The fashion world sees the comings and goings of hundreds of trends – from super-slim skinny jeans to ultra baggy and distressed denims, bandage dresses to boxy silhouettes, it is trending today, and trashed tomorrow. This makes keeping up with the latest fashions an expensive affair as seasons and styles suddenly change and you are left with nothing up to date to wear.
Enter the classic wardrobe. Style essentials that are versatile and strikingly simple. These can be mixed and matched with a plethora of new fads while still retaining their inherent appeal of being clean and chic. Here are the seven styles that every woman should invest in because they never seem to go out of fashion.
1. Little Black Dress
The term little black dress was coined somewhere in the 1920s, with the popularity of Chanel’s classy and understated cocktail dresses in black. Almost a century later, the LBD is still going strong.
2. Moto Jacket
Add an edge to your look with this fall’s must-have jacket – the moto jacket. Wear it with distressed denims or simply over your little black dress to elevate your look. Military green and classic black are some of the most versatile options.
3. Statement Coat
A statement coat is a must this time of year. While many lean towards darker colours, stand out by choosing a vibrant hue that adds an element of fun to the formal silhouette. Hot colours this season include pink and yellow and if you want to stay on the safe side, pick burgundy or grey.
4. Gold Hoop Earrings
Gold hoop earrings have made a huge comeback! There are a lot of varieties to choose from, so pick a one that suits your lifestyle. Smaller hoops are a great way to add a dash of style to your work look and opt for a bigger hoop (it is better!) on a night out.
5. Solitaire Pendant & Earrings
A diamond is a girl’s best friend and it’s easy to see why – it goes with everything! This no-brainer accessory adds a dash of sparkle to your look whether it’s in the form of a pendant or earrings. Choose studs for a daily look and more intricate designs for occasion wear.
6. White Button-down Shirt
The white button down shirt is anything but basic and it is one of the most versatile pieces you can own. Pair it with jeans and heels for a trendy look or with trousers for a business meeting. Remember to always add a pop of colour with accessories and choose your shirt in materials such as cotton or silk.
7. Slim Trousers
Sweaters, tees and shirts all pair well with a sleek pair of slim cut dress trousers. While black may be the go-to for most occasions, add a dash of elegance with small patterns and prints. Remember structure is everything here so opt for one that flatters your figure. Pair it with the heels for a classic look that works for all occasions.
I’m Surbhi, a writer based in Hyderabad, India, with interests and writing experience spanning across industries. Writing, for me, is a stressbuster and means to express myself. Over the past decade, I have written for established publications such as Jewellerista, and Clovia . Although I write on a variety of subjects, fashion writing is one of my favourites and, since graduating from university, I have explored and directed my efforts mainly towards this genre. Being a fashion enthusiast, I just love discovering new brands and designers, and keeping up with the latest trends.