Trends come and go but only the classics have true staying power. While the occasional trend turns into a wardrobe staple, classics will often be the most versatile and worthy investment. We like to keep an eye on what fashion insiders are wearing and have rounded up the wardrobe staples that these stylish women swear by and that will make outfit planning easier for you.
A white sneaker
A classic, clean white sneaker is a stylish, comfortable and versatile shoe that’s perfect for year-round wear. Long gone are the days when sneakers were the scorn of fashionable circles, with new styles and trends now emerging every season. However, make sure you’ve secured your staples (aka, classic whites) before dipping your toes in more adventurous waters. We love the Mini Salas by Sala, the Pernille Bright White by Woden and the Bump White by Django & Juliette.
A classic flat
You have more options here than you might think. While the classic ballet flat is probably the first thing that comes to mind, it’s not your only choice. Classic loafers, slingback flats, Oxfords and brogues are others to consider in this category. They all offer the same classic, refined ease that’s perfect for both work and leisure. If you wanted to go the classic ballet flat route, try something with a modern, minimalist take by going for a style with a high-cut vamp with a pointy or almond toe.
A black ankle boot
These run the gamut from edgy, casual hiking or combat boots to high heeled variations. What we’re suggesting lies somewhere in between both - a chic, low to mid-heeled leather classic leather pair that can be dressed up or down with ease, like Django & Juliette's smart Inflict pair. We also love Diana Ferrari's ultra-casual Laurina gumboots and Django & Juliette's stylish Fridays.
A classic sandal
While we do love a pair of trendy padded sandals, we all need a go-to pair to fall back on when we tire of the ever-changing fads. A timeless strappy pair in a neutral colour and minimalist design will prove to be a lifesaver when you’re stuck on what to wear on a hot summer day. The Antic by Sala, Lauren from Nu by Neo, and Magnolia from Nu by Neo are our top picks.
A classic heel
A classic heel in nude or black is essential in every well-rounded wardrobe for those special events. Go for a pointed toe in classic materials like leather, patent and suede, and a heel height that works for you. By securing a good pair (and looking after them) they’ll live in your wardrobe for years.