The Timeless 50

The Timeless 50

Renowned for our stylish edge with substance beneath, Marie Claire is your go-to for the hottest trends each season, but certain style pieces are timeless, returning again and again.

Think the little black dress, first made famous by the legendary Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany´s and now a style staple in Jennifer Aniston ´s wardrobe, or the go-with-everything stiletto heel, modernised for the 20th century by designer Roger Vivier. Both combine that elusive quality and longlasting style that ensure they are as desirable today as they will be in years to come.

The new Polo mirrors these qualities, designed for understated elegance combined with a contemporary timeless feel. To celebrate its release, Volkswagen has created the Timeless 50 – a definitive list of desirable items across the categories of fashion, food, TV, design and music.

Now we want to hear from you. In partnership with Volkswagen we´ve chosen our 24 key pieces from the world of fashion and beauty and want you to vote on your can´t-live-without items to be in with a chance of winning one of £100 vouchers to spend at Selfridges or an amazing £500 shopping spree at Selfridges. For Terms & Conditions click here

Which enduring style buys do you covet season after season? The classic court heel? The eternally on-trend trench coat? Or the tailored white shirt? We want you to tell us those key pieces you can´t live without from our 24 ultimate style picks. So don´t forget to post your comments to help us shape the final top 10 fashion pieces.

Click here to see a full list of stockists to discover where you can buys our essential picks.

  • Fashion
    What are the essential timeless items every woman needs? We´ve got them all wrapped up in our mix of six key pieces to make up the backbone of your working wardrobe.

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  • Beauty
    The perfect beauty buys to pep up skin are must-haves in every woman´s make-up bag. Essentials – from the YSL Touche Eclat to Chanel No.5 – have made their mark on the beauty world.

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  • Jewellery
    Whether it´s a timeless string of pearls or a classic keepsake locket, jewellery is the perfect way to dress up an outfit and with statement jewellery ruling the catwalks, jewels are the crucial way to get noticed.

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  • Shoes
    Every girl´s accessory weakness, we can never have enough shoes. From the timeless court to the ubiquitous ballet pump, our love affair with shoe candy is endless.

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  • Polo
    The impressive new 5th generation Polo is launching in October.Sharper looking, lighter on fuel and safer than ever before, the new look Polo makes your car a great place to be.

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