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    30 Pieces Of Clothing That Will Pretty Much Never Go Out Of Style

    Please tell me you read the above headline in Taylor Swift's voice.

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

    1. A chic belted dress appropriate for so many occasions, from work to future parties, it'll pretty much save you from saying "I have nothing to wear" ever again.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm in love with everything about this dress! It's comfortable and made from quality material. I love that I can dress it up with jewelry and shoes for a wedding or wear it as is/tone it down for business meetings and conferences. I would buy this again if I hadn't already!" β€”nomadbride

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven colors and with short or three-quarter sleeves)

    2. A scoop-neck striped tee one could argue is just as essential as the plain white variety. This baby would be Parisian chic with just a pair of jeans, but would also be ~très magnifique~ as part of a mixed print situation with leopard or florals.

    model in the black tee with white stripes
    Maurices

    Get it from Maurices for $22.90 (available in sizes XS-4X).

    3. A sleek V-neck T-shirt dress, which is so simple, but you can make it work for pretty much any season or vibe with different accessories and layers.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Reviewers recommend sizing up if you want a looser fit.

    Promising review: "Get this dress in every color! It's perfect! Not clingy, snug, or see-through. Ideal for anything. This a one-stop, go-anywhere dress wherever your day takes you, from groceries to drinks out. The fabric is light and airy and for $18???? Seriously, get one in each color and pair with cardigan or jean jacket or even toss leggings under it if it's cool. There are not enough stars for this dress and I'm picky picky picky. This will be my go-to! Very versatile." β€”Goody

    Get it from Amazon for $18.90+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 13 colors and prints).

    4. A pretty leopard print circle skirt with color blocked details, because leopard is basically a neutral and twirl-worthy flared skirts will be wardrobe must-haves forever. This splurge-worthy find will instantly make something as simple as a black tank look high fashion.

    model in the above-the-knee skirt with a black hem and cream and black waistband and the matching top
    Autumn Adeigbo

    Autumn Adeigbo is a Black woman-owned designer fashion brand and my current style obsession. Her bold, cheerful, and glam clothing is made to order in female-owned factories and facilities and her clothes and accessories have been rocked by the likes of Amanda Gorman, Kerry Washington, Busy Philipps, and Mindy Kaling. Hi yes hello, I would like to join the club.

    Get it from Autumn Adeigbo for $425 (available in sizes 0-16). Get the matching top here.

    5. Stretchy, button- and zipper-free bootcut pants that are clearly a timeless work wardrobe staple, but are so comfy you'll want to wear them outside of the office too.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    They've got over 2,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "I love Rekucci pants! I have six pairs now and keep adding more. They come in great colors and are a nice price, and I love the pull-on aspect as well. The waist doesn't have much give, so don't expect these to be like yoga or maternity pants. That's nice though, because they don't sag, and unlike dress pants with buttons/zippers, there's no bulging or puckering. I can wear a form-fitting shirt that goes over the waist without having a bump under the shirt. I get compliments on them all the time. I normally wear black dress pants and black shirts or blazers, so having interesting, colorful pants is a nice way for me to add a little spice to my conservative wardrobe without being over the top. I wash and dry them with all my other clothes (warm, normal dry, etc). I don't like work clothes where I need to fuss with extra laundry loads and whatnot. These are great. I have one pair that I've had for almost two years now and they still look new after repeated wear and washing. They do shrink slightly in the wash. These are the best work dress pants I've found and the price is great. I've worn them out socially with a casual top and sneakers, too." β€”jmp

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 2-18 regular, 0-18 tall, and 2-16 short and in 46 colors and prints).

    6. A dramatic waterfall cardi to help you make a regal entrance everywhere you go, whether you toss it over jeans, dress pants, or even belt it over a dress.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this. I purchased the black and was wearing it to work every day for almost two weeks. I get compliments on it as well. It is comfortable and roomy, flows well, is soft, and manages to keep me warm. I am planning to buy three more. I need to add the gray, navy, and white to my collection for sure." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes L-5XL and in 25 colors and prints).

    7. A polished and practical pencil skirt that actually has stretch, so you won't be desperate to get out of it ~write~ away when you get home.

