12 Nonbasic Basics to Invest In
It can take your third or fourth closet cleanout of lockdown to really grasp the importance of investing wisely. You know—buying fewer, better things. Sidestepping the trend traps (looking at you, tiny sunglasses) and throwing down only for pieces you know you’ll wear often and love forever. To that end, we’ve rounded up twelve enduring, entirely fadproof pieces worth the price tag.
Timeless, slouchy, snuggle-up-in-it soft—let’s just say this nautical sweater is stripe for the picking.
While not an obvious choice, wider-than-wide-legs (one of GP’s favorite cuts) will always be cool.
A playful riff on a prep-school staple, this bright-green polo makes any pair of pants—say, the Celine jeans below—look decidedly smart.
Nak Armstrong’s high-shine pendant elevates any neckline, whether worn on its own or layered with lots of other gold chains.
Just for Kicks
If your once-white leather sneakers are looking dingy, scuffed, or otherwise worse for wear, consider this black-and-tan upgrade.
Hedi Slimane transforms straight-leg jeans from classic to ever-so-cool with cuffed hems and metal embellishments stitched into the waist.
That’s a Wrap
A silk scarf is the Swiss Army knife of accessories. Wrap it, knot it—it even moonlights as a face covering in a pinch.
These chunky tweed sandals + an at-home pedicure = your summer shoe situation, sorted.
Time to give your Fitbit the night off. An elegant eighteen-karat gold watch is just right for more dressed-up occasions.
Sculpting, shin-grazing, and altogether seasonless, an occasion-ready LBD is always a good idea.
Knit sets are to this year what tie-dye sweatsuits were to last: cozy, comforting one-minute outfits you’ll reach for constantly.
This is not your average jean jacket. Team G. Label updated this one with subtly sporty details (stand collar, cotton cords) that set it apart from the rest.