A Classic Pump
If you think you’ll rarely need a pair, stick with a shape that never goes out of style. A single-sole with a pointed toe and a heel height you can realistically manage will never wind up in your donation pile. Heels in basic black or a shade of nude to match to your skin tone will work with any outfit and serve a multitude of occasions, from office to big events.
The Dress-Up Flat
Even the most die-hard stiletto wearers need to give their feet a break, so it helps to have a gorgeous pair of flats tucked away. The down-to-earth style makes them wearable any time of day.
A Go-To Handbag
You use one almost every day, right? So why not invest in a style that will look great with every outfit. Look for something with a classic shape—like a top handle—or a tote that’s big enough to fit all of your daily essentials.
Your Perfect LBD
Done right, the little black dress is arguably the most versatile piece of clothing.
A Signature Piece of Jewelry
Sure, it’s fun to switch up your basics (and your look) with statement pieces—and they do have a way of turning a ho-hum ensemble into something spectacular—but having a piece of jewelry that you love and can wear every day means never having to think about accessorizing if you don’t feel like it.
A Stylish Coat
During the chillier months, outerwear is the only thing most people will see you wearing. Puffy jackets have their place, but a coat with a little panache, like a tailored wool topper, will instantly up your style game (and dress up anything you have on underneath).