Today, I wanted to talk about how and where to shop for classic style. Who are the designers or brands I’m fond of that offer those timeless classic pieces? I’ve rounded up a list of brands I gravitate towards in this post. It’s not an exhaustive list but representative of those brands I love and have shopped for years. Most fall into the mid-priced brands category. But I’ve never been afraid to shell out a few bucks for a well-made piece from a luxury designer. Remember, classic style stands the test of time. Once you’re familiar with classic style and know what you love (read ten wardrobe essentials to get started), it’s easy to shop at Target or Kohl’s to fill in gaps in your wardrobe. There’s absolutely no price point that defines the classics. Whatever your budget there’s a classic clothing item just for you.
Today, Beth shares her favorite brands and retailers with How to Shop for Classic Style
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Ann Taylor: Ann always carries those sophisticated basics every wardrobe needs. Another great thing about Ann Taylor is that they often restock their best-selling items. If you’re a petite size, Ann Taylor has a fantastic (and extensive) collection of petite sizing.
Talbots: I know Talbots is a huge favorite with you, here on the blog, and for good reason! Talbots is a reliable go-to for basics and their sizing is almost always spot-on. This year, look for fun plaids, along with color combinations, and patterns that are meant to be mixed and matched. Plus, you probably already know this, but Talbots has a great selection in petite sizes.
Vince: an upscale brand that draws from the natural beauty of its California homeland, Vince is known for its quality craftsmanship. I particularly love their blouses and sweaters. Kelly really likes many of the pant styles from Vince, particularly the Cigarette Pants. Keep your eye out for their terrific sales.
J. McLaughlin: I have been shopping at J.McLaughlin for years now, but they really hit a stride with me this past summer. Known for “...effortless and enduring styles with a modern twist.” This brand has not let me down with reliable sizing and quality craftsmanship. A big hit for both Kelly and me over the summer was the Ivy Pant.
Tuckernuck: Tuckernuck carries a wide variety of upscale and designer brands like La Double J, Loeffler Randall, and MOTHER; but they also carry Hyacinth House, which comes in at a price point similar to J.Crew. Keep your eye out for Tuckernuck sales though because great deals can be found on high-end designer items. From casual to formalwear, Tuckernuck is a great retailer for classic style.
Recently I have discovered Quince, which offers sustainable materials, and ethically produced pieces that come in at a very reasonable price point. Read my recent post which explores this great brand – Brand Focus: Quince
Another new-to-me brand that I have come to love is Massimo Dutti. With prices similar to J.Crew, Massimo Dutti offers beautiful basics in neutral color palettes. Read my recent post exploring Massimo Dutti – Brand Focus: Massimo Dutti