TIMELESS FASHION THAT WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE
Fashion and beauty are fickle and are constantly changing, but there are more than a few classic fashion trends that never seem to go out of style. These timeless items always make it onto “must-have” lists no matter the year or season.
Classic fashion is a style that stays in fashion for decades or even centuries! More to the point, you commonly divide all the clothes in your wardrobe into two groups: the seasonal trendy items and the classics (or essentials). Both groups are crucial for you and your image, but you should focus more on the second category.
Every woman needs a few classic items, if not all. So, if you happen to declutter your closet, make sure you run through this list first and don’t get rid of any of these timeless pieces. Here are a few of my favourites.
1. THE TRENCH COAT
Chic and casual, modest and immodest, office and evening style, the trench coat has it all. This classic item has now become a worldwide style icon. While the trench coat is recognizable for its sleek and chic design, it comes with many functional features. It keeps you warm and protects you from the rain and wind, allowing ease of movement.
Aside from its functionality, it looks good on pretty much everyone and is great to combine with other pieces. The different looks you can achieve with a single trench coat are endless. Throw a trench over a tshirt and jeans or a cute dress. Wear it open or buttoned up.
Pair it with sneakers or heels. It literally goes with just about everything in your closet. “Like all young reporters – brilliant or hopelessly incompetent – I dreamed of the glamorous life of the foreign correspondent: prowling Vienna in a Burberry trench coat, speaking a dozen languages to dangerous women, narrowly escaping Sardinian bandits – the usual stuff that newspaper dreams are made of”. – Russell Baker
2. THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS (LBD)
This fashion trend is the most versatile dress you will ever own. It is an ideal option for any season of the year. Besides, it comes in a lot of various styles. You can choose between the fitted and the loose options, the casual and the embellished dresses.
You can wear your nice LBD with or without accessories (in most cases, this depends on the event) and be sure that nobody notices that your perfect outfit isn’t new. It’s flattering for all body types and accentuates your figure in all the right places. One can never go wrong with a Little Black Dress, can they?
“one is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress”. Karl Lagerfield
3. BLUE SKINNY JEANS
Whenever you ask a flawlessly random woman what their staple fashion trends are, more often than not, they’ll say a simple tee and comfy blue jeans. Finished with a red lip, right? Whether ragged or smart casual, this is the perfect outfit to throw on when you find yourself staring at your open closet hmm-ing and ahh-ing and have no idea what to wear.
My favourite ways to style this trendy combo is to just add classic heels, wear it with an overstated jacket or accessorizing with drop earrings or a silk scarf around the neck. Just because the fashion trend is a no-fuss solution doesn’t mean it has to be a boring one.
“I can mix and match a cute shirt with some skinny jeans under a leather jacket and it looks fun and unique”. – Miley Cyrus
4. THE BLAZER
A blazer doesn’t have to be worn only to a job interview or in the office.
It’s great to throw over your outfit to dress it up or down depending on the occasion or event. There’s a reason the blazer has been around for centuries. Everyone looks better in one (when it’s properly tailored, at least). You can totally dress up or dress down an outfit by simply adding a blazer on top of it. I personally love experimenting, trying out different styles and ways to wear the piece.
With the perfect fit, it tightens up the waist and broadens the shoulders, resulting in a trimmer, taller frame. You’ll always look put-together and polished whenever you’re in a blazer.
“With the perfect blazer, anything is possible.” – Rashida Jones
5. THE BLACK HEELS
Feminine, sexy, classic and black, this shoe is a wardrobe must-have for most women. There’s no limit to what you can wear this essential with. The black shoes will take you from the office to dinner and all the way to a night out. They are a safe solution when you want to go for a class and elegant look.
You have a chance of looking a bit dull with black heels, though. So if you don’t like that, just pick a pair with an interesting detail like an ankle strap, tie, flower or diamonds to perk it up a little. Black heels are definitely a worthy investment and if you find legit ones, they will definitely serve you for a long time.
“People walk differently in high heels. Your body sways to a different kind of tempo”. – Manolo Blahnik
A capsule or classic wardrobe is relative and you don’t need to have one or all of these items for you to own either. This is more of a guide to having a timeless wardrobe, which you can custom make to fit your personal style.
Here are a few other classic fashion items that have stood the test of times and still aren’t going anywhere.
- The camel coat
- Animal print
- Collared shirts
- The camis
Which ones are your favourite timeless pieces and why? Go ahead and leave a comment.