Fashion 5 Items Every Woman Should Own: At Any Age By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 27, 2015 @ 11:32AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Courtesy Anthropologie 5 Items Every Woman Should Own: At Any Age 01 of 20 Sparkly Dress Courtesy Zara WHY YOU NEED IT: Your 20s are all about playing as hard as you work-how better to take down the dance floor than in a flapper-style shift with lots of shimmer? Bonus: pop on a plain black blazer for an unexpected daytime combo. WE LOVE: Sequin shift, Zara, $89.90; zara.com. 02 of 20 Leather Jacket Courtesy All Saints WHY YOU NEED IT: Both warm and stylish, a fitted leather jacket can be layered over jeans or worn as a non-fussy topper for a floor-length look. WE LOVE: Leather jacket, All Saints, $650; allsaints.com. 03 of 20 Oxfords Courtesy Zara WHY YOU NEED IT: Metallic lace-ups are an edgy alternative to ballet flats. WE LOVE: Metallic lace-ups, Zara, $99.90; zara.com. 04 of 20 Cross-Body Bag Courtesy Linea Pelle WHY YOU NEED IT: A quilted cross-body bag will keep your hands free for juggling champagne flutes-or the office coffee order. WE LOVE: Quilted leather bag, Linea Pelle, $215; lpcollection.com. 05 of 20 Monogram Necklace Courtesy Charm and Chain WHY YOU NEED IT: Mark the "me decade" with your own initial on a delicate chain. WE LOVE: Initial pendant, Jennifer Zeuner, $144; charmandchain.com. 06 of 20 Leather Pants Courtesy Net-a-Porter WHY YOU NEED IT: Your 30s bring confidence, so show it off in sexy leather leggings. This grown-up alternative to jeans can go preppy with the addition of a button-down and blazer or sultry when paired with a simple tank. WE LOVE: Cropped leather pants, Vanessa Bruno Athe, $540; net-a-porter.com. 07 of 20 Wrap Coat Courtesy LaGarconne WHY YOU NEED IT: Ward off the cold even as you play up your waist with a versatile belted cloth coat. WE LOVE: Wrap coat with leather collar, Rachel Comey, $908; lagarconne.com. 08 of 20 Baroque Platforms Courtesy Reiss WHY YOU NEED IT: You'll stand tall in plush platform pumps with double take-inducing metallic heels. Boardroom, dance floor-it's your call! WE LOVE: Suede pump with textured heel, Reiss, $360; reissonline.com. 09 of 20 Investment Bag Courtesy Net-a-Porter WHY YOU NEED IT: You can carry a piece with classic lines and couture-level construction forever. WE LOVE: Leather tote, Reed Krakoff, $1090; net-a-porter.com. 10 of 20 Statement Cuff Courtesy Max and Chloe WHY YOU NEED IT: You'll get loads of mileage out of a chunky oversize cuff with a goes-with-anything design. WE LOVE: Resin zodiac cuff, Jessica Kagan, $88; maxandchloe.com. 11 of 20 Killer Sheath Courtesy Barneys WHY YOU NEED IT: You deserve a dress as sophisticated as you are! A contoured sheath with a contrasting waistband gives you an hourglass shape, even if you skipped your last spin session. WE LOVE: Cut-out dress, Givenchy, $1300; barneys.com. 12 of 20 Faux Fur Vest Courtesy Ann Taylor WHY YOU NEED IT: What's a hoodie? Skip the sweats in favor of a luxe toss-on vest. WE LOVE: Faux fur vest, Ann Taylor, $198; anntaylor.com. 13 of 20 Pointy-Toe Pumps Courtesy Piperlime WHY YOU NEED IT: A classic is back-show off your hard-earned strut in unabashedly sexy pointy-toe stilettos. WE LOVE: Snakeskin pumps, Elizabeth and James, $325; piperlime.gap.com. 14 of 20 Bright Clutch Courtesy Talbots WHY YOU NEED IT: A bold suede clutch adds a pop of color to a neutral look-and is just the right size for stashing your essentials. WE LOVE: Suede clutch, Talbots, $89; talbots.com. 15 of 20 Cocktail Ring Courtesy Max and Chloe WHY YOU NEED IT: This eye-popping piece of costume jewelry grabs attention without competing with your everyday rings. WE LOVE: Cubic zirconia ring, Max & Chloe, $54; maxandchloe.com. 16 of 20 Pencil Skirt Courtesy Net-a-Porter WHY YOU NEED IT: Go big or go home! A bold print in a simple silhouette is an instant outfit-maker. WE LOVE: Printed velvet skirt, Diane von Furstenberg, $275; net-a-porter.com. 17 of 20 Cashmere Poncho Courtesy Net-a-Porter WHY YOU NEED IT: A luscious swathe of cashmere is cozy and chic. Just pair it with tailored bottoms. WE LOVE: Cashmere poncho, Tomas Maier, $1290; net-a-porter.com. 18 of 20 Knee-High Boots Courtesy Nine West WHY YOU NEED IT: You'll look pulled-together in a flash with leg-flaunting knee-high boots. WE LOVE: Leather boots, Nine West, $189; ninewest.com. 19 of 20 Contoured Belt Courtesy Saks Fifth Avenue WHY YOU NEED IT: A wide belt adds polish (and a waistline!) to an easy-fitting dress. WE LOVE: Obi-style belt, Lafayette 148, $148; saksfifthavenue.com. 20 of 20 Statement Necklace Courtesy Anthropologie WHY YOU NEED IT: Spice up simple basics with a stunning oversize necklace. WE LOVE: Glass and chain necklace, Anthropologie, $388; anthropologie.com.