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Ten Classics That Will Never Go Out of Style

We've shown you 19 pieces that make 45 looks, how to reinvigorate your wardrobe for under $500 and now, we're going to impart some wisdom regarding classics. From the simple black dress to your favorite shirt, here are the pieces to invest in. Because they'll never go out of style. And if they do, we're moving to Canada.

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The Little Black Dress

If you haven't heard of this by now, you must've been living under a rock, on another planet, in a galaxy far far away. Keep a little black dress on hand at all times. It can be dressed up or gussied down with ease, letting you keenly navigate cocktail parties, funerals, dates and everything in-between.

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Easy Flats

It's worth keeping a solid pair on hand for when you have to run out on the fly, don't feel like "dressing up," or just want to be, you know, comfortable. They can also look incredibly elegant.

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Standard Heels

Yah, get your height on. They may not be the most comfortable of shoes,, but you'll find yourself reaching for them constantly. The extra inches elongate your figure and add some sex appeal. Invest in a neutral and don't skimp—we're going for mileage here.

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Little Blue Blazer

Feel free to get blazed in any environment, seriously. Like many things on this list, the ultimate result is about what you wear with it. Go casual over a white dress, shorts or denim or go sophisticated with a skirt and top.

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The Watch

Diamond necklaces, fancy earrings and all things that glitter are nice, but you have to start with the basics. Go for a classic watch—maybe amp it up with a jeweled face or play it traditional with a leather band. Whatever your taste, just avoid the "I'm ironic" Casio calculator one, okay?

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Trusty Jeans

Skinny denim is just fine, as are wide-leg or "boyfriend" jeans, but trust us when we say that a sturdy dark pair of straight legs will serve you best. Studies have shown that they'll drastically improve your standard of living.*

*no they haven't.

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Your Perfect Shirt

Maybe it's a chambray from J.Crew or a silky soft top from James Perse. Whatever the style you prefer, it will look good with your jeans, skirt, blazer, jacket.

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The Pencil Skirt

It's one of the most feminine pieces of clothing you can buy, because the silhouette is designed to accentuate the natural curve of a woman's body. Go with black if you're bold, bright if you're dating, printed if you're courageous.

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The Trench

A piece you don't want to skimp on when it comes to price. I've bought my fair share of cheap trenches and before they fell apart, they looked like cheap trenches. Save up, withdraw those funds and head to the nearest Burberry. Play it safe at first. You can go for leather sleeves and metallic python after you snag the classic.

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Bonus!

All the aforementioned pieces are—for a lack of a better word—"standard." But everybody has that one thing they love that's a little out there. Maybe it's a pair of linen overalls, floral shorts or a crazy pair of shoes. So after getting all your classics, find something totally unique to you and punch up the standard set. Well worth the risk—and investment.

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