10 Best Basics

Our favorite closet constants.
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Card Me

Choose a classic cardigan (wear it day and night) but go for something special with flirty rosettes. Old Navy Cropped Rosette Cardigan, $27; oldnavy.com
photo courtesy of Old Navy

Animal Skins

Add style to a simple shift with animal print. The black and white scheme is classic and wearable, and provides an easy backdrop for a shot of color (a bag, shoe). Lane Bryant Ponte Knit cowl neck dress, $70; lanebryant.com

photo courtesy of Lane Bryant

De-Layered Reaction

Bring underpinnings out into the limelight! A sweet lace shell is a go-to piece for wearing under blazers, but also shines on its own. Talbots lace shell, $149; talbots.com
photo courtesy of Talbots

Just White

This preppy staple has long been a jean of summer. The trick? Get the fit right, which usually means a size bigger (they’re chic, but unforgiving). Lauren Ralph Lauren Stretch White Straight Jeans, $60; ralphlauren.com
photo courtesy of Ralph Lauren

Blazing Basics

Maximize your style. A versatile, well-cut blazer is a staple that pairs with jeans for the weekend and a pencil skirt for work. Elizabeth and James blazer, $395; neimanmarcus.com
photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Love in Leather

A cardigan alternative, a light-weight leather jacket in a neutral hue is something you’ll wear for years to come. Banana Republic Heritage leather biker jacket, $298; bananarepublic.com
photo courtesy of Banana Republic

Line-Less

A seamless thong means smooth-sailing when it comes to getting dressed, and avoiding extra lines and bulges is always in fashion. Cosabella Aire low-rise thong, $21; neimanmarcus.com
photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Skirt-of Simple

An A-line skirt is universally flattering, works day or night, and can be paired with virtually everything in your wardrobe. AK Anne Klein classic skirt, $50; macys.com
photo courtesy of Macy's

Starring Stripes

Thin, nautical stripes are a classic design, and fashion insiders know they look chic whether you’re on or off a boat. Petit Bateau Marniere sweater, $88; petit-bateau.us
photo courtesy of Petit Bateau

Wrap Star

Diane von Furstenberg first designed the wrap dress in the 1970’s, and it became an instant classic. Choose one in a great color or bold print, and hold onto it for years. Diane von Furstenberg Linda wrap dress, $375; dvf.com

 

 

 

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