It's easy to get swept up in shopping for items that will get you through one or two seasons but I really try to focus my resources on pieces that will stand the test of time. These are ten pieces I think every girl should own, whether you can afford them right this moment or you're saving up for something you know will last.

The color of these Tory Burch Reva flats is "iced coffee" which makes them an instant win in my book but I also love these and these.

This one catches light beautifully and works just as well with a silk blouse as it does a white t-shirt.

I'm obviously biased toward these tortoiseshell bangles but I also love tortoiseshell for eyewear.

I'm the kind of person who freezes in movie theaters, offices, restaurants, you name it. Having a scarf tucked in my bag has saved the day on numerous occasions!

Is there a more timeless timepiece? I think not.

These ones cost $14 (meaning you won't be devastated when one falls down the drain).

If you're more likely to wear black, I suggest this one from K. Slademade.

You can never have too many but I'd start with your favorite metallic.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in eyewear form, these look good on ev-er-y-one. Trust.

My mom gave me this one from J.Crew for my college graduation and I find it way more youthful than the classic single strand. 

What classics have you picked up lately? Anything you'd add to this list? I'm all ears!


Alexis Stern said...

I love all of these things. Such beautiful picks!


michelle said...

i completely agree with all of these!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

That foldover clutch is so simple yet gorgeous. I need to add that to my wish list!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

agree on everything except JR's - i'm not a fan .. but the rest, right on!

Anael said...

Great picks! I'm also not a fan of JR's but everything else is right on. I think a tote bag is another essential. I recently bought a Longchamp tote and I can't stop using it. Such a great piece!


Jessie Springer said...

I totally agree with all of these! If anything, I would add a signet ring, a classic tote, and a versatile barette or headband like one of these:





I don't see it online but I have a J.Crew tortoise shell hair rubberband that I wear almost any time I put my hair up.



Alyssa said...

I totally agree! I've actually worn through my neutral flats, so I definitely need to pick up another pair!

stellaturnerruth said...

I need a pair of neutral flats.


Chloe Moon said...

Such beautiful and essential things!! I don't have enough of them! I need to go shopping ASAP!

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Lauren said...

amazing post, i agree on all levels! i also recommend having a good pair of pumps in black and nude and a classic tote bag for work stuff/laptop/ipad


Rachel said...

I've been trying to find a nice, affordable pair of neutral flats forever- they are on my list!

Caroline said...

I agree with all of these! I would also include a pair of Sperrys ;)

preppyandfunny said...

love the flats and the necklace! So pretty!

Chelsea MacMeekin said...

These recommendations are spot on! Beautiful pieces and definitely closet must-haves!

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Sam (Savvy City Chic) said...

Excellent picks. I've been trying to invest more into timeless items.

Natasha xoxo said...

I couldn't agree with this post any more!

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The View from The Back said...

Cheers! All excellent examples and I'm in total agreement.

Deanna @The Peony Princess said...

I'm ALWAYS looking for a new scarf. I have a collection of about 20 different scarves. Maybe one day I'll find "the one"

Miranda Rickert said...

Great list! Agreed, you just can't go wrong with anything tortoise shell!

Portuguese Prepster said...

Love your picks! all of my favorites too

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are all my style...everything I love to wear! Living here in Florida...I would add a hat to the mix! There are so many great looking hats but I usually grab a baseball cap! lol I'm visiting from Sally Lee's!

Suzane Mart said...

I always looking that king of accessories that you have mentioned especially Pearl necklace......it was amazing.....
EVERGREEN TOOOO. Thanks for all this.:)
keep posting also....