10 Affordable Ways to Wear Gucci This Summer

Ever since Alessandro Michele stepped up to the creative helm at Gucci, it’s been the luxury brand on everyone’s mind. Irreverent, maximalist, beautiful… Every collection dazzles and delights in equal measure, serving up rainbow-striped jackets, gem-encrusted sunglasses and must-have handbags more desirable than the last. It’s an effect that continues to influence the high street, from the backless loafers everyone is sporting (a riff on the brand’s cult Princetown slippers) to the pearl embellishments we’re seeing everywhere.

Saving up for a Gucci bag (there are weird and wonderful options as well as truly practical ones) or pair of loafers is a smart investment, as these items will see you through many seasons to come. Thanks to the volume of carefully designed goods on offer, there isn’t just one cult buy. There’s such a plentiful choice in terms of price points, vibes, finishes and fabrics that no one item is in danger of becoming ubiquitous. We’ve picked out the best pieces (and more affordable options) to invest in below with a little styling inspiration thrown in.

The Logo Belt
best Gucci pieces: a double G Gucci belt is a timeless investment

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The classic GG belt goes with everything—from stonewashed jeans to smart dresses. You’ll be handing this piece down to future generations, guaranteed. 

The Frivolous Barette
best Gucci pieces: a sparkly, logo hairclip is a fun accessory

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Hair accessories are the current gift that keeps on giving, so go loud and proud with a blingy logo style to add a designer edge to your bonce.

The Monogrammed Accessory
best Gucci pieces: a monogrammed bumbag is a cult buy

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Bumbags are big news, and a monogrammed Gucci version is the icing on the hands-free cake. This print was created in the ’60s, so you know it’s not going to date.

Embellished Sneakers
best Gucci pieces: embellished trainers

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In keeping with its maximalist values, plain trainers have no place in a Gucci-centered wardrobe. After all, why should they when the brand’s sneakers look this fabulous?

A Statement Brooch
best Gucci pieces: statement brooch

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Sometimes it’s all in the details, and this is certainly the case when it comes to the Gucci brooch. If your budget doesn’t quite extend to a bag or pair of shoes, then simply add the brand’s bow to a white shirt and you’ll look a million dollars. 

Logo Swimsuit
best Gucci pieces: Logo swimsuit

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A swimsuit might not seem like the obvious choice when it comes to Gucci, but actually, it’s surprisingly versatile. Doubling-up as a bodysuit, you can wear one with everything from shorts and skirts to high-waisted trousers. 

The Backless Loafers
best Gucci pieces: Gucci's Princetown backless loafers are a cult buy

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Imitations are in plentiful supply, but the original backless loafers are the Princetown. Play it safe in black, or embrace a loud colour if you’re feeling bold.

Logo Shopper Bag
best Gucci pieces: Logo shopper bag

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While the big name bags continue to reign supreme in the Gucci style stakes, make sure you don’t overlook the cheaper, but no less impactful iterations. The Gucci shopper tote not only looks the part but will also fit your life in and comes in at half the price.