Sense of style does not come from blindly followed trends. A timeless look is attained by following a certain set of rules that fits fashion styles for women of all ages.
Why is timelessness so important?
If you are someone like me who does not care for trends but lowkey gets affected by society, keep reading. Have you seen the women recently flaunting the wedding dresses of their mothers at their own weddings these days? Shouldn’t modern, feminine style clash with this ideology?
Their style still works in the modern age because their generation had mastered the art of timeless fashion. Their outfits managed to look good decades later just because they were fluent in putting together classic outfits for women.
We aren’t asking you to go cheap.
Timeless clothing is so not a penny-pinching DIY method for putting together elegant ladies’ clothing. But in actuality, it means to own pieces of clothing that work well no matter what the trend is in action.
Wouldn’t you love to wear something that stays in fashion throughout?
Shea Whitney on Youtube shows us 10 Timeless Style Tips from fashion icons. Watch it below:
Let’s face it, we cannot spend our entire life savings to drain it on trends that die down months or even days later. The famous Audrey Hepburn didn’t care for trends; she made them. So, let’s try to unlock basics to sophisticated yet chic dressing fit for YOUR body.
Wearing Clothing that Fits
Timeless fashion is the amalgamation of your personal style, body type, style inspiration, and heaps of confidence. This, together with minimalistic accessories and makeup tends to go a long way, no matter what age you wear it. Like previous Parisian women, learn to know what works on your body and highlight the positives. The following guide will let you know of basic rules you need to get started for your capsule wardrobe.
When searching for classic dresses for ladies, you need to keep flexibility in mind. A huge factor of timeless clothing is centered on foundation pieces mixed and matched with a large part of your wardrobe.
The All-Time Relevant Button Downs
Let’s start with a fitted and oversized shirt to match alternate bottoms. These go great with pants and skirts and can be pulled off on both formal and casual occasions.
And when we talk about button-downs, let’s not forget the timeless white shirt. Do they ever go out of style? We believe never. And is there anything they don’t go with? We are yet to find out.
White button-downs are great to pair with blue jeans and sneakers for lunch with the girls. But do you want to make it formal? Pair them with black pants and a fitted black blazer, and you are good to go.
You can also wear them over a skirt and make it an outfit for your next vacation. White shirts blend seamlessly into attires. And do you think white can ever go out of fashion? Nah.
A Neutral Cashmere Sweater
Every rom-com movie has a girl getting her heart ripped in pieces in a neutral shade sweater. But, such is the flexibility of this sweater that it fits every somber part of any movie.
Just like that, get your hands on one ASAP. They go great plain tops. Such sweaters also aid in taming their own vibrant or flashy tops and help tie everything together.
Renowned Wide Leg Pants
No matter what body shape you have, this rock! These self-proclaiming pants will become a statement piece for every boss move in life.
And they are also uber comfy. So if your sense of style screams comfy and chic, these wide-legged pants are a must-have for you. Of course, it would be best if you made it a staple in your wardrobe because these pants will be your timeless fashion companion.
Trench coats are a timeless style. We said it. You can look back decades and find people dressed in trench coats. Even Audrey Hepburn adorned one in her pictures. We couldn’t give a better proof of how trench coats have passed the test of time.
You can pair one with pants and stilettos to make it look like a semi-formal outfit. On the other hand, pairing a trench coat with jeans will make you look laid back.
You need to invest in an eye-catching wool coat/trench coat, preferably in a neutral color. Not only will it match a large part of your closet, but it will also elevate whatever you wear underneath, achieving a chic look.
Apple bottom jeans, boots with the fur! They may be famous with Flo Rida. But are they timeless? No.
Previous trends may have guilted you into buying rippled, ripped, bell-bottom and skinny jeans, but they don’t go well for every age.
If you wish to seem a classy, stylish woman, always have the basic colors for backup—the deep blues, black, and preferably a charcoal grey.
A Decent Turtleneck
Well, turtlenecks have never gone out of fashion. And they fit super lovely too. They go great with dress pants or oversized coats.
They are perfect for days when you feel like layering. Wear a turtleneck under a baggy coat, and top it with a nude scarf. Adorn skinny jeans with loafers to complete the look. And now you have the perfect attire for days when you want to stay comfortable yet also look chic. So get your layering in tune, and you are set to impress!
A Denim Jacket
We would like you to Google’ Marilyn Monroe Denim Jacket’. Do you see our point?
Denim jackets are never out of trend. If Monroe wore it back then and Meghan Markle wears it right now – see Royal Tour to South Africa – it is enough to prove it is a timeless trend.
You can get your hands on a blue and black denim jacket to keep in your wardrobe. But we will be honest; blue pieces of denim are just the perfect style to carry.
We all know t-shirts never go out of style. Imagine waking up one day and realizing t-shirts are no more in fashion. Yeah, it is not happening.
And this is why keeping a few basic t-shirts as part of your wardrobe is a smart thing to do. Buy a few whites and blacks since you can pair them with different attires.
These are always in fashion. Get plain ones both in large and fitted sizes, and the possibilities for your outfits become endless. Make sure it is not see-through. Though no hard and fast rules, girl, rock what you can.
