That said, with the dawn of a fresh new decade also comes January: the longest and poorest month of them all. Sigh. How’s a girl meant to invest in the season’s hottest pieces while also avoiding bankruptcy? It’s easy. Snap up dupes for said pieces, of course.
With the dawn of a fresh new decade comes an overwhelming desire to update our entire wardrobes. We knew it’d happen. Try as we might, the “new year new me” hype is rather hard to avoid, especially when it comes to giving the daily uniform a fresh lick of paint.
Since Daniel Lee took over as creative director at Bottega Veneta, the brand are well and truly back on our radars. And everyone else’s for that matter. As a result, they’re also responsible for many of the pieces we’ve been consistently eyeing up of late.
Founded in 1966 and loved for their leather goods, they’ve redefined themselves in the past year with bold colour choices, “ugly” shapes and a unique approach to accessory design. First to go viral was that oversized pouch clutch – it almost single handedly garnered the “newbottega” hashtag and was snapped up by every influencer and her dog. There were also those chunky sneakers and the quilted mules that almost broke the internet.
But our latest obsession? Bottega Veneta’s fire square-toe mules. They. Are. Hot.