10 Classic Pieces That Pay Dividends
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 block heels elevate any outfit—be it sexy or serious—to even greater heights.
The very definition of an heirloom: a Rolex that’s truly one of a kind.
IN THE BAG
Hermès ticks all the boxes: an iconic silhouette, smooth leather that breaks in beautifully, and enough room to stash all the essentials.
If your go-to blazer isn’t double-breasted with a slim profile that’s chic enough to wear to drinks, it’s time for an upgrade.
The other half of your power suit rises to the top when off-duty. For a minimal take on night-out dressing, pair the extra-wide culottes that kill it in the boardroom with block heels and a slinky black cami.
RING IT ON
Azlee’s statement-making gold-and-diamond band integrates seamlessly into your daily kit, whether you’re a staunch minimalist or a superstacker.
The grown-up version of your favorite white tee, a tailored silk blouse makes any pair of trousers more elegant—plus, it’s perfect with a power suit.
A light-catching necklace takes the simplest look—black slip dress, slinky jumpsuit, dark denim and a white tee—from pared-back to pure gold.
Double-breasted, belted, and entirely trend-resistant, the right trench in your outerwear cache is a game changer.
We’re hard-pressed to think of an occasion a shirtdress isn’t right for. It’s an endlessly flattering piece that can handle a full day’s work—plus dinner alfresco.