While it can be fun to chase the latest fashion trends, there’s nothing wrong with stocking your wardrobe with classic pieces that will continue to make you look good year after year. Timeless designs include mix-and-match staples like a little black dress or tailored blazer and timeless accessories like pearls. So, whether you’re building a wardrobe from scratch or simply adding to your current collection, incorporate these items into your closet, as they will give your look a timeless and elegant edge.
A white shirt is an essential wardrobe item worn with jeans and pencil skirts. This one from Talbots is a perfect example of classic style with modern details like slightly puffed sleeves and a cinched waist.
Another closet must-have is a single-breasted wool coat. Many options are on the market but opt for a neutral color that won’t date. A black trench is a popular option, but you can get a similar look for less with an army green or moodier navy coat.
Every closet is complete with a pair of classic shoes. You can opt for ballet flats, a bit more trendy but still very classic, or choose something a little dressier, like pointed-toe pumps or flat-riding boots. If you’re going for a more casual vibe, you can’t go wrong with a simple strap sandal.
One of the best things about timeless fashion is that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can find affordable styles lasting multiple seasons, such as a relaxed T-shirt or a button-front oxford shirt. You can also get the look of a high-end designer item for a fraction of the price by shopping at your local thrift store.
If you’re building a new wardrobe, consider creating a personal-style Pinterest board or a notebook to keep track of your favorite looks. This will help you determine which silhouettes and styles you’re drawn to to start shopping strategically when you need to replace your wardrobe.