For any of us who consider ourselves experts on all things sartorial, we know that trends come and go and can change by year or season. At some point on your journey to perfecting your sense of personal style, you decide that you want to include elements of a timeless wardrobe and sprinkle in trends where they work for your taste, body type, and budget. There are always going to be things in vogue that we love and others we don’t like so much, which is why it’s a good idea to invest in the following pieces to make sure no matter what’s on-trend, you are the best-dressed person wherever you go.
With the skinny jean falling more and more out of favor, no one can see it didn’t see some serious staying power. Skinny jeans have been the go-to cut of denim for over twenty years now, but today more and more people are opting for a looser and more comfortable cut. While some fashionistas opt for a flare cut or baby boot, everyone is going for the straight leg. Straight-leg denim will never go out of style and is universally flattering on everyone. While dark cuts of denim are considered dress code appropriate at most resorts and clubs, the iconic mid wash is perfect for everyday wear year-round.
Investing in fine jewelry will never go out of style. While fast fashion houses push cheaper costume jewelry, which is fun to play with, investing in jewelry that will stand the test of time is where it’s at. You can’t go wrong investing in quality accessories from simple gold chains, sterling silver right hand rings, or a pearl necklace. The great thing about solid gold or sterling jewelry is you don’t have to take it off; these pieces become the signature statements for which you’re known. Even further, fine jewelry can be passed down to children or on to other loved ones and become treasured keepsakes.
While decades ago, sport coats were considered only for men and were mainly worn in navy or blacks, times they are a-changin’. Investing in a quality sports coat can polish a look, whether the base is a pair of slacks or the classic LBD (little black dress). Sport coats can make sure you’re up to the dress code for various events, and they also look great with jeans, a t-shirt, and your beat-up Chuck Taylors. You can also have fun with the color, pattern, and even the cut.
We’ve all been there – we’ve had too much fun the night before, our kids kept us up, or we were working on our start-up business all night and didn’t get enough beauty rest. Designer sunglasses can be a lifesaver the following day when you have a coffee date, soccer game, or any other commitment. Investing in a pair of luxury sunglasses that flatter your face and style can help you look pulled together in a pinch or even take the place of an undereye concealer. Hide those dark circles in style!
Nothing looks more effortlessly cool on anyone than a crisp, clean white t-shirt. The white tee looks great with a pair of well-worn jeans, khaki shorts, or even with a casual suit. White tees are flattering on all body types and skin tones and work with any style. Investing in a high-quality Supima cotton tee is worth the splurge, as you’ll get years of wear out of it. Since t-shirts are typically worn in warmer weather, make sure you’re going 100% cotton or even linen so you get the breathability to keep you cool and confident.
Nothing looks as phenomenal on anyone as a positive attitude. They say that when you look good, you feel good, and the reverse is true. When you feel good, you look amazing, so a positive attitude is the last thing you should put on before you walk out the door every day. The world really does need love and kindness now more than ever. So, while you’re out there turning heads in your phenomenal outfit, make sure you’re treating others the way you want to be treated. A kind heart and great attitude never go out of style!