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    If You Hate Following Trends, Here Are 29 Pieces That Will Stand The Test Of Time

    From pearl earrings to a cool leather jacket, these pieces will never go out of style.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A faux leather Levi's jacket because nothing is quite as classic or cool as leather! If you plan on layering, definitely size up. (Oh, and the belt is removable!)

    reviewer wearing the black jacket with black pants
    a reviewer wearing the jacket paired with boots and ripped jeans

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this jacket! I wear it all the time and it’s perfect for all seasons and most all occasions. It was definitely a splurge on my end but it was so worth it. Yes it’s stiff at first but more use of it makes it mold to your body. Highly recommend this!" —Satine/Kelley

    Get it from Amazon for $50.35+ (available in sizes XS–4X and 45 colors/patterns — not all styles available in all sizes).

    This jacket is included in Prime Try Before You Buy so you can try it on at home before purchasing!

    2. A midi wrap dress that looks so. damn. cute. It's comfy enough to wear to work but swanky enough for a night out. The 100% rayon material is machine washable, too. 

    a model wearing the wrap dress paired with black booties
    the same model showing the back of the dress
    Old Navy

    Promising review: "This dress fits perfectly and is a nice lightweight material which is nice for the warm fall weather where I live. Looks great with booties or fancier heels depending on the occasion." —Christine L.

    Get it from Old Navy for $49.99 (available in sizes XS–4X and in three colors). 

    3. fitted turtleneck to layer under blazers and jackets when you want to look a little more pulled together. Reviewers say the cotton blend is soft and holds up well in the wash. 

    Reviewer wearing the tan and black striped turtleneck
    model wearing the black turtleneck with jeans

    Promising review: "I love this sweater! It washes well and hasn’t faded, even though I’m not careful about how I wash it. I have already ordered it in other colors. It’s a great value for the money." —MolB

    Get it from Amazon for $27.20+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 21 colors/patterns).

    FYI, this sweater is also included in Prime Try Before You Buy so you can try it on at home before purchasing!

    4. A pair of Levi's boyfriend jeans because denim never goes out of style. These jeans have a relaxed fit, come in a variety of washes, AND have over 7,000 positive reviews. 

    Promising reviews: "These jeans are so cute! I absolutely love how they fit, how they look, and how comfortable they are! I was hesitant about buying jeans online, only because you can’t try them on, etc, but I’m so glad I did! Love them, they are for sure my new favorite jeans!!" —Carrie

    "These were a little stiff when I first tried them on so they didn't seem as comfortable but I decided to keep them anyway, and I'm so glad I did! After washing they are now really soft and comfortable. I wore them today and got a compliment as soon as I walked in the door! Definitely recommend." —Michaela Clutter

    Get it from Amazon for $33.09+ (available in sizes 27–46 and in 13 colors).

    5. A velvet headband to add a little pizzazz to your 'do and also make you feel like absolute royalty. 👑👑👑 The grosgrain-line interior helps the band stay in place without feeling rough or uncomfortable on your head. 

    a model wearing the headband in Topaz
    Jennifer Behr

    Jennifer Behr is a small biz headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, where their team makes each piece by hand. They use vintage materials that are locally sourced as much as possible — which we love to see! Although Jennifer Behr is known for her gorg hair accessories and headpieces, she has expanded her offerings to include necklaces and earrings. I'll take one of everything, please!!!

    Get it from Jennifer Behr for $112 (available in nine colors). 

    6. A cashmere turtleneck sweater dress so soft and cozy it'll make your sweatpants jealous. It has long sleeves, a relaxed fit that's not too tight, and looks great with any kind of shoe. 

    a model wearing the dress in heather grey paired with a black bag and ankle boots
    another model wearing the dress in black paired with heeled leather boots

    Quince is a home and clothing brand that prioritizes organic materials, eco-friendly dyes, and environmentally conscientious packaging (they're aiming to use 100% compostable product packaging by 2023). 

    Promising reviews: "I purchased the navy dress after already owning the beige and black one. They are so soft and smart looking. Whoever I wear these dresses I receive compliments and people ask where I got them. I highly recommend!" —Carol H.

