Being in fashion never fades, but fashion trends do. To stay forever in fashion, keep timeless, classic pieces in your wardrobe, and keep on hand accessories that complement everything, and you’re good to go. The following are great pieces you should always have to remain in style always.
The little black dress. Of course this made the cut. Having a classic “LBD” will allow you to always be in style and fashion regardless of whatever trend is current.
A classic black or white T-shirt. Not a v-neck, just a classic T. For that matter, any plain, well-fitting T-shirt will remain in style for years to come, regardless of ever-changing fashion.
A nice black belt with a big buckle. A black belt dresses up any wardrobe, and an eye-catching buckle (in plain silver, gold, or copper) can be used to wear over a long T-shirt or tank, or to dress up your jeans.
Pearls. Pearl earrings, pearl necklace, pear bracelet, pearl ring. It doesn’t matter. Pearls are a timeless classic accessory that never goes out of style. White pearls especially never fade in the fashion world.
A nice, 100% cotton (or as close to it as you can get) dark wash pair of blue jeans that are boot-cut. No flare, no rips or whiskering, no flashy back pockets, just a good old-fashioned pair of jeans that fit well and don’t hug the ankles. These will never become stagnant as the fashion world moves on.
A classic button-up work shirt in white. You can dress up this work favorite with whatever jacket or blazer is in style, but the shirt itself will always complement current trends.
A wool grey skirt at calf-length. This type of skirt stands the test of time, regardless of what’s in style.
Great black heels. No peep-toe, just the classic heel, whatever height you can stand. This shoe will always be popular.
Unfortunately, so will flip flops. You can have flip flops from 10 years ago, and they’ll be in fashion today, tomorrow, to who knows how long. Grr.
A trench coat. Any color. Any length. Trench coats are amazing in their ability to dress up and make any outfit just more classy, and trench coats never go out of style. You may have to remove the shoulder pads (ha ha), but if you have a trench coat, hold onto it. It will always be a fashion trend.
A well-fitted white sweater. I still haven’t managed to find one for myself, but once I do I know I will have a great winter shirt I can wear every year until it pills so bad I have to replace it. I used to have a sweater that was close, but it got burned in the dryer. I’m still looking.
A handbag that never fades? A black one with straps that hold the bag just under your armpit that is about the size of a large book. This bag goes with anything.
Hair accessories that never fade? Hair ties in black or brown. Not scrunchies or bejeweled ones, just the ones you get at the dollar stores. For that matter, classic black bobby pins are always in as well.
Nail polish that never loses its edge is classic red. Red polish has been a nail icon for ages.
Lipstick that never loses its appeal is a classic nude or peach. The natural look in all makeup is always in style, so stock up on your classic browns, tans, nudes, and peaches to stay in the now.
Black tights or nylons are always somehow in fashion in one way or another, so long as you’re not going fishnet.
Diamond stud earrings are truly timeless.
Vanilla and lavender-inspired perfumes are always classic, and never fade as the trends move to new and celebrity endorsed scents.
Above all, the black sweat or workout pant will always be in style for casual wear. So long as it’s of actual material (not the kind with snaps and that swishy material), you will forever have a lounging day-to-day piece that is comfy and fashionable.