    A model wearing the knee-length skirt in black
    Eloquii

    Promising review: "I love the length and the stretch of the skirt. It will be comfortable and great for any season. The price was excellent as well." β€”Desiree J.

    Get it from Eloquii for $69.95 (available in sizes 14-28 and in two colors).

    8. An oversized cardigan with classic cable-knit details sure to become your new close-knit BFF. Listen, if it looks like something your grandpa would wear (in a good way) that's good indicator its style stands the test of time.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness, where do I even begin? Let's just say, if I could choose to wear one item for the rest of my life, it would be this sweater. It's so incredibly cozy and oversized, just how I imagined. And can we talk about the color?!!!! It's so rich and such a perfect shade of mustard yellow. I'm seriously contemplating buying more in case anything happens to this one." β€”EW

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 4/6-20/22 and in 24 colors).

    9. A cap-sleeve faux-wrap dress for a warm-weather take on the iconic fashion silhouette.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    It's machine washable, and reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "I have a very hard time finding dresses that fit and look nice for a reasonable price. This dress fit perfectly. I am only 4-foot-11.5 inches tall and this dress length is right above my knee β€” perfect! It has such a classic line that it looks great on a young person or an older lady (that's me, LOL). I highly recommend this dress." β€”Rayah

    Get it from Amazon for $9.24+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 13 colors and prints).

    10. An everyday utility jacket with plenty of pockets, because if pockets EVER go out of style I think clothes should just be cancelled.

    A model wearing the jacket in olive. It has snaps and a zipper and hits at the hips
    Madewell

    Promising review: "This is a must-have staple. I started to purge clothing and slowly become more minimalist. I wanted to have a durable jacket that was stylish and light for a nice spring/summer night. Fits true to size." β€”Gabbo

    Get it from Madewell for $118 (available in sizes XXS-3X regular and XXS-XXL petite and in two colors).

    11. A vintage-y polka dot midi skirt you may not take off all spring and summer long. And in the fall and winter? Yeah, it still works with tights, booties, and a pleather jacket.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Need more styling inspiration? I am LIVING for the print mixing happening in the photo on the left.

    Promising review: "10/10 in fit and quality. Gorgeous skirt. The elastic waist is thick and tight enough to hold the skirt on well without sliding down, yet loose enough to get over your hips and not suffocate you if you wear it all day. The material is not particularly soft or silky (it feels like cotton), which I actually like because I had a silky vintage version of this skirt that got torn up too easily. I look forward to wearing this skirt often!" β€”Heidi H

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in two colors).

    12. A super posh belted vest here to prove simple black and white are anything but boring. Add a red lip and I'll seriously be swooning.

    model wearing the long vest color blocked with white on top and black on the bottom with a thick white belt
    Lilly's Kloset

    This beauty is from a Black woman-owned business!

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $58 (available in sizes S-L).

    13. A soft, three-quarter-sleeve blazer that's as essential as its more structured cousins, but way comfier.

    ModCloth

    Promising review: "I'm almost 40, so I figured it was time I owned a blazer. This one is perfect! I've been reluctant to buy one because I'm quite busty, and usually blazers make me look really boxy. This is very nice for a large chest. The button closure hits at just the right spot below the bust, so it nicely defines the waist, and the fabric is soft so it hugs your curves. I bought an XL, which is my usual size. The lining is super soft and silky. Very happy!!" β€”Mellalune

    Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes 1X-4X and in three colors).

    14. An easy breezy wide-leg jumpsuit ready to serve as a blank canvas for a statement necklace or pair of shoes, or just be tossed on with flip-flops for a warm day walk in springs and summers to come.

    model wearing the white cropped sleeveless jumpsuit
    Loft

    Get it from Loft for $89.50 (available in sizes XXS-XXL).

    15. A strappy midi dress with pockets that's pretty much the textbook definition of the perfect sundress and would make a stylish summer uniform for years to come.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    It's got over 2,000 positive reviews! Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this beauty.

