There's a misconception that you can't find classic wardrobe items on the high street—that the pieces are too trend-led and their appeal will fade when new sartorial movements come into play. However, we're here to prove otherwise.
Following on from this, we've rounded up all the expensive-looking pieces that fit this citation to bring you the best high-street classic items from each store to spend your money on. The perfect capsule is but a scroll away.
1. & OTHER STORIES DRESSES
Style Notes: We've made a pact to wear more dresses this year. Naturally, & Other Stories' dress department is our first port of call. From puff sleeves to statement prints, every one is perfection.
Who What Wear UK's editor Emma Spedding wears the Marks and Spencer ballet flats.
Style Notes: Might we turn your attention to Marks and Spencer's ever-popular ballet flats for spring? Sans the bow usually found on ballerina pumps, these pairs have been a hit with our editors and influencers who have minimalistic aesthetics.
Style Notes: One of the pioneers of the now-essential straight-leg jeans, Weekday's denim department never fails to impress us. The most popular styles are undoubtedly the Rowe and Voyager jeans, both of which rival pairs five times the price.
Style Notes: Some high-street brands are guilty of taking their accessories a step too far, be it with oversized zips or unnecessary branding. COS, however, opts for the pared-back approach, making its arm candy the most expensive-looking out there.
Style Notes: Okay, so you mightn’t be wearing sandals for the foreseeable, but if you’re planning on a winter getaway or simply want to think ahead to summer, here’s a pair that’s worthy of your consideration. Having launched in 2018, Dune's best-selling Loupe sandals continue to be one of the most coveted pairs on the high street. When they look this sleek, it’s not hard to see why.
Style Notes: Over the past couple of seasons, Warehouse has gone from strength to strength, with fashion people lapping up its directional take on the trends. Spring’s offering is just as impressive, including everything from graphic stripes to brocade florals.