Now, more than ever, the ‘new normal’ has had a huge impact on the way we dress. Home and work-life boundaries have blurred, so too have our outfits. We need off-duty looks for long walks on the weekend & hardworking garments that can be worn with everything from sneakers to stilettos. Statement-makers, basics, wardrobe fail-safes… Whatever their genre, these 7 key designs will provide the unshakable foundations of any wardrobe that you’ll reach for time and time again.
THE VERSATILE JACKET
If you’re looking for a real statement-maker, look no further than our Novella Faux Fur Bomber, a favourite of our Director & head designer Belinda Glynn. “My favourite piece is our best selling Novella Fur Bomber which sold out in record time last season and we have repeated in new colours of tan and khaki. Such a versatile piece that I like to throw on over my gym gear or dress up with leather pants and heels.”
Versatility is a keyword that is more important than ever for our wardrobes. And with its ultra-soft faux fur feels and neutral tones, you’re sure to have the Novella on heavy rotation, whatever your style.
THE STALWART BLOUSE
Elevated cuts & subtle detailing, this classic blouse is a piece that you’ll find yourself selecting to wear for key moments, time and time again.
Prioritising wearability and ease, the Libreria Blouse can also be worn in reverse. Meaning this piece offers endless outfitting options for work, school pick-ups and every other occasion in-between.
THE TIMELESS LEATHER JACKET
Is there anything more classic, flattering and versatile than leather? Crafted with a buy now, wear forever approach, OnceWas are known for our iconic jackets, including this seasons Maha and Recollection Jacket. Neat and form-fitting, made from butter-soft neutral toned leather, these wardrobe fundamentals can be elevated by finishing with sculptural accessories and jewellery.
THE ADAPTABLE LEISUREWEAR
2020 redefined and reinvigorated leisurewear, and so did we. Versatility & quality are at the forefront of these styles that can be worn on daily rotation including the Novella, Observer & Cognition sweaters & the Pioneer pant.
These designs can be styled an infinitum. Leather skirts to denim, heels to sneakers, or for an understated yet polished look adding a helping of jewels can elevate even the most casual of outfits. Our leisurewear will help you master on & off duty style with ease, making them true investment pieces.
THE VERSATILE STATEMENT DRESS
Embrace celebrations once again with the Atlanta dress’s blooming prints and relaxed silhouette. A maxi dress might strike you as more of a closet staple than a statement piece, but it can be incredibly versatile when it comes to styling; pair with a trench and chic sneakers, or your favourite boots and a messy bun. This lustful trans-seasonal dress will take you from the warmth of summer to the cooler months of autumn & beyond, making it the perfect wardrobe addition.
THE INVESTMENT LEATHER PANT
When you’re struggling to pull an outfit together in the morning, you can do no wrong with luxurious leather pants. Effortless and stylish craftsmanship paired with slides or stilettos, t-shirt or blouse. This investment purchase is equal parts classic, relaxed and sophisticated, the definition of a wardrobe staple that will always prevail.