieces to start your luxury collection. I’ve been collecting luxury items for many years now and I believe that now is the right time to share my thoughts on which items I would get if I started my collection from scratch again. So, If you are just considering to start your luxury collection, keep on reading!

1. A Designer Belt

Gucci GG Marmont Thin Leather Belt
Gucci GG Marmont Thin Leather Belt ($380). Media Credit: GUCCI

A statement designer belt will definitely elevate your look. Even if you are wearing something very simple and basic, adding one of the iconic designer belts will instantly elevate your look. Moreover, adding a belt will make the outfit look way more sophisticated and put together. Another reason why it is a good idea to invest in a designer belt, is that you will certainly get a lot of use out of it. My best recommendation is going for the Gucci Marmont Belt – the design is already iconic and the belt is of exceptional craftsmanship, so it will for sure stand the test of time.

2. A Versatile Bag

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Monogram Canvas
Louis Vuitton Monogram Neo Neverfull MM. Media Credit: FASHIONPHILE

Bags are those designer items that are the first love of many and of course, I had to add one to this list. I’ve been collecting bags for several years now and if you ask me which one is the best bag to go for when just starting up your collection, I would say it is the Louis Vuitton’s Neverfull bag. On FifthAvenueGirl I spoke about the Louis Vuitton’s Neverfull bag numerous times. Furthermore, I’ve recently published a full guide to buying the bag.

The thing is that, when you are just getting started with your luxury collection, you want your first bag to be something very versatile. You want the bag to be functional and to go well with majority of your looks. I believe that the Neverfull is one of the most versatile designer bags out there. It transitions beautifully from day to evening, while also arriving in three different sizes and a range of materials.

3. Designer Jewelry

Chanel CC Earrings with Crystals
Chanel Crystal Timeless CC Earrings. Media Credit: Fashionphile

You can never go wrong with a classic piece of designer jewelry! I think that investing in a piece of costume designer jewelry is a great idea for someone who’s just starting up their luxury collection. These pieces are very often on the affordable side. One can pick up classic Chanel CC earrings for less than $500 or classic Fendi Logo earrings with pearl detail for around $420. There is a lot of beautiful costume designer jewelry available out there. Chanel and Fendi are two of my favorite designer brands when it comes to costume jewelry. But if I was starting my collection from all over again, I would most certaintly opt for a pair of classy Chanel CC’s.

4. Sunglasses

Gucci 55mm Gradient Sunglasses
Gucci 55mm Gradient Sunglasses. Media Credit: Nordstrom

No matter what you are wearing, a pair of fabulous sunglasses will not only elevate any outfit, but will also make you look chic and put together. As far as I recall, exactly sunglasses were my first ever designer item. Why I believe it’s a great idea to start off your luxury collection with a purchase of designer sunglasses is cost-per-wear. I, personally, reach for my pair almost every day. Without a doubt, sunglasses are my most-used fashion accessory. When it comes to a specific shape, I prefer either square, cat eye or aviator. My personal favorite brands for designer sunglasses are Celine, Saint Laurent and Gucci.

5. Small Leather Goods (SLG’s)

YSL Monogram Card Holder
Saint Laurent Monogram Card Holder. Media Credit: SSENSE

Last but not least in my list of the 5 key pieces to start your luxury collection with are SLG’s. Earlier this year I devoted an entire blog post to designer small leather goods. The category includes: card holders, wallets, key holders, pouches and other useful small items. I truly believe that SLG’s are an awesome first pick for someone who is just starting to get into the luxury. SLGs are functional and extremely useful. They are the pieces I, personally, find reaching for and using all the time. My personal favorite designer small leather goods include: Monogram Card Case from Saint Laurent,  Mini Pochette Accessories and 6 Key Holder from Louis Vuitton.

These are my top 5 picks when it comes to starting a luxury collection. Remember to leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Happy luxury shopping!

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