Accessories, they are a key staple to a wardrobe. I even went so far to call them important. Yes sure there are more “important” things in the world, but you are reading a fashion blog so snap out of it and put your mind in the proper shallow gutter.
I was talking to a fellow fashion blogger and we proposed the (very silly) hypothetical question “If you were offered either to have all of the most expensive designer clothes you ever wanted OR the most expensive designer accessories in the world, which would you choose?” After spending no time at all pondering, we both decided it would be accessories. They make the outfit!
How perfect would your outfit be with jeans (okay so those do need to be designer), a plain white or black tank from Target, a smantabulous designer bag and some killer shoes. Maybe add some jazz with some inexpensive or vintage jewelry and you look like a million bucks.
If you flipped the situation, to have say this fab-u designer outfit with a knock off bag and some less than perfect knock off shoes… No one will ever take your outfit seriously. You will look like a joke and a pitiful joke at that.
On that note… I have decided that I have the expensive shoe obsession turned on to high. I have Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Michael Kors… and don’t think I will stop there. But my bag collection is lacking; one Marc by Marc Jacobs, a Fendi, and a vintage Gucci. I need a new bag- one that will stay in style for years and years to come. It will require shelling out a large sum of cash, so I best start saving.
Even though I know plenty of people sport the knock off- I think that a Louis Vuitton is the pinnacle of a high fashion bag. It also happens to the most knocked off bag EVER, but isn’t that the most sincere form of fashion flattery?
*pictured- Louis Vuitton Manhattan PM bag from eluxury.com