Sometimes you fall in love with something extravagant, totally trend-led and of the moment. Like my khaki shearling aviator jacket from Topshop, which I fell head over heels for back in 2010. Even though you know you'll probably love it for a season and then only get it out on special occasions, it's worth it for the sheer instantaneous joy it brings.
And then there are the pieces you fall in love with which are absolutely not extravagant, trend-led or even, arguably, that interesting. These are the pure classics: a really, really good cashmere knit; a perfectly cut black blazer; even a white tee that fits just so. Or, in this case, black suede ankle boots. Nothing fancy or fussy about these: nothing even that memorable. But they are just such a perfect example of a true wardrobe classic that I am absolutely sure I'll be wearing them to death until the heel snaps off under my desk one day (as so often happens to me). Plus at under £50 for real leather, they are a cost per wear dream.
Topshop coat / similar here
H&M cashmere jumper / similar here
Alexander Wang Prisma tote / in matte black here
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