Fashion trends come and go in the blink of an eye. Often times you didn’t realize something was a trend until well after it has made its exit. It can be hard to consistently keep up-to-date on the season’s newest styles and swapping out pieces for others to look trendy, but it doesn’t have to be. Add years and flair to your current wardrobe with these classics…
Throughout the last 60 years, the fashion industry has gifted us with clothing separates that don’t have an expiration date. Adding a few or all of these timeless trends to your wardrobe will increase your closet possibilities for years to come…
Dating back to the mid-1950s, the A-line dress has made its mark in the fashion history books. A classic look worn by the housewives of the time, is cut to flare out at the hips, creating an hourglass figure even if you don’t have one. The look has been modernized to fit today’s woman because it fits and looks good on all body types. Popular online retailer, ModCloth has taken the internet by storm. From indie to vintage, the store takes pride in specializing in retro clothing, including their stock of A-line dresses, many of which are under $50.
Denim is forever, and we all know it. We all have that one pair that fits perfectly, and will always have a special place in our heart. Jeans have definitely undergone a few fashion makeovers throughout the years. From stonewashed to bedazzled, the American fashion staple has just changed with the times for us. While eras have their own touch on denim, a favorite that will continue to be seen is the dark wash jean. Great for dressing up or down, the dark color creates a slimming look compared to a light wash.
Thank you, Jackie O, for your grace, beauty and of course, the shift dress. One of the most versatile pieces you could own, it can take you from day to night with just a few accessories and sliding into some heels. Lace shift dresses are currently having a moment, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be outdated come next year. The sixties fashion trend has earned its right to stay in closets everywhere because of its effortless and elegant look.
LBD: Little black dress. No matter what Pantone’s color of the year is (this year’s is Marsala), black will always be the new black. It’s mysterious, it’s classy, and it’s perfect for every day wear. Instead of fiddling through floral frocks or outdated clothing unfit for a night out or party, a black dress is the perfect go-to piece. Whether it’s long sleeve, midi, or a sleeveless cocktail dress, this is one article of clothing that will never ever go out of style.
Accessories often don’t get carried through the decades, unless they’re family heirlooms that travel from generation to generation. Diamond studs could be in that passed down mix of metals. While statement jewelry has always had a place in every decade, sometimes less is more. Simple studs have a refined sophistication to them (and they don’t even have to be real diamonds!) They’re classic and coordinate with everything, making jewelry and outfit mixing an easy early morning task. (Throw them on with your new shift dress!)
Want the world to see you? Not so much? Large, dark sunglasses have been a trend that hasn’t dimmed since the ‘60s and ‘70s. While they’re perfect for blocking the harmful UV rays on those bright sunny days, they’re also there for your not so bright days. Up all night finishing work and only got a few hours of shut eye? Didn’t feel like pulling out the make-up brushes today? Grab your shades. Sunglasses are a quick fashion fix for any emergency.
Dressing in the season’s latest garb isn’t always stylish, it’s just trendy. The previous six pieces were once trendy, but have now acquired a reputation fit for any wardrobe. Find your own unique voice in your style. Once you find that, try incorporating newer trends to add your own flair.