With the start of the new decade and our thoughts on the future of fashion, we set out to curate a wardrobe full of perennial pieces with purpose to see you well beyond the season. Discover Fenwick’s guide to women’s and men’s fashion essentials, full to the brim of classic shapes in neutral colours ready to be built upon.
The thought of creating a wardrobe that features both high-quality craftsmanship and beautiful designs with longevity can be daunting. Where to begin? What to choose? Does such a thing even exist?
With the start of the new decade and our thoughts on the future of fashion, we set out to curate a wardrobe full of perennial pieces with purpose to see you well beyond the season. Taking things back to basics, gone are the days where you stand in-front of your packed-to-the-brim wardrobe only to exclaim, “I have nothing to wear”. Instead, this decade we look to streamline our 2020 attire, filling it with classic men's and women's fashion essentials which can be effortlessly interchanged with one another. This new, more considered direction isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach to style, nor is it time to say goodbye to your love of trends; but instead looks to focus on buying better and wearing forever.
Discover Fenwick’s guide to fashion essentials, full to the brim of classic shapes in neutral colours ready to be built upon.
#### **For her**
For ladies seeking a capsule wardrobe that withstands the test of time, focus on curating a wardrobe brimming with a host of perennial pieces with purpose. A traditional [trench coat](4102-4129-4241-4243), [little black dress](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/dresses/black) and cashmere [jumper](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/knitwear/jumpers) are all staples in every woman’s wardrobe, anchoring on-trend and core designs together.
#### **For him**
Guys, when it comes to dressing, ensure your wardrobe has a firm foundation. Think simple white [shirts](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/shirts) that can be styled with a pair of men's [denim jeans](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/jeans) or worn underneath a [jumper](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/sweatshirts-and-knitwear); [bomber jackets](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/coats-and-jackets/bomber-jackets) that suit a [polo tee](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/polo-and-rugby-shirts) just as well as they do a [sweatshirt](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/sweatshirts-and-knitwear/sweatshirts); and a [weatherproof jacket](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/coats-and-jackets/waxed-jackets) that’ll take you from the city to the countryside.
#### **The finishing touches**
Selecting a [shoulder bag](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/bags?prefn1=typeBagWomens&prefv1=Shoulder%20Bags) or [tote](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/bags?prefn1=typeBagWomens&prefv1=Tote%20Bags) [handbag](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/bags) in a neutral colour or classic shape ensures your ensemble remains timeless no matter the seasonality or occasion. When picking [jewellery](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/accessories/jewellery), opt for layerable [necklaces](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/accessories/jewellery/necklaces) in different lengths which can be worn with one another for a simple or statement effect.
#### **Beauty heroes**
Proving cult classics are not just for your arsenal, we’ve curated a host of [cosmetics](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/make-up) and [skincare](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare) which have managed to outlast trends throughout the decade. From a timeless [red lipsticks](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/make-up/lips/lipsticks) to [facial moisturisers](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/moisturisers) that hydrate and brighten the skin, these are the pieces you'll be reaching for.