Every woman should own these 20 timeless pieces

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Ahead are 20 classic pieces that every woman should own. 

The Little Black Dress 

By now, you already know the importance of the LBD. Its one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe arsenal. Plus black is a universally slimming color, making cuts look that much better on you. Its a win-win all around. 

A pleated cut with a cotton belt can be dressed up or down so it really is perfect for any occasion. 

Cynthia Steffe Maya Tie Waist Fit & Flare Shirt, $178, available at Nordstrom.

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Understated Jewelry 

If you haven't heard, minimalism is making a huge comeback. And for a good reason, simplistic styles can transition from season to season seamlessly. 

Nadri Crystal Bangle, $58, available at Nordstrom.

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Denim Jacket 

A denim jacket is a fool-proof topper that really has stood the test of time. 

Modcloth Do The Denim Thing Jacket, $59.99, available at Modcloth. 

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Casual Sneakers 

When fashion It girls like Gigi Hadid and Alexa Chung claim this sneaker as their fan-favorite, you know it's good. 

adidas Stan Smith Sneaker, $74.95, available at Nordstrom. 

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The Red Lip 

Take note from Taylor Swift, a solid red lip is the best accessory you can sport. 

Nars Audacious Lipstick, $32, available at Sephora. 

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Dark Denim 

It doesn't matter if you pair it with sneaks and a hoodie or a glitzy top and pumps, dark denim can do no wrong. 

Joe's Flawless Honey Curvy Skinny Jeans, $179, available at Nordstrom. 

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An A-Line Skirt 

An A-line skirt hasn't gone out of style yet, and shows no signs of slowing down. 

DKNYC Trumpet Skirt, $89.50, available at Nordstrom. 

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The Spacious Tote 

You've got a lot to carry on a day-to-day basis -- laptops, wallets, and umbrellas included. A reversible tote is not only super practical, it's also pretty. 

Urban Outfitters Reversible Tote, $59, available at Urban Outfitters. 

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The V-Neck Tee 

This is the ultimate throw-on-and-go staple. 

t.la Catania Tee, $48, available at Anthropologie. 

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Minimalist Timepiece 

Sure, it's the age of the smartphone. But a watch is more than just a clock, its an outfit game-changer. 

Urban Outfitters Modern Muse Watch, $24, available at Urban Outfitters. 

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The Structured Top 

Structured blouses and short-sleeves instantly elevate your look to something straight off of the high fashion runway. 

Alice + Olivia Winston Structured Top, $265, available at Nordstrom. 

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Awesome Aviators 

These sunnies will always look sleek. Always. 

Ray-Ban Matte Classic Aviators, $160, available at Shopbop. 

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The Chic Blazer 

Workwear doesn't have to be blasé as long as you're opting for chic staples. A subtle, clean cut blazer is the way to go. 

Topshop 70s Twill Longline Jacket, $125, available at Nordstorm. 

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Ultra-Comfy Pumps 

Let's face it, sometimes our favorite shoes aren't the nicest to our feet. Investing in a pair of super cozy pumps, which won't kill you during your 9-to-5, will your toes some piece of mind. 

Sam Edelman Okala Pump, $65.90, available at Nordstrom. 

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Lace Lingerie 

Undergarments don't have to be boring. Aerie is proof that with a little lace, a standard t-shirt bra can look so much sexier. 

Aerie Blakely Rackerback Lightly Lined Bra, $34.95, available at Aerie. 

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Metallic Rings 

Rings that are kept to the bare minimum look so awesome, you might never take them off. 

Bauble Bar Twist Ring, $32, available at Bauble Bar. 

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Sweater for Every Occassion 

It doesn't matter if you're on the slopes or at office happy hour, this pull over can be styled for any occasion. 

Free People Chunky Cowl Neck Sweater, $128, available at Free People. 

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Larger-Than-Life Lashes 

Sure this may not be a giant tote or flashy sandals, but a quick swipe of mascara can do wonders. We'll bet larger-than-life lashes will be the real highlight of your look.  

tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara, $23, available at Sephora. 

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Show Stopper Print 

Floral prints will never not look good. A bold design and form-fitting cut is a guaranteed show stopper. 

Betsey Johnson Print Stretch Midi Dress, $99.16, available at Nordstrom. 

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The Classic Crossbody 

A crossbody leaves you completely hands-free at the supermarket, concerts, or on daily commutes. Could we ask for anything more?

Kimchi Blue Mini Envelope Shoulder Bag, $34, available at Urban Outfitters.

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By BANU IBRAHIM

We don't have to tell you that trends come and go. By now you've already invested in (and regretted buying) "must-have" items. You know those pieces you've probably only ever dared to wear in public once -- if at all. Just ask your light-up sneakers and woven ponchos.

It's an unfortunate side effect of fast fashion. The common misconception is that being in style means you have to abide by what's coming down the catwalk. Instead, there are a number of timeless classics that can keep you looking chic year after year.

Wardrobe essentials all have one common denominator: they're basic. No, not that "basic". Instead the major focus is on shapes and styles that are simple, but wholly sophisticated.

From white lace-up sneaks, dark wash denim, and of course, the LBD, these are the pieces you should be dishing out on.

Your wardrobes will thank you.

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