At Who What Wear UK, we’re firm believers in smart shopping, and we will always recommend investing in pieces that will stand the test of time rather than flash-in-the-pan trends. But believe me when I say it isn’t always easy. As our shopping editor, I spend a lot of time looking at exciting new clothes, shoes and accessories, but even I have grown tired of the never-ending list of trends and aesthetics popping up on social media. The antidote to this feeling of fashion fatigue? Chic, anti-trend staples that never go out of style.
I should be clear—in this case, “anti-trend” doesn’t mean out of date. If anything, for pieces to meet the criteria, they must be so good that they automatically fall into the revered “classic” category, like trench coats, shirts and the little black dress. These are the kinds of purchases that you can keep in your wardrobe forever, confident that they’ll still look good in ten years’ time, no matter what’s trending on TikTok.