We're all for defining your own unique personal style, but at the same time, it's also great to have an array of clothes that are timeless and versatile—a perfectly honed capsule you can always rely on. Case in point? These fashionable women. Right now, we're feeling particularly inspired by those who choose simplicity over standing out and in turn, those who get maximum wear out of their expertly selected items.
So we delved deep into Instagram to bring you the very best classic dressers, from the starry likes of Victoria Beckham and Alexa Chung to our favourite influencers. As you'll soon discover, common classic pieces include trench coats, simple boots, Breton stripes, and well-cut trousers. However, there are also more directional ensembles to pine over, too. Most notably one involving a jewel-toned satin slip dress and an oversized blazer. Divine.
Keep scrolling to see what classic style really means.
Style Notes: For after dark, nothing looks more sophisticated than a slip dress paired with an oversized blazer. Thank you, Marisa, for the reminder. We recommend checking out her feed for more excellent dress options.
Style Notes: Yes, trainers can look classic when they're worn with a monochromatic midi dress—particularly one with a high neckline. Emma was one of the first to snap up this cult Topshop dress, so her feed is definitely one to keep an eye on for the next must-have.
Style Notes: Red and black is easily one of the most classic colour pairings. Throw in a monochromatic accessory like the ever-polished Danielle (who, by the way, is wearing her own designs for Navabi) to finish the look.
Style Notes: If you're in need of holiday outfit inspiration, look no further than Debora's ensemble. The beige hue of her dress looks elegant with her straw hat—the epitome of glossy St. Tropez style. If glossy outfits are your thing, we implore you to give this girl a follow.
Style Notes: We always turn to Holly—who just so happens to be a Topshop personal stylist—for chic city wares, and this denim cutoffs–and–linen blouse look will be the first thing we wear when summer arrives.
Style Notes: Irina is a master at laid-back style and, as such, is giving us a newfound appreciation the all-too-often overlooked all-black outfit. The fact that it takes two seconds to style is an added bonus.
Style Notes: Ask Kerri and she'll likely tell you that leopard print is essentially a neutral—and we couldn't agree more. Make like the stylish mama and wear it with a chunky knit and trainers for an elevated off-duty outfit.
Style Notes: Some trends were meant to be worn together, and that can certainly be said of leopard print and khaki. We bet this is an ensemble fashion journalist Alyson Walsh will be wearing for years to come.
Style Notes: A well-cut suit is one of the sleekest things you'll ever own, and we're of the opinion that it looks best worn with a plain white tee. Naturally, the sartorially blessed Vanessa Wong agrees.
Style Notes: Every grown-up wardrobe should include a black shift dress that can be dressed up or down with the switch of a pair of shoes. Ume-Romaan is an expert at taking smart pieces and giving them her own unique, incredibly stylish spin.
Style Notes: Of course, no classic style roundup would be complete without a cameo from Victoria Beckham. This outfit consisting of palazzo trousers and a high-neck blouse is one of our favourite VB looks of late.