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Top 6 Basic Wardrobe Pieces for Teens

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With these 6 staples you can always make a good impression and a great outfit out of anything!

1. Double Breasted Trench Coat

When your in a pinch and headed towards fashion disaster, a trench coat is always a classy quick fix. Layer it with your outfits on cold days or belt it and wear it as a dress!

Our pick is this timeless double-breasted trench from Burberry--no matter what is underneath, with the right accessories, you're bound to make a good impression!

2. Little Black Dress

Something not too loose and not too tight. Something not too long and not too short. Something not too dressy and not too casual. Something like this Cross-Front Dress from Old Navy can be dressed up with some pearls or dressed down with colorful leggings.

3. Roomy Well-Crafted Handbag

Unless you're one of the lucky ones with a hefty allowance and a wallet full of credit cards, Louis Vuitton might be out of your price range, but save your pennies if you can. Instead of having to replace your bag every few months, quality like this can last a lifetime.

4. Short Sleeve Cotton T-Shirt

Young and old, big and small, short and tall....everyone needs a plain cotton t-shirt for layering, lounging, whatever! Of course, you can and should buy them anywhere, but no-one has a fit or feel like American Apparel.

5. Regular Wash Straight-Leg Jeans

Trendy cuts and washes come and go but classic-fitting denim like this is forever. Buy a pair of these and they'll still be there for you, long after you've burned and buried your bell-bottoms, hip huggers, flares and skinnies.

6. Leather Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are the Fashionista's answer to flip-flops. Slip on and go, these can take you anywhere from the classroom, to hangin' at the mall with friends. Second only to Chanel, these leather Juicy Couture travel slippers are our favorite.

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