Topshop white cropped broderie jumpsuit
Our obsession with cult accessories is a fascinating one.  But let's get something straight - we're not discussing trends here.  We're talking about cult designer accessories.  You know, the coveted pieces that do the rounds on Instagram and every other street style shot.  The ones you turn your nose up at first and then over time, become a little more tempted by with each passing day.  They play on your mind until eventually, you can't imagine your new season wardrobe without that one item.  That, ladies and gents, is the power of a cult designer accessory.  And you know what?  I'm here for it.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Initiales 30mm Reversible Canvas belt

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Jumpsuit - Topshop   |   Top - French Connection

Shoes & Bag -  Zara

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In my case, it was the Louis Vuitton Reversible Belt that caught my eye.  Having always shied away from obvious logo prints, this surprised me - and yet here we are.  It's subtle enough to complement an outfit and add a touch of luxury to whatever you're wearing.  Ultimately, this is how most cult designer accessories garner their popularity, right?  Sure, there are some exceptions such as Balenciaga's 'ugly' dad trainers from last year...  and yet still the same rule somewhat applies.  It's still luxury, but in a different direction, moving with popular culture. One thing is for certain: the simple addition of a 'cult designer accessory' to an outfit can tell a whoooole lot about the style of the person wearing it.
Cult designer accessories monogram logo belts
Louis Vuitton Monogram Initiales Monogram Canvas 30mm belt
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The downside of a cult designer accessory, is that nine times out of ten they're not exactly timeless.  They may only last you a few seasons, if that.  If you click 'add to basket' knowing this without a bead of sweat dripping down your forehead, then it's all good.  But if the very idea leaves you quivering in your boots sandals, then keep a few things in mind.  Firstly, opt for neutral colours to improve the accessory's chance of longevity.  Secondly, be mindful of how durable the item is.  For example, this reversible belt also comes in blush pink on the flip-side, however the colour transference would be heartbreaking and so instead, I opted for the black version.  Finally, don't buy because others are buying.  Buy because you adore it and can't imagine your wardrobe without it!
Louis Vuitton Womens Monogram Gold 30mm Belt
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Ahem, so yes there are bigger problems in life than having to decide between loving and hating cult designer accessories. But it's a pretty fun topic to daydream about!  I'd love to know if you've ever bought a cult designer accessory, or perhaps have your eye on one?  Let me know in the comments below!  And give me those juicy, juicy specifics...

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With love,

Gabrielle x