I make a regular habit of editing my closet to make sure my wardrobe is narrowed down to a tight selection of pieces I actually wear on the regular. That means clearing worn-out clothes and shoes, but also trend-driven items that don’t last beyond a season. One thing I never clear out of my closet, though? Classic pieces I’ll be wearing for years ahead.
Now, what are the classic pieces you should never toss, and what are the investment pieces worth holding onto? It comes down to the fashion items that will always be in style. Whether it’s a trench coat to layer over transitional looks, an iconic designer bag, everyday jewelry, or elevated basics, there are some fashion buys that are never worth ditching from your closet.
Ahead, I’m breaking down the eight closet staples you should always hold on to, even if they aren't on rotation in your current outfits. Scroll on to see and shop the essential classic closet staples every woman should own—and hold onto.