Create Timeless, Unique Personal Style with These 7 Steps
Some women possess unique fashion sense that transcends time and age. Every time they step out in an outfit, it exudes grace, elegance, simplicity, and a rare touch of style that does not necessarily coincide with recent fashion trends. You’d immediately get the feeling that they were dressing in the same manner 20 years ago and were still able to look as relevant as they do today.
These “timeless women” do not get their fashion inspiration from what people their age are “supposed” to wear. Instead, they stick firmly to outfits and color palettes that work for them, which evolve gracefully over time.
Unfortunately, this kind of fashion sense isn’t taught in a school (unless you are going to college for fashion design), but can they be adopted? Of course, YES. In light of this, we have set out to observe the seemingly natural attributes of timeless women and have come up with seven tips to help other women adopt their unique sense of style.
Can’t wait to know what they are? Without wasting too much time, let’s get started with our seven tips and we hope you can start to create your next shopping list as you scroll through.
FASHION TRENDS MEAN VERY LITTLE TO THEM
When it comes to timeless styles, exerting minimum effort when picking an outfit is key. We all have our go-to outfits that we feel most comfortable and stylish in–often, those are the outfits that aren’t “in-style.” They just look good. Now imagine if every piece you owned made you feel like that. Imagine if every blouse you owned could be paired with all of your trousers which could be paired all of your shoes. How easy and effortless would that be?
A quick example is a combination of a black turtle neck with a straight-leg jean and matching ankle boots (you could seal it up by rocking a nice brown coat). The deal here is to appear as though you are not trying too hard—because you aren’t.
TIMELESS WOMEN AVOID SLOPPY SILHOUETTES
Oversized garments, dresses, and tops are currently the major trends in fashion. Rather than buy pieces that are several sizes too big, timeless women buy oversized pieces that are designed to fit in a flattering way. Maybe it’s the particular length of a coat, the neckline of a top, or the gathered waist of a dress.
THEY DON’T WEAR RANDOM STYLISH SHOES
Different footwear flood the fashion market and yes, they’re usually cute and unique. But are they practical? Or are you going to blow several hundred dollars for your feet to hurt in shoes that you can barely walk in, only to have them go out of style in six months?
To achieve a timeless look, classic, high-quality shoes are the way to go. Chelsea boots, loafers, basic black pumps, ankle boots, chunky heels, and sleek sneakers are all you need to pull together any outfit.
THEY HAVE A GO-TO OUTFIT
Timeless women have something to wear for any occasion. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with buying new clothing, but it’s not so nice when you have to buy something because you have nothing that will work for that wedding/reunion/first date/etc.
Buying an expensive outfit that you feel like you’ve never, ever wear may seem like a waste of money. Instead, consider it an investment in yourself.
THEY ACCESSORIZE AS NECESSARY
Accessories like necklaces and hats are easily the most timeless part of fashion. You cannot go wrong with a nice piece of jewelry…but don’t over-do it!
Moderation is needed when it comes to accessories, and timeless women understand this principle. Jewelry, hats, scarves, and belts are necessary details of any outfit, but less is more. Accessories should pull an outfit together, not be completely distracting or absurd.
That said, accessories can also be used as statement pieces. In that case, you best be sure that the statement piece is well-made and well taken care of.
TIMELESS WOMEN SPEND MORE ON OUTERWEAR
Outerwear often makes the first impression. Rather than following current fashion trends, opt for practicality. Outerwear tends to be a bit pricey—even the low-quality stuff. Fashion, while fun, also needs to be practical, especially when it comes to outerwear. Choose coats that will keep you warm and prepared for weather, that won’t be ruined after one evening out.
THEY FLATTER THEMSELVES
Pieces that fit properly never go out of style. Regardless of your height, weight, and the way your body is shaped, put in the effort to learn what fits best. Trying on clothing is arguably one of the worst experiences for women, but that’s only true until you know which styles and sizes to skip right over.
Timeless women don’t skimp on quality. In fact, high-quality pieces become much more affordable when you aren’t spending all that money on new fashion trends every few months.
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You might have noticed that these timeless tips didn’t dictate particulars. Timeless style is all about fit and quality. Find high-quality pieces that fit well. Fashion trends more often than not are a new twist on a timeless look.
Stick with pieces you prefer. You will likely end up looking more fashion forward than you think.