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    35 Timeless Pieces To Add To Your Wardrobe In 2020

    What decade is it? Doesn't matter.

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    1. A pair of high-rise corduroy pants so you can always have that go-to classic when it's time to meet the parents, head home for the holidays, or look put-together for that interview.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "These jeans are the best. so comfy and a great fit. i purchased a size up so i could get a looser fit but it was too much because now it’s too loose. don’t do what i did. love these jeans!"—Customer

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in sizes 25–32 and nine colors)

    2. A snap-down-the-front faux suede mini skirt to per-suede you to wear more cute outfits in 2020.

    Promising review: "This skirt is gorgeous! I really wanted this style of skirt, but couldn't find one at a decent price point. I was skeptical about this one because it was so affordable, but I am SO HAPPY with my purchase. I'll probably buy it in more colors. I got it in 'yellow' (it's tan, just like the photo) and it's amazing. The material is a great weight, super soft, and the waist has good stretch. I'm a size ten, and the large fits perfectly. I can't wait to wear this!" —melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and six colors).

    3. A classic and beautifully striped pencil dress for going to school, work, or out to dinner. Versatility is key!

    Promising review: "This dress is awesome. I work in a professional environment and received compliments all day. I didn't want it to be too tight since I am wearing it to work. It is cotton-feeling, kind of like a soft t-shirt, and I liked that the arms were not too tight!" —Demyan

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 20 colors).

    4. A loose knit blouse with an adorable front knot you'll be able to throw on with your favorite pair of jeans and walk out the door in minutes.


    Promising review: "I love this shirt! It is so comfortable and cute. The color is spot on from the pictures. I can dress business casual to work, so I wore it and got tons of compliments. I would say the fabric is on the thinner side, which can be layered with a cute jacket or a tank underneath for warmth if needed. Overall exactly as pictured and happy with this purchase." —LaneyE

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes S–XL and four colors).

    5. A stunning caftan maxi dress that'll be your go-to basic when you're looking to WOW the room. I mean just look at these stunning outfits!,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! It can be dressed up or dressed down. It is so comfortable and cute! I ordered a large based on other reviews. I would say they are correct. It fits me nicely. I might order another one in a medium for a more fitted look. You can't go wrong with this dress!" —KP

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 10 colors).

    6. A soft long-sleeve dress with a cowl neck so you can have that "effortlessly sophisticated" look while basically wearing pajamas.


    Promising review: "This dress is like wearing a sneaky sweatshirt. It's so comfortable and soft, I'd wear it to bed. It fits closely, but not tightly, around the bust, and flows loosely from there skimming over everything else. It looks cute with lots of different types of shoes, meaning it can stretch seasons for me!" —Genevieve

    Get it from Amazon for $30 (available in sizes XS–XXL and two colors).

    7. A short-sleeved graphic tee that'll be in style no matter what decade you're in, because kindness is timeless.


    Get it from ModCloth for $29 (available in sizes S–4X).

    8. A casual colorblock t-shirt so you don't have to put too much thought into your outfit on your way out the door to class. Make your own uniform!,

    Promising review: "I saw this shirt and loved the way it looked online so I purchased it and it arrived right on time and was exactly like I expected. Super soft and fits great I have already order one in the black stripes!" —the1nonlycodygirl

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 16 colors).

    9. A loose pullover knit sweater to make you look like you're doing the most when you're actually doing (and spending) the least.

    Promising review: "Might be my favorite clothing purchase on Amazon to date! The fit is very flattering and stylish! The fabric is not cheap looking, and it could easily be mistaken for an expensive brand! I will be purchasing all colors!" —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (one size fits most, available in eight colors).

    10. A simple yet necessary tank top that'll come in handy for years and years. Add this to the top of your to-buy list.


    Promising review: "This is my new favorite tank top! The material is soft, thick, and not sheer at all. It's very comfortable." —Customer

    Get it from Gap for $14.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and six colors).

    11. A pair of high-waisted leggings that'll be the most soft, comfortable, and opaque pair you own probably ever?!

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying that I never take the time to write reviews — and I purchase half of everything we buy on Amazon. However, as a former LLR obsessed mom of two toddlers, I felt called to make time to review these leggings. If you are reading this and wondering how these compare to LLR leggings, I am here to tell you I am confident LLR is ripping loyal customers off by charging $25-30+. These leggings are just as soft. They fit the same, if not better. They do NOT PILL if you wash cold and hang dry. I truly feel like I’m wearing 'butter leggings' or 'like I’m naked' or whatever other claims LLR makes. The price is obviously better and more fair in my opinion."—Jen Wolfe

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two sizes: "one size" (fits S–L) and "plus size" (fits XL–3X) and 22 colors).

