Certain fashion items hold strong cultural value because they are instantly connected to a famous wearer. I can’t even look at a basket bag without thinking of Jane Birkin. Some of these items—like Paris Hilton’s Juicy Couture tracksuits—were left behind in the time when they reached their peak. Others manage to transcend decades and maintain a timeless quality because they work outside of the trend cycle. These classic items are subtly refined, and the wearers that made them famous did so in an understated yet powerful way. This form of elegance makes these pieces iconic in the truest sense of the word, and we continue to see their legacy continue today.
It’s been 62 years since Audrey Hepburn danced across our screens in Funny Face wearing a pair of cropped, black trousers and yet her outfit is still something you’ll likely see someone wearing on your commute to work.
No matter the season, trend or year, like many classic items, these lovely, reliable pieces will remain in your wardrobe forever. Each time you put them on, you will imbue your look with something tangibly classy. It’s like a direct boost of confidence from the women who made them legendary.
From the pieces themselves to the fabulous women who made them famous, keep scrolling to see and shop the most iconic, elegant clothing and accessories that will simply never go out of style.