Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The test of time

No matter the trend du jour, there are always those classic pieces that stood the test of time. They always look great, are versatile, and have everlasting style.

The timeless staples:

Trench coat:
There's a certain type of art in the trench coat. It's the ultimate symbol of chic and can be worn over a simple shirt and jeans or a fancy dress for effortless chic. The most common color for a trench is a beige but there are many other colors like red, blue, black and even patterns like floral and stripes. 

Basic white tee:
This is an American classic that goes with the perfect pair of blue jeans. Be sporty chic in a white tee with a dressy skirt or casual chic by paring one with a blazer. You can always find a way to wear the white tee. 

Ballet flats:
Give your feet a much needed break from heels with a simple ballet flat. Go for a pop of color with a colored flat, a printed flat with leopard or simple with black. There are a lot of ways to wear a flat so find one that works for you. 

Cashmere cardigans:
This is one staple that is adaptable in any situation, whether in the office, with a cocktail dress, or by itself.  Brights and patterns are fun for the season, like the pictures below, but black, navy, beige and grey can go a long way in your wardrobe. 

White Jeans:
A more glamorous look to the classic blue jean. It's a staple that can be worn before and after Labor Day because it's the epitome of effortlessly cool. Wearing white jeans can freshen up your look and give you a clean crisp look.

Shift Dress:
Jackie O was a fashion icon and made the shift dress popular in the 1960's just by wearing one on her Life magazine cover. This lady like dress is a staple that is very easy to wear. You can pair it with other staples like the ballet flat and cashmere cardigan and look polished. 


What are some of your favorite timeless staples? What other timeless staples that can stand the test of time (LBD, blue jeans, tuxedos, trousers, etc)? Let us know in the comment!
XO Wil Harris

26 comments:

  1. Love your post!! Especially the pastel colors

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  2. thank you for nice comment and following my blog :)
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  3. I LOVE my trench, white tee, cardi and flats! That has totally summed up a spring outfit for me :) I would also die without a LBD in my wardrobe. Good post oh and I LOVE Kate Middleton... she is the quintessential patron of classic. Love Elle xo

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    1. The LBD is definitely a go to piece! We love Kate Middleton too, she's bringing back ladylike class and her style is simple but elegant! Thanks Elle!

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  4. I have a long flowy skirt that is about 5 years old, it's colorful and SO fun to wear... It's still my go-to skirt for dress up events after all these years because I can wear ANY color top with it. Uness it rips or is taken from me, I'll never get rid of it!

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    1. Sounds like such a cute skirt! Love those pieces that can go with anything. Post a picture of you wearing the skirt, we'll love to see it! :)

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  5. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! Feel free to stop by anytime!

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    1. You're very welcome Ester! We'll definitely be stopping by again!

      Yeah, that Audrey Hepburn picture is a classic.

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  6. this post is great! and your blog is so inspiring!!
    what about to follow each other? :)
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  7. your blog makes me want to shop!!!!!!

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  8. Hi there, love this post...these items you've featured a definite all-time classics. I do have a few in my wardrobe. The trench is a must have, ballet flats by the dozens and cardigans - essential Love!

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  9. I agree with you, thank you for reminding me all these items are essentials! I am in the process of reinventing my closet :)

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    1. You're welcome Ana, anytime! Reinventing your wardrobe is a lot of work but so much fun.

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  10. Trench coat no doubt!!!
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    2. And I love yours, i am following on GFC and bloglovin!

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  11. I love white tops (button up) it's a very classic look that will never out of style

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    1. We agree, they go with everything and are so easy to style.

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XO Wil Harris