If I were to adopt a uniform this fall and winter it would pretty much consist of this dress. Only knowing that the variety in my closet would be a waste if I didn't use it keeps me wearing other pieces. Still on days when I barely want to leave the bed, it's nice to slip into this little piece of velvet wonder. This whole outfit is built from pieces I return to time and again; things I think I will be wearing for many years to come (as long as I don't accidentally destroy them!). Essentials for me don't really come down to quality; I have a number of pieces I've owned for years that are from high street brands or bought secondhand. It's more about pieces that fit well and make me feel good, which is a rather nebulous thing since feeling good isn't a purely physical characteristic...
Gryphon trench coat