Totokaelo’s Archive Label Is A Luxurious Approach To Your Go-To Basics
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.
TOTOKAELO ARCHIVE Reade Cami Dress
A long, satiny slip dress is sexy, elegant, and classic. Layer a long sleeved mock neck sweater beneath for day, and style it solo for date night.
TOTOKAELO ARCHIVE Lache Jumpsuit
This lightweight wool jumpsuit, with a square neck and adjustable shoulder straps, is like the grown-up version of overalls that you can wear from the office to dinner. Swap it in when your usual LBD doesn't feel quite exciting enough.
TOTOKAELO ARCHIVE Febian Baby Tee
Super-soft wool jersey makes for the most luxe tee. Chain stitch detail in a contrasting color at the side seam gives it modern appeal that standard mall store tees are missing.
TOTOKAELO ARCHIVE Cabell Long Blazer
Lightweight 100 percent wool means you can wear this longline blazer well into spring. Layer over all your favorite pieces, from silk blouses to crewneck sweaters.
TOTOKAELO ARCHIVE Beckett Crew Sweater
This heather grey crew neck sweater features dropped shoulders for a more relaxed fit. Pair with sharply tailored separates for the office, or style with a chic pair of sweatpants for the weekend.
TOTOKAELO ARCHIVE Pippa Pencil Skirt
A black pencil skirt is a total staple piece. This one has a wrap construction and side-button closure, giving it more interest than a basic version.
TOTOKAELO ARCHIVE Diara Robe Coat
This wool blend camel coat is timeless and transitional. Wear it for work and play until the weather turns warm.
TOTOKAELO ARCHIVE Mason Sweater
A boxy pullover sweater in a chunky rib knit will never be out of fashion — especially in a charcoal gray.
TOTOKAELO ARCHIVE Sleeveless Addison Top
Crisp white shirting fabric is used to make this simple, modern sleeveless top. Wear with straight trousers or tucked into a skirt.
TOTOKAELO ARCHIVE Ceegan Straight Leg Trouser
Straight leg trousers that can be worn all year round are a closet essential — this wool pair fits the bill.