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The 5 Timeless Fashion Staples Worth Spending Money On

The world of fashion can be fickle and fleeting. One season it’s all about black and white stripes and the next features oversized monotone coats. However, there are those pieces that will forever be in style no matter what the trends. Here are the five timeless pieces you should own.


A little black dress is necessary for so many reasons. Not only are there many variations (so you can keep up with the latest trends while still sticking with a classic), but the LBD can be worn to just about any occasion. From work to cocktails to weddings, the LBD is pretty much perfect. Nine West Quilted Short Sleeve Dress, $48.black dress


The White button-up shirt

It’s a classic for a reason. A white shirt goes with just about anything – overalls, sundresses, pants and skirts. The key with a white button-up is keeping it white. While it’s nice to spend a little more on a great quality piece, the reality is that this particular shirt will only get about one year’s worth of wear before you have to buy a new one. Save yourself some money on this item. Theory Yasa stretch cotton-blend poplin shirt, $174.

Theory white shirt

The pencil skirt

This is an office staple but can be worked into any wardrobe, not just business professionals. The best thing about a pencil skirt is how great it looks on just about any body type. It’s important to remember that well-fitting things look better in general, but the pencil skirt makes everyone look slimmer, taller and more polished just by wearing it. Love and Liberty Grey And Navy Combo Knit And Leather Pencil Skirt, $90.

pencil skirt

The Trench Coat

If a high fashion house like Burberry can build their brand on an item, you can bet it’s a timeless piece. The trench coat is one of those pieces that seems to make a comeback in spring or fall, but that shouldn’t stop you from wearing it the rest of the year.  It’s the perfect coat for rainy weather no matter what the temperature – just layer appropriately. DKNY Meghan Zip Detail Double Breasted Trench Coat, $141.

trench coat


The Simple Black Pump

Black goes with everything. When picking out a shoe that you’d need to wear with more than one thing, it makes sense to choose black. Also don’t go too high with the heel so you’ll be more likely to actually wear your fashionable shoes. Avoiding trendy toes and heels also lets you get something that you’ll be able to wear for years instead of months. Calvin Klein Nitza Stretch Suede Pumps, $139.

simple black pump


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