Listen: We’re all about fun new trends, but don’t you always feel better about splurging a little more on things that will have a place in your closet for years? Here, 11 classics you can count on to stay chic.

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A khaki trench

With a pencil skirt and pumps during the week and boyfriend jeans and sneaks over the weekend, it’ll work around the clock.

Get the look: Zara ($79); Club Monaco ($229); Burberry ($1,795)

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Slightly cropped black pants

Show just a hint of ankle for full, elegant effect.

Get the look: Gap ($56); J.Crew ($90); Banana Republic ($120)

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A wrap dress

There’s a reason DVF is obsessed with these—they’re pretty much universally flattering.

Get the look: Anne Klein ($99); Lauren Ralph Lauren ($140); DVF ($468) 

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A white button-down

Borrowed from the boys and oh so versatile.

Get the look: Old Navy ($18); Ann Taylor ($70); Madewell ($72)

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A black or navy blazer

Professional without being as stuffy as a full-blown suit.

Get the look: Avec Les Filles ($55); Vince Camuto ($98); Theory ($425)

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A neutral pencil skirt

Blazers, blouses, sweaters—this thing will go with everything.

Get the look: Chelsea28 ($69); J.Crew ($80); Eileen Fisher ($158)

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A Denim jacket

You don’t have to pair it with an entirely blue look, but it’s not a bad idea.

Get the look: Levi's ($65); AG ($215); Frame ($375)

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A Little black dress

A closet MVP of sorts.

Get the look: Bardot ($95); Norma Kamali ($125); T by Alexander Wang ($375)

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A striped shirt of any kind

The French look sticks around.

Get the look: Everlane ($25); Splendid ($45); Amour Vert ($88)

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A solid shirtdress

Easy, breezy and effortlessly chic. It’s spring and summer's best friend.

Get the look: Zara ($30); Cos ($115); DVF ($348)

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A black turtleneck

And then there’s autumn’s best friend.

Get the look: Sisley ($50); Majestic Filatures ($90); Vince ($135)

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