Credits: Trench coat: Burberry; sweater: “Winona” by Idea; shades: Ray Ban“Clubmaster”; jeans by H&M; suede pumps by Tom Ford (via MyTheresa); matte lipstick “Actrice” by Dior; backpack by Mansur Gavriel.
THE WHITE SHIRT
Let’s call it the mother of all essential garments—we’re talking about the white shirt. You could fill a closet with variations on a button-down, but if you’re looking to buy one that can perform double duty, a designer shirt, such as one from Equipment, will last for decades and is worth the investment. Its cut is oversized enough so that you can wear it over slim cigarette pants, but it’s not so big that you can’t do the half-tuck into a pair of denims or culottes. Combine the delicate piece with some massive boots or boyish trainers, and wear your hair loose. Best partner in crime: a huge dark, matte tote bag.
Credits:Shearling vest by Nobi Talai (via Stylebob); tote bag AB 36 by PB 0110; essential white shirt by Equipment; “Pretty little Bra“ by Blush; rouge “In Love“ by Chanel(via Douglas); check pants by Fabiana Filippi; sunglasses “Me“ by Viu x Saskia Diez; “Masha” boots by Dr. Martens; Nike Air Max Jewell sneakers (via MyTheresa); denim jeans from Frame.
Thanks to the massive Gucci comeback with creative director Alessandro Michele, loafers and moccasins are on the menu again, especially the brand’s iconic Horsebit loafers. To avoid looking too bourgeois, swap the skinny raw denims or suit pants for some relaxed sweatpants. And go for some sporty, playful pieces to create an eclectic, rather than preppy, look.
Credits:Horsebit loafer by Gucci; “Open Mouth” shirt by Odeeh; cap by Supreme; “Eye“earring by Delfina Delettrez; “Imagine” scarf by Ayzit Bostan; “Sorbet” sunglasses by MiuMiu: “Sailor” pants by Adidas; “Eyes” mini-bag by Anya Hindmarch; nail polish by Uslu Airlines.
Credits: Picture of Coco Chanel (1917) via Chanel; Breton shirt by Armor Lux; bomber jacket by Maison Margiela; sunnies by Christopher Kane; fedora by Maison Michel; palazzo pants by Michael Kors via net-a-porter; “Elyse” platform ankle boots by Stella McCartney; “Chloé” vegan nail polish by OZN.
THE SLIP DRESS
It was unquestionably Chanel that invented the “Little Black Dress”—but it was Calvin Klein that was responsible for giving the slip dress a serious makeover in the 1990s, essentially turning it into a casual-looking nightie. He sparked a brand new trend for underwear as outerwear. Since then, the famous dress has been modified annually, and is today a classic in the Calvin Klein repertoire. Many other designers, from Céline to Dries van Noten, are following the trend in these ‘90s-embracing times by adding lingerie-inspired dresses to their collections. To underline the out-of-bed look, we recommend some cozy companions such as heavy knit cardigans and sneakers. To create some exciting contrasts, go for a rough leather jacket and knee-high boots—but no heels, please. That would be too much of a vamp.
Credits:Slip dress by Calvin Klein; belt by Cos, “Ian” shearling jacket by Acne; bronzer by Victoria Beckham via net-a-porter; knee-high boots from Loro Piana; “Wata White Pierre” sneakers by Veja; “Gabo” bracelet by Ina Beissner; hand-knit “Karen” cardigan by Iris von Arnim.