5 Classic And Timeless Pieces You Must Have in Your Wardrobe

Many people ask us what clothing they need to have in their closet. What are the classical pieces, that can be used for a few different season, and be paired up with trendier, seasonal pieces. We have put together this list to help you shop for more classical pieces of clothing:

- A Great Looking Suit. Every woman should have one great looking suit. You can wear the suit to job interviews, client presentations and the important meetings to impress your boss and your clients.

A dark suit that looks good on you is a great classic thing, and a great investment.

- A Nice Pair of Pants. Everyone has a great, favorite pair of pants. These are versatile pants that you can wear to the office, and you can dress them up a bit and wear them out as well. They are usually dark and made from a material, so that they can last for a while.

A great pair of pants can be worn in the winter with a nice sweater and in the summer with a summer blouse or a dressy top.

- A Little Black Dress. Every woman should have a little black dress. This is a dress that you look and feel gorgeous in. This is a dress you can use any time there is a last minute party or a reception that you didn't have the time to buy an outfit for. Your little black dress will save you every time.

- A Great Blazer. A great blazer is also a very versatile piece. It can be worn with pants to the office, it can dress up your regular jeans, your sometimes you can wear it with the little black dress, just in case you get cold. Sometimes a grey or a dark blazer is appropriate. Other times, it is a brighter blazer that will go with the rest of your things, and will add a little color to the rest of your outfit.

When shopping for a blazer, take into the consideration other things you have in your closet, as well as the fact that you will be wearing it for a few years.

- A Great Coat. A stylish coat goes a long way - you can wear it to work, you can wear it to parties, you can wear it on top of the little black dress to the opera or theater.

Once you have the classic pieces, you can buy cuter, trendier pieces to match, and to wear with them. For example, bright blouses will look great with your dark, classic suit. Enjoy putting together your classic pieces and matching them with the rest of your things.

Five Trends To Instantly Update Your Wardrobe

The best way to usher in a new fashion season is with clothes and accessories that are feminine, modern and extremely wearable.

This season, fashion differs dramatically from years past. For a start, the palette is softer.

"The colors are more muted with very natural embellishments," said Laura McDowell, T.J. Maxx fashion spokesperson.

White is clearly a favorite, with neutrals a close second. When mixed with color, the look is softer and very contemporary. Try navy with white (for the ever-popular nautical look), yellow, chocolate brown and oatmeal as complementary color tones. Graphic black and white combos look surprisingly fresh.

Perhaps the biggest options are spring's array of pants-they run the gamut from cropped, wide gauchos to Bermuda shorts/skimmers. Also look for slender capris, long, slouchy trousers and high-waisted sailor pants. Feminine blouses are the ideal accompaniment: Choose a billowing, Victorian-style ruffled blouse, or the classic, always-in-style button down. The little black dress has been replaced by "the little white dress," with light, feminine detailing. Jackets are back. Look for cropped, fitted jackets, as well as military-inspired styles: very tailored with high necks. Today's skirts are longer and feminine: tulip shapes, bubble skirts and multitiered versions.

There's no need to carry a tote or even a briefcase this season. Handbags are big enough to hold just about anything. Look for cross-body handles and extra-large satchels.

"Oversized is definitely in, but do consider your body shape and size," advises McDowell.

Belts are also getting wider. Shoes are chunky with high heels, platform, espadrilles, peep toes and wedges. Vibrant turquoise, coral and amber jewelry add a healthy dose of color; multi-strand necklaces-the longer the better-are bold yet sophisticated. Five easy ways to update your wardrobe are:

1. Something, anything white

2. A soft romantic skirt

3. At least one pair of cropped pants: gauchos, capris or skimmers

4. A nautical accent: striped shirt, macrame belt or wedge espadrilles

5. A great big handbag in supple Italian leather or summery straw