Saturday, November 16, 2013

5 Style Classics that Never Get Old

Trends come and go, but there are some styles that remain in fashion through the months, years and decades - items of clothing that are versatile, adaptable and effortlessly cool, favoured by the rich and famous as wardrobe staples that never grow old.  Here are five items of clothing that, with the right accessories, will look fantastic through the years:
Pinafores weren’t just confined to the school playgrounds of the 1970s and 1980s. In fact, pinafore dresses are still worn today and look great on stars like Kiera Knightley, Zooey Deschanel and the girls from Little Mix. Cute and classic, they can be worn with t-shirts or long-sleeved shirts for an ever-changing look.
Vintage Dresses with Collars
Pop Boutique vintage dresses, and other vintage dresses from the 60s, 70s and 80s, usually have big rounded or pointed contrasting collars. Dresses with full-length arms also have matching cuffs. It’s a timeless style best suited to people that want to look classy, sophisticated and cute. Vintage dresses are perfect for creative types.
Denim Jackets
Denim jackets keep making their way back. Perhaps what’s so great is that they no longer come in just a light blue wash. You can get denim jackets in almost any colour, and they’ve got a pop star/rock star look and can be personalised with patches, embellishments and iron-on designs. Madonna might have brought denim jackets into widespread popularity, but stars like Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Natalie Portman are keeping them in their place.
Fashion Scarves
Fashion scarves, usually made of lighter and thinner material than those big woollen scarves that we bundle up in winter, are a great way to accessorise and to completely change an outfit. With a wide range of patterns and materials to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits your taste. Some women have wardrobes full of scarves in just about every colour, for casual and formal occasions. Whilst fashion scarves are a timeless classic, there are now an increasing number of clothes shops stocking ‘snoods’. A snood is a smaller scarf with both ends joined, worn over your neck like a necklace.
This is the obvious ‘style classic’. They’ve been around since the late 1800s, and you’ll struggle to find anyone that doesn’t have at least one pair of jeans in their wardrobe. Again jeans are sold in a wide range of colours, yet it’s the classic blue denim look that remains the most popular. A good pair of jeans will see you through almost any occasion, as good for the night club dance floor as they are for a picnic in the park or the weekly shopping trip.
There’s definitely something to be said for keeping a few style classics even as fashions change by the season. These items of clothing will keep returning to popularity, and are things that you can wear with confidence even when everyone else has moved on to something new. They’re clothes that never look out of date, and with the right accessories you can modify your outfits to suit any occasion or time of the year.

Sheri Lewis writes on fashion for a number of leading brands.