    "My cashmere turtleneck sweater dress is a win win. It's versatile with dressing up or down. The fit is sexy and it’s cozy but not itchy like some cashmere." —Nadirah E.

    Get it from Quince for $99.90 (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    7. A button-down shirtdress that you can pop on with a pair of mules, booties, sneakers, or whatever you have in your closet and then you're ready to go! The shirttail hem and side pockets are two details that make this dress *extra* special. 

    a model wearing the dress in black with nude colored shoes
    the same model showing the back of the dress
    Universal Standard

    Universal Standard carries every piece they make in sizes 00-40 (4XS–4XL). They offer a nice assortment of denim, workwear, athleisure, base layers, and intimates. 

    Promising reviews: "Smart, crisp, professional, timeless. I especially appreciate snaps at the bust line." —Paulette H.

    "This was my first US purchase and I'm so impressed! The fabric is a nice weight, it drapes nicely, but not overly baggy and not see-through. Great details like: snaps(!) to keep the dress from opening and lined pockets. I got the blue striped and it's a gorgeous blue. Sizing was spot on for me." —Joanna A. 

    Get it from Universal Standard for $132 (available in sizes 4XS–4XL and in three colors/patterns). 

    8. An elegant pearl necklace made from freshwater pearls and strung on a gold-plated chain for a look that is very classy. It's adjustable so you can wear it looser or tighter depending on your personal preference. 

    a model wearing the Glinda pearl necklace with two other choker-style necklaces
    Brinker & Eliza

    Brinker & Eliza is a small biz headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut. The mother-daughter duo has more than a decade of experience in metal work and fashion merchandising, so they were practically destined to start their own accessories business! The brand sells a smattering of sweater clips, barrettes, and sunglass chains in addition to jewelry. 

    I own several pieces from Brinker & Eliza and I've always been impressed with their unique designs and attention to detail!! The beachy elements (think, bejeweled shells, pearls, gold-plated fish) are meant to honor the brand's seaside hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut, which is where I grew up. Their jewelry is extra special to me for that reason. 💓

    Get it from Neiman Marcus or Brinker & Eliza for $198+. 

    9. A cozy cashmere scarf that'll perfectly complete any fall or winter outfit. The 100% cashmere construction will keep you warm even on the coldest days. ❄️

    Promising reviews: "The scarf is very lightweight and soft. I love the material. I got the matching beanie to go with the scarf and I’m a huge fan of the set together. Super cute and comfortable!" —Lauren O’Farrill

    "This is a very elegant scarf. I will order more in more colors. The cashmere gets softer over time and it’s nice and thick!" —Ashley McKenna

    Get it from Amazon for $79 (available in 10 colors). 

    10. A bomber jacket from Alpha Industries because who doesn't want to look like they stepped off the set of Top Gun?! In all seriousness, this jacket is reversible, water resistant, and has a ton of pockets. 

    Two models wearing the coat in sage
    Alpha Industries

    Alpha Industries is a clothing company founded in 1959 — so they've been around a longgg time. They started off designing parkas, jackets, and shirts for the United States military but the brand has since expanded to casual wear and accessories (think, cozy beanies and utilitarian-cool bags). 

    Promising reviews: "I'm honestly so glad I just bought the original jacket, and didn't try to go for a cheaper look-alike, since there are so many options for that. This is just a really beautiful, well-made jacket. I'm glad I sized down to a small since it fits perfectly. It's still roomy, but it doesn't look overly bulky on me as a medium definitely would. I can still comfortably wear a sweater underneath, and move my arms and shoulders. The fabric itself was also something that really impressed me, it's very smooth and soft to the touch, with a really beautiful sheen to it, that I don't see in knock off versions of this jacket. It just is really worth it in my opinion? Like it's pricey, but I don't feel any buyers regret." —H. Green

    "I love this jacket it's keeps me warm and toasty repeals water and I get tons of compliments. It's a classic and will last many years." —Jay 384

    Get it from Amazon for $150+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in three colors). The jacket is also available in men's sizes for $150+ (available in sizes XXS–5X and five colors). 

