A Shopping Expert on the "Trendy" Basics You Won't Regret Buying

If you're already finding yourself confused on what a "trendy basic" is, I suggest you give this story a good read. It explains in great detail the evolution of certain items that officially transitioned from basic to a seasonal must-have. This new mindset of considering basics some of the most forward items in your closet has only continued to grow, and now, as we have been spending more time at home, the necessity for classic wardrobe staples over trend-driven items has never been more prevalent. 

Since I have pretty much talked the "trendy" basic to death, I decided to reach out to a shopping expert to get her advice on which of these trendy basics are worth the money every time. Celenie Seidel, Senior Womenswear Editor at Farfetch, was kind enough to fill us in on her official list of trendy basics—the ones that she says you won't ever regret buying. Her list hits every category right on the nose and her tips are even better. 

Ahead, go on to find out the 5 official trendy basics that a shopping expert says you will always be grateful for. 

1. The Trench

"This is the outerwear piece that will service you across most seasons with a little layering up or down. For a step away from the traditional beige trench, look for versions in warmer shades like this one from Bottega Veneta."

2. The Vegan Leather Trouser

"The leather trouser world has been updated with many new, animal-friendly alternatives. This trans-seasonal item can be worn with almost anything and Nanushka is doing some of the best versions out there."  

3. The Kitten Heel Pump

"This timeless style is a decade-defying classic. This ankle strap version in suede from Khaite is a chic 90s throwback worthy of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.  

4. The Everyday Chain

"Whether in silver or gold, a chain necklace is one you can regularly reach for. Currently there is a big trend towards XL chunky chains, however, a more moderately weighted chain will better serve an everyday purpose and will have better longevity." 

5. The Hold-All Tote

"The bag that truly makes itself useful, with a capacity that caters to all your daily needs and associated belongings. Textured leather, like this woven style from Loewe, adds interest while remaining classic enough to call it a forever piece."  

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