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Style Guide: 5 Pieces That Withstand The Test Of Time

I believe that certain pieces of clothing are like a fine wine (and George Clooney) in that they only get better with time. While the passing of seasons can be detrimental to certain trends (ahem denim vests) it can be invaluable for others. I do have to say that no matter the style, most bargain pieces will not age well. Here are the 5 items that are definitely worth investing in, because they will withstand the test of time. 


LUXURY HANDBAG

Who can deny the value of a quality handbag? I don't think there is a fashionista out there who can resist a bag with a story behind it. Carefully crafted and made from the finest materials, quality handbags that are thoroughly cared for will only become more beautiful in time. Harrison's classic leather bag is sure to be one that can be passed down for generations. 

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1. HEIDI KLEIN Tapered Pants 2. ROSIE ASSOULIN Bustier Top 3. H&M Textured-weave Jacket 4. FOREVER 21 Straw Fedora 5. JENNIFER MEYER Gold Ring 6. MEL BOTERI Kat Tote in Black Pebbled Leather 7. PRADA Retro Sunglasses 8. H&M Earrings With Tassels

 

QUALITY JEANS

There is a popular train of thought that says that jeans should be washed as rarely as possible. While I'm not sure how practical that rule may be, I do know that a good pair of blue jeans will never go out of style. When washed with care, they will fade beautifully and gain that worn look that all fashionistas adore. Invest in a high-quality, well-made pair, and you won't be sorry. Maria's classic jeans will be an essential in her closet for quite some time! 

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1. FRAME Skinny Jeans 2. TIM COPPENS Cotton-poplin Shirt 3. MADEWELL Pendant Necklace 4. CELINE Sunglasses 5. MADEWELL Bangle 6. MADEWELL Stud Earrings 7. MEL BOTERI Serenity Blue, Pebbled Leather Watson Tote 8. AQUAZZURA Leather Heels

 

LEATHER JACKET

The acquired softness of leather is just one of many characteristics which make this type of jacket timeless. You should always invest in quality fabrics, and beware of fakes! For those of you who prefer faux-leather, there are great options for you as well. Lisa's leather is cut perfectly to get years of use.

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1. MAISON MARGIELA Silk-charmeuse Dress 2. ACNE STUDIOS Leather Jacket 3. DIOR Sunglasses 4. MADEWELL Triangle Bracelet 5. MADEWELL Bracelet 6. MEL BOTERI Marissa Small Tote Handbag and Shoulder Bag 7. GORJANA Ring Set 8. SAM EDELMAN Suede Sandals

 

DENIM JACKET

In addition to great leather, an investment in the right denim jacket is one worth making. Add a black fitted dress and a pair of stilettos, and a woman has all she needs to conquer the world. Rima's classic fit is timeless and offers the perfect level of comfort and chicness. 

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1. MADEWELL Mid-rise Jeans 2. SPLENDID Voile Blouse 3. IRO + ANJA RUBIK Denim Jacket 4. MOCIUN Triangle Ring 5. MEL BOTERI Black Croc-Embossed Emmy Convertible Clutch 6. OPENING CEREMONY Loafers

 

QUALITY SNEAKERS

Every cool girl will tell you that a quality pair of sneakers has a lot of charm. You'll know when you've found the right pair because you'll instantly fall in love. Sneakers can be difficult because shoe trends do change quite frequently. The trick is to find a classic pair in a solid, neutral color that is made with high-quality materials. Malena's shoes are the perfect example that will withstand the shifts in style. 

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1. MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Mini Dress 2. SONIA RYKIEL Bouclé-tweed Jacket 3. DANNIJO Crystal Earrings 4. MICHAEL KORS Watch 5. BOTTEGA VENETA Bracelet 7. MEL BOTERI Silver Snake-Effect Lola Small Shoulder Bag 8. THIERRY Cat-eye Sunglasses 9. COMMON PROJECTS Retro Sneakers

 

Not every well-made piece of clothing will withstand the test of time, but I believe these 5 items will be classics forever. Comment below if I missed something from my list and you have a favorite article that sticks with you no matter what's currently trending. 

And be sure to join me next week for a list of mistakes to avoid when making the transition from summer to fall. 

 

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