The 6 Style Staples Every Woman Needs


It’s all too easy to get distracted by the bells and whistles of fashion’s latest whims and trends, but true style is defined by a few timeless staples. Here, we break down the 6 pieces no woman should be without and this season’s best iterations for you to buy now.

"Fashions fade, style is eternal." —Yves Saint Laurent

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

The Classic Blazer

A blazer adds instant polish to any outfit. If you're investing in one this season, try the on-trend double-breasted style.

Style with: A sundress or a vintage T-shirt and skinny black pants.

The Perfect Jean

A figure-flattering jean is an essential component of every woman's wardrobe. Try a high-waisted, wide-legged indigo pair for an of-the-moment look.

Style with: An oversize button-up or a striped, long-sleeve tee.

The Signature Accessory

Nothing says you've found your style uniform more than a signature piece of jewelry. Looking for a refresh this season? Try a sleek choker.

Style with: Everything from a little black dress to a printed jumpsuit.

The Tailored Trench

We've long extolled the virtues of a good trench (allow our EIC to remind you here). Assuming you already have a trusty style, why not opt for this spring's sleeveless version?

Style with: A poplin shirt and pencil skirt.

The Versatile Heel

We keep a pair of heels stashed under our desks too, but owning a versatile pair that takes you from day to night (without pain) is a surefire sign you've hit your style stride. Try a leg-lengthening mule with a comfortable wedge heel this spring.

Style with: Culottes or a midi skirt and crop top.

The Printed Dress

If printed dresses had a catchphrase it would be "big impact, minimal effort." Try a shift in gingham—one of this season's hottest prints—to inject new life into your look.

Style with: Lace-up sandals and a mini bag.