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7 Classic Outfit Formulas (One for Every Day This Week)

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There’s a reason classic fashion is adored by many. It never goes out of style and the outfits are easy to put together because you are using staple items that don’t have to be expensive or hard to find. Whether you find yourself in a style rut or you just want someone to plan out your outfits for you, here are 7 classic outfit formulas you can easily recreate- 1 for every day this week!

1. striped sweater + camel coat + skinny jeans + knee-high boots + baker boy hat

Do you really have a classic wardrobe if you don’t have at least one striped item? A striped sweater is a perfect pairing with an elegant camel coat.

Dark wash skinny jeans are not only easier to wear with tall boots, but they add a casual element to this dressier outfit. Accessories such as a baker boy hat and classic handbag complete this look!

similar: coat (similar) | sweater | hat | boots

2. bodysuit + oversized blazer + beret + straight leg jeans + ankle boots

A bodysuit comes in handy when you want a streamlined look as you don’t have to deal with tucking and fabric bunching. A bodysuit paired with high-waisted denim is always a no-fail combo.

A slightly oversized blazer comes across as relaxed yet chic all at the same time. Ankle boots are a classic shoe choice and a slight heel elevates this look.

Top off your look with a classic handbag and a beret for some Parisian flair!

bodysuit (similar) | jeans | blazer (similar) | ankle boots (similar)

3. striped shirt + camel sweater (draped) + straight leg jeans + loafers

Camel is a luxurious color that pairs well with anything, especially stripes, as we already know. By choosing to drape and knot your sweater over your top, you score some major styling points.

Tucked into straight-leg jeans and paired with a classic loafer, this outfit is all kinds of classic. Simple gold hoops complete the look.

striped shirt | sweater (similar) | jeans | loafers

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4. trench coat + chambray shirt + cropped flare jeans + ankle boots + leopard print belt

Update the classic trench coat by adding an unexpected element to your outfit: leopard print! Not only does this classic yet trendy print make your outfit look a little bit more current, but it breaks up all the denim as well.

Even if leopard print isn’t your thing, feel free to add a twist to the everyday staples of jeans, boots, and a trench coat for a classic look that is still uniquely you.

trench coat | chambray shirt (similar) | jeans | belt

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5. striped top + tweed blazer + black dress pants + silk scarf + ballet flats

Channel the classic elements of Parisian fashion with the striped top, blazer, silk scarf, and ballet flats.

On their own, these are all fantastic pieces, and together they create a knockout outfit. If black dress pants don’t fit into your personal style, swap them out for black jeans. A cigarette cut over something baggy is what adds that sophisticated flair. Just ask yourself, would Audrey Hepburn wear it?

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6. bodysuit + white button down + straight leg jeans + loafers + gold necklace

Yes, you expect a bodysuit to give you a streamlined look, but you probably don’t expect it to be something you layer underneath a button-down! This unexpected styling trick adds interest to your outfit by layering, plus it provides you with more outfit possibilities.

Pile on a few different gold necklaces for a trendy look and keep the rest of your outfit classic with your tried and true jeans and a loafer and sock combo, if you’re feeling daring.

bodysuit (similar) | button down (similar) | jeans | loafers | necklaces

7. white sweater + taupe pants + white scarf + stone coat + white loafers

For a no-fail expensive look, do a neutral monochromatic look. Luxe layers of the same color instantly add the elegant look that classic fashion does so well.

Don’t overlook the little details such as a pointed toe loafer, matching sunglasses, pearl earrings, and even a bag with a gold chain. Some say the devil is in the details. I say the real style is in the details!

similar: coat | pants | loafers | scarf

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As you build your wardrobe with these wardrobe staples using these classic outfit formulas, soon you’ll find that creating new outfits is just second nature. For more tips on mastering classic style, keep reading!

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Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.