At the risk of stating the obvious, basics are typically, well, basic. They're the pieces that get you through the majority of your days and, while essential, are not necessarily anything to write home about. Or so you thought. All it takes is one exceptionally-made, elegant line of everyday necessities to help you realize that basics can be anything but — and the just-launched Totokaelo Archive is here to prove just that.
If you're already a fan of fashion destination Totokaelo's expertly-curated collections of closet must-haves from a super-tight selection of designers, the Feb. 20 launch of the brand's own in-house line is really exciting news. Even more exciting is the fact that the proprietary range, dubbed Totokaelo Archive, is a concentration on high quality wardrobe essentials rendered in super-luxe fabrics and colors, to help reinforce the core of every woman's closet.
The 28-piece line, which ranges in price between $300 and $800, includes year-round necessities like tailored wool separates, satiny slips, chic coats and sweaters, and more. It's because of this amalgamation of pieces informed by multiple periods of style that the brand included the term "archive" in its name — each item is a classic today (and tomorrow) because of the timeless nature of its design.
With this trend-averse perspective in place, you can expect each of Totokaelo Archive's pieces to not only fit seamlessly into your existing wardrobe, but also evolve with you through each passing season. Long story short, you can't go wrong by investing in any of these thoughtful, season-less styles.
Collection standouts include contemporary alternatives to your closet's little black dress, like this luxe cami slip dress in black satiny fabric, $450, and an effortlessly cool black jumpsuit cut from lightweight wool, $468. Both can be dressed for the office by way of adding knit layers beneath, or worn alone for an edgier vibe. And to give them of-the-moment appeal, simply add in more trend-driven touches — like a pop of slime green or an unexpected handbag silhouette.
Totokaelo Archive's inaugural launch is also the perfect opportunity to restock your sweater collection with no-nonsense knits you'll wear for years to come. The brand's heather gray Beckett sweater, $400, has a relaxed fit that would look perfect when paired with a pair of upscale sweatpants. And the nubby-knit ribbed Mason Sweater, $370, is exactly the kind of piece you can pull over anything to complete a look.
Keep scrolling to discover some of the best pieces from Totokaelo's new in-house label, and head to the brand's site (or brick-and-mortar New York or Seattle store) for the rest of the ageless range.