The One Wardrobe Staple You Need, According To Your Age

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We believe fashion has no age limit. Whether you’re 22 or 52, your style evolution is specific to you and your evolving tastes and interests. That said, it’s important to have an arsenal of reliable staples—foundational items that serve you well for the stage you’re in. To ensure your closet is complete, we’ve lined up the must-have piece you should own according to your age. Discover your absolute essential ahead.

Adam Katz Sinding

Essentials For Every Age

Pinstripe Suit Blazer

$120

Mango

The Interview Blazer

Whether you're in your early or late 20s, this is a transitional time in which you're likely heading to interviews and establishing a career. Thus, a polished blazer is a must. Throw it over everything from shift dresses to trousers for a professional look.

Rocco High-Neck Twill Mini Dress

$395

Rachel Zoe

The LBD

Your social calendar is buzzing with dinners, drinks and dates, so a flattering LBD is a non-negotiable. Try something versatile like this little number. Adorned with ruffled cap sleeves, it's the perfect balance of flirty and elevated.

Crepe Pants

$375

Rebecca Taylor

Polished Pants

Nothing is more flattering and elegant than sleek trousers. Whether you prefer wide-leg or straight, they can be dressed up or down on any given day.

Ribbed Wool Sweater

$750

Stella McCartney

The Cashmere Sweater

Ditch cheapy, pilled sweaters and invest in a fantastic cashmere knit you'll cherish forever. It'll keep you warm and look insanely chic with everything from denim to a flouncy skirt.

Stretch-Cotton Poplin Wrap Dress

$1,395

Michael Kors

The Long-Sleeved Midi Dress

Coverage doesn't need to read frumpy. A seasonless A-line midi wrap dress with a cinched waist and modest sleeves is ladylike and flattering on the body.