Fashion trends come and go, but its every once in a while that someone creates something so amazing that it become a classic! It becomes a staple that every fashionista needs in her closet! So here is the top 10 Classic Fashion staples that every girl needs in her closet.
10. The Classic Trench Coat
(DKNY Classic Black Trench $225 at DKNY.COM)
The Classic Trench is a staple in a Woman’s Closet. Its very versatile, and can be worn from day to night. Make sure that you chose one that falls either right above or below the knee, to avoid looking as if you work for the secret service, well unless that’s what you’d like people to think. The belt scinches the waist, making every woman look slim and amazing! The tailoring of a classic trench makes every woman feel classy and elegant!
9. A Fitted White Button Down
Super Slim Carissa Blouse $145 available at RalphLauren.com
The fitted white button down is a classic staple that can be worn with jeans, pants, high waisted skirts, and even shorts! Thrown on a Blazer, Throw on a Vest, Thrown on a Sweater, Do what you desire with it! You can look Very Elegant and Classic, and very casual and chic! It is extremely versatile and the perfect alternative when you can’t decide on what to wear.
8. A Good Fitting pair of Jeans
Boot-Cut in New York Dark $109 7forAllMankind.com
A Very well fitted pair of jeans is a staple that every woman needs in her closet. Jeans are very versatile, they can go from day to night by adding a pair of heels! It is important that they are made for your shape. Many stores offer guides on ordering jeans that will fit you. You can find your fit by going to MyTrueFit.com, and taking the survey. Once you’ve found a pair that fits, ensure you purchase a darker demin. A Dark wash makes you look taller and slimmer, as opposed to a light wash jean that will make you look shorter and thicker. Also, a light wash jean is an absolute NO! unless you are a teenager or a construction worker.
7. 11 Good Pairs of shoes have you set throughout the year
Most people say 3, but I say 11. This is why.
#1 and 2 Winter Flats and Summer Flats
Tory Burch Classic Reva Ballet Flat $195 ToryBurch.com
You need a good pair of flats. Flats can be worn with jeans or certain skirts and pants, they can be dressy and casual, and are very versatile. Try a pair of Tory Burch shoes, or a plain black leather flat. For Spring/Summer, Try buying a brown/beige (lighter colored flat)
#3 and 4 Wedges and Espadrelles
Christian Louboutin christianlouboutin.com
A Great Pair of Classic Wedges, A great Pair of Espadrelles Wedges are comfortable and give a woman height, also, anytime a lady is in heels, her figure always looks better, it tightens the rear, straightens the back, accentuates the legs, it works miracles. For work, a night of dancing, etc get a classic closed back (open toe is fine) leather wedge in black (patent or regular is both ok), For summer/spring fun in dresses and skirts and casuals, a great espadrelle is the key!
#5 and 6 Sneakers and Tennis Shoes
GUCCI Icon Lace Up Signature $525 GUCCI.COM Converse All-Star OX Classic Light $45 Converse.com
Tennis Shoes. Yes this is unfortunate, but we must wear them when we need to, every girl should have a comfortable pair of sneakers, and a lightweight pair of converse-like tennis shoes for the summer.
#7 and 8 Pumps and Slingbacks
Jimmy Choo Cosmic $745 , Jimmy Choo Shaw $725 at saksfifthavenue.com
Classic Pump. Every woman should have a good, round toe classic pump. For the winter opt for a plain black leather pump (patent or matte) and for the summer opt for a sling back black pump. (I recommend the summer shoe be a slingback open toe). These can be worn with pretty much everything!
#9 and 10 Boots. and Booties
Christian Louboutin Vicky Suede Bootie $995, Alexander Burman Suede and Stingray Boots $895 saksfifthavenue.com
A good knee high boot can be worn with a great skirt for that edgy/chic look (be careful not to over-accessorize it, we don’t want people to mistake your profession) The key to a great boot is to stick to Matte material, patent leather boots tend to have the”Street Walker” vibe. Booties are a great option to have in your closet, for when you would like to wear slim fitting pants without the bulkiness of the boot underneath.
#11 Summer Sandals
Brian Atwood Snakeskin thong Sandal $250 saksfifthavenue.com Last but never least, the summer sandal. Light weight, and will match every summer outfit. Did I mention comfortable and fashonable? YES! an absolute must have
6. Two Great Bags
Marc Jacobs Turnlock Python Tote $458, Anya Hindmarch Patent Clutch $445 saksfifthavenue.com
Instead of carry large bulky bags, a Tote with an optional shoulder strap is very handy, it can it can hold all your paperwork and items needed for work, and gather up (corners fold in) for a chic trendy looking tote for everyday. For the evening a clutch is a must have!
5. Your Favorite Jewelry
Your Favorite jewelry should always be part of your accessories. Statement Necklaces are always great to spruce up a plain wardrobe. Mix and match your favorite pieces. A fashionista never leaves the house without some jewelry on! Even if its just a pair of studs.
4. A Killer Pair of Shades
FENDI 5063R Shades $260 FENDI.COM
Find your favorite pair of sunglasses and keep them with you! A cool pair of shades can accessorize your outfit, also it serves its purpose by shielding your eyes from the sun!
3. The Perfect high waist,below the knee skirt.
A high waist slims your figure and makes your body look more lean and fit! knee length or below is perfect for any occassion!
2. The Perfect Blazer
YSL Jacket – $1,200 YvesSaintLaurant.com
The perfect blazer can take you from Work, to Dinner, to Casual to Dressy all at once! wear it with jeans, with a great pair of pants, with a great skirt, over a figure hugging dress. This is a must have! Dress it up with accessories such as pearl necklaces, broaches etc.
1. The Little Black Dress
Erin Little Black Dress – $114 pinupgirlclothing.com
This classic piece is known to have become a staple, originally made famous by Coco Chanel, the little black dress is everything a girl needs! Dress it up with a killer heel, and great accessories! This is the must have Classic Staple that every fashonista should have! What are your must haves? What can you not live without? Have we forgotten anything? Comments appreciated!