The Investment Pieces You Need

For a fabulous wardrobe, start with the staples


Mix denim and stripes with silk trousers for a nonchalant nod to pyjama dressing. Levi’s jacket $150. Comme des Garcons breton T-shirt, $195, from Fabric. Theory trousers, $625, from Muse. Kathryn Wilson ballet flats $289. Vintage bag, $40, from Vixen.

Nothing beats those pieces that stay with us forever. Make like French cool girls Caroline de Maigret, Jeanne Damas and Marine Vacth with a wardrobe built upon staples that will take you anywhere. If you don’t have a blazer, breton T-shirt, silk blouse and blue jeans, then you might as well not bother at all.

Carry daytime stripes into the evening by playfully layering with a printed camisole. Comme des Garcons breton T-shirt, $195, from Fabric. Dries van Noten silk top, $1185, from Scotties. Ruby jeans $199. Mimco earrings $80 (worn throughout).

Throw a blazer over vintage pieces for instant polish. IRO blazer, $1035, from Fabric. Vintage sweatshirt, $60, from Vixen. Stylestalker trousers $190. Kathryn Wilson ballet flats $289.

Ditch the dress and opt for slinky separates on your next special occasion. Camilla and Marc coat $1080. Dries van Noten silk blouse, $975, from Scotties. Stylestalker trousers $190. Sol Sana mules $240. Vintage bag, $30, from Vixen.

If you’re unsure about what the day might bring, uniform dressing has always got your back. IRO blazer, $1035, from Fabric. Equipment printed silk shirt (worn open), $495, from Muse. Rolla’s T-shirt $70. Ruby jeans $199. Mimco necklace $100.

Occasionally, cheat on your blazer with a leather jacket. Camilla and Marc leather jacket $1260. Stolen Girlfriends Club sweater $249. Georgia Alice skirt $429. Mimco necklace $100.

Photographer: Andrei Blidarean. Stylist: Danielle Clausen. Hair: Benjamin James at Ryder Salon. Makeup: Eve Sorenson using M.A.C Cosmetics. Model: Evelina at Clyne.

Stockists: Camilla and MarcFabricGeorgia Alice, Kathryn Wilson, Levi’s, Mimco, Muse, Rolla’s, Ruby, Scotties, Sol Sana, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Stylestalker, Vixen Vintage.

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