I love a good trend, but the older I get, the more I’ve started to lean into the classics. Maybe it has something to do with developing a uniform, or maybe I’ve just gone down the “Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy style” rabbit hole too many times. Either way, classic staples are a thing I can’t (and won’t) live without. I like to think of them as the building blocks for any good outfit. Look to any stylish French girl for proof.
That being said, there is a fine line between classic and boring. And in my experience, it’s all in the details. I’m talking about a pair of loose trousers with cutouts at the hips, a perfectly slouchy sweater, or a tailored coat in a bold pattern. Finding versatile pieces that you can easily build upon are key. Lucky for you, I’ve already done the legwork. Keep scrolling to find my top picks.