10 Things That Never Go Out Of Fashion
The famed Greek philosopher once said, “Nothing endures but change”. While his doctrine suits the situation of the modern world in general, it is the most apt definition for the fashion world which is full of designs and clothes that change according to seasons. However, there are a few apparels that have been tagged ‘evergreen’, ‘perennially stylish’, ‘revolutionary’ and ‘path breaking’ by several generations. There are a few trends that have been in vogue since decades. The only difference is that with every decade, their look gets more and more contemporary and changes according to the tastes of the times. But the basic style and essence remains the same. Here is a list of trends that have lived beyond style, people and times.
1. The little black dress
After Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn revolutionized the ‘little black dress’, it has become a must have in every woman’s closet. The amazing thing about the black dress is that you can use your best accessories, scarfs, stoles and shoes to go with it. Keep changing the combination and you have a completely new ensemble each time. The little black dress also best flaunts a taut body.
2. Denims and white shirt
Age, size, color and height no bar, a crisp collared white shirt with a fitted pair of blue or black denims is the way to go if you want to look semi-casual but make a style statement at the same time. Pair nude pumps with this attire and a knot clutch which will finish your look. The flexibility that this attire provides you is quite something! Wear flip flops underneath and it becomes casual wear, add a neck scarf to it and it becomes an evening derby or golf course wear. Add a mahogany or a brown jacket to it and it becomes business code. It is very inexpensive to your wallet and an added feather to your style quotient.
3. The biker look
This is one immortal look that has to be handled with caution. Many have tried to imitate this tomboyish, hard-as-nails look but not everyone has been able to carry off this awesomely ‘handsome’ style! The musical ‘Grease’ and Madonna in ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ immortalized this rocker look. If you have the inherent style and body to flaunt this look, don the leather motorcycle jacket, some crimson red lipstick, skin tight jeans, black shades and metallic earrings. Women who wear this look ooze attitude and are perceived to be rebellious, upfront and confident.
The Boho look has been in fashion perennially as the out-of-the-bed look. Originally having started as the ‘Hippie look’, this style owes its roots to the time of the flower power and women’s liberation movement. Although the social context of the trend has gone, the freewheeling style till remains. Yoko Ono and Cher are celebrities who have brilliantly kept this style alive. Flowers in the hair, loose ponchos and tunics, smudgy eye liner and a ruffled hairstyle, make up this weirdly beautiful, everlasting style statement that gives out a ‘don’t care a damn’ attitude.
5. Linen apparel
Egyptian cotton and linen pants are singularly the best way you can beat summer with style. Linen adds stiffness and luster to jackets, trousers and vests. Easily convertible into casual, formal and semi-formal styles, linen in solid colors will accentuate any skin tone, body type and accessories.