As many of us are trying hard to jump off our addiction to Fast Fashion and make conscious shopping choices, it's a great idea to round out our basic closet essentials with quality, enduring items that are designed to last. Our classic essentials are our work-horses so we need them to endure and stand up to countless wears and washes.
One of the problems with Fast Fashion is the inability of cheap fabrics to stand up to countless washes. Wouldn't you agree that you've had some items that have come out looking like a rag after just one or two washes?! If you want to go to the next level and scale down the amount of 'stuff' you have in your closet, check out Project 333, a fun minimalist fashion challenge to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months.
These brands below specialize in making classic wardrobe staples that are hard-wearing and timeless. Apiece Apart, for instance, is a brand creating elevated basics that can be easily mixed and matched, like a wonderfully versatile capsule collection.
A perfect silk camisole is arguably an essential classic wardrobe staple, and one of the brands on this list, Cami NYC, had the vision to create just that. And Frank & Eileen make infinitely-classic button-down shirts for off-duty sophistication. Check out brands that specialize in the perfect classic tee here.
Read on to learn more about these quality brands doing a great job of creating classic wardrobe staples.
525 America is a Brooklyn-based heritage knit label that has been bringing us quality cotton sweaters for four decades. Always classic and versatile.
Former A-list stylist Andrea Lieberman is behind the Ready-to-Wear label A.L.C. which delivers effortlessly classic wardrobe staples.
Apiece Apart creates elevated basics for the perfectly refined wardrobe. Each item is designed to mix and match into countless effortless outfits.
ASCENO is all about timeless designs made for many years of multiple uses. Made from 100% natural fibers such as organic linen and silks.
Club Monaco makes clothing that epitomizes affordable luxury. Find elevated casual pieces that will become your faithful wardrobe staples.
Commando is your go-to brand for dependable seamless underwear. Get that invisible no-underwear look that's also infinitely comfortable.
Everlane works directly with quality factories to deliver affordable, well-made essential clothing. It is celebrated for its radical transparency.
FRAME is known for creating the perfectly cut premium quality jeans. Embraced by fashion models, it quickly garnered a cult following.