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Luxury Investment Pieces To Cherish For A Lifetime

These investment pieces from Browns Fashion are modern heirlooms to pass down to the next generation.

We love Browns for its discerning edit of hot-off-the-runway trends; however, it’s also our go-to for luxury investment pieces that will stand the test of time. These elevated staples are pared back, but never dull – the very building blocks of a timeless capsule wardrobe.

From the iconic taupe trench coat, to the classic white shirt, and the perfect denims, these are fashion ‘Hall of Fame’ worthy pieces to buy from Browns. Invest well and you’ll never have to shop them again…

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THE TRENCH COAT

A trench coat is a quintessential style icon with year-after-year, season-upon-season wearability (particularly when you consider the unpredictable weather). This Saint Laurent trench exemplifies understated simplicity: the elegant taupe shade, cinched-waist, and slightly oversized silhouette makes for the perfect design. With a coat this delicious, who cares what you wear underneath…

 

THE 'IT' BAG

The phrase "'It' bag" may get bandied around quite often, but, truly, any accessory from new Bottega is worthy of this moniker. The Mount bag has all the hallmarks of a forever classic that will hold its value. The buttery leather and sleek envelope silhouette signifies intricate craftsmanship, complimented by the tactile golden hardware – a true Bottega Veneta signature. We love the chocolatey brown hue – an alternative neutral with everlasting appeal.

 

THE CLASSIC WHITE SHIRT

The trick to building a timeless capsule wardrobe? Acquiring everyday essentials we will never fall out of love with. For example, the classic white shirt – which is very Carolyn Besette Kennedy. This specific iteration from WARDROBE.NYC X Browns is the true definition of an elevated staple. With a luxe cotton fabrication, crisp pointed collar, and slightly oversized fit, it’s an easy way to emulate laid-back tailoring.

THE PARTY HEELS

Never underestimate a soft power heel's ability to pull your outfit together. The Jimmy Choo Bing 65 ticks all the boxes. The 65mm heel – somewhere between a kitten and a stiletto – is surprisingly wearable and oh-so elegant. The smattering of pearl and crystal embellishment add a welcome dash of high-octane glamour to proceedings too. There's no shoe we'd rather dazzle in come cocktail hour.

THE MODERN PEARLS

The idea that pearls are stuffy is very outdated. No longer relegated to the Sloaney set, modern mother-of-pearl creations feel fresh and new with a bohemian energy. We love these irregular flat pearl and yellow gold earrings from cool-girl jewellery brand Alighieri. These will instantly add a sense of occasion to a minimalist ensemble without looking too done up, thanks to their perfectly imperfect design.

THE DENIM

The best denim is made to be worn on repeat, and will only get better with age. To find such a pair requires a small investment, with a large return. Denim trends come and go, but a classic, straight-leg jean will forever be en vogue. Case in point, this pair from Fashion-Editor approved label, Totême. Thanks to the high-waist fit and thigh-skimming shape, the silhouette elongates legs to gazelle-like proportions.

THE SUNGLASSES

If you thought the perfect pair of sunglasses didn’t exist, think again. With ‘go big or go home’ as our mantra for post-lockdown dressing, this oversized Dior pair, with a 70s sensibility, are top of our wish list. The retro rectangular shape makes a bold statement, whilst the tortoiseshell frames make for versatile wearability. The devil is very much in the detail: the subtle logo and gold-metal finish add a suitably luxe edge to incite glances of admiration.

THE MIDI BLACK DRESS

A classic midi black dress is the cornerstone of every modern woman’s wardrobe. We love New York-based label Khaite, for their slick 90s minimalist aesthetic, and this midi dress is emblematic of their signature style. With a sculpting silhouette, darling sweetheart neckline, and a back slit, it’s subtly sexy – which is all the more alluring. Chic personified.

THE FLATS

A smart pair of flats have always carried a certain insouciant glamour, and are even more appealing as we get to grips with wearing something other than trainers, adding instant polish to our look. The combination of neutral and black leathers is perennially chic, whilst the metallic heel and twist details add points of interest. Just add your favourite cashmere knit and jeans.

THE BASKET BAG

The humble basket bag has moved it’s way up the ranks of hype accessories, but we have an inkling that this is a trend with longevity. Bring some sunshine to your look with the Chloé Marcie. The addition of sage leather trimmings give it a supremely luxurious feel, making it as suitable for the beach, as for balmy city days.

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