8 Timeless Outfits That Will Always Look Good

Going Out

Blouse + mini skirt

Pumps, $49.99, Heels.com.
Bag, $14.70, Kohl's.
Lipstick, $4.49, Milani.

There's something about a classic blouse, a sleek skirt, and leg-lengthening nude pumps that make you look as tall as Gisele – it's a tried-and-true outfit for a reason! Tuck the blouse in to show off your waist, or leave it loose to highlight your legs.

Dress + trench coat

Pumps, $89.90, Zara.
Bag, $35.90, Zara.
Lipstick, $5, Cover Girl.
Necklace, $148, Kate Spade.
Earrings, $48, Kate Spade.

Did someone say va-va-voom? Channel your inner Old Hollywood glamour girl: the fit-and-flare silhouette of the dress gives you an instant hourglass, while the stately accessories scream sophistication. Add a dash of red lipstick and go paint the town red.

Jeans + tee + blazer

Statement necklace, $31.49, White House Black Market.
Wedges, $99.99, Jessica Simpson.

A good blazer can take you anywhere. When paired with jeans, a tee, and dressed-up accessories, it's perfect for girls' night out or a family dinner at your favorite restaurant. Wear this to class in the morning with flats, then swing by your dorm room to switch to heels at night.


Blazer + blouse + pants

Lipstick, $5.24, Cover Girl.
Earrings, $48, Kate Spade.
Pumps, $62.30, Steve Madden.

While your internship wardrobe may need to be on the conservative side, that doesn't necessarily mean boring. A pretty blouse brings just enough color into the office, while the blazer and slim-cut trousers keep you 100% professional.

Cardigan + blouse + pencil skirt

Pumps, $89.90, Zara.
Purse, $79, Dorothy Perkins.

Paging Joan Holloway! Bold colors and curve-hugging pencil skirts give us visions of Mad Men. With tone-on-tone color being back in a trendy way this year, the monochrome effect is chic, not costume-y. Leave your cardigan unbuttoned to show off the blouse or drape it over your chair for when it's warm.

To get the most mileage out of your classic pieces, opt for items that highlight your figure, work seamlessly with pieces you already own, and fit into a basic color scheme (here, we stocked up on complimentary blues, reds, and neutrals). Experimenting with trends can be fun, but these eight timeless outfits will never fail you.