Anyone who claims that style doesn’t require strategy has yet to play offense in the face of amorphous dress codes, last-minute dinner parties, or any invite that includes the word “optional.” Here’s the game plan: Build a defensive line of classic pieces that always score (and provide a base for new adventures in styling season after season).
Sky-high black heels elevate any outfit—be it sexy or serious—to even greater heights.
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The very definition of an heirloom, a Rolex that’s truly one of a kind.
Rolex x Colette
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Chloé ticks all the boxes: black leather that breaks in beautifully, a walkable block heel, and edgy details that stand out from the pack.
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We’re hard-pressed to think of an occasion a black maxi isn’t right for. It’s an endlessly flattering piece that takes center stage—or lets statement jewelry shine.
Claire Puff-Sleeve Dress
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Last winter, you vowed not to face another season without a cool yet classic tailored city coat. Et voilà—you’re welcome.
KELVIN Maxi Coat
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Spinelli Kilcollin’s statement-making mixed-metal ring integrate seamlessly into your daily kit, whether you’re a staunch minimalist or a super stacker.
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Chanel’s crossbody fold-over needs no introduction—it’s the classic-with-a-capital-C bag you’ve been lusting after for years.
What Goes Around Comes Around
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A light-catching chain-link bracelet takes the simplest look—black slip dress, slinky jumpsuit, dark denim with a white tee—from pared back to pure gold.
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If your go-to blazer isn’t double-breasted, triple-buttoned, cinched slim, and chic enough to wear to drinks, it’s time for an upgrade.
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Thanksgiving dinner, floor seats, third date—a paneled leather skirt can handle any kind of party, in nearly any kind of weather.
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