    Promising review: "If you've heard good things about this dress, they're true! I'm one of those people who never writes reviews. I found this dress through a BuzzFeed article and couldn't resist the white sunflower one. The material is stretchy and just fits your body so well. I didn't have any problems with it being see-through while I was wearing light grey underwear. The length is cute, it hugs you in the right spots, and the buttons are fake so they stay uniform all the way down. It's stretchy across the back of the bodice, so bigger-chested people would love this. My mom and I have completely different body types and the large fits us both amazingly! I'm definitely going to try to order as many prints as I can!" β€”Courtney Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 35 colors and prints).

    16. A slouchy jean jacket that is truly an all-time wardrobe staple, made even better by the fact that you can easily customize it with fun pins and patches (but it will look just as great as is).

    model wearing the medium wash jacket
    Levi's

    Promising review: "Love. I got so many compliments on this jacket! It is so comfy with the right amount of stretch!" β€”MelC

    Get it from Levi's for $98 (available in sizes 1X-3X).

    17. A leopard-print button-down, because leopard is not a trend β€” it's a neutral, a staple, and a way of life β€” and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Some reviewers recommend sizing up if you're busty or want an oversized look.

    Promising review: "This top instantly caught my eye and I gave it a chance. So glad I did! So nice overall β€” stylish, comfy, great quality. Love it buttoned, unbuttoned, full sleeves or rolled sleeves, tucked or untucked. It’s versatile and cute in every way! Love it!" β€”Leah

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 18 styles).

    18. A classy tie-neck blouse that feels like the kind of thing Blair Waldorf would have in her closet instead of a plain white tee.

    A model wearing the flowy, short-sleeved top in white
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a good white shirt with a tie for a dressy β€” but not overly dressy β€” occasion. It could be worn with just a pair of jeans too, if you were going shopping or for a night out if you want to be a little dressy." β€”Cheryl

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in six colors).

    19. A posh collarless coat I could honestly see fitting right in on a starlet in a classic movie, but also on your commute for falls and winters to come.

    Amzon, amazon.com

    Reviewers say it fits true to the size chart!

    Promising review: "I love this coat! The price was awesome. The quality is very nice. It's a great coat for any occasion. I originally bought it for church, as I like to have a light coat on during service, but I like it so much that I'm using it as my daily coat for work." β€”Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $56.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in five colors).

    20. A professional-looking tweed shift dress reminiscent of pieces by a fancy and timeless designer that rhymes with Schmanel β€” for a teeny tiny fraction of the price.

    A reviewer wearing the gray and white tweed short sleeve mini dress
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "So cute β€” I get so many compliments on this! Even friends ask to borrow it! Works great by itself or with a blazer. Only complaint is that it could be a little longer, as sizing up would make it baggy. Great for winter or summer and the pockets are perfect!" β€”Virginia Redgate

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in two styles).

    21. A classic bandage dress that'll work for pretty much everything on your social calendar for the rest of time (when we go back to having social calendars, that is) and is the perfect ~first aid~ for your intense craving for fancy designer dresses.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Several reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "This dress is KILLER! I am 6 feet tall and a 36DD. I ordered a large (I'm usually a US 8 or medium) and it's perfect! Tight, of course β€” took a minute to zip it up the first time haha. The mid-calf length is great for tall people β€” it comes up to about two inches above my knees which is exactly what I predicted and wanted. I searched Amazon for a good HervΓ© Leger bandage dress knockoff. I will definitely be ordering more styles from this brand. Fantastic quality!" β€”Alexa

    Get it from Amazon for $54 (available in sizes XS-XL and in eight colors).

    22. A sweet and casual LBD, because little black dresses can work just as well for chill outdoor weekend brunches as they can for cocktail parties.

    Model wearing the tiered mini dress with a subtle dot pattern and ruffled cap sleeves
    Shopbop

    Get it from Shopbop for $209 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    23. A spring-ready stretch linen-blend shift dress with pockets that you'll love just as much on its own as with a belt and jewelry. Yeah, it's that effortlessly chic.

    J Crew

    Several reviewers say it runs large!

    Promising review: "Run, don't walk. Go get this dress. It's lovely. Yes, it wrinkles β€” it's linen β€” but such a classic shape and style is worth it. I purchase a tall just because I like the longer length. Very Victoria Beckham in my opinion. I purchased the tan and went back and got the navy. The linen gives a lot." β€”Lisa

    Get it from J. Crew for $94.50 (originally $168; available in sizes 00-24 regular, 00-12 petite, and 2-16 tall and in four colors).

