7 Anti-Trend Outfits I'm Seeing Everyone Wear Right Now

Best classics outfits



Lately, I've noticed an uptick in the number of classic outfits landing on the fashion set. I attribute it to the impact the lockdowns have had on our wardrobes—fewer occasions to wear trendy items and a larger focus on buying great staples and investment pieces. But that isn't to say that trendy fashion is fading away. Micro miniskirts, oversized leather jackets, Y2K style, high-impact colours and a fresh crop of micro-trends are in full force for spring.

No matter where you land on the trend-adoption spectrum, though, it's always a great idea to have an array of timeless looks on standby. With a small collection of wardrobe capsule pieces, you can create a number of polished, easy looks that work season after season. It all comes down to some simple styling ideas. Ahead, see the best classic outfits to wear now.

1. Button-Down + Blazer + Jeans + Flats

Best classics outfits with blazers



These closet staples are the perfect pieces to throw together, no matter where you're headed. Try the outfit with loafers, as spotted here.

Best classics outfits with flats



If you prefer ballet flats over loafers, here's another great blazer look to replicate.

A crisp button-down is a must-own piece.

These jeans are timeless and relatively affordable—win-win.

2. Crew-Neck + Midi Skirt + Knee-High Boots + Outerwear

Best classics outfits with boots



This midi-skirt outfit feels so fresh, yet I keep seeing it pop up everywhere. It's a great way to style knee-high boots if you're looking for an alternative way to wear them.

Best classics outfits with skirts



I like the idea of mixing up the outerwear with a trench or a biker jacket—each lends a completely different mood to the look.

The classic silhouette that will be everywhere this spring.

COS always stocks great trenches.

3. Sleeveless Turtleneck + Trousers + Heels

Sleeveless turtlenecks are having a moment but are the '90s staple that will never go out of style. This look couldn't be simpler or more perfect.

It doesn't get easier—or chicer—than this.

If you want investment staples that will last forever, Wolford should be the first place you turn.

Make no mistake—slingbacks are back. 

4. Slip Dress + Blazer + Heels

Best classics outfits with slip dresses



For an evening look, opt for a satin slip dress, and then throw on a blazer and heels to finish the outfit. The jacket adds a great tailoring element to pull it together.

Best classics outfits with dresses



Keep it simple, but play around with patterns and textures.

You’ll get so much wear out of this slip. 

Double-breasted fastenings always make blazers look polished. 

5. Button-Down + Jeans + Retro Trainers

The styling possibilities of a great button-down are endless.

Best classics outfits with retro sneakers



Just add retro trainers for a casual yet pulled-together look.

6. Denim Shirt + Jeans + Boots

Best classics outfits with denim shirts



Double denim never goes out of style. Pair a denim shirt with jeans, and then add black boots.

How to pull off a comfortable weekend look that still feels intentional.

7. Striped Shirt + Trousers + Sunglasses + Jewelry

Best classics outfits with striped button-downs



Yet again, button-downs prove their versatility. Add trousers, sunglasses, and a watch, and you're ready to go.

Best classics outfits with poplin shirts



A striped top lends a cool preppy vibe to the look.

A sleek option that’ll never date. 

So easy to dress up or down. 

Next Up: You Only Need 9 Pieces for a Complete Spring Capsule Wardrobe

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.