Hey you all. I was thinking, since many of us on here obviously love fashion, why not try to buy clothes that will last us for a long time if we are spending a significant amount of money on the piece. For instance, to me, $150 on a dress jacket that can be paired with jeans is a significant amount of money, even if it is on sale in the Bloomingdale's catalog! I'm not speaking of a jacket that can be found at Target for $20 but the clothes that we actually spend money on only to have it be out of style two years later. That is just not acceptable to me, especially knowing that the only reason stars can get away with wearing all these designer clothes is because they actually send them to the stars to wear. The average working professional woman doesn't have Cavalli or Wang send over some clothes or dresses nor would our budget (not all) support buying 40 dif. pair of designer shoes per month. So in an effort to get the best out of our clothing, I wanted to make a thread dedicated to classic pieces. Shoes you can wear 5 years from now and not have to worry about the seams coming apart. When I say Classic, I mean if you take a model wearing a classic-style piece, you can put her in a clothing ad from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, etc and she will fit in perfectly. Some classic pieces are: trench coats (depending on the style), polo styled tops, straight leg khakis, etc. I will post some pics for you also. Please feel free to add.