From classic jeans to a universal trench coat, which has been an indispensable outerwear model for many years: we have compiled a full-fledged guide to the ideal basic wardrobe, which will be relevant many years later.
Trends are passing before us with fleeting speed, but the concept of “style” would not exist if, in addition to hot trending novelties, there were no timeless things that are relevant not only after a few seasons, but also after a few years. It is these that often form the basis and the very notorious basic wardrobe that everyone wants to take over.
Now there are many brands in fashion that have made such progress in the skill of creating certain things that we associate these wardrobe items exclusively with them — even if other designers offer no less stylish and cool alternatives. Such things include, for example, a Burberry trench coat or Levi’s jeans — things that have long established themselves as standards. We tell you about all the main wardrobe items that have not been out of the list of trends for many years (and which you can safely add to your shopping list if you want to always look relevant).
When it comes to jeans, the first association often arises with the Levi’s brand. Their iconic model 501 was created at the end of the XIX century, but only in the 60s of the XX century they became truly popular. Even such a rise sounds unthinkable — after 70 years, this style is still relevant and will definitely stay with us for a long time. So why not invest in quality and choose the perfect basic model that will always be relevant? The stars also agree with fashion experts. For example, Marilyn Monroe wore the model 501 on the set of the movie “The Restless”, and Steve Jobs made these jeans his most recognizable feature of the image.
Max Mara Coat
The Italian house offers many iconic coats to lovers of classics every season, but the iconic beige coat 101801, a soft Teddy fur coat and a Manuel robe with a belt have become truly timeless among their models. The classic beige shade “camel” is suitable not only for all skin tones, but also for all styles — besides, it is these models that are repeated by the brand from season to season, so you should not worry about the fact that the model may disappear from the assortment.
Burberry Trench Coat
Burberry trench coat needs no introduction. In 1879, Thomas Burberry developed a unique waterproof gabardine cotton and patented his development, after which the designer was asked to create new coats for the British army that would be lighter but resistant to weather conditions. Then during the First World War, these clothes were worn by soldiers who fought in the trenches. The modern classic trench coat has not changed much and is still extremely functional and convenient.
Uniqlo brand has long been a favorite of all those who adore a versatile and functional style of clothing that does not depend on current trends. The world is especially fond of thin jackets and vests, which can be worn during the transitional demi-season or used as an additional layer under a thinner coat or jacket.
Gucci Jackie Bag
The classic Gucci Jackie bag was developed by the Italian house in the 1950s and was originally called Fifties Constance. However, after Jackie Kennedy repeatedly appeared with this accessory in public, it became synonymous with the style of the former First Lady — and even got her name. Since then, the Jackie model has been a key bag in many of the brand’s collections and has often been relaunched with minor changes. By the way, among the fans of this model are not only women, but also men — for example, an ardent Gucci fan Harry Styles.
If there is a brand that easily stamps trends and at the same time manages to create universal things out of time, then this is Gucci. Since 2015, under the creative leadership of Alessandro Michele, the House has become one of the most popular labels in the fashion industry. And one of the most sought-after items from the collections remains a belt with the Gucci logo, which stars and fashion influencers are crazy about. This is one of those designer accessories that remain as popular as they were on launch day.
Adidas Stan Smith sneakers
Initially, a pair of shoes introduced in the 60s was created for tennis players. The white sneakers received their iconic name in 1978 — as a tribute to the famous American tennis player Stan Smith. And in 2015, the recognizable model experienced another round of fame. The story goes that in order to revive the demand for Stan Smith sneakers, in 2014 adidas offered this model to the now former creative director of Celine, Phoebe Filo. Obviously, the marketing tactic worked exactly as planned. In the following years, everyone paid attention to this model: from Victoria Beckham and Marc Jacobs to Kendall Jenner and Zendaya.
Hermès Birkin Bag
The Hermès Birkin bag is the most important investment and has a recognizable shape that many dream of. The accessories of the accessory can be made from countless materials — it is made by hand in six stages within 20 hours. The price for such a non—aging model is, of course, fabulous – it is extremely difficult to get this bag, but it is still possible.
