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Top 10 Classic Fashion Pieces

Written by: Editorial Staff

February 3, 2011
Filed Under Fashion 

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Contributed by Elyse Perez, Info Guru

Whether you enjoy shopping online or flipping through pages in a catalog, upscale women’s clothing companies have something for every kind of female shopper.

Spring is on the way and classic fashion pieces are just what you need to spring-up your wardrobe for the upcoming season. What are classic fashion pieces? Where do you start? Here are my top 10 picks from my stack of the latest catalogs:

10. Jacket and Menswear Pant

Still a little cold outside? Well this is the perfect transitional ensemble to get you through the rest of Winter and into Spring. “Weather” you’re presenting at a business meeting, or meeting friends for happy hour, a tailored, well-fitting woman’s suit is suitable for any occasion.

9. Cowl Neck Sweater

Available in a whole rainbow of colors, this light knit sweater can be worn in any season. Layer on top of it or let it hang on its own, this piece is good for any occasion. Get one of each color you find and you can wear one for every occasion!

8. Dress with Wide Belt

A classic cut dress – like the Aurora Ikat ruched dress – is great for work and play. For play, add the Wide Wipstitch Obi Belt, some glitzy accessories and bold lipstick to finish your night-time look. For work, lose the belt, slip on a pump, and throw on my #10 pick Lofty Crepe Vienna Jacket.

7. Linen Jacket

Add a tidal wave of color to your closet with a classic fashion pick that is like this far from “mellow-yellow” jacket. Trust me. If you want to be noticed this is perfect piece for you. Aside from its bright color, drawstrings at the waistline and patch pockets at the chest also make great attention-getters.

6. Tunic

Just want something easy to throw on without looking drab? Need to look elegant in a flash? Then a tunic — this classic piece is the Lianne Tunic — is the perfect look for you. Throw it over a slimming pair of pants, add a few accessories and a heel, and you’re ready for a night out on the town.

5. Fluted Skirt

Get away from the pencil skirt, and put a bounce in your step with this black fluted skirt. It’s mid-length silhouette makes it appropriate for the office or the off day. It’s a little flirty, a lot of fun, fashionable and altogether just plain fabulous.

4. Shantung Jacket

Still trying to find a nice jacket you can wear out on special occasions? Try this one! The classic silhouette and subtle sheen adds elegance to any ensemble worn underneath. Whether it’s the first date or second honeymoon, make an impression with this classic piece.

3. Silk Blouse

Need to add some spice into your wardrobe? Great as a layering piece to wear under a suit or evening jacket, the classic silk blouse also makes a great stand alone piece. This emerald green silk blouse not only puts the “S” back in spice, it puts the “S” back in sexy, sophisticated, silky, sensual…

2. High waist pant

Try these on for size! These silky pants may seem like they would add pounds to scale, but in actuality are great for slimming below the waistline. The high-waist silhouette helps constrict at the waistline, while the wide-leg creates a smooth slimming profile on the bottom.

1. Stretch cotton blouse

Never boring, a white blouse is basic and makes the list as my #1 classic fashion piece. Essential in every wardrobe, this tunic-length blouse makes for a great layering piece. Wear it with a pair of black tights and boots in the winter, or with some white linen pants in the summer. Both looks are comfortable and weather appropriate.


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