5 Timeless Fashion Trends and How to Wear Them Today
By: Brandon Leibowitz
Every season brings with it a change in fashion trends, making it more difficult to keep up with what’s currently trending. Not only do you spend a lot of money on new wardrobe pieces, you’re also creating waste by discarding the old clothes. The good news is you don’t always have to give in to these latest trends to look as stylish as ever. All you need to do is pick out timeless essentials that will create an outfit that never goes out of style. Here are a five timeless fashion trends you can channel, and how you can wear them today:
1. Minimalist –
Simplicity trumps any trend when it comes to timelessness. Streamlined silhouettes, simple shapes, and minimal ornamentation are what define the minimalist trend. Focus on functionality and clean lines to create the perfect minimalist look. Think Audrey Hepburn in her classic white button-downs and black ballerina flats. Pick a bold piece like a geometric scarf or a sculpted cuff, which will add some pop to the rest of your outfit.
Minimalist does not mean boring. Subdued pieces with bold detailing are the perfect way to wear this trend today. Striking hems, unusual seams, sharp cutouts, and unusual necklines are some ways to balance simplicity with style. Opt for black and white combos, which are the signature colors for a classic minimalist look. Keep the accessories to a minimum, as the combination itself will already have a major impact creating a stunning look.
2. Animal prints –
Ever since their inception over two centuries ago, animal prints on clothing have always made a comeback in fashion. Often associated with classic bombshells like Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, and Elizabeth Taylor; animal prints are the perfect way to add some edge to your outfit. Bold and exotic, this trend has a certain magnetism that will give you a fierce and fearless look.
Add the right doses of animal prints to your outfit in the form of accessories, like shoes, belts, purses, or scarves. Otherwise, you could go for a statement piece like a faux leopard-print coat where the patterns are more graphic and magnified. Just throw it over a classic off-shoulder cocktail dress for an easy DIY Marilyn Monroe Halloween outfit.
3. Floral prints –
Among the prints that always come back in fashion are florals. From the early Japanese kimonos, floral prints have transitioned over the years. Yet, they’re still a prominent trend in fashion, and are often considered a symbol of feminity. Think classic actresses like Lotetta Young in the thirties and forties to floral blouses in the seventies.
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The best part about floral prints is that there are countless variations to appeal to any woman regardless of their style choice. You can find delicate florals in watercolor petals for a feminine look, or bold graphic florals on darker backgrounds for a more edgy look. Go for something with a light or dark base regardless of which color you choose for the floral print. If you wish to mix different florals in one outfit,make sure there is one common color that will link the two together.
4. Feminine and Flirty –
The idea behind this trend is lavish and feminine. Think Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly, who always seemed so graceful in all their outfits. This style trend was especially popular during the fifties but it’s never out of style. It’s a perfect trend if you wish to channel a polished look that’s not over-the-top. Kitten heels and vintage jewelry are some key pieces you will need to get this sophisticated style.
Instead of going all out with a fifties-style layered dress, get a midi skirt that mimics the style. This way, you can get a more versatile piece that will work with other separates in your wardrobe. Pair the skirt with a vintage Victorian blouse or a classy wrap shirt for an elegant look. You can wear it with a graphic tee on days that you want to channel a causal chic look as well.
5. Androgyny –
On the opposite spectrum of the ladylike style, we have the androgynous look which is essentially a tomboyish look. Think Katherine Hepburn and Patti Smith who interpreted this trend in their own unique way. Androgynous clothing is flattering for almost every body type and is also perfect for the office.
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To pull off this trend today, avoid oversized pieces at all costs. These are the easiest way to look frumpy, and the reason why a lot of people can’t get the trend right. Fitted cuts in trousers or blazers make for a classy and stylish look. The idea is to mix the right blends of feminine cuts with clothes inspired by menswear.
No matter which of these trends you wish to channel, make sure you pick out pieces that speak your personal style.The goal is to express your true style through timeless fashion trends.
What is your favorite timeless trend? Comment below and let us know!
Brandon Leibowitz is a seasoned writer for global thrift retailers, Savers and Value Village. He is a frequent contributor to blogs such as Social Media Examiner, Business 2 Community and several others. Brandon is recognized as a strong social media influencer due to his knowledge of and dedication to the industry.