Trendy fashions are nice, but you have to build your wardrobe around classic pieces to achieve a timeless style. The perfect little black dress, pearl earrings, and classic pumps are just the beginning of your timeless wardrobe.
For a timeless look, build your closet around staple pieces that will last for many years to come. Here are some fashion tips for creating a timeless look:
Start with monochromatic basics
The little black dress is an obvious choice. Choose a dress in a figure-flattering silhouette that is knee-length. This piece will never go out of style, and it can be worn almost anywhere. Add a pair of black pumps or sling-backs and a black leather shoulder bag. These fashion basics can be the foundation of your look year after year, although monochrome doesn’t necessarily have to be black.
A brown wrap dress, a gray business suit, and matching pumps are both excellent choices for timeless style. These pieces never look dated and will always add a touch of class and sophistication to your look.
Splurge on a designer bag
Even though economic times can be challenging, it’s sometimes worth splurging when designing your outfit. A classic designer bag, where you can spend a little more and can be sure to carry it for years to come, is one of the best places to look. Whatever handbag you want, whether it is a Chanel flap bag, a Louis Vuitton Speedy, or any of several other timeless handbags, it’s up to you.
Don’t wear baggy clothes, no matter your size or body type
Select flattering cuts that skim the body without binding or clinging, rather than oversized, shapeless garments, which, contrary to what you might think, don’t hide your size. They can make you look larger. If you have a simple neck and shoulders, choose blouses with unique necklines to draw the eye upward to show off your best features, and if you have an hourglass figure, select dresses with a cinched or embellished waist to define it.
Women with long, gorgeous legs shouldn’t be afraid to show them off. Pick hemlines that rise just an inch or two above the knee to show them off. If an outfit isn’t comfortable, you won’t wear it often, no matter how good it looks. When crafting a timeless style, choose pieces in comfortable fabrics.
Buy a statement piece
Define your style with one dramatic statement piece that you adore. This can be anything from a classic trench coat to metallic sandals, to a chunky cocktail ring. Invest in something with a bit of flair.