Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” The iconic designer, with some of the most timeless creations to her name, couldn’t have been more right. Fashion is a fickle beast, and we all have seen or indulged in flash-in-the-pan trends that are here today and gone tomorrow.
But, classic style truly does stand the test of time. When you’re purging your wardrobe of all of those “what was I thinking?” moments, make sure to put these 10 sartorial statements and accessories in the keep pile.
1. The tuxedo jacket
Ever since designer Yves Saint Laurent introduced Le Smoking in 1966, the tuxedo-style jacket has become a style mainstay — not to mention a sexy alternative to the LBD. The key to rocking this classic menswear look without looking too, well, mannish is to choose a jacket with a form-fitting cut rather than an oversized piece that translates as baggy — or that resembles your dad’s old tux. The right kind of sharply tailored Le Smoking can be worn alone as a dress, paired with statement jewelry and stilettos, or worn with skinny pants for a sophisticated yet relaxed look.