So many people say their fashion goals aren’t staying up on every trend and spending all their money on fast fashion; it’s the opposite – they want to create a timeless wardrobe that could last their lifetime. Have you ever noticed that some of the best-dressed people in your circle or that you encounter in the wild look pulled together, perfectly groomed, and wear seemingly basic clothing?
There’s no secret to their success; it’s a timeless wardrobe. If you’re looking for inspiration and a guide to master this aesthetic, keep reading for all the essentials every woman needs to boost their confidence and style.
1. Quality Basics
Quality basics for the foundation for a wardrobe that lasts. Spending extra money on quality over quantity will always pay off because you’ll always have high-quality pieces that flatter your figure and are versatile. Black and mid-wash straight-leg denim, white button-down shirts, a black blazer, and a handful of t-shirts could be all the wardrobe you need.
High-quality leather shoes and a neutral handbag can round things off perfectly. Look at these pieces as something other than a splurge but a sound financial investment that can keep you from wasting money on fast fashion items that fall out of trend or fall apart quickly.
2. Know Your Body Type
There’s no point in investing in a timeless wardrobe if you’re not dressing for your specific body type. Understanding your body shape is essential to know what types of clothing you should make a financial investment in and that you’ll wear often. There are quizzes online to help you discover your body shape, or you could meet with a stylist to learn your body type and the types and fits of clothing that work best with it.
3. Ditch Fast Fashion
Fast fashion has several key issues wrong with it. Not only is it an environmental concern as well as a humanitarian issue for the workers creating it, but the pieces are also poorly put together and fall apart quickly. Add to that they will never be as flattering as investing in higher-quality clothing. While it’s okay to purchase some fast fashion items to stay on trend, make the base of your wardrobe neutral and timeless pieces that will work for a lifetime.
One of the most important aspects of a classic wardrobe is your signature pieces. From diamond stud earrings that you wear daily, the right perfume for a signature scent, and a black blazer, having signature items you’re known for is essential. The key to a timeless wardrobe is to make it look effortless, and having signature pieces you don’t give another thought to that you use daily is the epitome of effortlessness; if you don’t already have signatures, small gold hoops, Chanel Number 5 and a dark leather handbag or a great place to start.
5. Investing in Your Investments
A huge part of dressing timelessly is keeping up with your Investments. As you collect the signature pieces of your wardrobe, get them tailored as necessary and dry-cleaned. How you store your clothing can make all the difference and how long it lasts as well.
While there is truth in the fact that you will spend more money curating this aesthetic, it pays for itself in the long run when you take care of it and mend it as necessary. Even if things need some tailoring before you can wear them, having them fit you perfectly in a flattering way will boost your confidence as well as make you more likely to wear the pieces often, which is the name of the game.
6. Don’t Overdo It
Coco Chanel famously said to remove one item before leaving the house daily. When you’re curating a timeless aesthetic, this is truer than ever. Don’t over-accessorize your appearance or wear too many patterns and colors simultaneously. If that’s a look you love, hats off to you, but it’s not timelessly chic.
We all know how we dress says a lot about us to the world and those we interact with. By opting for a more classic wardrobe, you will always present as groomed and polished, which never goes out of style!
7. Choosing the Right Colors
Figuring out what to wear in order to master a timeless style is a challenge for many women. When it comes to colors, the trick is to keep it simple and muted. Adding color to your wardrobe should be done with care as certain shades can easily overpower your overall look. The key is to build a wardrobe of classic colors such as black, beige, white and navy blue that will not only work together but will also match any other pieces you might buy in the future.
In addition, when choosing colors for clothes or accessories, consider fabrics that will transition easily between seasons so you don’t have to constantly adapt your wardrobe – think wool or cashmere over silks or cotton. Also important are monochrome outfits – this is where one single shade can make all the difference even if it’s just subtle accents of colored scarves or jewelry that add depth.
Other versatile color options include mustard, olive green and burgundy tones which pair well with cream or brown winter neutrals providing an instant refresh each season and allowing you to keep your look current yet timeless.
Although fashion trends come in and out of style, a wardrobe full of timeless classic pieces will ensure you look stylish no matter the season. To truly master timeless fashion for women, take the time to evaluate your lifestyle and trust your personal style.
Choose quality fabrics, neutral colors, and muted prints that secure your look for years to come. Take inspiration from icons like Jackie Kennedy, yet don’t let them limit you. With these tips, mixing and matching pieces from your wardrobe can lead to endless possibilities. When you focus on accessorizing with subtle jewelry and shoes, you’ll create an outfit that will stay relevant season after season.