The Simple Way to Avoid a "Dated" Outfit

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.

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