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Invest Wisely:
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).

1

LOVE HEELS

Sky-high block heels elevate any outfit—be it sexy or serious—to even greater heights.

  1. Tabitha Simmons Heels Tabitha Simmons Heels
    Tabitha Simmons Heels goop, $695
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2

TIMELESS TIMEPIECE

The very definition of an heirloom: a Rolex that’s truly one of a kind.

  1. La Californienne Rolex Watch La Californienne Rolex Watch
    La Californienne Rolex Watch goop, $6,500
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3

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.

  1. What Goes Around Comes Around Hermès kelly What Goes Around Comes Around Hermès kelly
    What Goes Around Comes Around Hermès kelly goop, $12,000
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4

BLAZER FOCUS

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.

  1. G. Label lauren tailored jacket G. Label lauren tailored jacket
    G. Label lauren tailored jacket goop, $595
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5

MODERN SUITING

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.

  1. G. Label vasquez high-waisted pleated culottes G. Label vasquez high-waisted pleated culottes
    G. Label vasquez high-waisted pleated culottes goop, $495
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6

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.

  1. Azlee Band Azlee Band
    Azlee Band goop, $3,200
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7

SHIRT THING

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.

  1. Nili Lotan Shirt Nili Lotan Shirt
    Nili Lotan Shirt goop, $595
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8

GOLD STANDARD

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.

  1. Sophie Ratner Necklace Sophie Ratner Necklace
    Sophie Ratner Necklace goop, $2,500
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9

TOP COAT

Double-breasted, belted, and entirely trend-resistant, the right trench in your outerwear cache is a game changer.

  1. Victoria Beckham Coat Victoria Beckham Coat
    Victoria Beckham Coat goop, $1,740
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10

BEST DRESSED

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.

  1. Ellery Shirtdress Ellery Shirtdress
    Ellery Shirtdress goop, $1,264
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