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Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009 in Mens Clothing

Shirt Classic
Shirt Classic

We’ve all done it, splurged on that fresh, trendy item only to realize two months later that it is now in fact, completely out of style. How many of us have closets full of things we have only worn once or twice? The trick is to buy classic items that can be used again and again.

Truly classic items can be worn anywhere and have the ability to be “dressed-up” for nicer occasions and “dressed down” for more casual events. Everyone should have a few of the basics in their closets including: dress pants, button-up shirts, a dress and some classic jewelry.

Dress pants. To keep dress pants classic the pant should be straight leg and either black or beige. If you follow trends, you’ll see the tapered look and the ultra-flared look come and go, but buying a straight leg pant will be in for much longer. The length of the pant should fall to the bottom of the heel of your shoe; so when trying on pants, be sure to wear a shoe that you would actually wear with the pants. As far as fabrics, stick with wool if you want something that will last. You can go light-weight for summer or go with a heavier, softer wool for winter season.

Button-up shirts. Button-up shirts are as classic for women as they are for men. Again, cuts and fabrics come and go, but every woman should have several of these in her closet. Things you want to look for when buying a button-up that will last are: first, the fit of the shirt. The shirt should be tailored and come in at the waist line so it doesn’t look like you’re wearing a man’s dress shirt. Look for darts that angle down from the bust line and that are on the back of the shirt. Second, the cuffs and collar should be relatively conservative in cut in order to keep the shirt classic.

Dresses. Dresses are a great classic for women because they’re feminine and easy-to-wear. They are the true “one-piece outfit.” As you’re looking for dresses that will last, watch the hemline. To-the-knee is a classic length. Also, classic cuts are either the pencil-cut (form-fitting and adhering to the body’s natural curves), or an hour glass shape.

Sleeves on dresses and shirts. The cut of the sleeve tends to change from season to season; there are three-quarter lengths, which have remained pretty timeless since the days of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O’Nassis. The great thing about this sleeve is that it hides flaws in the upper arm, but can be worn during all four seasons. There is the cap sleeve, which is less flattering because it shows off most of the arm, and also comes and goes with the season. Then there is a regular short-sleeve that hits mid-arm and remains quite classic. Pay attention to the sleeve on the items you’re buying.

Jewelry. All things are subject to trends to some degree, including jewelry. If you’re going to make a big investment (and most jewelry is a big investment), make sure that you’re not following the trends, because you want the pieces to be timeless. Choose classic cuts for gems; like a princess cut or a round cut. Choose simple styles and colors. If ever in doubt, go with pearls. They’ve never been ‘out-of-style’. There’s something universally appealing about a pair of pearl stud earrings or a simple strand of pearls.

As a final note, although saving is important, invest in quality classics. You will use these items time and time again and if they are good quality, you will get more than your money’s worth!

This article is co-authored by Athelia Woolley and Emily McCormick, the founders of Shabby Apple. Shabby Apple offers women’s dresses and girl’s dresses – dresses that make dressing simple. Shabby Apple dresses are a return to what dresses were always meant to be – a one-piece outfit. No need to add anything…no tank tops, no cardigans, nothing (except accessories, of course!). A perfect accessory to complement that fall look is the stacks of gold bangles bracelet.

Does anyone know where I can buy a “CBGB & OMFUG” classic womens t-shirt or tank top in red? [10 points]?

I really want a CBGB & OMFUG classic t-shirt. I used to have one like 5 years ago from London, but it dissapeared (and I forgot about it). lol So, I’m looking for it in either the women’s t-shirt or tank top style. HELP?!
I’ll give 10 points to anyone who gives me a link with what I actually need! 🙂

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