I Have Classic Style, and Here's How I'm Shopping Black Friday Sales

Around the Who What Wear office, the other editors often refer to my sense of style as “classic,” which rings pretty true. While I’m constantly reporting on all of the newest trends, my wardrobe is rooted in pieces I can wear season after season. I’m definitely not trend-averse, but I always want to make sure the items I’m purchasing fit in with my personal style.

This brings me to my strategies for Black Friday. I see the shopping holiday as an opportunity to fill my closet not with trendy or seasonal items, but with pieces I’ll be wearing for years to come. This is especially true with investment pieces I’ve been eyeing but waiting to purchase at a more attainable discount. Ahead, I’m breaking down all of the pieces on my current shopping list, which I’m holding out on checking off until the Black Friday sales arrive next month. I’ve listed them in order of price, from big-ticket items down to more affordable pieces at the end, so browse accordingly and happy shopping!

INVESTMENT JEWELRY

A LOGO TOTE

The ultimate bag to bring to the airport.

LEATHER BOOTS

I fell in love with these boots from The Row the moment I spotted them.

A MODERN TRENCH

I already have a classic Burberry trench, and now I want to add a sleek black version to my closet.

HOLIDAY SHOES

I can't stop thinking about these shoes from Amina Muaddi and know they would be perfect for any holiday party.

A TAILORED JACKET

This cropped version of a blazer feels so modern and cool.

OLD CELINE

I'll be stocking up on "old Celine" while it's still around.

A FAUX-FUR LEOPARD COAT

MOCK-CROC HEELS

A PLAID COAT

This coat is one I would wear year after year.

A SLIP SKIRT

To layer with cozy knits and the aforementioned boots from The Row.

THE PERFECT JEANS

All of the editors at Who What Wear are raving about these, and now I need to try them.

A LEATHER BERET

I'm still on a beret kick, but now I want a leather version.

EVERYDAY TEES

You can never own too many tees. Right now I'm loving this looser fit.