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Classic Style Basics You Need To Own [List & Photos]


It's handy to have a list of classics to keep in my wardrobe. The classics. The items worn and replaced over and over again. It used to be said buy quality classics and keep them forever. But now I think the classics can be updated to reflect trends and don't need to cost a fortune. They are just the core pieces of nice quality everyone needs. My jewelry designs and attitude reflect the same mindset. See What is Classic Style Anyway? for my list of must have jewelry, Classic Style Jewelry Step by Step [Infographic],  and Do You Have These Classic Accessories In Your Closet? for accessories. So here's the rest of my list.

I include an "any occasion" dress that is easy to wear, an updated Little Black Dress, an A-line skirt, and a crisp white blouse. I like ruffles and cold shoulder updates this season. Can't you see this pink dress with a spectacular sterling silver and lapis lazuli cuff and earrings?

Classic Must haves

Of course, you need the pair of perfect fitting jeans, a chunky sweater, turtleneck, and striped tee. I probably should just say tees in all colors and preferably v-necked. I have been successfully working Weight Watchers and though I still have some to lose, my goal weight splurge is going to be an Allsaints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket (Allsaints have become my go to jeans too). Finish it with a sapphire pendant and ring.
Wardrobe Classics


And then a classic suit. Add an optional wide leg trouser.

Must Have Suiting

Outerwear is something you may have in your wardrobe for years, so go for classics. A camel or black wool coat for dressier occasions. A Trench can go anywhere. The blush colored suede might not keep you dry in a storm but it is pretty special. A sporty quilted jacket is a must. And I like a long cashmere sweater that is heavy enough for Fall but not so heavy it still works indoors all Winter.

 

Must Have Coats
Did I forget a classic you love? Leave a comment!

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