If you’re a regular reader of Who What Wear UK, you’ll know we’re big believers in curating a more sustainable capsule wardrobe, full of pieces you truly love. Buying less better items means you’ll more confidently be able to pull items out of your closet season after season, and some classics even remain wearable all year round. That’s not to say everything needs to be a luxury investment, you’ll also know we love to hunt down expensive-looking items on the high street that do the same job. But when it comes to those hero pieces you wear to death—the perfect white shirt or pair of black tailored trousers, for example—prioritising quality over quantity will ensure the longevity you’re looking for.
When you are choosing to invest in those items, it’s understandable that you might want a little extra guidance as to which brands and pieces we editors believe are truly worth your money. We’ve worked in this industry a long time, after all, and had the opportunity to get up close and personal with fabrics and designs from so many different brands. Hands down the one we all stand behind for the best wardrobe staples, though, is The Row.
Yes, the Olsen twins’ label is known for high price tags and an array of celebrity fans, but their designs unequivocally stand the test of time. Proven by the fact that the same pieces stay at the top of fashion’s most wanted lists for years—Kendall Jenner’s favourite beige wide-leg trousers and the classic leather fisherman sandals are just two examples. Not only are the pieces timeless, but introducing just one or two buys into your wardrobe will elevate everything else in it. Of course, a top-to-toe The Row outfit is the dream, but pairing the trousers with an Arket shirt is high-low dressing at its finest and will still look incredibly chic.
So if you’ve been considering upgrading your staples this summer for an all-around more elevated look that lasts, keep scrolling and you’ll find the nine investment buys from The Row we believe you’ll never regret.
1. LOOSE TROUSERS
TyLynn give us all a lesson in chic summer dressing while wearing The Row trousers.
Rose Huntington-Whiteley always looks elegant, but especially so here wearing a The Row rust brown silk shirt and trouser set.
3. TIMELESS SANDALS
Brittany wears her The Row sandals all the time, providing us with endless inspiration for how to style them.
4. ESSENTIAL BASICS
5. LEATHER ACCESSORIES
6. FLOATY DRESSES
7. LIGHT JACKETS
8. SUMMER DENIM
9. MIDI SKIRTS