Discover coveted classics that should always adorn your wardrobe.
We can talk about statement necklaces and colored skinny jeans all day, but if we’re being truthful, it’s the classic clothing pieces that get us through almost everything. There are certain essential clothing and accessory items that must be in your closet at all times. The nice thing about them is that they are usually easy to find and comfortable to wear. Plus, making the investment in classics can really pay off in the long run since there are endless mixing and matching options. So pack your purse and head out to Buckhead’s shops to scoop up these closet staples that will never go out of style.
1. THE VINTAGE CHAMBRAY
Chambray shirts have been around for quite some time, but we think it’s safe to say they aren’t going out of style—ever. Topshop’s Moto Bleach Western Shirt is the most basic of chambrays and that is the best part. The snap buttons and classic trim are simple, so its pairing abilities allow you to be creative. Chambray tops pair best with black jeans in the fall or colorful shorts in the summer. With this blouse, the options are endless!
Available for $64 at Topshop.
2. THE EVERYDAY BLAZER
Everyone knows a good, tailored blazer can make almost any outfit work. From a business presentation to a Saturday brunch, a slim-fitting black blazer, like Theory’s Custom Gabe Jacket, will fit in regardless of the setting, time and time again. The button and lapel detailing is sleek and simple, and the length hits right below the belt, slimming the waist (added bonus!). Frankly, your closet isn’t complete without it.
Available for $425 at Theory.
3. THE ONLY SNEAKER THAT MATTERS
The Converse Chuck Taylor has been kickin’ it since the 1930s. Today’s available colors are infinite, but classic white pairs with anything. These sneaks are comfortable, practical, and will always be stylish. You can wear them on your most casual of days (think leggings and a long t-shirt, or a striped cotton dress) or throw them on with a dressier ensemble (think button-down top and dark jeans), because they are that versatile. Put them in the wash after lots of wear, and they’ll be as good as new in no time.
Available for $49.95 at Nordstrom.
4. THE BUTTON-DOWN WITH FLAIR
While a classic white button-down is just fine, we’ve turned things up a notch with this Topshop Pleated Bib Front Shirt. The top can fit under a timeless sweater in the winter, but can be worn year-round with your favorite pair of pants or jeans. The pleats add a hint of spunk, but not enough to take away from the crisp and clean feel that’s classic in a white button-down.
Available for $75 at Topshop.
5. THE GO-TO JEANS
These J Brand Mid-rise Skinny Jeans in the dark Oblivion color are flattering in every way. The deep blue color works for almost every jeans-appropriate occasion you could imagine and the whiskers and fading add a little character. The skinny hem hits right above the shoe, so heels, boots and sandals will all pair effortlessly.
Available for $198 at Nordstrom.
6. THE PERFECT PUMPS
These Nine West Jackpot pumps sure live up to their name. The black leather and pointy-toe construction make these a flirty and flattering option, but simple enough to be work-appropriate. The 3 ½-inch heel is not too high so the wear is easy, but they are high enough for you to sling on for a sexy night out, too.
Available for $79 at Macy’s.
7. THE WATCH THAT SAYS IT ALL
The British Isles-inspired Daniel Wellington watch line is nothing short of stylish simplicity. The black leather band paired with the bright white face surrounded in rose gold (an updated take on the standard gold look), makes this Classic Sheffield a sure bet for almost any outfit. It’s clean enough for daily wear (and who would want to take it off anyway?), but has the ability to pair well with bangles or other bracelets for stacking.
Available for $199 at It’s About Time.
8. THE TRAVEL BAG
Even if you travel just once all year, you’ll want this Lo & Sons O.M.G. carrier to accompany you. Its features include a padded laptop pocket, detachable strap, more compartments than you can count, and a back panel sleeve that fits over your suitcase’s handle—you don’t even have to carry it! And when you’re not jet-setting, use it as a daily work or gym bag.
Available for $275 at loandsons.com.
It’s About Time
Lo & Sons
3393 Peachtree Road
3500 Peachtree Road N.E.
3035 Peachtree Road N.E.
3393 Peachtree Road
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