    11. A pair of rugged Blundstones that'll take a beating and still look pretty damn good afterwards. The insole is designed to absorb shock so there's less impact when walking!

    Side view of the 1615s in dark olive suede
    A model wearing the boots

    Promising review: "I kept these boots in my cart for nearly a month because I was hesitant to spend $200 on another pair of shoes. But they don’t lie when they say the best things are worth the wait (whoever the heck 'they' are). I put them on as soon as I got them and I may even wear them to bed. They’re incredibly comfortable and feel like they’ll last as long as a $200 pair of boots should. They’re true to size. The ankle part is a bit snug but the tabs on either end help to pull them on and I’m sure they’ll loosen up with time. This is my first Amazon review all just to tell you to buy these boots. Update: I’ve had these boots for a few months now and they have loosened up just swell and I’m still wearing them even when it’s hot as heck and my ankles are sweating." —Brandy

    Get them from Amazon for $119.23+ (available in sizes 5–14 and in 15 colors).

    12. shoulder bag to hold all of your stuff and look cute while doing so!!! The brand's vegan leather is made from recycled plastic bottles so it's a chic and sustainable purchase. 

    A reviewer with the shoulder bag in acorn brown
    a model with the shoulder bag in black

    JW Pei is a Los Angeles based small biz that specializes in handbags, shoes, and jewelry. Their minimalistic, classic designs have a more affordable price point than luxury fashion houses so you can buy this bag in multiple colors for the price of one designer bag. 

    Promising review: "I needed a new handbag to go out with and stumbled across this gem. I wanted to order a neutral color first and went with black. A couple of days later, the bag showed up at my front door and was so excited to open the box. Let me tell you…BEST DECISION EVER! This handbag is super cute, sturdy, and holds all the necessary items. I am for sure going to buy more colors and styles!" —Ayodele Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in 15 colors). 

    13. An oversized blazer that's chic, well made, and comfortable. It's a staple that everyone needs in their closet, imo. 

    This is dry clean only, so def something to keep in mind before purchasing!!

    Promising review: "This jacket is great! It’s fully lined, the arm length was sufficient and it dropped mid-hip which was nice. Paired with jeans, skirts, slacks, everything — it’s the classic white blazer. The quality was much better than I expected after reading some of these reviews. This would easily cost over $75 anywhere else. Buy it. You won’t regret it." —Jennifer Roberts

    Get it from Amazon for $69.90 (available in sizes XXS–5X and in nine colors). 

    14. A pair of classic Chuck Taylor All Stars because the retro design looks good with pretty much anything and they're reallyyyy durable. I personally think they look better with age (and a few grass stains).  

    Back view of the white sneakers
    Front view of a model wearing the white sneakers

    Take it from my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague Chelsea Stuart:

    "Since the sixth grade I have been buying white Converse and then purposely scuffing them, grass-staining them, and breaking them in so they didn't look so fresh-out-of-the-box new. Each pair has lasted me years and I only throw them away when I either 1). Rip the canvas near my pinky toes or 2). Wear them so much that I thin out the rubber sole to the point I can feel the pavement beneath my heel. Truly no other sneaker has been able to keep up with them and the design is timeless!"

    Promising review: "Classic. Old favorites. Been wearing these for years and they never go out of style. I get a new pair every few years and donate the old ones since really, even when they're dirty they're still totally wearable." —tpain

    Get them from Amazon for $66.50+ (available in sizes 5–12.5 and in 51 colors/styles).

    15. Or a pair of M. Gemi leather sneakers that are handmade in Italy from genuine Nappa leather. The rubber sole adds 1.3-inches in height and there's a removable foam footbed. 

    a model wearing the sneakers with jeans
    a close up shot of the sneakers
    M. Gemi

    M. Gemi specializes in Italian shoes and handbags that are produced in family-owned workshops throughout Italy. I own The Palestra Alta sneaker and cannot say enough good things about the quality and design of the shoe!!! It's a classic white sneaker with clean lines, an elevated rubber sole (I love the extra height), and no-squeak bottom. They feel much sturdier than other white sneakers I've bought (I consider myself a white sneaker connoisseur at this point LOL) so I expect them to last a longgg time. 

