Yes, these lists never really work. There is always some girl who will look timeless in parachute pants, and another lady who will shine in neon spandex minis. Blah blah. But exceptions aside, there are certain pieces that appear to embody a spirit of a time, for better or for worse. And while we tend to never know what these are until at least a decade later, sometimes those pieces that designers hope to achieve a positive place in history go the way of the permâ€¦.
A timeless piece in a timeless colorâ€”that’s not the obvious black. Bravo.
1. Rick Owens Blister Leather Biker Jacket $1,970
Draped jersey is the chic in a heartbeat look that can be seen on dresses, skirts and even the basics, like Rick Owens tees and sweaters.
3. Preen Cotton Stretch Jersey Dress $1535
4. Donna Karan Stretch Jersey Dress $1695
The economy still sucks so hold on to what you’ve got. Ditch the oversized slouchy style and go for top-held bags.
5. Alexander Wang Rocco Studded Bag $875
6. Miu Miu Vitello Leather Tote $1695
7. Chloe Marcie Large Leather Bag $790
Isn’t the snake a sign of temptation? Well, ditch the cheetah, zebra and other garish prints and opt for the subtle allure of the serpentâ€¦
10. Dior Duo-Stamped Python Pumps $610
Maybe it’s because the name sounds like a combination of jelly + eggs, but the â€œjeggingâ€ is on its way out the door. Besides, stretch and denim should not be part of the same sentence, unless you’re pregnant.
11. Helmut Lang Stretch Denim Leggings $195
Magazines tried to make these lace-up flats chic, but nobody is buying itâ€¦
I love Alexander Wang, but this sheer lace shirt is channeling one of Madonna’s â€œphasesâ€ that is best left in the misty dark corners of our memories. Barely covered lady bits are always out.
13. Alexander Wang Lace Shirt $515
They call it fringe for a reasonâ€¦ I can’t think of one lady buying this trend, unless she’s still got a pic of Jon Bon Jovi on her wall, circa 1984.
14. Miu Miu Leather Hobo Bag $1695
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