Investing in high-quality classic designer pieces that will last years — if not decades — may seem like a big financial commitment, but it can save you money in the long run. They give the wardrobe longevity that cuts across seasons and helps you get the most cost-per-wear out of your outfits.
A Cashmere Cape
Fashion trends may come and go, but a few wardrobe staples will always stay in style. Instead of spending money on a trend, invest in a quality piece that will last for years.
A cashmere cap adds a touch of luxury to any outfit. It also adds a polished finish to a casual outfit like jeans and a tee. Try one in a neutral color that will go with any outfit. You can even wear a black one with your coat in the winter.
A Little Black Dress
The little black dress, or LBD, is one of your closet’s most iconic and versatile pieces. This simple outfit staple can be dressed up for a night out or down for a casual lunch date.
The classic fit of this midi dress flatters any body shape. Wear with a pair of hoop earrings and a gold pendant for a sophisticated look.
A White Shirt
Fashion trends come and go, but Janie and Jack classic designer pieces are timeless. Investing in a few high-quality wardrobe staples can make your style feel more polished and refined and can save you thousands in the long run by helping you avoid the costly mistake of impulsive shopping.
Wear it under a sweater or paired with a t-shirt and combat boots. It also works well for black-tie events.
A Black Blazer
A black blazer is a versatile addition to any closet. You can wear it for work, interviews, and dinner dates. Look for a fitted style that grazes the tops of your knees.
Pair a black blazer with black jeans and a white tee for a chic ensemble that you can wear in spring, summer, fall, or winter. Finish the outfit with a black handbag and timeless accessories.
A tan or black trench coat is another classic outerwear piece you should have in your closet. This jacket will keep you warm when it’s cold and pairs perfectly with dresses and pants.
A Pair of Black Jeans
A good pair of black jeans can elevate any outfit and is a wardrobe staple. A fitted, high-waisted style in a dark wash will look flattering on most body types.
Pair with a white button-down shirt, or for a casual yet polished look, try a light blue soft brushed cotton casual shirt. A striped version looks excellent paired with a solid black jacket and casual sneakers.
While trendy accessories like strappy heels or statement jewelry are fun, a well-edited closet should be filled with staples that won’t feel dated in a year. Invest in timeless pieces like these and start building your perfect wardrobe!
A Pair of Black Dress Pants
While fashion trends come and go, a staple like black dress pants seems to defy time. A pair of fitted, slightly cropped pants like these from J.Crew can be worn with a shirt or sweater for a work-appropriate look that feels put together.
Try to find a pair that are not too tight or loose and a fit that flatters your natural curves. Also, ensure they have front-perfecting pockets and come in regular, petite, or tall sizes.
A cardigan is a simple way to add some polish to an outfit. Wear it over a dress or a pair of jeans, and you’ll look effortlessly chic.
Choose a style that closes with buttons (generally the best option), toggles, or a zipper. Zippers can feel casual and trendier, while toggles have a more classic look.
Timeless style is easier to achieve than you might think!
A Little White Dress
While trends come and go, some classic clothing pieces are here to stay. Having a few classic staples in your wardrobe can save you from having to donate clothes a year later because they’re just too dated.
You can find a little white dress in various silhouettes and materials at Lulu’s. Pair one with opaque tights and a wool coat in winter or with sandals for Summer, and you’ll be ready for anything from rooftop parties to date nights.
A Pair of Tanzanite Earrings
In addition to wardrobe staples like the little black dress and black blazer, consider adding a touch of sophistication with a pair of timeless tanzanite earrings. This elegant accessory can effortlessly elevate any ensemble, offering a subtle hint of glamour for various occasions while standing the test of time.