June 25, 2024

Fashion Design

Fashion Designs that Enlighten the Soul

24 Classic Fashion Items You’ll Love Forever

6 min read

As a fashion editor, I spend a lot of time reporting on new trends, new labels and new ways to wear things. However, you can’t beat a classic, and it’s arguably more important to build a wardrobe that you’ll love for years, if not decades. Thinking of the longevity of your purchases not only is a way to have a more sustainable approach to fashion but also will help you to carve out a style that is timeless and feels truly you.

The idea of a capsule wardrobe created a real buzz around 2014 when a number of industry figures promoted a compact closet of pieces that all perfectly match. There are some items that we think will always rise high above trends, making them the perfect pieces to invest in and add to your capsule (or not-so-capsule) wardrobe. From the jeans that have been popular for decades to the accessories you’ll treasure forever, here are the chicest items that will quite simply never die.

1. The Black Blazer

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Style Notes: A black blazer will work hard in your wardrobe year round; Wear it with jeans, leathers, leggings, skirts, dresses and more. We love Frankie Shop’s classic style, but for a more affordable alternative, you can’t go wrong with Arket.

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2. Tailored Trousers

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Style Notes: It doesn’t get much more classic than tailored trousers. Whether you dress them down with a slouchy knit and boots or add polish with a shirt and heels, this is a chic staple that is sure to serve you for many seasons to come. Trust us.

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3. Waistcoat

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Style Notes: After becoming a huge trend last year, I think we can all agree that, in 2024, waistcoats have firmly cemented themselves as a classic buy. Wear yours with trousers, jeans, skirts or over a dress.

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4. The Satin Midi Skirt

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Style Notes: Longer lengths have proliferated over the last couple of years, with maxi skirts becoming one of the fashion crowd’s go-tos for a polished getup. Choose a simple black or navy slip skirt or try a metallic or gemstone hue.

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5. White Jeans

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Style Notes: When it comes to denim, we believe everyone should own a pair of white jeans. Style with a blazer or knit in winter and a blouse or silk cami in the summer.

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6. The Bodysuit

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Style Notes: In our experience, a neutral bodysuit is a serious multitasking wonder. Wear it with high-waisted trousers, slip it under a dress or layer it up with a shirt.