Fashion trends may come and go with each new season, but a timeless look is one that never goes out of style. It may take a while to develop a distinctive yet classic look, but once you do, you will never again have any problems looking elegant and effortlessly chic.
Quality Over Quantity
Although it may be tempting to have something completely different to wear everyday, timeless looks are all about quality, and you should always strive to buy the best that you can afford. High quality garments will be cut in a way that will accentuate and flatter your figure. Opt for natural fabrics, such as wool, silk and cotton, as these have great movement and drape qualities. Always avoid polyester and other synthetic fabrics, as these are much stiffer and bulkier, and will accentuate your imperfections.
Invest in Key Pieces
There are certain garments that every woman, regardless of age, size or background, should have in her wardrobe. The LBD, Little Black Dress, is one of those staples, as it is the perfect canvas for so many different looks. A classic white shirt can also be worn in so many ways, as can a pair of classic jeans. For outerwear, a trench coat is a garment that works with all body types, accentuates waistlines and hides flaws. It is also the ultimate icon of chic, giving the wearer some instant allure.
Simple and Elegant
One of the keys to looking timeless is keeping your outfit fuss-free. Choose clothes that are cut in an elegant, minimal way. Avoid clothes that are distressed, ripped or embellished, as this isn’t the look that you are going for. Prints should also be avoided, unless they are extremely simple. If you want to include prints and bursts of color in your outfit, do this with your accessories. A printed scarf or bold colored bag can really brighten up an outfit. Make sure that your clothes always fit you perfectly, and avoid anything that is baggy or oversized, as this won’t do your look any good, and will only make you look bigger in all the wrong places.
Once you have your timeless wardrobe sorted, you need to make sure that your hair, face and skin complement it. You should always be well-groomed, with a clean face and nails, and not drenched in perfume. Keep your makeup to a minimum, so that it always looks fresh and natural rather than heavy and dark. Work on developing a customized skin care routine, so that your skin always has a healthy glow to it. Your hair should always be neat and well-conditioned. If getting your hair color or highlights regularly touched up isn’t something that you’re good at doing, skip the color and go with your natural shade, as visible roots will immediately detract from your timeless look.
With a bit of time and thought, a timeless and classic look is easy to put together. Try to always choose garments that accentuate your best assets, and, no matter how tempted you may be to forgo your classic look for a trendy new style, remember Coco Chanel’s wise words; Fashion changes, but style endures.