I love pretty much everything classic- staples that can be worn through the years with just different and seasonal accessories. No matter what decade were in, those classic pieces can be transformed turning something somewhat outdated into something that stands the test of time. Here are 8 fashion classics that I love:

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The trench coat

Trench coats may remind you of a noir detective (I do think of that sometimes), but it also reminds me of a modern day London model or something. The Burberry trench is like my DREAM! There are more affordable options below.

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Is anything more iconic than a little black dress?! The answer is no. From Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to pretty much everyone now the LBD is a fashion staple.

Fashion fades, only the classics stay the same! Click To TweetPearls

I used to think pearls were for old ladies and the Queen of England- so not the case. Pretty much any look can be classed up with the addition of pearls.

The clutch

An item I thought of as an impracticality is such a classic piece. Sure it doesn’t make the best ‘necessity’ bag, but it does exude a quality of class.

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The white button down shirt

Okay, so in elementary/middle school a white button down shirt was a must have part of our uniform, (let’s not go there). So admittedly the white button down wasn’t a favorite of mine until recently. Now I admire the crisp, easy essential.

Dark wash jeans

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good distressed denim, but something about a fabulous dark wash jean is so simple yet classic (plus pairing it with a white button down is probably the easiest way to exude ‘class’).


Talk about classic. I won’t say much, just think about it.


Once reserved for doilies and wedding dresses, lace has come to be a decorative must have on even casual clothes. Who else feels like they should be going to a tea party if you wear an all lace dress?

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What are some fashion classics you love?


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Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

  • Corey Wheeland

    Love all of these! I’m also a sucker for a classic black and white striped long sleeve tee!

  • I love dark wash jeans and stripes! Stripes are such a classic, versatile pattern to me. I’m still looking for the perfect trench coat!

    • Haha that’s an impossible task sometimes.

  • YES to the LBD! Love that + dark wash jeans are my go-to!

  • I need to find my next white button down — something is always slightly *off* but i’m not giving up hope the perfect one is out there for me!

  • Ashley Battle

    I’ve been dying to get a trench coat or a duster coat for this fall I just can’t seem to take the plunge! I love the London fog one the best!

  • mckenna bleu

    Love everything you shared. Especially the pink clutch and bracelet. Both gorg!

  • Melissa Chee

    Agreed – the LBD is essential to life. 🙂

  • I love trench coats! They look so good!

  • Amanda K

    I still have yet to own a trench coat!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    • I’ve had one, but that was yeaaaars ago ha

  • Dark wash jeans are pretty much the only jeans I wear – they’re so flattering!

  • I totally need a trench coat in my life. I dream of owning a Burberry one at some point in my life.

    • My cousin owns 2 and lives in SoCal… she hardly uses it haha

  • I’m not a huge fashionista, so I’m more into simple, classic items when it comes to my wardrobe. Not a huge fan of dark washed jeans, but otherwise I love all the other pieces.

    Cristina | *janded

    • Aww I love them! They’re a great staple piece.

  • Paige Rankin

    Yes! I love all of these. All 8 are great pieces to splurge on in my opinion as you’ll wear them year to year! 🙂

    xoxo, Paige

  • I want a trench coat this year but I can never find one that looks good on me.

    • Finding the perfect one is sometimes impossible haha.

  • Oh my gosh, my LBD and my pearls are a go to always! They are so lovely and timeless. Plus I feel like Audrey Hepburn 😉

    • So true! I always feel so classy when I wear those items.

  • I love a great fitting pair of dark wash jeans! I need to get some more for this season. 🙂


    • I think most of the pairs I own are dark wash lol

  • I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect trench coat for years! Such a great staple.

  • Amy

    All such great timeless pieces! I have been on the hunt for a good trench coat, they’re so hard to find for me!

    • It seems like it is for everybody!

  • Anna Hubbard

    I love all of these! They’re all so great to have in a closet!

  • Azanique

    Pearls and pumps are my fav! I always want to get a nice french coat but it rarely gets cold for long enough in NC.

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

    • Haha that’s what I told my cousin in SoCal and yet she has 2!

  • You can NEVER go wrong with any of these! I love your choices especially the trenchs!

  • Classics like the LBD and a great strand of pearls will get you so far in life!