Mixing Trendy and Classic

Classic pieces are essential in any wardrobe, as they are so versatile, and can be worked into just about any style. When combining a classic piece with a more modern and trendy piece, the results will be a truly fashion forward look that makes a bold and individual statement.

Woman wearing a white button down

Classic Tops
For those of you just beginning to venture into the idea of mixing classic with trendy, tops are a great place to start. Classic options could include a button down shirt, a button down soft blouse, or a denim shirt, with each of these garments having so much potential when it comes to putting together a trendy outfit. The white shirt in itself can be worn in so many different ways, whether with trendy leather pants and ballet flats, or cigarette pants and a cropped sweater. Stripes are also a classic look when it comes to tops, and can be paired with anything from a pencil skirt to slouchy pants.

Accessories
The accessories that you choose to go with an outfit that has both classic and trendy elements is quite important, as this can either bring your whole look together or make it seem disjointed. If the focus of your outfit is on one of your classic pieces, it is usually best to keep your accessories quite trendy and contemporary, picking a color that is present in your outfit and opting for accessories in this same shade.

Woman wearing a trench coat

Outerwear
Just like with tops, it is relatively easy to style an outfit with the focus being on a classic piece of outerwear. Whether it may be a classic trench coat, a denim jacket or a simple blazer, these looks can all be paired with trendier items to give them a modern twist. Try wearing a trench coat with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a clutch, or a classic tailored blazer with a pair of skinny jeans for a fashionable smart casual look. When it comes to the denim jacket, try wearing this with a pencil skirt and some strappy sandals for an elegant yet feminine look.

Contemporary Hair and Makeup
The best way to give a classic/trendy look some grounding is by ensuring that your hair and makeup has plenty of contemporary touches. Even if you take inspiration from classic hairstyles and makeup techniques, which is always a fantastic idea for a look that is truly your own, make sure that the finished look is modernized, as this will give your entire outfit a fresh and relevant appeal.

Fashion is all about individuality, and your style choices reflect different aspects of your personality. If you are finding it difficult making your classic pieces look contemporary, try working on adjusting the silhouette, and make sure that your outfit contains plenty of non-neutral color. Mixing trendy pieces with classic ones is a great way to give your look a unique twist, so if your wardrobe is lacking some of the statement classic pieces mentioned above, this season is a great time to start adding some in.

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Cinderella Fashion Inspiration is Everywhere!

Cinderella fashions

 

Cinderella, one of the most classic fairy tales of all time, has captivated and enchanted generations of females all over the world, and the latest take on the story is the newly released feature film, starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett. When it comes to fashion, Cinderella’s style is not just for children’s costumes. Many great designers have been inspired by the timeless tale, and it is also easy to put together a Cinderella-inspired look of your own. OROGOLD reviews the top Cinderella fashion inspirations here.

Cinderella-Inspired Shoe Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue have just launched a shoe collection that has been inspired by Cinderella. Rather than choosing one designer to create the collection, Saks gathered together nine of the world’s best shoe designers, each using their vivid imagination to create their own take on Cinderella’s glass slipper. These modern glass slippers have been designed by iconic names including Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo and Nicholas Kirkwood, and are currently on display, and on sale, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods in London and Galleries Lafayette in Paris.

Lauren Conrad’s Cinderella Fashion Collection
Style setter Lauren Conrad, who first rose to fame in reality shows Laguna Beach and The Hills, has teamed up with Disney and launched a fashion collection for Kohl’s, inspired by the movie. The designer drew inspiration from many iconic elements of the movie, creating a collection of romantic separates and whimsical dresses.

Harrods, London
Harrods, one of the most famous department stores in the world, has dedicated their window display to Disney’s movie. The six windows showcase some of the amazing costumes that were worn in the movie, which were designed by Sandy Powell. The scenes that the windows feature include the stepsisters trying on the glass slipper, and the romantic weddin scene. The nine glass slippers that are on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue are also displayed in the windows.

Put Together Your Own Cinderella Look
When it comes to creating a Cinderella-inspired look without having to spend too much money, there are many options available. Your accessories are the most important element, and a wide satin headband is essential. Choose one that is white, light blue or silver. A wide satin ribbon can also be used. Find some large studded earrings that match with your headband, such as large pearls, but avoid anything that is long and dangling. When picking shoes for your Cinderella outfit, it is unlikely that you will have a pair of glass slippers lying around. Instead, choose some pumps in a similar color to your headband, preferably ones that have a shimmery quality to them. For the rest of your outfit, stick to the color scheme of light blue, white and silver, and you will have created your very own Cinderella look.

You can use Cinderella to inspire any type of outfit, for both day and night. Be subtle with your makeup, as you do not want it to look over the top, and be careful about how many Cinderella elements you wear at the same time. ORO GOLD recommends you to get inspired by both the story and the movie, and experiment with different combinations until you find the Cinderella look that works best for you.