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Wardrobe Essentials That Stood The Test Of Time: Building A Classic Closet


In this ever-evolving world of fashion, trends come and go with the seasons, but there are certain timeless wardrobe essentials that remain steadfast, transcending fleeting fads. Investing in these classic items not only ensures you have a versatile wardrobe but also promises longevity and style sustainability. Here’s a guide to timeless pieces you should invest in to build a wardrobe that stands the test of time.

1. The Little Black Dress (LBD)

The Little Black Dress, often abbreviated as LBD, is a cornerstone of timeless fashion. Introduced by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, the LBD has become a symbol of elegance and simplicity. Its versatility is unmatched; it can be dressed up with heels and statement jewellery for a formal event or dressed down with flats and a cardigan for a casual outing. 

CODE Women Solid Square Neck Bodycon Dress

When choosing an LBD, opt for a silhouette that flatters your body type, and consider details like fabric quality and fit to ensure it remains as one of the wardrobe essentials for years to come. Here’s one LBD staple by Code.

2. A Classic Maxi-dress

A maxi dress is another essential piece that has stood the test of time. The long and flowy dresses were first introduced – again by Coco Chanel – in the 1960s. It quickly became a fashion favourite and evolved into a stylish and functional outerwear option. Its playful colours, prints and silhouette make it suitable for various occasions and weather conditions. Here’s an embroidered maxi dress from Colour Me that is an absolute must-have!

COLOUR ME Women Embroidered Off-Shoulder Maxi Dress

3. A Quality Pair of Denim Jeans

Denim jeans are a wardrobe essential that never goes out of style. Investing in a high-quality pair of jeans ensures durability and a perfect fit. Classic cuts such as straight-leg, bootcut, or high-waisted are particularly timeless and versatile. Dark wash denim is ideal for a polished look, while lighter washes offer a more relaxed, casual vibe. For men – these light-coloured distressed jeans from Spykar will match any vibe you’re going for. Women are loving these relaxed denim joggers from Kraus

SPYKAR Men Mid-Wash Skinny Fit Jeans

  1. The White Button-Down Shirt

The white button-down shirt is a timeless piece that exudes sophistication and versatility. It can be worn in myriad ways, from office attire to a casual weekend look. Pair it with tailored trousers for a professional setting, or tuck it into a pair of jeans for an effortlessly chic outfit. Investing in a well-made white shirt such as this one from Van Huesen, will remain a reliable piece in your wardrobe for years.

VAN HEUSEN Women Solid Spread Collar Casual Shirt

5. The Blazer

A well-fitted blazer is a must-have for both men and women. This versatile piece can instantly elevate any outfit, adding a touch of sophistication and polish. Opt for classic colours such as black, navy, or grey to maximise versatility. Or you can switch up your style by shopping for this cutwork casual blazer from Ginger. 

GINGER Women Schiffli Casual Jacket

Men can opt for ultimate sophistication in their look and shop for this grey blazer from Arrow that is both classy and timeless – and also one of the most sought-after wardrobe essentials.

6. A Timeless Watch

A classic watch is more than just a functional accessory; it’s a statement piece that reflects personal style. Investing in a high-quality watch ensures it becomes a cherished item that can be passed down through generations. Look for timeless designs with leather or metal straps and simple, elegant faces. Here’s a water resistant couples’ analog watch set from Titan, that is truly a ‘timeless’ piece. 

TITAN Bandhan Water-Resistant Couple Analog Watch Set - NS16362565KM01P

7. A Leather Handbag

A good leather handbag is a timeless investment that adds elegance and functionality to any outfit. When choosing a handbag, consider size, structure, and versatility. A medium-sized tote or a classic shoulder bag in a neutral colour such as black, brown, or beige will complement various looks and occasions. Here’s a classic handbag from Caprese that is bound to make a fashion statement.

CAPRESE Women Printed Leather Handheld Bag

8. Black Pumps

Black pumps are a classic footwear choice and a wardrobe essential that can be paired with almost all outfits. Whether for the office, a night out, or a formal event, black pumps add a touch of elegance and sophistication. When investing in black pumps, prioritise comfort and quality. Look for well-crafted shoes with cushioned insoles like these classic black pumps from Code, that are comfortable to walk-in for extended periods.

CODE Women Solid Stiletto Heels

9. A Tailored Suit

For men, a tailored suit is a timeless piece that exudes confidence and professionalism. Investing in a well-fitted suit in a classic colour like black, navy, or grey ensures you have a go-to option for formal events, job interviews, and important meetings. The key to a timeless suit is the fit, so consider having it tailored to your exact measurements for a polished and sophisticated look. Here’s a perfectly tailored suit for men from Arrow that will amp up your look.

ARROW Men Full Sleeves Tailored Fit Three Piece Suit

10. The Pencil Skirt

The pencil skirt is a versatile and timeless piece that can be worn for various occasions. Its sleek silhouette flatters most body types and can be easily styled for both professional and casual settings. Pair it with a blouse and blazer for the office, or a simple tee and sneakers for a chic, casual look. Check out this grey pencil skirt from Allen solly that is a wardrobe essential and an epitome of sophistication.

ALLEN SOLLY Women Solid Pencil Skirt

11. The Classic Leather Jacket

A classic leather jacket adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Its versatility allows it to be paired with everything from jeans and dresses to skirts and trousers. When investing in a leather jacket, look for high-quality leather and a timeless design. Black and brown are classic colour choices that offer maximum versatility and style longevity. Here’s one black leather jacket for men from Forca, and for women, this classy brown biker jacket from Flying Machine is giving us all the baddie vibes!

FORCA Men Solid Faux Leather Hooded Biker Jacket

Investing in timeless wardrobe essentials not only enhances your look, but also promotes sustainable fashion practices. These classic items provide the foundation for a versatile and stylish wardrobe that can be adapted to various trends and personal styles. By prioritising quality and fit, you can enjoy these timeless pieces for many years, ensuring that your wardrobe remains both chic and functional. So, take the time to invest in these essential items and build a wardrobe that truly stands the test of time.

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