Trends come and go as well as some fashion styles that are the trademark of the past decades. If you’re looking for style inspiration on which style to incorporate to your looks while keeping everything timeless, let’s take a glimpse back to see which fashion style keep moving forward.
- Minimalist Style
The minimalist look began in the 1960s when French designers André Courrèges and Pierre Cardin made mod shift dresses, and the style kept the streamlined silhouette going in the ’70s with monochromatic dresses and clean lines nowadays. Since the pieces are still pared down but have bold details on our times, you may look for ensembles with a striking hemline or neckline and sharp cutouts. Also, the minimalist style is known for the neutral shades that keep everything sleek yet sophisticated. Remember, when black and white collide, you don’t need a lot of accessories.
- Classic Style
The classic style keeps coming back as clean lines and functionality have always been hallmarks of American style. Audrey Hepburn’s personal style is the perfect example of this intersection of élan and ease. A classic look may consist of basic staples at the same time form-fitting ones that flatter everyone as contrary to the oversized trend nowadays. Go for sleek blazers, classic sweaters, pencil skirts, straight-leg pants, chic coats and such to build a classic wardrobe that stands a lifetime.
- Animal-Inspired Style
When Europeans began colonizing Asia and Africa in the 18th century, they brought home the skins of the leopards, tigers, and zebras that they found there. Those exotic patterns were soon reproduced on fabrics, leaving their mark on clothing and décor until the details were incorporated into our clothes. The animal-inspired style keeps coming back because they’re neutral and seasonless that you can wear them with almost anything while adding a little edge to your wardrobe. Though you’ll see animal prints that are more graphic or magnified nowadays, better to stick with a silhouette that is simple, sleek, and tasteful to keep your style timeless.
- Ladylike and Romantic Style
Though the style began in 1947 when French designer Christian Dior ushered in the lavishly feminine New Look with a nipped-in waist and a full skirt, the style keeps coming back because it complements curves and looks polished but never over-the-top, making it the silhouette of choice for well-dressed women. Through wrap dresses and fit-and-flare dresses looks more feminine, try separates that can be versatile enough to wear with other flirty pieces.
- Borrowed-from-Boys Style
The style began when designer Coco Chanel, popularized pants for women in the 1920s. But not far behind her, actress Katharine Hepburn popularized a trailblazer for the tomboy look in the ’30s. You might expect menswear to be desexualizing, but it’s often the opposite,” says Sharon Graubard, the senior vice-president of creative services at the trend-forecasting agency Stylesight, in New York City. That’s why it keeps coming back as menswear is flattering on almost any shape or size, and it works in or out of the office. Like street style stars, wear the look by choosing fitted, not oversized, tuxedo dresses and blazers and contrast them with some feminine accents, or simply make the look intentional by going for oxfords, loafers, and brogues.
Indeed, sticking to looks that never go out of style helps to create a timeless wardrobe that lasts for a lifetime.