How does it sound to have a style that’s classic? Ageless? Still beautiful no matter the trend of the moment? I think timeless style sounds pretty good, don’t you?
For example, Audrey Hepburn passed away 27 years ago and yet we still covet her classic style. She’s the epitome of timeless. And not to be mean, but I don’t think we’ll be missing the Kardashian style in 27 years…
If you want to be a Hepburn in a Kardashian world, read on!
How to Get Timeless Style
1. Limit the number of trends you buy
It’s fun to buy trends so I’m not going to tell you not to buy any…just limit them! Trendy clothing should add some spice to your wardrobe but should not make up the entirety of your wardrobe…or your outfit! Try to limit the amount you buy and the amount you’re wearing at one time!
2. Add simple accessories to simple looks
I’ll admit, sometimes I love a good “more is more” approach to fashion, but simplicity can never be ignored. Things like a dainty gold necklace paired with a button down and jeans are extremely simple but extremely beautiful!
3. Gather inspiration from sustainable fashion stores
Pinterest is great for gathering inspiration (ahem and this blog ;)), but have you looked to sustainable online clothing stores & their lookbooks for inspo? Their pieces are usually all timeless and give you great ideas on pieces you should have in your wardrobe! I like checking out this site and this one.
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4. Wait to try out the latest trend
I say this because how would it look if a new trend emerges and you and 15 other girls are all wearing it on the same day? In this case, you don’t look timeless, it just looks like your whole town shops at the same place and you lose some originality! Either wait to try it out (then you’ll know if you actually like it or not) or style it in a completely new way so you don’t lose “you”. But make sure it’s balanced out with classic pieces too!
5. Gather inspiration from iconic women
Grace Kelly. Audrey Hepburn. Coco Chanel. Katharine Hepburn. We call these women icons and for good reason. Gather outfit inspiration from these amazing women if you want to look timeless. Their fashion will never go out of style and we can only learn from them! Watch old movies too!
Related: Copying Audrey Hepburn Style
6. Shop less to buy better
It’s hard to buy quality. I get it. I strive to fill my wardrobe with quality, but I will say it’s not everything I buy. It can be expensive! So what do you do? Well, I’ve found a lot of luck in thrifting quality pieces, but just simply shopping less works well too. Shop less and save up your money to buy better quality items!
7. Focus on neutrals, simple prints, & structured classic pieces
If you look at timeless fashion from iconic women, they are wearing a lot of turtlenecks, slacks, tweed, skirts, flats, etc. All pieces that are classic, neutral in color, simple, and/or structured! Yes, a lot of it may have just been the fashion at the times then, but I can’t help but think they made a conscious choice to choose those pieces! This is KEY to timeless style!
8. Shop from classic/timeless brands
How do you look timeless? Well, shop from timeless brands! You can be sure that their pieces will stand the test of time if they’re still going strong after all these years. Levi’s, Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, and L.L.Bean (though on the sportier side) are all household names that we know well! And of course, Chanel is chic and timeless.
I hope you got a lot of timeless style tips from this post! If you liked this post then you’re probably going to like these 2 timeless looks that you can’t go wrong with!