It has been proven on countless occasions that the art of following trends, yet being yourself lies in the perfect combination of staples and trends, something that makes us feel up to date with the runways, but let’s us keep the control of our own style.
However, fashion is about being smart, and being smart means not spending thousands of dollars on things that you won’t be able to wear in 24 hours. While we’re all aware that we’re guilty of this crime, it is about time we made a list of things that are worth spending money on, worth wearing for an eternity and considering how we can develop feelings for fashion items – worth sleeping in.
1. The Black Blazer
The eye-candy we have here is the Emporio Armani Jacket in boiled wool, also known as ‘its Majesty: The Black Blazer”. Like Paris, the black blazer is always a good idea, meaning that it’s okay to splurge on this, knowing that you cannot go wrong with it, no matter how you combine it. With a pair of boyfriend jeans and statement sandals, to follow the latest trends, a black blazer is the staple in your appearance, giving you that air of ‘I didn’t even bother, yet I look so good, right?’
2. White Blouse
After you’ve had some time admiring this creation, it’s time to get to know it. Anne Fontaine’s fitted Armantine works perfect when buttoned up for work and even more astonishing with a loose button for an evening drink. Goes perfectly well with the current brown bag and camel coat, but it is a charmingly plain white blouse, so you can pretty much wear it with everything, it looks beautiful in any combination.
3. The Classic Black Leather Pump
One of the best creations of the fashion industry, the classic black pump is the line between casual and dressed up. A combination of jeans, a coat and a statement top, goes from casual if worn with Converse, to incredibly chic when worn with these Rupert Sanderson Divas, for example. Yes, definitely worth their price as they can effortlessly rocket your style from random to royal.
4. The Chanel Bag
This staple doesn’t even need a special introduction. It just stands there, iconic and perfect, easily combined with every other staple in your closet, every new trend that surprises you, because it cannot go wrong. The Chanel Classic Flap Bag is an investment in your style and self-confidence, something to go well with both jeans and an evening dress, and most definitely something you can proudly gift to your granddaughters, once you’re 80 and ready to part with it.
5. The Little Black Dress
Alexander McQueen Sleeveless Halter-Front A-Line dress represents the perfect combination of a staple we’re so used to love and the edge that it needs to be noticeable. When shopping for a black dress, it’s very possible that you find yours in a random shop, but just in case you were wondering, one never goes wrong by buying a designer LBD. Just like the Chanel Bag, just like the Black Blazer (there’s a black pattern here), it’s something you can wear forever, and whether you insert a statement necklace, or sandals from the latest collections, the LBD will always be LBD.
Fashion is not only about chasing trends and insisting on buying everything that we see on the runways. As fashion and style icons have taught us, fashion is about being smart, feminine and classy. These items will forever make you proud of your fashion sense and serve as proof for it whenever you put them on.