Want to know how to keep your wardrobe up to date – without having to buy trend pieces each season? Here are some of our favourite things you can buy now, and keep forever!
Ashleigh Van Der Westhuizen, Fashion Editor
“The most versatile clothes, the ones I really love, that last a lifetime rather than a season, don’t make a distinction between day and night, and they don’t reflect passing fads.”
Milano Cape, R1 599, Country Road
So sophisticated – a classic heavyweight black cape will take you from season to season and never date. Layer it over a dress on cooler evenings or a chunky knit in winter. Either way, from work to weekend, you’ll look fab!
C de Cartier Leather Bag, from a selection of Cartier
A chic leather bag will last you a lifetime. Invest in a piece that’s elegant and classic, but edgy enough to pair with everything.
Abel Pumps, R7906, Jimmy Choo at nordstrom.com
I’m a self-confessed shoe addict, so investing in a comfortable and uber-stylish pair of black pumps is top of my list. I’ve always loved the Jimmy Choo Abel Pumps – they’re so chic and worth every cent!
Bontlefeela Mogoye, Fashion Assistant
Woolworths Wide-Leg Black Pants, R990
Wide-leg trousers are my absolute favourite item! I love how they allow you to create loads of stylish looks. Pair them with a figure-hugging top to accentuate your waist, accessorise with a gold belt and a super sexy pair of heels.
Mimco She’s a Mood Boot, R1500
As a fashion assistant I do a lot of walking, so I need to be comfortable at all times; my gorgeous pair of boots from Mimco always saves the day. Someone in fashion has to always look good, even when running around. These shoes complete any outfit; they’re versatile and can be paired with a pencil skirt and your sweater just to look chic.
Trenery Trench Coat, R2 299
A trench coat is a must-have item for all seasons and never goes out of style. Invest in a quality piece that will last for ages. I love that you can wear it with almost anything – add a pair of kitten heels to make it glam.
“A good eye, a taste for quality, and a never-ending love affair with beautiful pieces will keep all eyes only on you.”
Rosalind Ankle Boot, R1 399, Witchery
Flat leather boots are a must-have. These chic shoes can be worn with almost everything. Comfortable for the office and stylish enough for a night out on the town.
Stacking Rings, R499, Mimco
No look is complete without beautiful accessories. Be fabulous and make a statement with these gold stacking rings. Wear as many as you like on one hand, in different tones and styles, and let your fingers do the talking.
Shirt, R699, Trenery
This simple but elegant item should be a staple in every wardrobe. It can be worn all year long regardless of the season. This winter, pair it up with your denim jacket and a warm woolen scarf for that sophisticated, finished look.