Holiday Gift Guide: The Classics

Ask anyone who’s recently cleaned out their closet, building the perfect wardrobe can be a long, exhausting process. Deciding which trends to keep or trash at the end of each season is an event in itself!

There are a few classic pieces that every woman should have in her arsenal. A little black dress, a punchy red lipstick, a crisp white shirt… the list goes on and on. These are items you can rely on and they can be paired with almost anything to create quick, classic looks. Play up these pieces, but be careful not to stifle your own style.


Here are a few classic pieces that the wardrobe building beauties in your life will gush over…

1. Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Ruffled Cotton Blend Dress, $118,

A little black dress should be versatile. This Suzi Chin dress can be dressed up or down: pair it with diamond studs and swept-up hair for a fancy dinner party or go with patterned black tights and flat over-the-knee boots for an office appropriate look.

2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Ceramic Glitzy Watch, 39 mm, $495,

Oversize or dainty, a statement-making watch is of the utmost importance when compiling a look. Even if in all actuality you use your cell phone to tell time, a bold watch can pull together an outfit like nothing else. This white Michael Kors ceramic watch is no different, its bedazzled face can take you from season to season, looking chic.

3. Christian Louboutin Patent Pump, $595, Bergdorf Goodman

Basics don’t have to be boring. These Christian Louboutin patent pumps take the phrase “wardrobe staple” to a whole new level. Made in Italy, the signature red bottom shoe is a save-worthy purchase for someone who’s just landed their first real job.

4. Mulberry Alexa Leather Bag, $1,150,

Simply put, Mulberry’s oak buffalo leather satchel goes with everything. The size and shape accommodate long days at the office or a night out. While it may be costly at $1,150, its classic style is something you’ll never outgrow.

5. RED Valentino Blouse with Bow Detail, $295,

An amazing play on the classic white button-down shirt, RED Valentino’s shoulder-bow detail whispers "fashionista" in a crowd of suit jackets. It’s no surprise either, the "RED" in Red Valentino stands for Romantic Eccentric Dress. Faux-patent piping outlines the sophistication and simplicity of this must-have.