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 even more important to build a wardrobe that you'll love for years—if not decades. To help you do that, here is a list of 25 items that will always rise high above trends, making them the perfect pieces to invest in. From the jeans that have been popular for 150 years to accessories you'll treasure, here are the 25 chicest items that will never die.
As the Burberry raincoat proves, a classic trench coat never goes out of style.
This was a wardrobe staple for Audrey Hepburn too.
Another Audrey-approved buy—a little black dress will last you decades if you opt for a classic shape.
Denim trends come and go, but skinny jeans remain timeless.
Thankfully, the high street is awash with amazing double-breasted jackets this season.
When it comes to sunnies, Ray-Ban's wayfarers are a wear-forever investment.
When it comes to leather jackets, the Acne biker is the one you want hanging in your wardrobe.
White shirts aren't just for work, as they will slot into your beach and weekend wardrobes too.
Black leather Chelsea boots are always elegant—and Acne Studio's Jensens are our favourites.
A gold pendant is another chic item that will survive all your wardrobe clear outs.
When it comes to handbags, a Chanel 2.55 quilted bag is the definition of timeless.
These Gucci horsebit loafers could feature in Eva Chen's signature pose for decades, as they are that timeless.
Whatever age you are, a cashmere jumper is always considered a chic luxury.
You might have to replace your white T-shirts regularly, but they will forever be a wardrobe building block.
Swimsuit trends are forever changing, however, a simple black swimsuit will always have a place in your suitcase.
Belts might seem like a boring purchase, but they can actually make any outfit look so much more put-together.
Ballet pumps are the "skinny jeans" of the shoe world—they might not be considered the coolest, but they always look polished. You can't go wrong with a Chanel pair like Emili Sindlev's.
When it comes to outerwear, a classic camel coat never dates. Especially if it's Max Mara.
As for jewellery, a pair of gold hoops are a solid investment—whether they are tiny, simple rings or a more statement silhouette.
A simple white trainer, whether it's a Veja or Converse, is also not going to date.
Here we have another trend to thank Coco Chanel for. A classic tweed or boucle jacket really does work when you're 80 or 18—it's just how you style it.
A black pump is another piece resistant to trends, and you'll have them as long as the stilettos remain standing.
You can't possibly talk about wardrobe icons without mentioning Levi's 501s. Did you know they have actually been around since 1873?
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.
A classic leather pair of sandals is something you'll want to wear forever—especially if they're Hermès Orans.
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