The Simple Way to Avoid a "Dated" Outfit


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When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.

If you want to avoid your wardrobe looking “dated,” there’s one key shopping tip I always suggest to my clients and friends. Instead of opting for the obvious on-trend items, I suggest focussing on stocking your closet with versatile essentials, as well as staples like a great pair of jeans and classic blouses. If you buy timeless pieces and wear them in a modern way, you’ll ensure that your style is fresh and covetable season after season.

Shop my favorite timeless wardrobe essential below.

Micaela Erlanger
Celebrity Stylist

A self proclaimed “vintage-a-holic, and glamour girl” Micaela’s clients include: Lupita Nyong’o, Michelle Dockery, Meryl Streep, Jared Leto, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Hilary Swank, Tatiana Maslany and John Boyega.

The hallmark of Micaela’s work is her meticulous attention to detail and a keen focus on the client’s needs and objectives. With a love for all things beautiful and alluring, coupled with an appreciation of the whimsical, Micaela brings a versatile and fresh approach to styling.