Nothing beats a purchase that will see you through season after season. Timeless classics create the foundations of your wardrobe and will earn interest as you wear them. If you love a trend, buy a high quality, beautifully executed piece that will stand the test of time, whether it’s a classic from ‘THEN’ or the season’s update for ‘NOW’.
Top of Autumn’s best invest list has to be the Burberry trench: a timeless, functional and stylish piece that you’ll wear season after season come rain or shine. With so many designers adapting their own versions, you’ll be able to find the style and cut that suits you.
As we head into the depths of winter, a great coat to warm you during the cold months is essential. Choosing a streamlined cut that can be worn over both casual and eveningwear will be the key to your buy. Look out for a fabric that will hold its shape and survive the elements. For A/W11, English Heritage is a trend worth investing in; a neutral-toned tweed coat will be a great staple item for your wardrobe, seen on the catwalk at Celine, Mulberry and Stella McCartney.
With statement knitwear having a major moment, it’s a snuggly investment that we’ll never tire of. Great chunky knits can luxe up a pair of jeans instantly. This season some of the snazziest sweaters have taken control. Carven’s Cashmere rampant Lion jumper dominated the front row and will work season after season.
Introduced by Coco Chanel in the 1920’s, The Little Black Dress has truly stood the test of time, available in every designer’s collection and in every store, the dress is designed to suit every occasion. The ultimate piece to invest in from ‘THEN’ or for ‘NOW’.
And of course no outfit is complete without a great piece of arm candy. The It bag is back and at its best in the form of Balenciaga’s Lariat, YSL’s Muse and Chloe’s Marcie. Look out for a great statement staple in ‘THEN’ and ‘NOW’ that you’ll wear with every outfit in every season.