10 Basic Accessories to Buy

It’s all about the classics
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Class is In

Forget animal prints or razzle dazzle metallics. The surest shade to buy classic ballet flats in? Black and white. White House Black Market leather Spectator ballet flat, $88; whitehouseblackmarket.com
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Shade Play

Oversized glasses got their spot in the fashion hall of fame as soon as Jackie O. slipped on a pair. Banana Republic Jodi sunglasses, $78; bananarepublic.com
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Great Heels

This fall’s perfect pump is a shape your closet’s seen before. Try it in navy for a fresh new spin. Talbots chunky heel pump, $149; talbots.com
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Easy Earrings

Jewelry that’ll always be in vogue? These shiners-everyday studs that transition easily from formal to flip flop. Crislu cubic zirconia stud earrings, $53; macys.com
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The Style Belt

Belts are big trend-monitors. Forget flash-in-the-pan fashion and go with a classic, menswear-inspired belt. J.Crew smooth leather belt, $33; jcrew.com
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A Touch of Clutch

Big or small, prim or punky, the "it" bag is always being redefined. Avoid the fray by picking a sleek and classic clutch. Kate Spade Lincoln Road clutch, $125; lordandtaylor.com
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Sneaky Style

On weekends, comfort rules. Keep a touch of style by picking these fashion-beloved kicks (long-term classics with the style set) over chunky gym sneakers. Superga 2750 Classic, $65; superga-usa.com
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Watch This

Mimic the boys’ club by picking up a large, bracelet watch. Accessories that look steeped in history are destined to be around for awhile. MICHAEL Michael Kors chronograph bracelet watch, $250; bloomingdales.com
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Pretty Pearls

Pearls have no competition in the most-classic-jewel category. We say add some sparkle to the typical demure strand with hidden bursts of shine. Ann Taylor pearl necklace with pave stem caps, $68; anntaylor.com
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Bag Lady

Trendy bags are so not investment-worthy. Put your money on a classic, lady-like shape perfect for work or weekend. Dooney & Bourke tassel bag, $395; dooney.com

 

 

 

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First Published Fri, 2010-07-23 13:31

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