The Little Black Dress
Is there one fashion icon who has not worn the little black dress in any fashion era? We believe no. The black dress is a classic and timeless fashion and is a must-have in your wardrobe.
Designed by the iconic Coco Chanel in the 1920s, the little black dress is so famous that it is even referred to as the LBD. If anything, Audrey Hepburn intensified the love and versatility of the little black dress by wearing a Givenchy LBD in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. But forgive us for quoting our favorite fashionista again.
However, the point is, if you want your wardrobe to follow timeless fashion trends, then owning a little black dress tops the list.
Scarves are perfect for giving that oomph to a boring outfit. Keep two to three statement pieces in your closet, and you can add them to your attires whenever you want to add a little style.
You can tie a scarf around your neck to give a more retro touch or wear it as a head accessory. You can also pair a loose scarf around your neck with a t-shirt and an oversized skirt to complete a boho look. Such a look is perfect for a lunch date in the summer.
Accessorize the right way
Simple hoops and studs go a long way. When going for chic style clothing, have a variety of simple jewelry at hand. A choker, necklace, studs, hoops, anklet, and timeless watch are must-haves. If you are not sure what is considered classic and timeless, you can ask at a store. For example, if you are in Arizona, you can drop by Phoenix’s best jewelry store whose offer consists of watches too.
‘Remember Who You Are!’
It is a shame if you don’t remember these words by Mufasa, who took the trouble of descending from heaven to say these.
Wear whatever, whenever if you wish to rule the world. However, paring the right items together is tricky and can be overwhelming for some.
Our two cents?
Power through, don’t go too overboard and try to highlight your personality through your pickings.
What a time to be alive, where we choose to be sheep when we can be at the top of the food chain. Trends are like the seasons; they come and go. Imagine throwing money in a statement piece only to lose its worth after a few months.
‘But trends come back!’
Tiffany doesn’t even start. Trends are based on fast fashion. Those frilled balloon sleeves may look the hot pick now. Wait a few months, and people will have you compared with the clown in ‘IT.’
A timeless style is based on the foundation of pieces that can be mixed and matched for a long time to come. If you have the extra cash, then go Gaga by all means. But always invest in pieces that will look effortlessly flawless on you even 20 years from now.
Don’t let this world dictate what to wear!
Following trends religiously will only result in you having random pieces of a puzzle that will never fit together. Not now, not ever! We are not asking you to be a nun of fashion and avoid all things that glitter. What we aim to achieve is to create a look that showcases your personality while being fashionably relevant in the time to come.
‘Will they accept me?’
Never let the other party decide that. Classic women’s clothing does not orbit around other people’s approval. For the weak-willed individuals out there, here is our advice. Match your outfits with how you feel on a particular day. Feeling confident? Match bold pieces together. Feel like a star-crossed lover, that turtleneck may look like underneath an oversized coat.
Don’t come at me for this, but we don’t always stay the same shape or size.
Hear me out, okay? I promise I am not a ‘Karen.’ A timeless wardrobe is going to stay with you for years to come. In order to keep a constant classic style, your entire silhouette must fit well.
So, there was a trend comeback, but the outfit seems to be of a poorer fit for the present time? What a pickle to be in.
‘What should I do then?’
Balance it out! Fitted and oversized outfits have gained and lost popularity over the decades, and they will keep fluctuating. Keep the right balance of fit and loose in mind when putting an outfit together, and you are good to go!’
Whether it is a classic casual style or a formal pick, dressing for your body must accentuate your figure and fits through the right picks and proper layering.
Classic Yet Chic
The well-known loafers for day-to-day chores, the pointy-toed ones for those important meetings, are examples of classic clothing.
What we mean to say is, that timeless women never run out of staple items. These fit well with most outfit picks. Moreover, they ought to be the base on which you can create an outfit.
You will never hear a timeless woman complain about not having anything to wear. Their outfit formula works on coding their staples the right way.
A healthy tip?
Snap pictures of pieces of clothing that worked together in outfits. This way, you can work around them and create newer looks.
It is all in the Details
Timelessness is not based on brands or runway picks. You are not other people, so why dress like them? Makes sense?
It is the way you carry the outfit and pair it together. Every aspect should scream of your personality. Tailor your entire look on what type of body you own, and then OWN that look. When you pair this factor with time and place, you will automatically end up with a head-turner.
DO you, but don’t overdo it. Details like the way you tuck in your shirt, fold your sleeves, or shoe styles have the power to influence your entire look. That oversized T-shirt clearly could have been a head-turner. But, instead of tucking it in cutely, you decided to look like Dobby from Harry Potter, who wears a white pillowcase.
Our fashion style guide states to stick to what you know and are comfortable with. To get into classy, feminine outfits, you do not have to step out of your comfort zone entirely. We want you to rule the world and flaunt a timeless style. Wearing something just because others wear it is derogatory. The world is full of hungry wolves ready to come at your accomplishments. Be comfortable, feel confident, and wear clothing that fits the real ‘YOU.’