I’ve learned so much these past four years with Make it last, and feel like I’ve sort of figured out ‘the art of building a wardrobe that lasts over time’ by now. For me, this means to only invest in things I truly feel comfortable in. I rarely buy newly-produced but when I do, high quality and timeless design are musts, and every addition I bring home must fit in with the rest of my wardrobe. I have actually fewer garments now than ever, yet getting dressed has never felt more easy or fun.
Another thing I have in mind when I shop these days is to only search for garments that I think I would still like to wear when I’m eighty – things that I’m unlikely to get tired of. And speaking of: I bought my first pre-owned Céline coat (which in fashion would now be an ‘Old Céline’ coat) last winter. It was this beautiful double-breasted version in ecru sheepskin that made me think of an ice-skating scene out of Anna Karenina. It’s romantic yet contemporary – which is always the case when Phoebe Philo holds the pen.
I think it’s hard to find this kind of design elsewhere, and so when another Céline coat poped up on Vestiaire Collective last April – this one a salt-and-pepper in different shades of beige and brown – I didn’t think twice. It’s perfect from autumn, mid winter and early spring. And I got another one just a month ago: a cropped navy peacoat-inspired jacket with a minimalist silk peplum that looks like a ducktail from the back (in a good way!).
What these three coats have in common is that they are timeless and work with literary everything in my wardrobe. I can’t wait to be eighty and wear them even then. And if I would ever grow tired of them, I can always sell them and get some of the money back – that’s why they’re such great investments.
Which one’s your favorite?
Amason: ”We send files, emails and animals”
With the release of the first single from their upcoming album (and a virtual release party tonight), Swedish band Amason teams up with adidas and the new, more sustainable Stan Smith. The space of which the iconic shoe enters is one where the love of nature takes center stage. Make it last talks to the band about why they always end up with the animals.
Stan Smith, Forever
Always iconic. Now more sustainable. We’re proudly partnering up with adidas to show you the next generation of sustainable takes on the storied Stan Smith silhouette.
Make it last x Circulose® Jacket
Seven years into making Make it last, we’ve decided to launch our first product. This jacket is handmade in Laxå with fabric made with Circulose®.
The Edit: In Times of Boredom
"Inspired by times of boredom and from the urge to create something fun and hope to inspire others."