    24. A soft and easy T-shirt dress you can wear to work from home all day, then pair with some cool sandals for a chill spring outing. With different accessories, this dress can suit pretty much any mood, style, season, era...you get the point.

    model wearing the blue knee-length dress with short sleeves and long tie belt
    Nordstrom

    It's by Zelie for She, an LA-based, Black woman-owned brand dedicated to creating glam plus-size clothing. They just launched their Nordstrom line on February 5!

    Promising review: "I love a dress I can wear to work or wear out that I still want to wear when I get home. This fabric is so soft and so comfortable, I’ve even slept in this dress (without the belt of course). Stands up to multiple washings and still looks amazing!" β€”Musingsofafox

    Get it from Nordstrom for $89 (available in sizes 1X-3X and in two colors).

    25. A striped, Peter Pan-collar top that screams "French chic" and will still leave you with plenty of funds left for a fancy bottle of champagne to go with it. Just don't spill!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just love the preppy look this has β€” very classy yet very schoolgirl. It's made really well and looks cool under a cardigan or blazer. You can dress this up or down with jeans. I love this top" β€”Shopper Extraordinaire

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

    26. A retro-chic plaid midi skirt (with *pockets*) that's made to order, for anyone who is so over fast fashion. You can style this to fit any vibe, from vintage to grunge to cottagecore.

    Model wearing the green plaid A-line skirt with an elastic waist
    Barkwood

    Barkwood is an LA-based, Black woman-owned brand.

    Get it from Barkwood for $295 (available in sizes XS-5X).

    27. A princess-worthy midi skirt with over 2,000 positive reviews that'll become a wardrobe staple no matter your style. Preppy? Glam? Minimal? Like Phineas and Ferb, this skirt is gonna do it all.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this skirt for even more styling ideas!

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this skirt. This is the fifth one I’ve ordered. I regularly get compliments on it and occasionally make others jealous when I twirl and I show them it has POCKETS too! It’s work-appropriate, as it hangs to my knees, and can also be worn in social settings. The material is sturdy, the color is vibrant and doesn’t fade, and it’s never bled onto any of my clothes." β€”Amazon Customer

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

    28. A simple but unbelievably versatile long-sleeved T-shirt dress that seems basic, but is there anything basic about over 7,000 positive reviews? Didn't think so.

    A reviewer wearing the black dress styled three ways: under a blazer, with a shawl, and with a scarf and jewelry
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress fits GREAT and is so versatile!! I was able to create at least 10 different outfits with this dress. The quality is so perfect! I also ordered it in three other colors: brown, green, and rose pink!" β€”Sequeena Thompson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 38 colors and prints).

    29. A striped sweatshirt with sleek side slits to add extra interest to an otherwise basic piece. You'll reach for this so often, I think you'd be fully justified in buying one in every color (which, BTW, you can do for under $100).

    A model wearing the crewneck pullover in white with black stripes
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This top is so soft and has just the perfect amount of weight to it. It could easily be sold at Nordstrom for $70. It fits just like model with a tad extra length in the back. The sleeves are long and it’s true to size. There honestly is not bad thing I could say about this! Run, don't walk, to order yours!" β€”Alison

    Get it from Amazon for $28.90 (available in sizes 1X-7X and in three colors and prints).

    30. A romantic tulle skirt here to help you live out your Carrie Bradshaw fantasies 20 years later β€” just add heels, a cami, and a bus ad with your face on it.

    A model wearing the dark gray knee-length skirt
    thelotusbloomco/Etsy

    This shop, which specializes in tulle and bridal pieces, is Black woman-owned!

    Promising review: "Loved this wonderful Black woman-owned company. I was able to have a wonderful 40th birthday photo shoot with this gorgeous skirt." β€”blalockt1

    Get it from Thelotusbloomco on Etsy for $163 (available in sizes 0-16 and in seven colors).

    All of these pieces showing the ever-changing trend cycle who's boss:

    Big Machine

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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