Closet Keepers

5 pieces that will see you through every age

It is closet cleaning time and although the urge to toss everything may have you running to the nearest thrift store, make sure you hold on to these closet gems. These 5 pieces, provided you take care of them, can see you through every age and every fashion trend. Classics that truly stand the test of time.

While the striped shirt may seem like it is reserved for your younger days, with a little bit of styling, it is a piece that can you can kick around in well into the later days of life.

This is a must. Every woman at every age should always have a classic white button down in her closet. It is one of the few pieces that can be dressed up or paired down. It is interview appropriate as well as being perfectly at home at a backyard BBQ.

Nothing says chic like a trench coat. If worn in your early years, it gives the appearance of  maturity and when worn later in life provides a graceful sophistication only known to the likes of  Hepburn, Catherine or Audrey.


Round or Pointy, patent or suede, the black pump can easily carry you through your awkward teens to the grace of age. Able to be worn with dresses and jeans alike, these may even be the shoes that your daughter asks to borrow one day.

Stylish since DVF invented it in 1976 and proven to be one of the few dresses that almost every body type can pull off, the wrap dress is one to keep a hanger for in your closet. Whether you are hiding the freshman 15, baby bump or wearing it to your 50th anniversary it never goes out of style. And think if you purchase it in black it can serve double duty as your LBD (little black dress). Double score

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