Clockwise from top left: ribbed sweater, Khaite; sunglasses, Celine; trench, Stella McCartney; earrings, and boots, both Gucci; pants, Bouguessa; shoes, Jimmy Choo; tote bag, Alaïa; chain bracelet, Chloé

With the lifestyles of people across the world having changed immeasurably over the past year, lockdowns have been accompanied by closet clear-outs and a lot of talk about investing strictly in wardrobe staplesand pieces that promise maximum ROI.

However, to interpret this strategy as ‘safe’ is to miss the point entirely. Future-proof fashion is a subjective concept – it all comes down to personal taste and the designs you can imagine yourself coming back to again and again.

For fashion features editor Megan Logue, this translates as tried-and-tested pieces that have been reimagined in cutting-edge ways. Which is why, when Stella McCartney’s cow-print trench coat landed online this week, she was quick to snap it up.

“In recent seasons, I’ve been making a concerted effort to shop more sustainably.

And, while my style typically skews quite classic, I do love to add newness and personality to my look in the form of interesting textures and eye-catching prints.

I love how Stella McCartney’s cow-print trench blends timeless and contemporary elements.

I’ll be styling this statement piece with everything from sweat sets to blue jeans and knitted dresses.

McCartney is, of course, a veteran of conscious design, which is why I know I’ll be reaching for this hero piece year after year.

Crafted from a lightweight linen-cotton blend and finished with trademark trench design details, it’s ebullient yet eternal.”

If you’re on the lookout for similarly clever purchases that will get your pulse racing while also boasting endless versatility, covetable accessories are a fail-safe place to start.

Considering how much time we’re all spending outdoors these days, a chic pair of sunglasses and chunky boots have become the de facto finishing touch for every look.

Gucci’s ‘Harald’ boots, featuring the house’s horsebit hardware, are top of our wish list right now.

Elsewhere, Alaïa’s butter-soft leather tote, complete with intricate lazer-cut detailing, is sure to turn heads and make trips to the supermarket infinitely more stylish.

Of course, if the past year has taught us anything about the clothes we wear, it’s that any outfit can be improved with the addition of some dazzling jewelry.

Chloé’s oversized chain bracelet is an effortless way to make even the most understated look feel of-the-moment, while Gucci’s gold monogrammed earrings look just as good on Zoom calls as they do IRL.

Discover more from this week’s What’s New.

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Leanna double-breasted cow-print linen and cotton-blend trench coat €2,395.00

CELINE

Oversized cat-eye acetate sunglasses €330.00

CHLOÉ

Colleen gold and silver-tone bracelet €480.00