Timeless Style Staples to Freshen Your 2024 Wardrobe
Written & curated by Jenny Pancoast of Jenny Pancoast Styling
Each New Year awakens a sense of renewal, positive energy, and a desire to refresh our surroundings. Oftentimes, this starts at home – kicking-off house projects promised in years past, shuffling around cookbooks to elevate the healthiest options, and cleansing our closets of clothes once-loved while pulling our favorite pieces to the top.
Wherever you are in your 2024 style journey, here are ten timeless staples to help you freshen your wardrobe for the New Year:
Establish a polished look that pairs well with jeans, slacks, or dresses. Try this twill wool blazer via Monkee’s of the West End, a cinched blazer by Ganni, or houndstooth wool-blend blazer by Mango.
Now more than ever, denim can span every aspect of our wardrobe, like Mary Jane shoes by Larroudé via Monkee’s of the West End, this jacket by BLANKNYC, and these wide-leg cuffed jeans by Veronica Beard via Twill.
Wear these blouses with casual jeans or a dressy skirt, and let the details do the talking, like floral ruffles by English Factory, a printed puff sleeve by Ulla Johnson, and a Pussy-bow by Zimmermann.
Flats are here to stay – with a little extra flare, like these light blue ballet flats by Marc Fisher via Muse Shoe Studio, crystal flats by Loeffler Randall, and silver Mary Jane ballerinas by Stuart Weitzman.
Ankle Skimming Skirts
Whether you’re seeking a skirt for daily-wear or a night out, maxi skirts can easily be paired with a t-shirt, blouse or cardigan, and you’re ready to go. A few favorites include this denim skirt by AGOLDE, black stretch-jersey skirt by Max Mara, and silk skirt by Vince.
Emotional Support Bags
“The catch-all (and laugh) we’ve always needed,” as coined by InStyle. Try the Twin Nappa Tote in Clay by Proenza Schouler White Label, Woven Leather Tote by Dragon Diffusion, and Wide-woven Leather Bag by Bembien.
Curating a collection of elevated basics ensures that your go-to looks are timeless, appropriate, and easily put together. I love these trousers by ASTR the Label via Anthropologie, this playful buttondown by ME+EM, and a platform loafer by Sam Edelman.
Cropped, midi, and long jackets have the ability to transform any outfit. Add a layer of an understated coat with a unique texture, like the satin trench by Banana Republic, built-in scarf sweater by Splendid, and boucle coat by Madewell.
Trend Resistant Tones
Seeking out soft colors and hues of tan, brown, butter, and blue ensure that pieces remain timeless and seasonally flexible. I enjoy this brown dress by Tuckernuck, butter sweater by Zara, and neutral boots by Alohas.
Slingbacks have been given new life these last few seasons as they’ve been shaped with unique details and playful color palettes, like this detailed cream by Prada, multi-toned by Zara, and metallic silver by Steve Madden.
Jenny Pancoast is a Southeast-based wardrobe stylist featured in The Scout Guide Greenville’s Volume 8. Jenny helps clients make the most of their current closets, purchase with intention, and approach personal and professional gatherings with poise and style. Her styling services include closet edits, event styling, personal shopping, bridal styling, & packing guidance.
Jenny leverages her experience in fashion, marketing, and customer experience to guide clients in defining and expressing their personal brands through a carefully curated wardrobe and styled looks for events, appearances, photoshoots, and daily wear.
A native of Atlanta, GA, Jenny currently lives in Greenville, SC with her husband, Zach, and dog, Tripp.