Classic Pieces For Your Wardrobe
What you need to always be in style
Here’s another excuse to shop! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 classic pieces for your wardrobe to prep you for every occasion with instant style.
Avoid preventable fashion mistakes like visible panty lines or double-boob from ill-fitting bras by investing in properly fitting undergarments. Get fitted for a new bra and look for seamless underwear and body slimmers to support and smooth your body. Proper care and cleaning extends the longevity of each piece, keeping you in place much longer.
A good pair of jeans takes you from day to evening, from Sunday brunches to a girl’s night out. For a classic look, opt for a pair free from rips, tears, or frays that can easily outdate your threads when the trend is over. Then, get it hemmed to fit over heels or boots, but low enough to wear with casual shoes on weekends.
Black Dress Pants
A high-quality pair of dress pants will last you a lifetime! Hem it to fit over a heel or boot and look for a lined pair for extra durability that gets you through the colder months and into mid-spring.
A good trench goes from spring to light summer, fall to early winter with a little accessorizing. For a classic coat, get a knee-length trench in a darker hue (black, olive green, or brown). If you’re buying for spring only, opt for a bright colour in a shorter length.
A little height goes a long way and a good pair of leather pumps complements many outfits. Remember, a good pair of shoes shouldn’t need to be broken in; if your toes or ankles feel squished at the store, move on to the next pair.
A Full Skirt
A mid-knee or below-the-knee full skirt is a wardrobe staple you’ll wear year-round. Shorter skirt lengths and higher waist styles outdate easily so for longevity consider avoiding these skirt trends.
Your Utility Bag
To tote your daily supplies around town, you’ll need an all-purpose utility bag. Leather or high thread-count canvas materials can handle the rain, sun, or snow. Clutches are cute, but a practical utility bag needs to stow an umbrella, cosmetic case, wallet, and cell phone at the very least. Timeless colours like chocolate brown or midnight black can do double duty in evening looks, so you don’t have to change purses on the go.
Protect your eyes through sunny skies and winter’s glare by carrying a pair of sunglasses with you everyday. A good pair of sunglasses should protect against UVA and UVB rays. Be sure to have an eye care specialist adjust the frames to fit your face shape.
The Little Black Dress
The occasions that fit a little black dress are endless (weddings, receptions, work events, romantic dinners). For an ageless look, find a basic shape like an A-line or empire waist and accessorize to update its look with each occasion.
White Dress Shirt
A crisp, white dress shirt is a wardrobe must-have to provide a base look for seasonal accessories. Spandex blends woven into the cotton allow extra stretch for more form-fitting styles.
You don’t need to clear everything out of your closet and start new. Just be on the lookout for classic, standard pieces that will wear well and stand the test of all fashion crazes and you won’t go far wrong.
Written by: Melissa Jenkins-Gray
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