Imagine a world where you don’t need Zara’s latest on-trend offerings, and you’re simply satisfied with your existing wardrobe. Sound like a pipe dream? It’s not when your closet is stocked with utterly classic, entirely versatile pieces. Which items are we talking about? Click through to find out!
You know how to wear a striped tee for the weekend, but consider it for cocktails too, when paired with a dramatic skirt.
J.Crew Long-Sleeve Sailor-Stripe Tee ($50)
Even girly girls pull off the tough jacket with ease. It’s the topper that looks good on anyone for almost any occasion.
Current/Elliott The Soho Coated Cotton-Blend Biker Jacket ($166)
Dress up your basic office blazer by cinching it with a satin ribbon like Emmanuelle Alt.
Rag & Bone Roseburg Blazer ($347)
On Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl:
Michael Lo Sordo Coat and Bralette; Maticevski skirt; CH by Carolina Herrera shoes; Charlotte Olympia clutch.
A pencil skirt and heels is the oldest trick in the book. Try it with boots for a downtown effect.
Dorothy Perkins Cherry Ponte Pencil Skirt ($20)
On Courtney Trop of Always Judging:
Tibi Seal Trench Coat ($750); Rag & Bone vest; Rails Joey Oversized Denim Shirt Jacket ($136); Citizens of Humanity Premium Vintage Racer Distressed Skinny Jeans ($248); Rochas Laquered Heel Ankle Boots ($319); Proenza Schouler PS11 Classic Bag ($1950); Illesteva Leonard Round Sunglasses ($165); Glady Tamex hat.
Photo courtesy of Style Du Monde
From work to weekend, we challenge you to find a single occasion where a trench coat feels out of place.
Warehouse DB Clean Mac Coat ($134)
Your LBD likely makes the rounds at all your after-hours events, but consider it with sneakers for a daytime look.
Mason By Michelle Mason Mesh-Paneled Stretch-Jersey Mini Dress ($138)
For an ultra-sultry effect, leave your collared shirt undone, except for the last two buttons. Then tuck it into a high-waisted pencil skirt to keep the chest-baring look in place.
Gap Shrunken Boyfriend Shirt ($50)
Take the workweek staple into your off-duty hours by wearing the pants with a pair of trendy shower slides.
Rachel Zoe Pants ($220)
We don’t need to make a case for the versatility of the most classic shoe ever. If you don’t have a pair already, we selected a practically perfect pair for you to shop below.
Kate Spade New York Licorice Pumps ($298)
Let us know the closet staple you couldn't live without in the comments!