Do you know that there are 8 essential outfits that you can wear now (and forever)? Check the article below and discover all 8 essential outfits.




The Essentials

Drawn to racks of paper-thin sundresses whose straps pop off when you sit down? Seduced by towers of low-rent “cashmere” sweaters that pill up faster than teens listening to EDM?

Fear not: We’ve deciphered what quality items to spend your hard-earned duckets on. The 8 essential pieces we’ve outlined here are surefire bets that you can count on for endless outfit options for now and in years to come.

Dependable Denim

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Photo Credit: theneotraditionalist.com, Imaxtree.com, Just Jared

No need to own a million pairs! Just buy the ones you’ve found to be the holy grail fit-wise, and treat them like the treasure they are: Dry clean them to retain their wash and don’t overwear. These are not your grocery-shop jeans and (extremely) broken-in vintage flares you found at the consignment shop. Rather, choose denim in a classic (read: not overtly trendy) cut in a flattering (probably darkish) wash.

Cashmere Sweater

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Photo Credit: notorious-mag.com, Scott Brasher Studio, JuanKr

Everyone’s favorite fiber has some rare magic to it: A Kashmir goat can produce only 4 ounces of the goods annually and it takes an entire year’s worth of cashmere from two goats to produce a single two-ply sweater. Goat-talk aside, clothes made from cashmere are up to 8 times warmer than clothes made from sheep’s wool and yet are much lighter in weight and thinner in texture. Oh, and it’s so soft that you feel like you’re being snuggled by two dozen golden retriever puppies.

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Photo Credit: BFA/Billy Farrell Agency, via pinterest, Splash News

It’s neutral, practical, and cinches at your waist for a feminine silhouette (or hangs open, belt dangling for some downtown snap). A classic that adds polish to any outfit while simultaneously keeping the elements at bay. Spend the amount of money you should on this outerwear and you will definitely have a skip in your step (even if it’s just to avoid puddles).

Black or Navy Blazer

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Photo Credit: Vanessa Jackman, FameFlyNet.uk.com, Alo Ceballos/GC Images

There is no shortage of ways to style this chic-feminine adaptive piece–wear to the office with tailored trousers and a silk shell or over a hoodie and graphic tee for the weekend. Drape over a cocktail dress and bare shoulders for instant European elegance. Choose black or navy and then pair with brights for a pop of color, or with neutrals for a streamlined look.

A-Line Skirt

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Photo Credit: Greg Kessler, via pinterest, PacificCoastNews.comvia

The A-line–a universally flattering cut that nips in at the waist (to highlight the most narrow part of the body) and then gently sweeps away from the hips. If you’re petite, choose a shorter hemline, and if you have more height to work with, try different lengths. This number will carry you through each season with ease as you pair with tees, blouses and sweaters.

White Button Down

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Photo Credit: Diego Zuko, Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images, lecatch.com

This classic is always the perfect canvas on which to build your look. Worn for any and all occasions, it forever adds a crisp sense of sophistication (even in wilting summer heat). The white shirt is a no-brainer for the office and is so pretty when worn collar-open to reveal delicate necklaces. Or roll the sleeves, pair with skinnies and sandals, and rock some casual glam.


Evening Dress

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Photo Credit: Vanessa Jackman, James Devaney/WireImage, via pinterest

Weddings. Parties. Dinners…Weddings. You’re going to need one so just make sure you love it. Choose a classic cut, all-season fabric and neutral color to keep it timeless. Then let your accessories go as wild (or tame) as you feel. The eternally stylish LBD is always a great starting point.

Winter Coat

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Photo Credit: popsugar.com, via pinterest, Timur Emek/Getty Images

Why lay out cash for a solid winter coat? Well consider cost per wear. You’ll be shrugging it on for months on end, and wearing it everywhere, expecting that it will not only flatter, but function by protecting you from unpleasantness. It’s not a coat, it’s a life partner–so enter the relationship with caution and choose one made of quality stuff.

Stylish Forever

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Photo Credit: IMAXTREE/Vincenzo Grillo

Repeat after us: quality over quantity. Spend a little extra for top-notch fabric and good construction, and wear these reliable pieces forever.

Source: Personal Style

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