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How to Instantly Know Timeless Fashion When You See It

Updated: Jan 14, 2022

We’ve all reminisced over photos of ourselves from the 80s and 90s. And while we travel down memory lane, we’ve had a good laugh at our hairstyles, makeup choices, and even our taste in clothing. When we follow trends and influencers like Madonna and Prince for fashion tips, they aren’t likely to be relevant in subsequent decades.

French women have mastered fashion. They always seem to be effortlessly well-dressed with a unique sense of style. There is an art to this. The secret is to choose pieces from current trends and pair them with items already in your wardrobe to create your own personal style.

Timeless Dressing Made Simple

Some helpful tips to dressing timelessly are:

  • Get Back to Basics. Most people need a basic wardrobe of staples as the starting point to expressing their personal style. These pieces should be classics like a knee-length skirt, a pair of well-fitting pants, classically cut jeans without exaggerated hems or extremely low waistlines, short sleeve tops, and long sleeve blouses without too much adornment.

  • Buy Quality. Pieces that are well crafted from high-quality fabrics will stand the test of time and always look great.

  • Accessorize Well. Trends can be exciting and fun but it doesn’t have to be a head-to-toe event. Try one or two accessories to be on-trend as opposed to an entire “look.” Shoes and handbags are excellent ways to be on-trend without looking like you’ve gone overboard.

  • Fit is Important. When you look at black and white photos of Marilyn Monroe she still looks beautiful by today’s standards. Part of the reason is that she was absolutely stunning, but it’s also because the pieces she wore were timeless: dresses, jackets, blouses, and pants that fit her individual form. She doesn’t look sloppy or poured into her clothing. She just looks well-dressed.

The key to timeless fashion is becoming a bit of a chameleon; touching on current trends with accessories or signature pieces during your styling process and leaving the overtly trendy clothing pieces on the rack.

Your basic wardrobe should include pants, skirts, dresses, tops, and blouses that can transcend seasonal trends and be worn successfully well into the future. Adornments like embroidery, ruffles, cut-outs, lace, and other accents can be reserved for accent or statement pieces.

In conclusion, by building a basic wardrobe of high-quality, timeless pieces that fit well, you can express your personal style with accessories that fit current trends. This is the styling secret that will have you remembering your wardrobe fondly 20 years from now.

Timeless Pieces Made in Canada

Purest Form, a design house in Toronto, specializes in ethically made fashion and timeless wardrobe staples in particular. These well-made, well-fitting pieces fit the form well, ensuring a beautiful, classic look however you mix and match them.

By adding your own stylish accessories you can develop a signature style that stands the test of time.

For more information about Purest Form or to begin assembling your timeless wardrobe, click here.

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