If you were to take a peek into my closet right now, it would read as a classic fashion capsule with a minimalist feel. I can't help it—a timeless wardrobe gives me comfort and confidence, and I am fiercely loyal. There's something so powerful about the fact that certain pieces can be worn regardless of the year or trend cycle.
My recommendation is to create a foundation of these closet staples with your personal style in mind and round your wardrobe out with some trendy pieces of the moment. To start, consider perennial options like a black blazer, a crisp white button-down shirt, a tan trench coat, black flat shoes, and sweaters that make a luxe statement.
Many conflate classic styles with large budgets, but you'd be pleasantly surprised to find that classic, affordable fashion exists—so many of these options only look expensive. I often end up doing a double take when I realize a piece is under $150. Ahead, find 29 affordable classic picks to shop now and wear forever.