Your Luxury Collective: Build the ultimate capsule wardrobe
If you had to start your wardrobe from scratch, where would you begin? What is the secret to a perfectly curated wardrobe? Minimalism is by no means a new concept but it's growing in popularity due to a greater focus on sustainability. Not only will the ‘less is more’ approach help declutter your space but by investing in chic staple items, you’ll also halve the time it takes to put together an outfit. So, get ahead with our edit of 12 timeless wardrobe classics to buy now and wear forever. Discover the latest style updates from Prada, Gucci, Chanel, Fendi and how to wear them.
Pictured above: Christian Louboutin Horse Guarda Boot
The printed dress
Pretty in print? Always. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a dress out there that you could slip on to elevate your look without having to think twice about it? Good news, there is! The printed dress, a fashion-pack favourite which also radiates modern femininity.
The chicest way to wear pattern this season exists in the form of the Fendi Roma Joshua Vides denim dress. Crafted from cotton denim with a floral print on a cloudy sky base in light blue and black, this timeless edition is fitted at the waist with a flared skirt and pockets on the side. Pair with heels for lunch dates, or for an edgier look, team it with boots or sneakers. It can also be worn on its own or layered during the cooler months. If you prefer a maxi, Tory Burch has reworked classic porcelain patterns in her latest collection. Subversively striking yet pretty, this smocked sundress has adjustable straps and a long, tiered skirt. Wear it to the beach over a swimsuit or dress it up for summer parties.
Image Credit: Fendi Roma Joshua Vides Denim Dress
Image Credit: Tory Burch Printed Tie-Shoulder Dress
The penny loafer
Is a casual flat a wardrobe essential? We're not sure if we need to dignify that question with an answer. The appeal of a classic loafer - both polished and comfortable, is of course one of our favourite transeasonal shoes. Whether you prefer a block heel, gold embellishments or can’t go a day without flaunting leopard print, there’s a style for you! Tory Burch’s Tory features a delicate bow. Taking inspiration from menswear, this shoe is constructed in smooth and embossed leather, is finished with a comfortable cushioned insole and a collapsible back - so you can wear it as a slipper, indoors or out. A cult classic known only too well, Gucci’s black leather loafer has a slimmer shape with a rounded square toe, completed with the house’s iconic Double G hardware. Since the introduction of its classic shape in 1950s, the preppy-inspired shoe has continued to reign, redesigned over and over again.
Image credit: Tory Burch Tory Charm Loafer
Image credit: Christian Louboutin Loafer
Image credit: Gucci Leather Loafer with Double G
Image credit: Chanel Loafers
Sneaker fad trends come and go. However, nothing dresses down - yet also complements - an outfit more than a crisp white sneaker. Pro tip: keep your kicks simple to achieve maximum cost-per-wear, this style is essential in a minimalist wardrobe. Low-top laced sneakers featuring a Saint Laurent Paris signature along the side sole and embossed signature at the back tab could well be your next investment piece.
Image credit: Saint Laurent Malibu sneakers in canvas and leather
Image credit: Christian Louboutin Arkenspeed
Ballet flats can either be considered as nothing more than a 'commuter shoe' or insanely Parisian chic. Luckily, for those who can’t get enough of this elegant and forever wearable style, brands such as Tory Burch and Prada have put their own spin on the style this season. Classy and comfortable, you’ll want to wear them daily. Be sure to Visit Tory Burch on Level 4. The new Tory Burch Georgia Ballet Flat plays with tonal texture, designed with a flattering high vamp and a cushioned insole. The suede is triple-dyed- a special technique that creates a rich colour. For a dainty pair, Salvatore Ferragamo’s Viva Ballet Flats in a neutral shade will also serve you well for many years to come or if you’re keen for something edgier, you can’t go past a pair of Valentino Rock stud Caged Flats in Poudre.
Image credit: Tory Burch Georgia Ballet Flat
Image credit: Prada Patent leather ballerinas
Image credit: Salvatore Ferragamo Viva Ballet Flat
Fine gold jewellery
Elevated laid-back looks with fine, fashion-forward jewellery. For timeless designs that exude everlasting style, visit Gucci and Saint Laurent today. These key pieces are foundational to any classic outfit. In fact, Chanel refers to its earring collection as 'the vocabulary of style'.
