Timeless Ten: Wardrobe Classics

I recall an article I read in Glamour magazine about 15 years ago listing 10 classic wardrobe “must haves” and I thought it would be worth mentioning again. As I recalled the list, I realized the pieces that made “the list” are still around and going strong. A classic piece of clothing should be a comment on style, function and quality. Trends are fun but style is forever!

Here we go!

1. Levi’s 501 Button Fly Jeans. Forever cool, forever style.

2. Dark Green Wellingtons, more affectionately known as “Wellies”.

3. Quality basic white button down; cotton, french cuff. Wear under sweaters, with suits or alone dressed up with a pair of pearls.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Classic Cotton Button Down


4. Black Wool Coat – clean classic lines – nothing too trendy — seasonless.

Everything you love about our lady day coat, with modern updates like a slimmer silhouette, a longer length and a flattering-on-everyone cut. Still as feminine as ever with a beautiful drape in textured Italian wool hailing from Italy’s Manifattura di Carmignano mill, known the world over for its exceptional woolens. The double-cloth fabric is one of our all-time favorites, and you won’t find it anywhere else (Manifattura di Carmignano makes it exclusively for J.Crew). Point collar. Long sleeves. Flap pockets, welt pockets. Functional buttons at cuffs. Fully lined. Hits at knee. Import. Dry clean. Catalog/jcrew.com only.


5. Black Wool Trousers.

Theory Weightless Wool Black Trousers

6. Cashmere Cardigan in a soft heather grey.

J Crew Heather Grey Cashmere Cardigan

7. Ballet Flats

Lanvin Ballet Flats - so beautiful!

8. Clean crisp pair of cotton pyjamas

J Crew Vintage PJ's

9. LBD – The little black dress!

Banana Republic Sheath

10. Silk Lingerie – you do not have to have 10 different bras to satifsy this last classic must-have. Something you love that will make you feel feminine, sexy and beautiful.

Blush by Agent Provacteur

Splurge on these 10 – there will be other passersby in your wardrobe however, I believe that if you invest in these wardrobe classics, they will be with you through trends and time.

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