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Rites Of Fashion: The Basics Edition

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    No matter your style (unless it's way fringe, in which case — you go, girl!), there are three things you'll probably wear to the grave: solid jeans, a white T-shirt, and a snuggly cashmere sweater. And, if you're like us, you put a lot of thought into each of those buys, because a quality piece that'll last you through the decade means something, helps define you, and, in turn, helps you define where you were in life when you wore it.

    But, as you get older, your go-to brands change, even if your style stays consistent; let's face it, no matter how fashionable you and your grandma are, you probably aren't buying your jeans at the same place. So, we polled the stylish women in our lives from ages 20 to 60 and found the basics that they swear by. From TSE's cashmere to A.P.C.'s denim, these are the investment buys to make, switch-out, and upgrade to each decade.

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