By Real Simple
Updated August 22, 2012
Banana Republic Wool-Blend Pants

A sleek pair of black trousers with a flattering fit not only transcends trends, it is a master of multitasking. Without question, black pants are one of the few wardrobe staples that you can wear with just about anything else in your closet (including many of the other pieces shown here).

To buy: Banana Republic wool-blend pants, $98,