Not everything is going out of style. That’s why we love pieces that can be worn over and over without worrying if we are being trendy or not. We’ve compiled a list of especially timeless patterns, looks and more.
Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy brought the super-feminine look of a nipped-in waist and full skirt to the masses in the 1950s after having been introduced to it by Christian Dior. It’s a super polished look that is flattering on any body type and that is why we love it. To get their look you can wear a dress or go for separates, such as a blouse and a skirt. You can wear this ladylike outfit to work, to a show with friends or out on a date.
Less is more with the clean lines of minimalism. This means composing your outfit out of one or two colors and sleek, streamlined silhouettes. Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy are great examples of ladies who really worked the minimalist look with straightforward frocks and functional separates that were bold in their simplicity. Wear black cropped pants and a crisp white blouse to attain this look. Big geometric patterned handbags or scarves and sculptured jewelry are also great accessories to try out.
Animal prints are naturally neutral, making them perfectly suited to matching with colors and patterns alike. Anyone can afford something in zebra print these days, but it wasn’t always that way. Originally the only people who could afford animal prints were the rich because they were actually made with animal hide. These days, you can find leopard or giraffe spots and tiger stripes on just about any piece of clothing that you can think of. Don’t be afraid to show your wild side and wear some animal print! If you’re afraid it’s too much, try out some accessories before going for an entire printed dress or pantsuit.
We love florals because there are so many ways to wear them. Bold-colored patterns are great for shoes or purses and even an entire dress. Tiny delicate prints can make beautiful blouses and pants, even blazers. Florals come in many color combinations, from bright neon ’80s shades to life-like pinks and reds and, of course, black and white. Play around with florals on any part of your outfit for some color and pizazz.
The tomboy look has been around for ages, and we absolutely love how comfortable and versatile it can be. From Coco Chanel to Katherine Hepburn and Diane Keaton, there are plenty of gorgeous famous ladies whose boyish styles are worth emulating. To add just a touch of menswear to your outfit, wear some neutral oxford shoes. If you want to stand out a bit, go for a colored pair like teal or navy. Try a fedora with a dress for a touch of dapper 1920s style. Menswear is flattering on any figure and is great for officewear or after-hours fun. Pair a boxy blazer with some skinny or straight-legged pants and you’ll look cool and edgy.