Dr. Martens shoes
In the XX century, 25-year-old soldier Klaus Martens and his friend and business partner Herbert Funk could hardly have imagined that 70 years later, rough shoes would become favorites of fashion influencers at fashion weeks and one of the most popular pairs of shoes in the world. Universal design and durability are the main reasons why these shoes will continue to win more and more new fans.
Panthère de Cartier watches
The first Panthère de Cartier watches were released in 1983 and refer back to the 80s thanks to a massive gold strap bracelet. Despite its brightness, this option looks quite concise and versatile thanks to a gold chain bracelet in combination with a square dial with rounded corners. It is named after the panther, which is the emblem of the house, and the bracelet resembles the flexible movements of a stalking predator.
Another pair of shoes that definitely needs no introduction. “Converse” is known and deeply loved by everyone — both stars who adore trending novelties, and fans of universal and functional fashion who prefer options for many years. In the collections of the American brand, you can find both classic models and unusual collaborations with modern artists and designers.
Tiffany T Bracelet
The Tiffany T collection, presented in 2014, was created by Francesca Amfiteatrof and was her first development as the design director of Tiffany & Co. The designer was inspired by the style of New York women and the dynamics of the world’s noisiest city, but at the same time took as a basis simplicity and concise design, which were an integral part of the vision of the Amphitheater. The uncomplicated aesthetics of the Tiffany T bracelet makes it a hit among fans of restrained style, and the unmistakable letter “T” serves as a status symbol for those who adore logomania.
The popular Birkenstock Arizona sandals have been around for many years (actually since 1973) and are considered one of the most comfortable and affordable options. Although for some time they belonged to the category of ugly shoes, now it is “birkenstocks” that is the most versatile and popular summer shoe model among the stars (Katie Holmes, Gigi Hadid and Alexa Chung are among the fans, which says a lot).
Cartier Juste un Clou Bracelet
The bracelet in the form of a nail Juste un Clou is the “younger sister” of the Cartier Love model. Its name in French means “just a nail”. One of the most popular and timeless bracelets was designed by designer Aldo Cipullo and released in 1971. The creator of the jewelry adored the minimalist androgynous style and was distinguished by his love for everything related to nuts, bolts and screws. Italian Aldo also wanted to emphasize the connection with traditional craft techniques.
Body is not the most obvious thing for a basic wardrobe, but in fact it turns out to be an indispensable wardrobe item that all fashion experts have. The Wolford brand has achieved the greatest success in creating the ideal model. Their Colorado bodysuit is a favorite of Natalie Portman, Priyanka Chopra and Gigi Hadid.
Despite the fact that the iconic two-tone Chanel pumps were created more than 60 years ago, they still remain one of the most coveted pairs of shoes. Every season, the French brand releases an updated variation, which is instantly sold out. Two—tone shoes were designed by Coco Chanel in 1957 and still remain relevant – what is not an investment shoe.
Akin to the Hermès Birkin bag, the watch model of the French house is also versatile and instantly recognizable, but it does not catch the eye. Usually there is a characteristic letter H on the watch, and the straps are made in orange, brown or black colors, which have become the most important for the Hermès brand. Despite the fact that the cost of a classic watch is far from budget-friendly, this is one of those models that you will definitely wear all your life.
Uniqlo Heattech Thermal Underwear
Heattech is an innovative Uniqlo line, which is sold-out with the onset of each winter. The unique technology was developed by the Japanese brand together with the world-famous textile company Torei. The resulting fabric easily regulates body temperature, retains heat, does not cause discomfort and warms in the cold months, so Uniqlo thermal underwear is often used as an additional layer.
Barbour was founded in 1845 and has become world—famous thanks to outerwear, which has changed little over the past decades – which is an undeniable plus for fans of timeless clothing. The brand has long been a favorite of the British royal family, which especially appreciates high-quality, practical and classic things.