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Chanel Classic Flap bags to Vivienne Westwood corsets – the classic buys that will go with everything in your wardrobe
“The cost-per-wear is actually very low.”These words are probably too strong for you to hear. ShoppingYou can defeat the credit card and walk away. Right? Wrong.
Many of us are now conscious of making the shift to making More sustainable style optionsInvestment dressing should be a top priority.
It’s not about buying a random item you cannot live without. Rather, it’s about taking time to look at your wardrobe and determining what pieces can give you an instant style boost. Vintage pieces are a great way of feeling like you’re making an investment in classic styles.
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A classic piece must be timeless and ultra-wearable and to give you a helping hand in the matter, Hello! FashionThese are five of the most timeless purchases:
Chanel is the bag that goes with everything:
In 1983, the Chanel Classic Flap Bag was introduced. It was named after Coco’s 2.55 Flap Bag of the 1950s. Karl Lagerfeld reworked it, changing the Mademoiselle lock for the iconic interlocking CC closure. It can be worn as a crossbody bag or over your shoulder. If you can find one of these sought-after bags, it will make a great vintage heirloom.
Vintage jumbo double-sided Classic Flap bag, £5,060, Chanel
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Burberry is the go to trench
You can actually hear the Burberry trenches flapping around in the wind when the clock strikes midnight on March 1st every year. They are preparing for their next couple of months of trying to nail fashion. “Transitional Dressing”. Burberry’s iconic Honey shade goes beautifully with every skin tone – shopping around for a vintage version of this coat is a great way to own this classic, but with some unique detailing.
1995 trench coat in wool with belted waist, £698, Burberry
Chilliwack Down Bomber Coat in black with stretch rib waistband and cuff, exterior pockets, adjustable tunnel hood
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Cartier: The timeless bracelet
In 1969, Aldo Zipullo created the Cartier Love bracelet in New York. It was a surprise how popular it would become. The bracelet, which was inspired by American hardware stores, was a firm favorite of Elizabeth Taylor. It is also loved by many modern icons, such as Kylie JennerAnd Angelina Jolie.
Love Bracelet, £3,850, Cartier
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Hermes: The whimsical scarf
Granted, wearing a silk scarf wrapped around your head while cruising in a classic convertible á la Grace Kelly is hard to pull off if your daily commute sadly doesn’t include the vintage car, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in a Hermés scarf. There are so many gorgeous prints to choose from, and a chic scarf can be worn in your hair, around the neck, or tied under your neck while you romp about the countryside like a queen.
Vintage black and gold silk Mare Nostrum scarf, £699, Hermès
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The classic black corset: Vivienne Westwood
Legendary designer Vivienne Westwood is known for her signature corset, and for good reason. The fitted bodice has been a key piece since the days of Bridgerton, would it be so? It looks great with high-waisted wide-leg trousers and platform shoes.
Black Velvet Corset, £2,555.11, Vivienne Westwood
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