Wardrobe Dreams: Statement Pieces to Last
Fashion trends come and go, but the style is eternal. And if there is something reflecting someone’s style besides confidence and personality, those are classical statement pieces made to last. You will know them by the impeccable cut, high-quality fabrics, and the ultimately fabulous simplicity. You will appreciate them because their kindness to your wallet (spending a lot one time is better than spending little by little too often), their ability to elevate your look and their immortality.
Let us celebrate together the existence of classic fashion and see those essential statement pieces every woman must have to achieve a long-lasting stylishness and how to wear them.
One Dress to Rule Them All
We are talking about no other than the glorious little black dress. It is an ideal piece in which “one is never overdressed or underdressed”, as perfectly explained by Karl Lagerfeld. Established as a trend in the 1920s in the designs of Coco Chanel and then made famous again in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, LBD is the ultimate classical piece to own.
With today’s different varieties you can choose a little black dress for your figure from many shapes and cuts (A-line, fitting, mini, midi, etc.) and adorn it with various accessories (statement chocker necklace, classic pearl necklace, large earrings, colorful pumps, etc.).
Made to Be Together
We will not separate the match made in heaven – yep, white t-shirt and skinny jeans are the classical I-woke-up-like-this look and we would not change them for the world. But you should also think about layering and accessorizing. This outfit can be sporty, casual, rock’n’roll, or whatever you want, depending on the bag, belt, shoes and jewelry.
The One and Only One Piece
It is hard to keep up all the swimsuit trends, from fringes to flares, but if there is one swimwear that will never go out of fashion, that is the classic black one piece – something like a little black dress, but for the beach. And if you choose for a slimming tummy control swimwear, you will get the most flattering swimsuit for the beach.
A simple and elegant black one piece is also easy for accessorizing, so you can wear shiny jewelry, large floppy sunhat, and every other accessory that will make you feel like a ‘50s Hollywood diva.
Women Wear It Better
Classical white shirt has changed a lot since it first appeared as a part of male’s undergarment in the 1800s, and it keeps on changing. This year, particularly we have seen many designers take on the traditional notion of the white shirt, and that is not the last of it. A classically fitted white buttoned down shirt can never become dated, so if you are in a mood for that kind of look, you can combine it with a pair of jeans or a skirt and add a chocker necklace for some edge.
Bottoms (Are) Up
There are two classical bottoms that can stand side by side on a fashion pedestal – those are black cigarette pants and black pencil skirt. Both of them are stylish but work-appropriate pieces, but if combined and accessorized right, they can be outfits for an evening out or some celebration.
For work wear them with the classical shirt and little to no accessories (depending on your line of the job) and for some more elegant variant, you can add a flowing translucent blouse and a statement necklace. Combine classical and modern (this goes for the rest of the essentials, too) with trendy pieces, like net items or pastel colors.
To Wrap, It Up…
Back in the early ‘70s, a lady named Diane von Furstenberg launched the first wrap dress ever and it was everything a woman could dream about. The cut is perfectly accentuating the curves, and hides flaws, but there is so much more to this dress. It is a symbol of women’s power and independence and it is so easy to wear it with confidence, regardless whether is monochromatic or colorful. One of these in your wardrobe, and you will never have to worry about what to wear.
Other style essentials to consider are a fitted blazer, trench coat, Breton top, etc. Stock up on them and see as your style stand the test of time.
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion and beauty blogger. She is very passionate about photography, graphic design and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life on topics related to beauty, fashion and lifestyle.