09/01/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT
• In her new book, Project Runway judge Nina Garcia picks 100 fashion classics; here, she talks about five:
1. THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS
Always reliably chic, the LBD can go from very classic to dangerously sexy. It's essential that every woman has one that fits like a glove.
2. COSTUME JEWELRY
Statement necklaces, a layered rosary—these are things that speak volumes about your personality.
3. STILETTO HEELS
They're the ultimate feminine accessory, even more than lingerie. It's just an ego booster.
4. THE CLUTCH BAG
For a long time you could only find "mother-of-the-bride" styles. Now there's a plethora out there to fit your mood.
5. A TUXEDO
You're going to see a lot of these since Yves Saint Laurent has passed away. It's a bold woman who can wear a tuxedo rather than a cocktail dress.