As an editor of a fashion website, I spend a lot of time reporting on new trends, new labels and new ways to wear things. However, sometimes you really never can 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 is not only a way to have a more sustainable approach to fashion but 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 built of pieces that all perfectly match. There are 28 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 accessories you'll treasure forever, here are the 28 chicest items that will quite simply never die.
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When it comes to denim, we believe everyone should own a pair of white jeans. They work year-round.
As Burberry proves, a classic trench coat never goes out of style.
A.P.C.'s half-moon bag is a timeless accessory, and it's under £345.
A printed silk scarf by the likes of Hermès or Gucci is the sort of item you'll pass onto your grandchildren. And the good thing is they can be styled in dozens of ways.
Black pumps are the pièce de résistance of trends, and you'll have them as long as the stilettos remain standing.
Thankfully, the high street is awash with amazing double-breasted jackets this season.