Trends come and go, so you must build a timeless wardrobe that’s trend-proof while keeping you fashion-forward and fabulous. Wondering how to start building a look that will last for a lifetime? Keep on reading to reveal the 5 secrets to trend-proof fashion style.
- Stick to classic colors and prints.
Though monochromatic looks are universally flattering, most women find them dull and boring. You don’t necessarily have to wear all-black to get the chic effect, although darker colors are the most slimming. Classic shades of red, burgundy, forest green, navy are streamlined colors that can eliminate the obvious body flaws like a muffin top and love handles. To add some timeless feel to your style, you may think of incorporating classic prints like stripes, houndstooth, checks, leopard, polka dots and such that will never go out of style compared to abstract, novelty, and loud prints you can see today.
- Go for elegant and sophisticated fabrics.
Apart from tailoring and silhouette, fabrics play an important role in giving your outfit a great fit. So, instead of baggy and shapeless clothing, go for elegant fabrics like lace, satin, cashmere, fur, silk, chiffon, wool, and velvet that will give you an elegant look without compromising comfort. It’s natural to look for fabrics with an emphasis on personal comfort by utilizing those with stretch. Patent leather, neoprene and such are typically seasonal that you can’t wear them at all times. Apart from it, leather demand for a high-maintenance and keeping your leather items on your closet for years will just ruin them.
- Opt for simple, streamlined, and sleek silhouettes.
When selecting outfits off the racks, be mindful of their silhouette and design whether on the neckline, sleeves, waistband, garment structure, or even the ornaments if they’ll last for a long time. One of the first steps to building a timeless wardrobe is to choose clothes that look great on you. Whether you have a wider neck or heart face shape, opt for a flattering neckline for you since they bring attention to your face and décolletage. Go for a silhouette that creates a waistline and bust. Simple elegant lines off-shoulder tops, fit-and-flare dresses, and bodycon dresses that skim the body are timeless. Finding the right bottoms may be difficult, especially if you’re bottom-heavy, but once you get it, everything falls into place.
- Invest on classic and basic ensembles.
Women should find their own unique look instead of just following trends. So, instead for investing on architectural tops, oversized coats, eclectic sweater and such, be sure you already have those classic and basic ensembles on your wardrobe like a pencil skirt, button down shirt, jeans, chic sweater, plain tee, wrap dress, tank top, turtleneck top and such that can be the foundation of your outfit. This way, you can get your style just the basics by wearing them unconventionally or incorporating trendy pieces with them. For instance, you may wear a crisp button-down shirt beneath your wrap dress to create a classic, but updated look.
- Incorporate some trendy accessories to your classic outfit.
Just because you are trying to build a trend-proof fashion style that withstands the fads, it doesn’t mean you can’t try out new trends. The key is to incorporate some trendy accessories that are more economical, versatile, and flexible compared to basic items. Brightly colored bags, statement footwear, chunky necklace, neon scarves and such can be enough to add some pop to your outfits.
With our fashion guidelines, you can now create a trend-proof fashion style that will last a lifetime.