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How blue jeans conquered the world

We list the seven most important moments in the history of fashion's most iconic item.

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How the sock boot came to be

We're socks over heels for the season's most trendy shoe.

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5 reasons to love the silk shirt

The perennially chic item is one of the most multifunctional in fashion.

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The endless appeal of the cashmere jumper

Find out five things you didn't know about the garment that epitomises casual chic.

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7 reasons why the camel coat is perfect for winter

The old Hollywood favourite will never go out of style.

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7 reasons to love the tank top

From vintage men’s underwear to ’90s supermodels. We tell you the story of the sleeveless shirt.

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Why aviators are your face’s best friend

You look cooler when people can’t see your eyes, but that’s not all they’re good for.

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What you need to know about the jumpsuit

It’s the one-piece solution to all your summer outfit challenges. This is how it came to be and what to think about when slipping into one.

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Your guide to the perfect summer party purse

The clutch is the best item to hold in your hand during the season’s festivities. This is how it came to be – and how to wear it now.

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The maxi dress will save your summer

This is the right way to wear the floor-sweeping wardrobe staple for S/S 17.

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The brief history lesson on loafers

Find out how fashion’s favourite flats came to be.

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The timeless power of the trench coat

How the most essential coat in men’s and womenswear came to be – and how it’s best worn.

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When the hoodie became haute

This is how the comfortable sweatshirt made it from the American sports fields to the Paris runways.

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Why hoop earrings are the ultimate accessory

They’ve been around since the dawn of time and are just as classic as a pair of pearl studs. Just with more attitude.

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How ballet flats came to be

It’s easier to leave a light footprint on this earth if you’re wearing delicate shoes.

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