Have you ever thought about the 5 items in your closet you would consider your essential pieces? These are the 5 wardrobe essentials that would be considered A Classic Look. The items you can always count on and the ones that will never go out of style.
These 5 pieces are also wardrobe essentials that can be mixed or matched with other pieces in your closet. And, ones you can wear most Seasons throughout the year. These are the pieces you can put on and instantly have a classic look.
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What’s A Classic Look
A classic look is considered one that’s timeless and can be worn for years and years. Trends will never outdo a classic look because they can’t be worn year after year.
Some might also consider a classic look based on the quality of the item. Classic looks are ones where you should choose to make your investment pieces because they will stand the test of time. You could also say most classic looks involve more neutrals than pops of color.
The actual definition of classic is “judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.” This is what I want to think about when I think about my wardrobe.
A classic look can be different for everyone also based on personal preferences but a classic woman always knows what she wants to wear. When I think of a classic look I think about some of my style icons Kate Middleton, Audrey Hepburn, and Emanuelle Alt.
THE 5 ESSENTIAL WARDROBE PIECES
There are 5 essential pieces that I consider part of a classic look. These are probably pieces you already have in your closet.
A black blazer is my absolute personal favorite of a classic look. This is the one piece of clothing I couldn’t live without. A black blazer instantly elevates any outfit yet it’s still such a classic.
There isn’t a specific type of black blazer you need, it’s whatever you prefer. In the Fall/Winter I prefer a heavier wool black blazer and in the Spring/Summer I prefer a linen black blazer. Yes, it’s absolutely appropriate to wear a black blazer in Summer.
Just make sure your blazer is tailored to fit you perfectly. One of my favorite black blazers cost a fortune to tailor, but it’s the perfect fit for me now. And, it’s a blazer I will wear for so many years to come.
You can wear a black blazer with anything and everything. Think about jeans, pants, even over dresses. Wear it with jeans, a white tee, and sneakers during the day. Switch out the sneaker at night for pumps and you have a whole other evening outfit.
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What can be more classic and versatile than a white tee? Finding a good white tee can be tricky but once you do it can go with anything.
A crew neck white tee is the most classic but obviously, you could go with a v neck as well if that’s what you prefer.
You can wear the white tee with shorts and sandals in the Summer, under a cardigan or coat in the Fall and Winter.
Sometimes, I just like a nice clean white tee with my favorite pendant necklace, a blazer, jeans, and flats. That to me is the perfect classic look.
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Perfect Fitting Jeans
Nothing is better than a perfect-fitting pair of jeans to elevate any classic look. Jeans are an essential part of any wardrobe and a classic pair can be worn in so many ways. Go for a great white button-down tucked into your jeans with a classic belt and flats. Or, for a more casual classic look go with a neutral sweater, jeans, and sneakers for the weekend.
Jeans are one of the toughest items to find because they are so specific to each body type. It’s best to keep the jeans to a straight leg, skinny, or my personal favorite and the favorite of Parisians, the wide leg jean. Just make sure your jeans don’t have any rips or holes in them to keep them classic-looking.
You can find a great pair of jeans for under $100 at places like Madewell and Everlane. For a more investment pair, you can go with Mother or Paige Denim. All my favorite denim are listed in the Denim shop.
Black pumps are another staple wardrobe essential but shoes can get a little personal. Everyone prefers a different heel height and depending on your lifestyle maybe you prefer more of a wedge or low block heel than a true high heel pump.
Pumps are such a versatile shoe though and you can wear them to work, lunch, or a school function by day and to dinner with the ladies that evening. Just make sure they are at the right comfort level for you.
My personal favorite pair of black pumps are from Sèzane with more of a low block heel and sexy strap. They are comfortable enough to walk miles yet classic and feminine at the same time.
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Everyday Leather Handbag
I’ve mentioned many times before how much a great leather handbag can instantly elevate any outfit. It’s such a classic accessory and can truly be the statement of your classic outfit. If there’s one item where I would say to splurge a little more it would be on a handbag.
Especially a handbag that is a classic icon. Don’t spend your money buying trendy bags every season but wait and save up for a classic leather handbag. It doesn’t have to be thousands of dollars, you can find very pretty leather handbags from sites like Clare V., Cuyana, and Sèzane.
If you are wanting to invest more in a designer handbag then you can find amazing second-hand or gently used ones on sites like The Real Real or Tradesy.
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With these very basic wardrobe essentials you can have a classic look put together in minutes. These are the pieces you will have for years to come, the will outlast any trend, and you will be looking your best classic self which is timeless, chic, and elevated.
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