    Promising review: "The Palestra Alta truly is the perfect white sneaker. Very comfortable right out of the box and it looks great with any casual outfit. I especially love the almond shape of the toe box and the fact that the brand name is not splashed all over the shoe. Understated and elegant." —Mary S.

    Get it from M. Gemi for $228 (available in sizes 35–42). 

    16. A classy slip skirt practically begging to be added to your wardrobe. It has a comfy elastic waistband and reviewers say it drapes perfectly

    a model wearing the slip skirt in camel with a grey tank top
    the same model showing the back of the skirt
    J Crew

    Promising review: "I love these slip on skirts — dress up, down, comfy, add stilettos or chuck taylors, you just can't go wrong. Fit is true to size, and fabric has enough weight that it has a lovely drape and good flow." —lucky16

    Get it from J.Crew for $71.99+ (available in sizes XXS–3X and in eight colors/patterns). 

    17. An Eddie Bauer long-sleeve tee because everyone needs a shirt in their wardrobe that can act as a versatile layering piece. It's machine washable and garment-washed to prevent shrinkage!

    Front view of a model wearing the shirt in picante orange
    Back view of a different model wearing the shirt in heathered oatmeal

    Promising review: "Over the years I've tried many different brands of T-shirts at many different price points trying to find the 'perfect' one. This T-shirt may win! It is all cotton, which is dramatically more comfortable in the summer. It has a soft feeling that feels great against your skin. The cotton does not pill over time, which saves you money and allows you to enjoy it longer because it doesn't look old and worn out. It is thicker than some shirts, which is appreciated because undergarments do not show through and it looks more expensive. I'm picky about collars on T-shirts — the finish and the stitch length — and this brand has a very attractive finish with tight stitching that doesn't wear poorly over time. Also this T-shirt is a bit longer — not too long — but long enough to provide a little coverage in the back but short enough to tuck in if you like that look. The colors are saturated and stay beautiful. I have a dark gray Eddie Bauer T-shirt I bought easily 10 years ago and it has been washed many times, but still looks sharp and I continue to wear it." —Elijah

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–3X and in 16 colors).

    FYI, this shirt is included in Prime Try Before You Buy so you can try it on at home before purchasing!

    18. An adjustable spaghetti-strap slip dress that's guaranteed to score you a TON of compliments. It's perfect for formal occasions or anytime you just wanna look reallyyyyy good. 

    a reviewer wearing the dress in forest green
    another reviewer wearing the dress in black

    Supesu is a woman-owned small biz that designs dresses, sweaters, tops, and pants with super-soft materials. 

    Promising review: "If you’re looking for a slip dress, look no further. This one hits all the marks. It’s comfortable and can be dressed up or down so easily! I’m particularly fond of the cowl neckline, and something that surprised me was that while the material is on the thinner side (as all slip dresses are), but it wasn't see through. Would fully recommend. I took my measurements, read other reviews, and the size XL that I ordered worked well. Skimmed my body but didn’t hug it uncomfortably!" —Brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $54 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven colors). 

    19. An insulated jacket from The North Face made with recycled materials and a foldable design that's perfect for traveling. Reviewers say it's warm, stylish, and not bulky or puffy!

    Front view of a model wearing the jacket in Wrought Iron Surreal Sky Print
    A model showing how the coat zips into a travel-friendly pouch

    Promising review: "This jacket is lightweight and great over a big sweater or hoodie. The fabric is shiny but not wet looking. It’s a very good-looking jacket. Logo print is black. Super cute. I love it because it's lightweight snd I hate heavy coats. Runs a little big but that’s good if you want to layer it over hoodie or sweater. No hood. Side pockets and one inside pocket." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $198.95+ (available in sizes XS–1X and in 11 colors).

    20. A basic crewneck sweater that's oh-so-cozy and classic enough to wear season after season. It's worth the splurge because it's made from 100% Inner Mongolian cashmere (aka the most luxurious type of cashmere).