Timeless……adjective…..not affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion. Something that doesn’t change over the course of time. When thinking about something as timeless, do you think about such qualities? Does your mind head in the direction that it is so good or beautiful that it cannot be affected by changes in society or fashion?
If so, now think about your current wardrobe…..do you have any pieces that fit these qualities?
Profusely digging through my winter wardrobe storage boxes to change over my closet to help me tackle the frigidity of NYC, I pulled her out….my deep, dark blue coat, displaying her large white bow. As Reemo put it when he saw my reaction, “Wow, you must love that jacket!”. My immediate and subconscious, yet physical and emotional reaction expressed that this particular piece resonated me in some way. Even if I had not worn it in quite some years. It took me back to a place. Also, at its present, it made me excited to the future. A piece that I purchased over six years prior. Look at me though, six years later and still rocking it as if I purchased it from Barney’s last night! Yes, Reemo, Barney’s. LOL.
Timeless pieces do just that. They last over periods of time, can be brought back to life and can spice up a wardrobe as if it was brand new and fresh off of the racks. They also serve as foundational pieces that prove to be great investments.
Regardless of your age, body type, style, or financial situation, everyone should possess a few timeless of their own.
Check out a few timeless pieces that you can add to your wardrobe:
Leather/Faux Leather Jacket
Jacket styles and shapes go in and out of trend. Yet, a leather jacket is one that stays around for each spring and fall season. Even makes an appearance during some winter seasons. Therefore, getting your hands on a cute, long-lasting leather or faux leather jacket will serve you and your collection correct.
Having been around since the 1800’s, trench coats obviously stand the test of time. Its sleek, inclusive body type cut, versatile, throw with any outfit vibe lends the trench coat to placing itself as a staple in your wardrobe that will grow with you as your age and time unwillingly does.
Black Leather/Faux Leather Skirt
Right along the lines of the lines of the leather/faux leather jacket the leather/faux leather skirt can take you from work to a night on the town from year to year. Whether dressing it up or down, a leather/faux leather skirt will provide you with a classic, timeless look. As Jacqueline Curtis suggests, “Check the fabric tag and grab one that has between 2% and 5% spandex. It gives you a little extra shape and ensures that the skirt doesn’t loosen up during the day, which can definitely happen with 100% cotton or polyester. Purchase yours in a neutral color and you can wear it with just about anything.”
I have included a pair of curve leather look pants as there aren’t many curve leather skirt selections in the universe. Maybe I shall fill this void one day soon!
Although a majority of folks side on the opinion that ankle and heeled boots are on the trendy side, my thoughts are no matter the height, shape or pattern, a good quality, stylish boot that you love deems itself towards the land of timelessness. As boots are a great staple for any dress, skirt or pant, and during any season, yes, even summer….I guess if they aren’t fur lol, they can walk you through any timeframe.
Black shoes or pumps may be at the forefront of your mind when you think about a timeless shoe for years to come. Yes, this may be somewhat true and we all need a solid black shoe for one occasion or another. We also need some color!! We ALWAYS need some color, correct? ;)
Now with color, most people suggest to stay away from pointed heels. I say, go with it!! When you see a woman with a pointed shoe, you don’t think, “Oh, she is so out of style”. You most likely think that she looks good in that cute shoe….in which she probably has had for awhile. Also, although matte and patent are suggested to shy away from, as long as you take care of them, they should last over time.
With today’s ever increasing price points, fashion that lasts over seasons and ages stem to be essential. Timeless pieces allow us to stand the test of time, finances and of course age, and let our wardrobes stay pristine. More than likely too, you when you bring your timeless pieces out of the closets or deep storage, you will have a unique piece, sometimes vintage depending on how long you keep it, that no one else is rocking because they have already gotten rid of it! Search your already packed up wardrobe and add a few pieces from above to set yourself up for pieces that will have you styling in five, ten, thirty years! Keep it timeless ladies, all of course while being,
Unapologetically Me. Unapologetically You. Unapologetically Us.
Shop the Look:
Please click on the images below to shop my outfit. Of course my bow jacket is not available at the moment. As I mentioned above, I purchased it from Anna K over six years ago! I searched and searched for one that is comparable, to no avail. There is nothing out in these streets that can relate to this iconic piece. I have included some alternative coats for your pleasures. Please do not forget to tag me and hashtag #inspiredbynova if you purchase any items from my look! OR are inspired by me in any way!!
Happy Shopping!! :D