A classic style may be timeless, but it tends to look plain while modern fashion perceived to being flashy and eccentric. To make everything polished and sophisticated, strike the balance between the two styles. Mind behind the Fashion Agony blog, Nika Huk is a Ukraine-based style blogger known for her chic yet cool style featuring modern ensembles mixed with classic pieces. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to refresh your classic pieces, or simply wish to wear the modern fashion in a sophisticated way, keep on reading to scoop some tricks from Nika.
Update your classic ensembles by adding structure and sharp tailoring.
If you think your classic pieces like a sweater, button-down shirt, turtlenecks, pencil skirts and such look too plain, think of adding them some structure to modernize them a bit. If you’ve got a classic dress you haven’t worn for years, think of altering it by adding some cut-out details or slits to refresh the ensemble. If you usually wear a classic sweater with your checkered skirt, simply top it with a structured camel coat like Nika did, making the style fresh yet classic. Or, think of wearing your classic pieces modernly by creative layers that can look fashion-forward and appropriate even in the office.
Mix your sporty-chic pieces with classic ensembles.
Skip those casual bombers, colorful kicks, and slouchy hoodies if you’re aiming for a modern classic look. Instead, resort to sporty-chic pieces that still look classy yet cool including leather boxer shorts, chic jogger pants, black track pants, good-fitting sweater, canvas sneakers, or slip-on sneakers and wear them with your most basic yet classic ensembles.
Refresh your classic ensembles with modern details.
You don’t have to change your whole wardrobe just to get a modern style. Like Nika, think of refreshing your typical tee and jeans outfit with a pair of modern heels, or your free-flowing dress with a ruffled denim jacket. If you’re a fan of Victorian Era that features high-neck blouses, pussy bow tops, puffy-sleeved blouse and such think of wearing them with structured and boxy bottoms or a pair of skinny jeans like Nika did. Or, incorporate modern prints like abstract or geometric in black-and-white shades to keep your looks modern yet classic.
Incorporate juicy and bright colors to your classic pieces.
If you’re a fan of neutral colors and wish to give your street style some twist, incorporate juicy colors on your style by going for modern versions of your classic pieces. A black-and-white polka dots skirt may look classic or even retro, but going for a pastel green pencil skirt will make a difference. If you usually wear your floor-length vest and straight-leg pants in the office, think of going for a pastel shade that will modernize your look instantly. Also, think of teaming two analogous or complementary colors on your separates, but keep your pieces classic like a full skirt, pencil skirt, button-down shirt, or form-fitting sweater that will balance everything.
Indeed, a modern classic style is one of the timeless yet fresh looks you may go for whether you’re heading to a business meeting or a casual walk on the streets.