Discover the classic looks from Paris Fashion Week that will always be in style regardless of current trends, from the trusty trench coat to pearl accessories.
Wardrobe staples, the styles that have surpassed Fashions’ fleeting time frame and are known for their distinct characteristics of versatility, and functionality. Pared-back but never boring, we’ve gathered the versatile, seasonless wardrobe-essentials that we’ve spotted on the Paris Fashion Week runways.
There is nothing more classic than a Chanel suit. We really love this season’s contemporary twist on the iconic tweed blazer. This audacious look reveals a bare waist emphasised with a chain in between a cropped jacket and sporty trousers. Classic with a touch of contemporary style.
Who doesn’t love pearls? The classic pearl has stood the test of time. From gracing the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana, and Kamala Harris who has made pearl her signature accessory. Whereas pearl jewelry might evoke a super-polished and glamorous look, the modern interpretation isn’t so prim and proper. There are more natural shapes and interesting sculptural elements to the accessories like this Jil Sander pearl necklace which is an interesting take on the classic jewelry staple
There’s nothing more we love than when a wardrobe staple gets elevated to new heights, and this season it’s our wardrobe favourite the trusty trench. Its classic shape and silhouette will adapt itself to just about anything in your wardrobe. This buttery hue is almost as versatile as a classic beige but feels a step dressier because of the latex material. It’s a style that we know will look just as good in five years’ time as it does today. Now that’s what we call a good investment.
A classic knit with a great cut will stand out in your wardrobe as your new favorite wardrobe staple. Wear it as sophisticated loungewear or dress it up by adding leather boots and a leather bag for when you leave the house. Comfort and loungewear are here to stay as a new wardrobe staple and theres nothing more classic than a white dress.
Everyone needs a leather coat in their staple wardrobe, we love Acne Studios’ take on this great classic. While comfort-first wardrobe staples aren’t going anytime soon, adding a sleek leather coat over any outfit can make the mundane feel special again. This vest style is versatile and can be easily layered over multiple outfits. It’s one of the items you will have in your closet for years.
Styling a calf-length dress with knee-high gathered boots will always feel chic and elegant. We particularly love the mix of masculine and feminine details in this design. The shoulder pads and cinched-in waist adds structure and sophistication to the style. The crisp white tone, classic cut, and draping make it a glamorous wardrobe staple for when we attend events again.
Longchamp, a brand that has long been a champion of timeless design takes its inspiration from the renowned Parisien racecourse and the works of French interior designer Pierre Paulin for the brand’s fall/winter 2021 fashion show. The house is imbued with a sense of clarity and functionality with each piece being wearable and classic. The innovative approach to line, function, color, and materials harmonize with the creative and positive spirit of Longchamp.