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4 Essentials for a Classic Wardrobe

Fashion lessons from Kate Hudson (yes, really!), Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld and DVF.

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4 Essentials for a Classic Wardrobe

4 Essentials for a Classic WardrobeNever underestimate the power of a well-fitting jacket. From Jackie O to Coco herself, the Chanel jacket has been a symbol of the professional woman since its conception in 1945. It was arguably the first menswear-inspired design for women.

Fashion fades; only style remains the same.” – Coco Chanel

But a great jacket doesn’t have to come at Chanel prices. Even a trip to your local thrift store can yield a treasured outer layer that you will wear with everything from an evening gown to jeans and a white tee. Remember that when it comes to jackets, the fit is everything. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t find a perfect fit; a tailor can often shorten or narrow aspects of a jacket for less than $20. Just remember, it’s always much easier to make something smaller than it is bigger.

4 Essentials for a Classic Wardrobe

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Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing, blogging (InsiderDiva.com) and modeling while on the road. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.

Reader Discussion: 22 Comments

  1. Meghan Ryan

    I have an LBD for all occasions. Well for one, it hides my fat and accentuates my curves. And I just look soo good on it.

  2. Nina Smith

    Chanel is one of my faves. Such elegant timeless designs. fit for all fancy occasions.

  3. Brett Lee

    This is what women should have in their closets. Never goes out of style

  4. Eloise Ferris

    You can never go wrong in this list! You can just mix-and-match and you’re all set!

  5. Genie Mackenzie

    This is what I call true fashion that NEVER really fades! btw, I’m a Coco Chanel fan ❤

  6. April Henry

    Wearing this type of clothes is effortlessly classy. It makes women look more proffesional

  7. Lana Wiliam

    I’d like to have these clothes like these!!

  8. Kate Hudson my fashion icon! I love her so much!!

  9. I love Coco’s saying, “Fashion fades; only style remains the same.” ?

  10. Jurik Smith

    It doesn’t necessarily to have that specific brand in your clothes. You can have the same style by the Thrift Shop. It’s how you wear THE CLOTHES is what matters.

    • Caroline Soloviev

      Exactly. The style is not about price, and people are throwing so much amazing clothes.. whyy!!!?

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