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Style Watch: 10 Items You Really Need To Have In Your Wardrobe

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by Bobby Schuessler | Refinery 29

There’s a reason classics are, well, classic, right? After all, our basic, black blazer pairs with absolutely everything in our wardrobe, and our trusty pencil skirt has gotten us from office to out on the town more times than we can count. But, sometimes these mainstays deserve a little refresh. And, that’s more important than ever as we look to whip our closets into shape for spring. Luckily, this season, we’re seeing our tried-and-true staples get a little facelift with new details and fresh silhouettes, making them feel different but still everyday wearable.

We’re talking original-feeling wedge-chukka hybrid sneakers, a sleeveless blazer sure to switch up your work-to-weekend dressing game, and the cutest-ever mini bucket bag. So, if you’re ready to revamp your must-haves, click through to peep eight super-stylish modern classics that’ll update your entire wardrobe in a snap. Think of this as a new lease on your sartorial life.

The New Sneaker

More of a chukka than a wedge, the latest It sneaker comes packed with those cool-girl details (see the neon sole) but doesn’t skimp on comfort one bit.

Nike Flyknit Trainer Chukka Sneaker, $200, available at Nike.

The New Blazer

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The classic blazer gets a fresh update with short sleeves and a boxier silhouette, which will help you transition flawlessly from the office (with a skirt and blouse) to the weekend (try jeans and a tee).

In God We Trust Big Dig Blazer, $200, available at In God We Trust.

The New Bag


Though we’d never ask you to give up your extra-large carryall (we know, so needed for your morning commute), spring’s bags have shrunk to an itty-bitty size — and they’ll look so cute slung over your arm as you hit up the weekend brunch circuit.

Zara Mini Neoprene Bucket Bag, $39.90, available at Zara.

The New Blouse


The blouse of the season is more menswear-esque than girly with its longer sleeves, but it’s still slightly feminine because of a cropped hem that doesn’t show your belly. This keeps the untucked look impossibly neat.

Madewell Cropped Blouse In Floral Woodcut, $98, available at Madewell.

The New Sunglasses

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Give your basic, black-lensed aviators a break in favor of these electrifying, mirrored stunners.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses, $159.94, available at Sunglass Hut.

The New Pencil Skirt

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Pencil skirts are anything but stuffy this season with noteworthy details like mesh hems — totally refined with just the right amount of downtown edge.

rag & bone Milly Skirt, $275, available at La Garçonne.

The New Brimmed Hat

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The boater feels fresh with artsy accents like this crystal chain rim.

Eugenia Kim Marcel Hat, $340, available at Eugenia Kim.

The New Sandals


Your feminine sandals are losing their smoothed soles for tracked bottoms. Add these, and any spring outfit becomes that much more cool.

ASOS Fleet Sandals, $65.87, available at ASOS.

(via Refinery 29)

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