    12. A pair of 100% rubber Hunter Boots for when it's raining and pouring and the old man is snoring etc. Each pair is fully waterproof and handcrafted from 28 individual parts, including an adjustable strap to keep your boots nice and snug.


    Promising review: "Very versatile! I have wanted a black pair of these for so long! I have the red flare color and LOVE IT! But wanted a black pair that was more versatile with different kinds of outfits and this is that!"— Neanea2

    Get them from Nordstrom for $99.99 (available in sizes 5–11 and two colors).

    13. A cropped, short sleeve tee with a soft and stretchy ribbed design that'll be as comfortable as it is stylish.

    Free People

    Promising review: "Everything is right, the color, the fit, and the material. Good quality and very comfortable. Really love this. I will buy more colors." —Alex

    Get it from Free People for $28 (available in sizes XS–L and 14 colors).

    14. A ruffled trapeze dress because you can't get more timeless than a classic LBD!

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $22 (available in sizes 0X–3X and two colors).

    15. A pair of colorful wool socks you'll buy for wintertime but wear all year around the house, because they're that cozy!


    Promising review: "I am so lucky to get these socks delivered before the snow comes! I LOVE THEM! They are slim enough to wear in my work shoes or boots, and warm enough to wear on super cold nights. They are very comfy, fit my size 8 feet perfectly, my husband took the light green one from me and he loves them as well! I'd recommend to everyone, and you can't beat the price." —Ying Li

    Get a pair from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 14 varieties).

    16. A fringed pashmina shawl to add a fashionable and versatile item to your wardrobe. Wear this as a scarf, shawl, head wrap or even use as a light blanket on a chilly night out.


    Promising review: "This is a beautiful scarf - the color is lovely and perfect for fall. And the texture is perfectly soft and cozy. I wore it as a shawl at my wedding, and it was the perfect accent to bring out the color in my cheeks. And keep the white dress from washing me out. It matches the burgundy shoes I had perfectly, and was an overall lovely scarf. Great price, warm, and incredibly soft."—AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 27 colors).

    17. A ribbed cable sweater that'll never let you down no matter how many times you wear it or if you style it in different ways.


    Promising review: "I bought this sweater in two colors and it’s so perfect for the winter. It’s soft and warm and has the oversized-look but without being lumpy or shapeless—it has a flattering shape! Just a great, classic addition to a winter wardrobe."—Kaydee28

    Get it from Loft for $59.50 (available in sizes XXS–XL and three colors).

    18. A high-waisted A-line skirt so you can add a pop of stunning color to any outfit you throw on that day.


    Promising review: "I tried two different blouses on with the skirt and it fit great. I'm definitely going to buy it in black, white, and yellow. I must say, I've seem women from all different sizes rock this skirt from casual to glam and I'm glad I purchased it. It got here within two days (thanks Amazon Prime) and even came in an already prepped return package just in case I had to return, how considerate. A must for any wardrobe. P.S: It has pockets!" —Jasmin

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and nine colors).

    19. A boatneck sleeveless dress with over 5,600 five star reviews! This dress is timeless because you'll be having the time of your life in it!


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! I'm going to order at least one more in a different color. The fit was perfect! I was nervous when I got it, but it has a little stretch to it, and it zipped up easily. I wore a petticoat under mine and I love how full it made it." —Amy Presley

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes XS–4X and 45 patterns).

    20. A faux shaggy jacket that'll forever go well with your Instagram aesthetic.

    Promising review: "I wasn’t really expecting much but honestly I loved it so much. It’s nice and warm. The pockets are a good size. The color was really nice also. Definitely wanna buy it in another color. Def worth the purchase!" —MI.VA

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes S–3X and 17 colors).

    21. A well-made Carhartt t-shirt to always have something you can get your hands dirty in!


    Promising review: "I was looking for a relaxed fit classic style t shirt in a medium weight quality fabric. Carhartt met all this and more. My husband has worn Carhartt t-shirts for years so I decided to try the women's line of shirts. Perfect in every way. Fit is true to size, and I already know they wash and wear for years without fading or changing shape. I will be buying several more." —dk46

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and ten colors).

    22. A long-sleeve v-neck dress because what's more timeless than comfort?


    Promising review: "It’s incredibly soft! And it’s not sheer, so I’m glad I won’t have to wear a slip underneath. I personally sized up, because I know how this shape fits me, it fits perfect! I also love that I can dress it up or down. I will be back to buy more!" —Nikki Rupert

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in sizes 1X–7X and six colors).

    23. A Mickey Mouse sweater dress to wear while you're watching Disney+ and crying over your long lost childhood. You know what's timeless? Disney.


    Get it from Torrid for $55.23 (available in sizes 12–26).

