5 Classic Pieces You’ll Have Forever
Here’s the irony about the pieces we call basic: When they’re done right, they’re anything but. Yes, they are excellent foundations for seasonal, trend-forward pieces. But it’s their timeless status, their quiet elegance, their lack of bells and whistles that make us reach for them over and over—and bestow on them the moniker: icon.
EASY LEATHER SANDALS
Gladiator sandals require very little in the way of styling tips. They are a trusty anchor (albeit a chic and sexy one) for pops of color, prints, or statement jewelry.
- K JACQUES Sandals goop, $328
- JACQUEMUS Earrings Farfetch, $221
- THE ROW Clutch Matchesfashion, $1,183
- ISABEL MARANT Scarf Isabel Marant, $175
- AZLEE Ring goop, $3,980
- Misha Nonoo Shirt Misha Nonoo, $140
- ROCHAS Pants goop, $808
THE LITTLE BLACK TANK
No top drawer is complete without (at least) one. Left unaccessorized, it’s ’90s minimalist by way of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. Teamed with beachy add-ons—a raffia bucket bag, charming jewelry, and wraparound printed heels—it’s a flattering blank canvas.
KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE
Intime Kate Tank Kiki de Montparnasse, $135
- Sunday Somewhere Sunglasses goop, $290
- Hunting Season Handbag goop, $680
- DANIELA VILLEGAS Necklace goop, $10,000
- G. LABEL Kevin Denim Jacket goop, $395
- MARNI Skirt goop, $460
- AQUAZZURA Heels Aquazzura, $725
THE TIMELESS TRENCH
No longer just for inclement forecasts or film noir train station scenes, a gabardine trench is a solid bet year-round. To bring it into warm-weather mode, pair it with prim polka dots and strappy sandals.
- G. LABEL Drew Trenchcoat goop, $795
- KAREN WALKER Sunglasses goop, $270
- AGMES Earrings goop, $340
- TRADEMARK Bag goop, $498
- DATURA Dress Datura, $325
- ATTICO Sandals Bergdorf Goodman, $535
Worn with flats or heels, with florals or pastels, billowy, wide-leg black pants can take on anything you throw at them.
- G. LABEL Kelly Wide Leg Trousers goop, $495
- CHLOÉ Top NET-A-PORTER, $657
- TRADEMARK Sandals Need Supply Co., $248
- MARNI Bag goop, $2,140
- MARLO LAZ Bracelet goop, $4,938
- KIM DUNHAM Ring goop, $2,900