Pieces deemed as ‘staples’ and ‘essentials’ are often underrated; on account of their practicality, it is assumed they lack excitement. However, with lockdown shining a light on the importance of timeless design, many closet classics are finally getting the recognition they deserve, with the most ardent fashion fans proving that, when you apply a little imagination, these fail-safe pieces make for some truly stylish outfits.
Take Loewe’s straight-leg jeans: from the ultra-flattering cut – a high waist elongates the legs – to the vintage-inspired indigo wash, you’re sure to have them on heavy rotation. You could style them with a white tank top and call it a day, but for a more memorable off-duty look, why not play up to their retro connotations? Paired with Nili Lotan’s chic double-breasted blazer, Saint Laurent’s towering platforms and a few choice accessories (gold hoops and a fringed bag provide the perfect finishing touch), these jeans feel anything but basic.
If your tastes are a little more contemporary, tap into the season’s minimal mood by investing in Totême’s classic camel shirt. This piece makes the perfect addition to any working wardrobe, but its style mileage doesn’t stop there. Give yours a decidedly out-of-office feel by wearing it undone and layered over a white tank; finish with Ganni’s butter-soft leather shorts and streamlined accessories for an alternative take on after-dark dressing.