    24. A pair of crisp Superga sneakers with over 50 colors to choose from so you can pick the one that'll go with literally any outfit you own.


    Promising review: "I walked all over NYC for 12 hours in these and they were so comfortable! Not only that they are super cute. I have wide feet and they are very comfortable." —SassySparky

    Get a pair from Amazon for $45.78 (available in sizes 5–13 and 50 colors).

    Head over to BuzzFeed Reviews to see our picks for the best casual everyday sneakers in three different price points!

    25. A two-pack of skinny belts, one brown and one black, so no matter what color scheme you go with you'll have something to match.


    Promising review: "For the price these are great accessory pieces to add to your closet. The belts are really cute and super easy to use. They fit well and hold in place!" —AmazonCustomer

    Get the pack of two from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two waist sizes and ten color combos).

    26. Or a leather belt with a round buckle, because you don't waist any time being unfashionable.,

    Promising review: "This belt is definitely the real deal at an affordable price. I've worn it six days a week for the past five month and its as good as the day I first purchased it. It makes for a great gift since the packaging is so cute. Totally worth the purchase." —Shaneeza

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in four waist sizes and nine colors).

    27. A pair of high-rise skinny jeans, because if there's one thing you always wish wasn't in the hamper, it's a pair of these bad bois.


    Promising review: "These are a stylish, good basic jean. Very comfortable with the high waist. The wash is a great wash for all seasons—the reason I bought these. I would recommend them." —Classycasual

    Get it from Nordstrom for $128 (available in sizes 23–37).

    28. A sleeveless pencil dress so you can dress up at the drop of a dime. Speaking of, you're a 10/10!,

    Promising review: "This dress is all the way perfect! Just tried it on, now I need somewhere to go! Purple is gorgeous and I want other colors. This dress is elegant and still sexy! Hugs all the curves and makes you feel stunning!" —Reese

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S–3X and 17 colors).

    29. A medium-weight cardigan to elevate your look from casual to casual-chic. It's available in so many colors you're bound to find a few to match your closet aesthetic.

    Promising review: "I am very happy with this cardigan! I just wanted to have an everyday cardigan for work since my office is very cold. This is more than what I expected, the fabric is very soft, I cant take my hands off, and drapes nicely, especially the neckline!" —SY Jeong

    Get it from Amazon for $21.86 (available in sizes S–XL and 34 colors).

    30. A fitted moto jacket that'll basically transform your clothes into a completed outfit.


    Promising review: "I love my new jacket. I can wear it with a dress, shorts or casual with jeans. I bought it to wear to my office Christmas party with a dress and received a lot of compliments. I believe it will be timeless, I will be able to get a lot of years from it." —customer

    Get it from Nordstrom for $98 (available in sizes XS–XXL and two colors).

    31. A pair of knee-high leather boots you'll reach for every time you're on your way out the door.


    Promising review: "For years I've been looking for tall, wide calf boots and I've finally found them! I can comfortably tuck my jeans inside, and the back zipper makes them easy to put on. On top of that, they're so comfortable. No breaking in required!" —LauraPChi

    Get a pair from Nordstrom for $149.90 (available in sizes 4–13, and two colors).

    32. Or a pair of Chelsea ankle booties that'll follow you into every season. Seriously they'll be your sole-mates.

    Promising review: "After seven months of almost daily wear, still love these booties. So much so that I'm ordering another pair for when they finally fall to pieces. They're a little worn out now which is to be expected, but the color is fantastic and they're still holding up well. They survived a cold (snowless) Texas winter, too." —Karol

    Get a pair from Amazon for $25.98 (available in sizes 5–11 and five colors).

    33. A v-neck sweater dress so adorable, you might just make it onto the cover of the family holiday card this year and EVERY year after that because it's so classically beautiful!


    Get it from Asos for $48 (available in sizes 14–24)

    34. A pair of adorable and affordable mittens that'll stretch to fit most hand sizes. Also these are plush-filled, meaning you'll basically never want to take them off.


    Promising review: "These are the softest things I have ever touched. The inside is like a cloud. I just bought a second pair because I want to wear them when I go to sleep. They fit really nice. They are rolled up on the end, but if you want a longer fit you can roll them out. Really nice and well made." —Coppelia

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in ten colors).

    35. An A-line dress with a sheer illusion neckline so you have more pieces in your closet that are as colorful as your personality.

    Promising review: "I love this dress! Super flattering no matter what your body type is (I'm plus size and feel so comfortable in it)! Every time I wear it out I get compliments. Looks great on its own or dress it up! Just so cute. Ordering in all of the colors!" —Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes XS–3X and 46 colors).

    Every1 shook @ your perfectly stocked closet.


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