Ripped jeans, leg warmers, mini skirts – all these are 1980s clothing items that have come back into fashion. But, today, these items are worn in different ways than they were 30 years ago.
It can be expensive to try to stay on trend with clothing styles that change every season. Plus, it takes a lot of closet space!
Instead, invest in some timeless pieces for a classic, fresh look.
There are certain clothing items that you can wear forever. These gems remain a constant in your life, despite fashion’s revolving door of trends.
Here are 9 must-have items that you’ll reach for again and again.
1. Black Ballet Flats
A well-made pair of black flats is unparalleled.
They are super comfy. Plus you can wear them with anything! From a cocktail dress to the oldest pair of jeans.
Also, they are a smart budget-friendly item. You won’t be needing to buy a different pair of shoes to go with a specific outfit. Black ballet flats are like your BFF – ready to go anywhere.
You’ll be wearing these all the time so make sure to invest in a quality pair. Choose a breathable material to avoid smelly foot syndrome.
During the summer months, feel free to swap out your black flats for a sheer, neutral pair. This pair is a bit lighter and will go well with your summer dress as well as your jean shorts.
If you just can’t get enough of high heels, read these tips for making high heels comfortable.
2. White Button-Down Blouse
The white button-down is one of the most versatile pieces in your closet.
The options are endless:
Throw it over a spaghetti-strap dress and cinch it at the waist with a belt.
Suit up with menswear-inspired pants for the office.
Dress it down by tucking it into skinny jeans for a casual night out.
Fully tuck it into a long, evening skirt for a whole lot of glam.
Choose one with a classic collar. Or go for extra lux with beading along the cuffs.
3. A Midi Wrap Dress
Wrap dresses have been around since 1974 and they’re not going anywhere.
This type of frock was invented by Diane von Furstenberg and has been a favorite of ladies for over 40 years!
It’s flattering, versatile, easy to wear, pack, and style.
Wrap dresses are uber flattering because they cinch in at the waist creating a long elegant line.
Have some fun and choose a bright color. Hello yellow! Or maybe go for a lady in red look.
The beauty of a midi wrap dress is that you can use it all year long. Throw on some leggings underneath during the cold months. Wear with sandals (or your classic flats) in warmer climes.
Change the look of your wrap dress with your accessories. Big jangly earrings will dress it up. A jean jacket will make it perfect for the weekend.
4. A Black Blazer
This has got to be one of the best inventions in the history of fashion.
It’s your secret weapon to not looking like you just rolled out of bed.
The cut and color are ultra slimming and can be worn with just about anything. Jean crop shorts and a faded t-shirt? Yup, throw that blazer over for a runway-ready look.
Pleated ankle length skirts pair well with a blazer. So do jeans for a cool professor vibe.
You really can’t go wrong when you wear this blazer. Go on, try it with any item in your wardrobe – you’ll see!
5. Cashmere V-Neck Sweater
What can be better than luxurious cashmere next to your skin?
Out of all the knits in the world, you’ll get the most mileage out of a classic cashmere V-neck sweater in a soft shade.
This closet essential is the perfect knit that’s not too bulky. This sweater effortlessly goes with both casual and dressy looks. Whether you wear it with your favorite jeans or over a slip dress – your v-neck sweater does not disappoint.
6. A Bandage Dress
Best for nights when it’s not Netflix and chill.
Warning: prepare to be stared at. This gorgeous little number fits wonderfully snug at each curve.
You’ll be ready for your red carpet pose from every angle with this beauty.
Grab your clutch and head out for a night on the town.
7. Statement Tee
A statement tee is a closet staple.
Find one you love and it will quickly become your favorite go-to top.
Tees don’t have to be boring! Look for one with a cute ruffle hem or eye-catching embroidery details. Or put your favorite movie quote on your tee. Yizzam offers you men’s, women’s, kids’ and custom apparel.
8. Classic Demin Jacket
If you’re lucky, you still have yours from high school. If not, invest in a comfortable, blue denim jacket.
Wear it with some cargo pants. Wear it with your sundress. Wear it with your mini skirt. You will get great mileage out of your classic denim jacket.
Throw your hair in a messy bun and slap on some shades. People might just mistake you for a celebrity in denim.
9. A Turtleneck
We can’t say it enough – turtlenecks are a gift from the fashion gods.
It’s a great layering piece. It can also be worn on its own paired with your favorite high-waisted jeans.
Never wear the same shirt twice by changing your accessories. A strand of necklaces or a floral scarf changes the look of these timeless clothing items.
Wear it under a strapless dress in the fall with a cute pair of cowboy boots. Or go fancy by wearing it was a pretty skirt, tights, and heeled booties.
You can wear this item with your blazer, your ballet flats or your denim jacket. See! We told you these clothing items were versatile.
Clothing Items You Need in Your Closet
The best part about these classic clothing items is that you can mix and match them for a wide variety of looks.
You can’t go wrong with timeless pieces that are comfortable and make you feel great.
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