The term “trendy classic” may seem like an oxymoron, but investment pieces worthy of this designation truly do exist – and one of its main purveyors is Bottega Veneta. The Intrecciato weave is a timeless signature for the Italian house, and in miniaturized, bright blue crossbody form (at Neiman Marcus for $1,350), it also somehow manages to be completely of the times. To really play up the trendiness, style it with a contrasting shoe like Saint Laurent’s violet Candy platform (at Neiman Marcus for $895). I love pairing different jewel tones, and a simple white shirtdress is just the canvas they need to make the maximum impact (plus, it never hurts to add actual jewels as well!). Buckled up in a Bottega belt that I’ve had for almost ten years, and I’m left with a look that I can wear now through summer and beyond into the fall season.
Photo Credit: Kristi Redman
Location: The Joule Hotel