Don’t get me wrong—I love new trends more than the next girl, but lately, I’ve been craving a more well-rounded wardrobe, and constantly buying into trend after trend wasn’t getting me anywhere. While I knew the answer to my problem was to start investing in quality basics, I wasn’t quite ready to part ways with my trend obsession quite yet, which is why I reached out to Shopbop’s fashion director, Caroline Maguire, for her take on the matter. She so kindly pointed me in the direction of trends that, over the course of her 13 years as a fashion director, she claims never tire. An exciting garment that still packs a punch? I was all ears.
Ahead, you will get to read up on the five timeless trends Maguire always comes back to as a fashion director. From bucket bags to voluminous dresses, her advice makes so much sense, and her shopping picks for each timeless trend are even better—I promise.
“Easy tees are the key to no-fuss summer dressing. White tees will always remain constant in your closet, and I’m loving the latest updates to classic tees, such as shoulder pads, tie fronts, and cutouts.”
“Denim shorts are the perfect staple for summer-friendly outfits that can be worn day to night with the switch of a shoe. This season, I’m opting for a longer-length style—perfect for a day at the beach or dressed up for a fun night out.”
“This summer, I’m all about effortless and easy midi-length transitional dresses. These tented-style silhouettes have evolved over time with fun embellishments, different fabrications, and more volume. They make for beautiful, wearable pieces that I will be living in all summer long!”
“Comfort is key this season, so my go-to look this summer will definitely include a pair of no-hands-required slides. I love that the classic style got some major updates this season with exciting fabrications, colors, leathers, and elevated footbed soles.”
“The bucket bag is a timeless shape and a personal favorite! I love that you can carry this as a crossbody or handheld. It is the perfect accessory for when I am on the go!”
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