Stay on trend with these timeless classics.
Each decade seems to usher in its own wacky trend: the 1970s had bell bottoms, the 1990s had plastic chokers, and the 2010s have chunky dad shoes. However, there are some truly remarkable fashion items that weather the tests of time, staying fashionable no matter what decade it is or what trend is flaring.
These four timeless fashion items are closet staples that will keep you looking fashionable from 2019 and beyond.
Dark wash jeans
The modern woman should have at least one pair of jeans in her wardrobe that makes her feel like the reigning queen of casual-chic. Denim is notorious for making women feel like their body does not conform to society’s beauty standards. The fabric is often rigid, unforgiving, and ill-fitting. For the sake of your style — and also your self-esteem—take the time to find the jeans of your dreams.
Your starter jean should have the following qualities:
- Slim fit. Make sure the jeans hug your waist and hips but don’t constrict your middle area. You want the jeans to flatter the shape you already have, not try to mould it into something it’s not.
- Dark wash. The rich colour pairs nicely with casual or dressy shoes and completes a daytime or evening look better than a medium or light wash jean.
- Fitted waist. High-waisted jeans are totally in right now, so making sure your ultimate pair flatter your waist is a must.
Dark wash jeans are a timeless clothing staple because they’re versatile, appropriate for all ages, and—when chosen carefully—incredibly comfortable. Once you find your perfect fit, branch out to different washes and patterns to diversify your wardrobe.
There’s no use in buying something you’ll never wear, even if it’s the hottest trend of the season. That’s why when you’re looking for a new pair of shoes, prioritize comfort over style. No pair of stilettos will get you through a day of running around town like your go-to trainers can. On the other hand, nothing elevates an outfit like a sleek pair of patent leather heels.
One common misconception among women is that comfort comes at the price of fashion. Don’t fall for it! There are plenty of options, like trendy block heels or cute women’s loafers, that work beautifully with nearly any outfit. If a special event calls for a pair of over-the-top glamorous shoes, fortify the shoe with high heel relief insoles. Who says you have to sacrifice comfort for style?
Invest in a gorgeous, dynamic top that pops in the workplace and stuns on a dinner date. Modern companies have done away with outdated work attire restrictions. As a strong working woman, you don’t need to blend into the background to be taken seriously at your job. Step away from the beige, black, and navy pantsuits. Find a blouse that:
- Brightens up your workday
- Accents your best features, be it your small waist or toned arms
- Boosts your confidence and inspires you to go the extra mile at work and beyond
When you look your best, you feel your best. Move seamlessly through the day by swapping accessories as the sun dips below the horizon, wishing another day of work goodbye.
In the morning, layer a blazer over your blouse with a slim-fitting pair of black slacks and some pumps. As soon as you’re off the clock, peel the blazer off and pair your blouse with some chunky jewellery. Swipe on a bold lip colour and let your hair loose for the perfect night-on-the-town look. With one versatile blouse, you’ve mastered two styles that will leave you feeling confident and empowered throughout the day.
Dainty diamond necklace
Diamonds are a timeless accessory that add a touch of class to any outfit. Paired with a t-shirt, jeans, and sandals, a simple diamond necklace lifts your casual Saturday look into a league of its own. Strung delicately above the collar of a fitted dress, that same diamond necklace emits an air of confidence, success, and importance in any business meeting.
You don’t have to shell out thousands for the perfect pendant, but don’t hesitate to splurge on a gift for yourself that dresses up your wardrobe and can be passed down through the generations. A diamond’s sparkle lasts a lifetime.
Does your closet stand the test of time? Go through your dresser, donate all of your outdated, ill-fitting clothing, and treat yourself to a wardrobe full of timeless pieces that will garner compliments from admirers of all ages.