Once, the role of a fashion editor was writing about new trends and what is coming next. However, we think that just as much (if not more) focus should be given to classic items. So how do we decide what makes it into our everlasting line-up? These items can be from either the high street or the most exclusive luxury fashion houses, but all fit within a few criteria. One, they are of exceptional quality. Two, they are timeless and will be a worthwhile addition to any wardrobe. Three, all of our editors agree they are the best of the best.
We have written about some truly special investment pieces, such as Chanel pumps, Max Mara coats and Cartier watches worn by royalty, diving into the history of the items, the icons who have worn them and how you can buy them today. But we are also keen to show classic items that don’t have a heritage background, such as a blazer from & Other Stories, which has been one of the top-selling items on Who What Wear for years, and an Arket T-shirt we believe is legendary. So grab a cup of tea and get ready for a quick run-through of the 32 items we will never ever stop raving about.