It's no secret that fashion trends come and go, and thanks to the power of social media, they're turning over faster than ever before. I feel like the moment I pull the trigger on a new trend, it's over before I even get to wear it. That's why I've been thinking more and more lately about fashion trends that are truly timeless. I guess you almost can't even call them trends, because they're the pieces that never go out of style.
Since I'm surrounded by extraordinarily fashionable people at all times, I figured I'd ask my fellow editors to weigh in on this for me. Below, seven of Who What Wear's most stylish editors share the one trend they would wear for the rest of their life, meaning these are a failsafe fashion investment.
Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, Market Editor
"Regardless of what handbag trends come and go, I'll never be over mini bags. At 5'2", they especially suit my petite frame, and I love how they work from day to night. Plus, I've collected too many of them to turn back now."
Allyson Payer, Editor
"I imagine that I'll always have a couple of oversize blazers in my closet (even better if they're double-breasted). They're timeless and ageless and go with everything, from jeans to slip dresses, and provide that finishing touch that makes outfits look polished and expensive."
Kristen Nichols, Managing Editor
"Slingback heels (like a pair I invested in from Chanel) have proven to be one of the most versatile pieces in my closet. I wear them on repeat with everything from jeans to dresses and can't imagine getting dressed without them—now or years ahead."
Bobby Schuessler, Market Editor
"Animal print! While especially popular right now, leopard print is basically a perennial trend at this point—and I'm so here for it. And always will be. I love how an animal-print jacket can completely elevate and transform even the most basic ensemble."
Kat Collings, Editor-in-Chief
"This The Row bag has been by my side for years. I got it secondhand, so it's an investment that has more than paid off. I can't imagine a time in my life when it wouldn't be on point."
Anna LaPlaca, Associate Editor
"Square necklines have become a staple in my wardrobe, whether it's via a tank, blouse, or dress. Sure, it's a subtle detail but one that really suits me (the compliments don't lie), so I don't plan on parting ways with the style anytime soon."
Judith Jones, Market Editor
"I'll always buy, wear, and keep a great statement belt in my wardrobe. I love wearing them cinched at the waist over blazers, dresses, midi skirts, with high-waisted jeans… the list goes on! They add instant polish to any outfit."