INTERIORS

INVESTMENT PIECES VS. TREND PIECES

With Melissa's daughter Isabella.

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  • INVESTMENT: The Little Black Blazer. Balmain Double Breasted Wool Twill Blazer, $2750, net-a-porter.com
    227
  • TREND: Colour Block Blazer. Zara Pink Button Blazer, $69.95, zara.com.au
    327
  • INVESTMENT: The Superga. Superga 2750, $129.99, theiconic.com.au
    427
  • TREND: The Dad Sneakers. Adidas Originals Yung-1 leather, suede and mesh sneakers, $140, net-a-porter.com
    527
  • INVESTMENT: The LBD. Victoria Beckham Bow-Detailed Satin-Paneled Cady Mini Dress, $480, theoutnet.com
    627
  • TREND: The 'Au Courant' Party Dress. Rotate Birger Christensen, Button-detailed ruched crinkled mini dress, $450, net-a-porter.com
    727
  • INVESTMENT: The Eleongated Nude Pump. Jimmy Choo Love 85 Suede Pumps, $850, matchesfashion.com
    827
  • TREND: Heeled Thongs. Gianvito Rossi Calypso 70 Leather Sandals, $770, net-a-porter.com
    927
  • INVESTMENT: The everyday carry-all. Goyard's Saint Louis Cloth Handbag in black, $2592, vestiairecollective.com
    1027
  • TREND: The Oversized Clutch. Bottega Veneta The Pouch in Butter Calf, $3380, bottegaveneta.com
    1127
  • INVESTMENT: Black Pumps. Saint Lauren Zoe Suede Pumps, $920, net-a-porter.com
    1227
  • TREND: The Pointed Mule. Tony Bianco Marley Black Kid Suede Heels, $199.95, tonybianco.com.au
    1327
  • INVESTMENT: Classic Straw Hat. Sarah J Curtis 'Take Me to the Party' Hat, $595, sarahjcurtis.com.au
    1427
  • TREND: Bucket Hat. Avenue The Label Caroline Bucket Hat, $69, avenuethelabel.com
    1527
  • INVESTMENT: The Baroque Pearl. Albus Lumen X Jumbo Baroque Pearl pendant chain necklace, $250, albuslumen.com
    1627
  • TREND: Loud Jewels. Roxanne Assoulin Picnic Blanket Set of Three Enamel Bracelets, $320, net-a-porter.com
    1727
  • INVESTMENT: The Black One Piece. Hunza G Seersucker One Piece, $257, net-a-porter.com
    1827
  • TREND: The Belted One Piece. Solid and Striped The Nina Belt One-Piece, $216, theiconic.com.au
    1927
  • INVESTMENT: The Trenchcoat. BURBERRY Detachable Hood Technical Nylon Trench Coat, $1580, farfetch.com
    2027
  • TREND: The Houndstooth Dad Coat. Asos Design Check Dad Coat, $150, asos.com.au
    2127
  • INVESTMENT: The Well Cut Trouser. Safiyaa Halluana stretch-crepe flared pants, $730, net-a-porter.com
    2227
  • TREND: Trackpants. Gucci Appliquéd striped printed tech-jersey track pants, $2100, net-a-porter.com
    2327
  • INVESTMENT: The White Shirt. Zara Tailored Shirt, $99, zara.com.au
    2427
  • TREND: Metallics. Zara Metallic Thread Puff Sleeve Shirt, $99, zara.com.au
    2527
  • INVESTMENT: Classic Headband. Prada Classic Black Headband, $330, farfetch.com
    2627
  • TREND: Bejewelled Hairclips. Zara Pack of Multicoloured Hair Clips, $25.95, zara.com.au
    2727
September 10, 2019

I spend a lot of time looking at new trends, new labels, and new ways to wear things. However, sometimes you really can’t beat a classic, and it’s arguably even more important to build a wardrobe that you’ll love for years—if not decades. To help you do that, browse our list of classics verses their trend counterpart. Read more, ‘Spring Buys Under $250 By Melissa’s Daughter, Isabella’

And while a trend item can make your heart skip a beat at first sight, investing in the classics will ensure the love affair will last a lifetime.

Little black dresses, via vogue.it

From trench coasts to trousers, little black dresses, classic hats, shirt, and shoes, here are the timeless staples on which to build your wardrobe. Pieces that you can mix and match – and wear anywhere. There is always a place for personality trend updates, but they need to be layered lightly on top of the foundation pieces. Great investment pieces are for keeps. Your wardrobe should be 70 per cent classics, 30 per cent trends.

Don’t skimp on the staples.

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