Did you know that the average American woman spends around $3,756 per year on clothes and other self-care products?

Over your lifetime that amounts to up to a quarter of a million dollars. 

The constant demand to keep up with the latest fashions is a loser’s game. Sometimes, it’s best to give up and embrace classic fashion items. 

You don’t have to compromise on quality clothes and luxury items. You can save money by investing in fewer items. But, remember to stick to quality!

With classic fashion items, your wardrobe is never outdated. Check out our list of things every woman should own. Let’s go!

1. Little Black Dress

No wardrobe is complete without a “little black dress”, right? 

Roughly 64 percent of women agree that an “LBD” is the number one staple.

Remember Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s? How chic!

Do you recall the French model, Ines de la Fressange showing her LBD off for Chanel in the eighties? What a stunner!

The “LBD” is an essential item for any woman who wants a classic style. 

Got a busy meeting or a family social occasion? Whip on your LBD. It’s always a handy outfit to throw on at short notice.

2. White Sneakers

Thankfully, women can look chic and classy without having to walk around on heels nowadays. 

Sneaker among women is going through the roof. In fact, sales have grown substantially while the heeled shoe market continues to tumble. 

Every woman needs to have some comfortable white sneakers to take out of the wardrobe before leaving the house.

Pick a classic brand of sneaker that you can rely on for quality. Remember, you need something to withstand anything and go with any outfit. 

3. Simple White Tee

Simple plain white tees are a bit boring, right? Definitely not!

Your white tee is a godsend when you need an item to dress down your outfit. Just make sure it’s well fitted and made from quality fabric. 

Wear it under a collar shirt or sweater. Or, just wear it by itself during the warmer months.

The simple combination of a white tee with a pair of slim cut jeans and patterned leather belt is always an absolute winner.  

However, if you can’t resist a pattern or logo, don’t follow the herd. Create your own graphics on your tees to stand out from the crowd. 

4. Leather Jacket 

Jacket styles come and go. But, the leather jacket is a classic look which spans across time. 

Think carefully about the style you choose. You don’t want to come across as a Matrix nerd with a long black leather coat.

You want a cute jacket that works with anything. If you’re not convinced by the leather jacket idea, switch to a denim jacket instead.

However, the downside to the denim jacket is that you always have to be careful of slipping into a Canadian tuxedo. Saying that – word on the catwalk is that the double-denim is back. 

5. Chic Blazer 

When you’ve got your look together, but you know something’s missing. That’s when you drag out the chic blazer to complete it.

Is it too chilly for a coat but not quite warm enough to go without a layer? 

That’s when you slip into a blazer over your dress or tee. It’s up to you to go with a bright and cheerful colored blazer or a calm and dark choice. 

6. Decent Jeans

You can get a pair of jeans for under $10 on the high street. But it’s worthwhile to invest in a decent of pair of jeans.

One study said that women should stop wearing jeans once they hit 53-years old. We think that’s nonsense!

You can wear jeans until you’re in your grave.

7. White Blouse 

A classic white tee will work wonders for a casual setting, but you need to get a simple white shirt or blouse for formal occasions.

You can either wear your white blouse with a pair of dress pants or some nice jeans to dress it down.

You don’t have to pay a fortune for a classy white blouse. If you’re eager for a bargain, view this page for what’s available on sale. 

8. Striped Top

The classic striped top is an essential item for every woman’s wardrobe. 

You can wear a striped top with either with a casual pair of denim jeans or a high waisted skirt. 

Make sure you don’t go overboard with the patterns. The stripes are best combined with the simple and block-colored bottom half.

9. Pair of Pumps

When you’re not wearing your white sneakers, you need something with a touch of class. 

A simple pair of black pumps will serve you throughout your life. Keep the heal to a minimum to look after your feet. 

You can wear your pumps during your 9 to 5. But, they’ll also gel with your party outfit at the weekends.

10. Knee Length Skirt 

The miniskirt has undergone a renaissance recently. It returned to the fashion scene after a long time off the shelves.

But this 1960s classic can quickly look dated. If you go for a knee length skirt, you’ll always be able to pull it off.

Unlike leather and pleated skirts, the knee length skirt remains a luxury clothes item which isn’t subject to the fashion fluxes. 

Your 10 Classic Fashion Items

You don’t need to spend a fortune on clothes each month. You just need to buy your clothes selectively. Always go for quality rather than quantity.

You’ll have everything you need to look your best and feel great with our 10 essential classic fashion items.

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