Image credit: Gucci Interlocking G 18k bracelet
Image credit: Saint Laurent Mini Heart Pendant Necklace in metal
Image credit: Chanel COCO Crush Earrings
The camel coat
Not sure how to dress for the weather? The feeling is neutral. Go-to outerwear is essential all months of the year. A classic trench coat will last a lifetime and camel might just be the only colour you ever need. It always looks chic, goes with everything, and won’t date. Need we say more? Max Mara’s 101801 coat is defined by its distinctive oversize silhouette, kimono sleeves and elegant double-breasted fastening. Crafted from wool and cashmere, it comes complete with a matching belt and lining sewn with a label telling the story of their signature coat. There’s an entire range of camel coats to choose from this season at Max Mara, so we suggest you head in store to get fitted.
Image credit: Max Mara
Chunky combat boots
No matter the season, any outfit looks better paired with a boot. This season, labels including Prada and Chanel have released their take on the combat boot and we can’t get enough of this look. These chunky black boots with a thick black sole can be worn with a pretty, printed dress for a contrasting look or with a blazer and jeans if you’re chasing those rock star vibes. The Fendi Ankle Boot in black calfskin leather mixes masculine and feminine shapes. The non-slip rubber sole makes it the perfect everyday combat boot. The sock leg is embellished with the Vichy pattern, FF motif and contrasting sporty stripes.
Image credit: Fendi Ankle Boot
Image credit: Christian Louboutin Horse Guarda Boot
Image credit: Prada Monolith brushed leather booties
Image credit: Chanel Lace Up
This style immediately smartens up any look, and is key to creating an immaculate outfit. It can take you from day to night and will instantly update your wardrobe. This sophisticated closet essential in black will never go out of style. This season, Max Mara and Saint Laurent have dropped a timeless style you’ll be sure to wear in the years to come.
Image credit: Max Mara silk and mohair blazer
The white shirt
We could wear one of these almost every day of the week. Max Mara’s Mixed Silk Twill Shirt will immediately dress up any outfit, with a foulard neckline, tied at the front with a bow. The tailored sleeves are finished with a flounce effect on the cuffs for an ultra-feminine look. An all-purpose garment for your wardrobe, it’s available in store today.
Image credit: Max Mara Shirt in silk twill
Image credit: MAX&Co. Pure linen slim-fit shirt
The power of denim never ceases to amaze us. Find the right pair and it’ll never let you down. Pair it with almost any other item in your wardrobe and wear on repeat (for days on end, if necessary)! Golden Goose latest range features a prominent vintage style, high-quality materials and traditional craftsmanship. The GGDB selection is all about versatility, contemporary clothing, taking iconic garments and making them extra special. If you’re a fan of multiple of pockets, look no further than Prada’s Five Pocket Elastic Denim jeans. These skinny elastic denim jeans are characterised by the contrasting top stitching. The iconic Saffiano leather logo label decorates the garment.
Image credit: Golden Goose Kim Jena in vintage effect mid wash denim
Image credit: Max Mara denim boyfriend jeans
Image credit: Prada Five-pocket elastic denim jeans
Cashmere sweaters are constantly evolving with fresh new takes from season to season. When it comes to investing in the perfect pullover for you, we suggest opting for a simple style that fits your body shape. The more comfortable you feel, the more you’ll wear it. Choose a beige, white or dark colour so it ties in with as many outfits as possible. Gucci’s classic knitwear designs in sophisticated colour schemes are a yes from us. Crafted from soft camel cashmere, this season's cardigan features the gold-toned metal horse bit—a notable Gucci symbol borrowed from the equestrian world - paired with subtle leather details. Max Mara’s Polo neck jumper in wool and cashmere knit with long raglan sleeves is also a great option if you’re after a relaxed fit.
Image credit: Gucci Cashmere cardigan with Horse bit
Image credit: Max Mara Wool and cashmere knit jumper
Image credit: Saint Laurent Knitted sweater in cashmere, wool and silk
The crossbody bag
If you haven't already read Your Luxury Collective: Get carried away with spring's 'it' bags, the hands-free crossbody bag never goes out of style and is the perfect accessory for any outfit. Whether you’re rushing to work or travelling, carry your belongings with ease and comfort knowing you’ve also just elevated your look effortlessly and practically.
Image credit: Christian Louboutin Elisa Top Handle M
Image credit: Saint Laurent KAIA Small Satchel
Image credit: Prada Leather Prada Cahier Shoulder Bag
Image credit: Chanel Maxi classic handbag
Image credit: Saint Laurent KAIA Small Satchel