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Trends are important to try, sure—but not unless you already own the following nine timeless accessories. Click through for the key shoes, handbags and jewelry styles every wardrobe needs.
1. Roomy Tote Bags

Fun as it is to shop for cute little crossbodies and structured mini satchels, this bottomless pit kind of bag is what you'll end up carrying 99 percent of the time. Be sure to get one in a color that works with most of your closet (or spring for two—a neutral and a bright color. You'll use both all the time, trust me!).

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1. Roomy Tote Bags
1. Roomy Tote Bags
1. Roomy Tote Bags
1. Roomy Tote Bags
2. Day-To-Night Clutches

Unlike bejeweled minaudieres, you'll actually use these more than once every six months. To ensure yours doesn't feel dated by next year, skip anything with embellishments and bright colors; streamlined shapes and minimal hardware always feel modern.

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2. Day-To-Night Clutches
2. Day-To-Night Clutches
2. Day-To-Night Clutches
2. Day-To-Night Clutches
3. Black Booties

Whether it's a Chelsea style, a Western version or some other type is up to you—somehow, all short black boots manage to match everything. You can't mess this one up!

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3. Black Booties
3. Black Booties
3. Black Booties
3. Black Booties
4. Menswear-Inspired Watches

Now, when I say menswear, I'm talking more about a classic band and unfussy face rather than a big, chunky oversize fit (although I'm totally about that, too!). A clean and simple design means you'll be able to wear it every day.

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4. Menswear-Inspired Watches
4. Menswear-Inspired Watches
4. Menswear-Inspired Watches
4. Menswear-Inspired Watches
5. Aviator Sunglasses

Considering this style has been cool since the 1930s, when WWII pilots wore it, it's not going anywhere soon. You can't argue an 80-year track record!

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5. Aviator Sunglasses
5. Aviator Sunglasses
5. Aviator Sunglasses
5. Aviator Sunglasses
6. Black Single-Sole Pumps

These are the Audrey Hepburn of shoes: ladylike, polished and unfailingly elegant. Everything from distressed denim to LBDs looks more sophisticated when you've got a pair on.

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6. Black Single-Sole Pumps
6. Black Single-Sole Pumps
6. Black Single-Sole Pumps
6. Black Single-Sole Pumps
7. Stud Earrings

It doesn't need to be your standard-issue single diamond or pearl; in fact, those are almost too basic. Nontraditional shapes or bright colors are more special, but still feel plenty subtle.

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7. Stud Earrings
7. Stud Earrings
7. Stud Earrings
7. Stud Earrings
8. Metallic Cuffs

Layered up with friendship bracelets (and that watch you bought several slides ago?) or on its own, this is a fast way to beef up your accessory game. Consider buying two of the same style—it looks so cool when you've got a matching set going on!

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8. Metallic Cuffs
8. Metallic Cuffs
8. Metallic Cuffs
8. Metallic Cuffs
9. Flat Loafers

As I pointed out a few weeks ago, these work year-round, but are especially key to your fall wardrobe. Blazers, tweedy pants and wool skirts just look better with menswear shoes!

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9. Flat Loafers
9. Flat Loafers
9. Flat Loafers
9. Flat Loafers