The key to a chic wardrobe is high-quality basics — elevated timeless items that can be worn season after season without fail. I used to be the person who never wanted to buy classic pieces; I always went for the hot pink dress that could only be worn once. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized the importance of a “capsule wardrobe” — well-made garments that can be worn in a million different ways, a million different times. Below are three brands known for their take on classic dressing with a twist. Shop our favorite pieces from each brand to get a jump start on your capsule wardrobe.

 

ÉTERNE

ÉTERNE was founded by stylist Chloe Bartoli. The brand is made up of timeless wardrobe essentials that focus on fit and function. If you’ve ever wondered where Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber get their sleek basics, chances are they are rocking ÉTERNE.

THIN STRAP FITTED TANK, $105, SHOP NO
CROPPED SCOOP NECK TANK, $65, SHOP NO
TANK DRESS MINI, $165, SHOP NO

 

WARDROBE.NYC

Founded by fashion editor Christine Centenera, WARDROBE.NYC aims to combat overconsumption by serving as an alternative to the current fast-fashion trend. Designed as the ultimate “capsule wardrobe,” the pieces are luxurious, simple, classic, and meant to be worn together in all different ways. If you are looking for elevated basics with an edge, this will be your new go-to.

DENIM MIDI SKIRT, $300, SHOP NO
OVERSIZE SHIRT, $400, SHOP NOW
SIZE ZIP LEGGINGS, $400, SHOP NOW

Totême

Founded by Elin Kling and Karl Lindman, Totême explores the idea of the modern uniform with its signature classic pieces. Inspired by women’s lives and needs, Totême believes in this idea of a defined dress code where fashion meets function.

CURVED RIB-KNIT TANK TOP, $105, SHOP NO
CITY SPORT BIKER SHORTS, $410, SHOP NO
DOUBLE-BREASTED WOOL JACKET, $720, SHOP NOW
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