7 Essentials For Women’s Classic Style

Style is something that is timeless. With that being said, every woman needs the following items for their names to be added to the everlasting list of stylish women.

The Trench coat – Sherlock Holmes was not the first, and will definitely not be the last to sport a trench coat. Cinching your waist and transcending your style, revert to a trench coat as to your go-to chic essential for the crisp air in the spring and fall months. You can also snag this look with your raincoat or winter coat as well to keep this look throughout the year.

The Suit (Which includes the classic must have – The Blazer and the Slacks) – Suits can be used for so much more good than just getting your dream job. They can be a timeless way to rock masculine-femininity style! Bring out your inner Diane Keaton suit in cream suit like below. Also, a monochromatic suit can be a great way to look pulled together – add extra sass and attitude with a hat, vest (making it a 3 piece suit), or even a tie! Just be sure to not OD on the masculinity so you don’t get mistaken for a sir! I like to roll up my jacket sleeves and pair my suits with a killer pair of heels to give the suit an edgy appeal.

The Pencil Skirt – Bring out your inner Marilyn Monroe! This body hugging piece can be flattering on all figures. For hourglass, straight, and athletic shapes, sport a shirt tucked in with a belt to accentuate or cinch in waist. For apple shapes accentuate your legs, but and hips with wearing a flowy top over the skirt that hits at the hip. Belts can be worn to accentuate and/or cinch in your waist line as well. To appear taller in skirts & dresses pair with nude colored heels to elongate the leg.

The Jumpsuit – Jumpsuits are a staple piece that is consistently on the fashion runways. They are great options for every season and are great options for vacations. They are a more fun and casual option to the suit and come in a variety of prints, lengths, materials, and sleeve styles including sleeveless, long sleeve, halter, etc. Want to show more leg? Go for a romper, the short version of the jumpsuit.

The Shades – Jackie Kennedy Onasis is the sunglasses pioneer for me – she put the big framed shades on the map and will always be one of the most stylish women that ever lived. Try on a variety of styles to find what shades are most flattering for your face shape, size, and structure. I never spend over $20 on my shades because I lose, break, or scratch them – you can find a stylish pair of shades for $5 – it all depends on how you wear them.

The LBD – The little black dress is what it is today, thanks to Chanel. The little black dress is the go-to piece for cocktail parties, dates, and other events. Every woman must own one – no exceptions! Depending on your body type and style, your ideal LBD can be found. If you want to mask a tummy, opt for an empire waist style. Hourglass shapes can wear just about any style and are most flattered with waist accentuating styles. Larger chests can be flattered with a v-neck, wrap style, or boat neck LBD. Love your shoulders? Go for a halter or strapless LBD. For pair shapes, go for a bias cut LBD. Pair with a bold colored clutch and shoe for a modern approach to the classic. Take your LBD from day to night by pairing it high heels, statement jewelry, and a clutch.

The Statement Accessory – Every woman needs an accessory that plays up their own personal style. This piece can be a costume cocktail ring to a family heirloom like a broach. A bold necklace, pair of earrings, bracelet, whatever piece speaks to you. I have a love for snake accessories so my statement piece is a snake ring.

Other great style classics to own / honorable mentions include:

The Sundress

The White Collar Shirt

The Sheath Dress

The Dark Wash Jean

Do you have any classic style must hav