Some things are just timeless. Gold hoop earrings, the perfect cashmere sweater, and Lauren Hutton to name a few. And while we can’t all be J. Lo, there’s nothing stopping you from stocking your closet with pieces that will be just as classic in five years as they are now. You probably already have a few of them littered throughout your wardrobe, like the perfect black blazer or your favorite white button down.
We put together the ultimate essentials edit so you can cover all your bases. And yes, some of these are a little expensive. In styles like this, they are completely worth it. You want quality material and craftsmanship when you’re talking about pieces with longevity. Not that quality has to mean expensive! As always, Everlane pulls through with some truly fantastic cashmere sweaters and at their prices, you can afford to stock up. That means there’s no need to pick between their shrunken crew neck and elegant cardigan. Did you hear cardigans are back?
Don’t forget the accessories! Cuyana’s pebbled leather tote in a cool stone color will stylishly hold your computer, miscellaneous receipts, and loose lip balms for years to come. A thin pair of gold hoops by Sarah Chloe will add instant polish to any outfit.
It’s not that this is a uniform. It’s more like these are the items we return to again and again when we’re not feeling anything else. Shop our trustiest picks below.