There are a handful of items considered true "investment pieces" based on their versatility and timeless appeal. A standard list of classics usually includes black pumps, a fitted blazer, and a trench coat (among several others)—the latter of which gets plenty of love on celebrities, fashion insiders, and the women you probably see on your daily commute. In case you're not sold on the outerwear in question, here is one tried-and-tested way to work it into your wardrobe.
Elsa Hosk is known for her trend-focused style, but here she falls back on several classics: a trench, denim, and Vans sneakers. Her belted topper adds polish and structure to otherwise overtly casual separates, while a fuzzy bag is the pièce de résistance. Let Elsa lead by example to prove that you can wear your trench with a dress and heels, those vintage Levi's and sneakers, and everything in between.
On Elsa Hosk: Vans Sk8-Hi High Top Sneaker ($65)