It can be truly frustrating for a busy woman to keep up to the minute with fashion trends. Every season we’re bombarded with trend after trend and many wonder, what are the things that will never go out of style? What should you invest in?
As an fashion editor I see trends come and go, but I also take note of fashion trends that will never go out of style. Here are some favorite fool-proof looks that are eternally stylish:
I have many little black dresses.You should own at least one. The love affair with LBDs began during the 1920s when Coco Chanel introduced it as an everyday dress that can go from day to night with a raise in the heel, a switch from a handbag to a clutch and a dash of red lipstick. The LBD is even more stylish today and comes in an array of cuts and detailing.
They really are life saving when you wake up in the morning only to realize you look as if you’ve been to hell and back. I suggest you invest in designer shades. Go designer shade shopping at vintage stores and you’re bound to find something that’s unique and durable. Please stay away from anything that makes you look bug-like. I adore Gucci’s line of sunglasses.
When it comes to nails stick with the two no fail colors. Either go with very pretty pale pinks or very rich dark reds. My favorite for pale, sheer pinks is Essie and for rich reds, pink and lilac.
A. Sugar Daddy by Essie (a luxurious sheer pink)
B. I’m Not Really A Waitress by OPI (a candy apple red)
Bold jewelry can add a little spice to your outfit. I love daring necklaces, cuffs and cocktail rings. Jewelry is also a great way to incorporate a classic fashion trends into your closet without breaking the bank. I suggest you find pieces that you will wear forever.
You have to really make sure your collection screams you. The best costume jewelry is always found during your travels. Whether it be real or costume, jewelry will always look fabulous with minimal care. Some items every girl should have are cuffs (Try to find exotic styles with eye catching details), hoop earrings, statement necklaces, cocktail rings (don’t be shy and wear them during the day).
Some are born with it and others have to work hard to look effortlessly trendy. It’s a hard job, but it’s not impossible. A few good places to start would be through fashion blogs, fashion books and of course magazines.
A book you should get your hands on if you’re absolutely new to the fashion world and want a crash course is Nina Garcia’s “The One Hundred”.
It features 100 pieces that every women should own as well as tid-bits of fashion history. I hope this article inspires you to work on your own personal style and must haves. Remember, be fabulous and choose classic fashion trends to stand out of the crowd.
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