While there is absolutely nothing wrong with having your wardrobe up to date, keeping up with the latest outfit trends can be a chore. Sometimes there is a lot to be said about going back to basics. Particularly, since there are some items of clothing that never go out of style. Let’s face it, some clothes are destined to remain chic season after season. Looking to simplify your closet and life? Check out these investment-worthy classics.
Little Black Dress
The little black dress – or the LBD as many like to call it – is highly unlikely to ever go out of style. According to Natanael Morgan from the fashion platform styleSPRING.co.uk, Coco Chanel was already sporting this little number way back in the 20s. It was then made popular by Audrey Hepburn who wore it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. “From short to long to lacy, the LBD has stayed on the radar of fashionistas up to this day,” she says. “An LBD has many charms. Not only is it flattering to the figure but also very versatile. It can also be easily dressed up with a pair of high heels and an elegant clutch or dressed down with flats and a simple jacket.”
A Pair of Jeans
We all have that pair of jeans we absolutely love, and for a good reason. Whether elegant or casual, jeans are damn comfortable. For jeans that last a lifetime, opt for a timeless look that compliments your figure. For example, a pair of skinny jeans can be easily worn both during the day and night – they can also be easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion. In addition, it pays to buy a pricier pair of jeans if you want them to last. After all, we have all seen how quickly budget jeans can lose color after a few washes.
Cashmere wool is obtained from goats and has been used to make clothing for hundreds of years. It is both comfortable and warm, which makes it a perfect companion for cool evenings. And while you could be forgiven for not being overly impressed by the cashmere knits your grandma used to wear, things have certainly taken a turn for the better in the style department. While a cashmere knit may set you back a little more than you probably would expect, you can rest assured that it will last a lifetime, provide that you take care of it (yes, this includes handwashing).
Called a jumper in the UK, a good sweater is one of those things none of us can go without. And there are so many reasons why. Sweaters are comfortable, warm enough to keep us happy on cool evenings and super easy to wash (hurrah for low-maintenance clothing). Sweaters are also very easy to match with other items of clothing, providing that you don’t opt for pinks, yellows or lime greens. And just like other staples in your closet, they can be either dressed down or dressed down depending on your preference.