When it comes to fashion the trend has already changed by your next paycheck. However, there are a handful of pieces that are timeless and will always be in style. These classic wardrobe staples can be mixed and matched to create a countless number of outfits. Plus, these pieces allow you to toss in this season's trendy accessories such as bright colored belts, printed scarves, or strappy heels.
Trench Coat: A trench coat can sophisticate any outfit and can always create a clean and polished look. Choose a neutral color so it can coordinate a wide range of colors.
Shown in picture: Classic Trench Coat, GAP $128
Dark Jeans: Not only are they slimming they are also not going to go out of style like your pair of acid washed jeans or your canary yellow skinny jeans.
Shown in picture: The Flirt, Old Navy $29.95
Black Pants: A pair of great-fitting black pants will be able to be worn as business professional or business casual. Did I mention that if you invest in a pair of well-tailored black pants you can wear virtually any pair of heels you want? Unless, of course, they are flats or 5 inches tall.
Shown in picture: Essential Flared Buttoned Trousers, Forever 21 $22.80
Little Black Dress: Perfect for a night out with the girls, a dinner party, or pair it with a cardigan and wear it to work. Referring back to fashion icons, Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel, this little number is sexy, chic, and elegant.
Shown in picture: Breakfast Special Dress, ModCloth $47.99
Knee Length Skirt: Not every body is flattered by a slim-looking pencil skirt so you may also want to try a pencil skirt with a slight A-line if you find the traditional pencil skirt looking like a fashion disaster. To make this a timeless piece choose fabrics that are neutral so they can be mixed and matched more easily. Avoid houndstooth, bold prints, and trendy colors when finding your knee length skirt.
Shown in picture: Sloan Pencil Skirt, Banana Republic $79.50
Suit: If you don't already have a well-tailored suit it is time for you to go shopping! A suit that fits you well looks great when giving presentations at work or school and job interviews. You can make your suit super professional by wearing a button-up shirt underneath or you can make it casual by wearing a flirty blouse, cami, or a light sweater underneath.
Shown in picture: Studio Stretch Jacket & Editor Pant, EXPRESS $14.94-$58.80
Black Pumps: I am giving you full and total permission to spend a little extra on a pair of comfortable black heels. Keep the heels closed toe and somewhere around 3-4 inches in height. While you can choose velvet or leather I would suggest leather because it looks great throughout all four seasons.
Shown in picture: Madden Girl, Famous Footwear $49.99