Some fashion classics have become such an integral part of popular culture that their popularity never fades. Sure, they tend to change over time and have their ups and downs, but their essence is always present in contemporary fashion. Let’s take a look at some of these items.
1. Coco Chanel’s Coat
Although it first came up in the mid-fifties, it became a timeless classic because of one great advantage: it offers a complete freedom of movement. Coco herself said that she wanted women not to feel like they’re in a costume and uncomfortable since the human body is always moving. Since then, the jacket has been made of various fabrics and in diverse colors, but the process of their creation, and the original spirit, stand strong to this day.
2. Little Black Dress
Audrey Hepburn made it eternal in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and today it’s a must-have in every woman’s closet. It makes you feel and look good. Nowadays it’s made in many different styles and incarnations but all draw the same influences – it puts an emphasis on feminine curves, helps hide the tummy (if there is one!), it’s classy, vintage, goes well with jewelry and is overall cut in a distinct feminine shape!
3. Straight-Leg Trousers
Perfect for the workplace, the straight-leg trousers offer versatility, elegance and glamour. They’re perfect to combine with high heels or even stilettos. Also, they look good with a sweater or a turtleneck – they give out a certain sophisticated vibe! Find a pair in dark color and match them up with a white blouse or a trendy top. They also go well with virtually any summer tops and accent jewelry – you’ll probably be seeing a lot of these in the oncoming months.
4. Trench coat
It’s never the wrong season for the right trench coat and this essential comes in virtually any color and length. Great for a night out, everyday situations and the workplace, you can combine it with everything – nylons & heels, boots, trousers, skirts, jeans. The choice is yours! Add some subtle jewelry and an elegant purse.
5. Stylish Boots
Boots are practically never ‘out’ since they’re the best way to keep your legs warm during the cold months and a refreshing addition in the spring. Besides, having a stylish pair of high-heeled boots, whether they’re ankle, knee or thigh high is always useful when you want to dress up; they look sexy and elegant. Flat, casual ones are also obligatory since they’ll make you comfortable and give you a distinctive look. Since they’re always so tremendously popular, they come in many colors, but black is the most popular as it can go with virtually anything.
6. Basic White Shirt
No item of clothing is a stronger evergreen than a simple white shirt. It’s appropriate as everyday wear and special occasions alike and its simplicity and subtleness allow it to be a part of many different outfits. Waisted or no waisted, long, short – it’s wearable with virtually everything! Put a killer red lipstick, simple jeans, some jewelry, decent shoes and your simple but effective stylish look is done in a matter of minutes! It’s just a suggestion, of course, as your options are nearly endless!
Trends come on go, but I’m pretty sure these will withstand the test of times, with every new generation embracing them as their own. It could be because they’re very compatible and appropriate for a variety of situation, but who knows? All that matters is that they still don’t show any signs of fading. As it should be!