Living in sub-Saharan Africa and keeping up with international trends can be tricky for those who don’t have the opportunity to globe-trot. So, the question is, how does one keep up with the trends and negate our conflicting seasons? Simple – invest in the classic pieces that have little to no time lapse.

Here are three classic winter pieces that can stand the test of time.

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The Trench Coat

A trench coat is a trench coat… is a trench coat. Basically, you can never go wrong. It truly doesn’t discriminate – no matter your body shape or height, there is trench coat out there for you that screams “classic”.

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The Boots 

I would love to say all boots are the same, but this is a true case of “some are more equal than others”. It does depend on personal choice and physical attributes. From the ankle to the thigh-high boot, the flat to stiletto boot; invest in a pair (black or brown) that makes you feel incredible.

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The Leather Jacket

There isn’t an era in the last 100 years when the leather jacket hasn’t been relevant. It’s safe to say it is definitely classic.

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