If there's anyone who knows a thing or two about designer investments, it's the people at NET-A-PORTER. Stocking all of the most lust-worthy, elevated fashion items you could ever dream of, the site is a veritable gold mine of future heirlooms. It also helps that, this season, the platform has put together an edit of what it considers to be the ultimate wardrobe must-haves, aka a definitive list of buy-now-love-forever pieces hand-picked by the experts.
Curated by NET-A-PORTER's fashion experts, these hard-working staples promise endless versatility. We have offerings from time-tested Who What Wear faves, such as Totême, Loewe and Jil Sander, alongside newer names, including Halfboy and Le Kashka. In other words, these brands have made it their business to deliver fashion basics that couldn't be further from boring.
We got some intel from NET-A-PORTER's senior market editor, Libby Page, about the key categories and products that make up the perfect capsule wardrobe. We're talking everything from leather jackets to cosy knits, so scroll down to see and shop the edit.
"Cold-weather coats, such as JW Anderson's exclusive leather-trimmed, quilted, padded shell parka, or Alaïa's oversized belted herringbone coat, offer substance as well as style. Our "New and Forever" edit offers styles for all occasions, whether that's a country walk or pounding the city pavements." — Libby Page, senior market editor, NET-A-PORTER
"Knits are a fundamental transitional piece in your wardrobe and can provide a welcome hit of colour and texture to any look. Style Joseph's belted cashmere cardigan or Totême's ribbed turtleneck sweater half-tucked into jeans or a midi skirt for a versatile day-to-night look." — Page
"A blouse is a strong wardrobe staple, which offers many styling options that create versatility and ease within your everyday wardrobe. Standout designs this season include Peter Do's trench silk blouse and Chloé's cream blouse, which will add a playful spin to any outfit with its multicoloured marble buttons." — Page
"A jacket is the ultimate forever piece that will transition through seasons and across looks. It can be worn from work to weekend, and styles such as Halfboy's panelled shearling jacket or The Row's gathered cashmere-blend jacket promise to sharpen and add instant cool to any outfit." — Page
"Contemporary bag shapes and '90s silhouettes, such as Bottega Veneta's Jodie knotted intrecciato leather tote or Gucci's Jackie shoulder bag, have endured in popularity. They can be styled as the focal point of your outfit while remaining practical and functional." — Page
"Chunky-soled leather boots are your go-to shoe for any season. The ideal all-rounders can be styled with everything from dresses to denim and dressed up or down. Look to Stella McCartney's platform Chelsea boots to make a statement or Khaite's Calgary leather Chelsea boots for a pared-back style." — Page