A New Spin On The Classics

We know our tired-and-true outfits never fail us, but that doesn't mean we don't quickly fall into a rut, even if it's with our favorite classic trenches, khaki pants, oxfords or white button-downs. But with a few studs here and a snip-snap there, designers like Preen and Alexander Wang have created some new classics by adding some necessary oomph to our wardrobe essentials. From khakis that you can take jogging to white button-up shirts that'll stay tucked in no matter what, here's an avant-garde spin on old basics so you can pay homage to the big shots without losing your edge.
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Above, from left: Eryn Brinie Poet Blouse, $132, available at Need Supply; Maison Martin Margiela Slanted Shirt, $320, available at Far Fetch; Re Collection Cutout Shoulder Top, $139, available at Shopbop; Arefeva Cotton Shirt Bodysuit, $186, available at Far Fetch.
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Above, from left: Carvela Leslie Lace Up Brogues, $186, available at Asos; Charlie My Love Nico Woven Flat Oxfords, $264, available at Shopbop; Carvela Leonard Studded Flat Shoe, $186, available at Kurt Geiger; Forever21 Cutout Oxford Shoes, $19.80, available at Forever 21.
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Above, from left: Stella McCartney Khaki Tapered Trousers, $309, available at Far Fetch; Alexander Wang Asymmetric Khaki And Sweatshirt Pants, $425, available at La Garçonne; A.L.C. Utility Cropped Trousers, $359, available at Browns; American Retro Feira Cotton-poplin Pants, $66.50, available at The Outnet.
trench-coats-unconventionalAbove, from left: Larienne Faux-suede Detachable Layered Cape Trench Coat, $163.80, available at Yes Style; Ginger & Smart Test Pattern Trench Coat, $790, available at Frockholics; Topshop Premium Hitch Hem Trench Coat, $340, available at Topshop; Preen Line Mac Coat, $528.50, available at La Garçonne.
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