What is Timeless Style?
Timeless style is a look that is built to last. It doesn’t have to be the latest trend to look gorgeous. It is a style made up of simple, classic and essential pieces that never go out of fashion.
Adopt this style and when you look back at photos you won’t cringe at how you followed the fashion trend. Instead you will admire how sophisticated and stylish you look. Not only that, but this way of shopping is more sustainable as you are buying quality, and needing to shop less often.
To create a timeless style you will want to think about a capsule wardrobe. This means you select a few high quality items to create a selection of timeless outfits that will see you through many years.
In this blog, I am going to share some timeless style secrets, helping you to build the perfect outfit time and time again - without breaking into the bank too often.
What is the Secret to Timeless Style?
Statistics say that women have an average of 22 items in their wardrobe that have never been worn. It isn’t hard to believe when the latest trends are so tempting and fast fashion can be so cheap. The problem with trying to keep up with trends is that not only do you end up with lots of unworn clothes, but you have to keep updating your wardrobe each season and spend more money.
This doesn’t do your bank account any good. Not to mention fast fashion which comes with its own challenges. Instead of buying into the latest trends, save for something you really love that makes you feel great and you know will last. Even if it is pricier than you might usually pay for something. It will be worth it.
Have a dress code
Have a go to dress code. This is your own personal formula for the perfect outfit. The way to think about this is to decide what you feel comfortable in. Is it a pair of jeans and a knitted jumper? Or maybe it’s a dress, tights and boots.
Use this as your building blocks when you are buying new pieces. You will soon find that as you build on this formula that everything in your wardrobe can be paired up easily for any occasion. This opens up more options for outfits that fit with your timeless style.
Look for timeless fabrics and prints
Some prints and fabrics date quickly. However, there are some that really stand the test of time. Think stripes and polka dots. These patterns can brighten up an outfit without dating it.
Long lasting fabrics such as tweed, wool, silk and cashmere are certainly something to consider when building your timeless wardrobe. These fabrics look great for years and can withstand lots of wear.
Shop for versatile outfits
Buy pieces which have lots of room to grow and adapt. Take our black pleated Co-ord set which looks fantastic for lounging in the living room or with a pair of heels and a leather handbag for a night out. Think of ways you can style every item in your wardrobe and make it last.
The key to a timeless style is quality. While cheap fashion is tempting, it is mostly mass produced and not made to last longer than a few wears. Instead, shop for well made clothing that will see you through a few years. So not only will you look timeless, your outfits will be built to last too.
Look for fabrics that feel great and avoid material that is likely to pull, fade, bobble or show signs of wear quickly. A timeless style really is an investment. So while these items might cost a little more initially, you will be shopping less and saving money in the long run.
Invest in the basics
Buy the basic items that you really love and you can build outfits from. This is going to differ from person to person depending on personal taste and preferences.
Here are a few ideas:
- Jeans that work with heels and flats
- Pair of boots
- Tailored trousers
- Oversized jumper
- Fitted jumper
- Roll neck
- Versatile co-ord
- Basic dress
- Basic tees
- Quality loungewear
How can the Nuevo Edit help you with Timeless Style?
Our collection features outfits that can be dressed up or down. They are classic colours and cuts that are flattering and never go out of style. With each edit we show you ways in which you can style the outfit for more than one occasion so you can get the most out of each piece.
We’re excited to be launching a new collection in February that will bring you even more staple items that will sit perfectly in a capsule wardrobe.