Fashion always reinvents itself, but these ten timeless trends come and go from shop windows on a regular basis.
Fashion is always closely linked with what is most current in the world, but lately it has become easy to see that some trends have the power to come and go frequently.
Others don’t even leave the windows and mannequins.
Thrift stores have also become popular precisely because they sell pieces that have become timeless. Items that can be used by women of any age.
Image and lifestyle expert Cláudia Piantini explains why this phenomenon happens in fashion.
“When we go back to using a certain look it’s like we’re looking for some rescue in history, but it’s something that always comes with more innovation”, she says.
The fact is that there are trends that never go out of style. Below you can see a list of the main ones and check what is worth investing in the next time you go shopping.
1. Animal print
Animal print is already a fashion classic. Jaguar, zebra and leopard appear in clothes in any season.
This type of design has been part of clothing for a long time, as animal skin was the first fabric used by man to cover the body.
Present in shirts, shoes, bags, scarves and a series of other items, using animal print is no longer synonymous with exaggerated fashion.
The style consultant, Ana Vaz, gives a tip on how to create a look with animal prints and remain discreet.
“For those who don’t want a more striking look when wearing this pattern, it’s worth choosing the small formats in more discreet colors and applying them to smaller pieces.
the opposite goes for those who want more daring”.
It is also worth remembering that to use this trend it is good to avoid clothes that are too short or tight, thus attenuating the appeal to sensuality.
When in doubt, seek balance by combining animal print with neutral colors such as brown, beige, black and white.
2. Black and white
It’s no use, the two colors are jokers in anyone’s closet.
They match each other and look good on any body. You can wear this trend mixed or opt for all-white or all-black looks.
With these tones, you can create different styles.
You can be romantic, sexy, classic or modern and make sure that B&W is a trend and can easily be part of your wardrobe.
If you want to use everything at once and still add a little color, just use black and white printed pieces and opt for another colorful item. The result is a timeless look.
Flowers are welcome anyway, whether to decorate and perfume the house or to enhance the look.
Big or small: it doesn’t matter, they are democratic, you just need to know how to use them. “The print has to be proportional to the physical biotype of the person who will wear it. Therefore, before buying, pay attention to the points you want to highlight, and of course, the interference of colors”, said Cláudia Piantini.
Typical of spring collections, the floral print was revamped with the intention of also having the face of winter.
The flowers mixed with the dark background give the clothes a chic look. The ideal is to combine with smooth pieces to balance the look.
But if you are a fashion expert, give your fashionista touch and bet on a mix of prints.
This is one of those easy-to-produce styles, where you can find pieces both in famous designer stores and in the most popular stores in your city.
Navy has as its main references stripes, prints or mentions of anchors and ropes and also the colors white, red and navy blue. It’s a trend that can be both chic and unpretentious at the same time.
The sailor look emerged in the 1920s, at the hands of Coco Chanel and appears frequently in shop windows around the world.
The navy look reaches the feet, with the Anabela heeled espadrilles, which instantly recall the maritime environment. It’s also easy to find blue and white striped bags or ones that remind you of sailors’ costumes.
One word defines: indispensable. This is how denim presents itself to most people. Easy to find in any wardrobe, jeans were created in 1872 in France, in the Nimes region. Over time, the fabric ended up being called denim. The name jeans came about because Italy imported the product to make uniforms for sailors in the Port of Genoa.
But material, as we know it today, appeared at the hands of Levi Straus, owner of Levi’s, in 1853. Jeans were used at this time mainly by prospectors in the United States.
To this day jeans are one of the best friends of those who work. Practical and comfortable, the material goes well almost everywhere, with a few exceptions. “Jeans are always informal and should be avoided in work environments that ask for social clothes, in more formal environments, at weddings, at graduations”, said Ana Vaz.
The fabric is timeless, but if you want to update the look, just pair jeans with jeans. According to Ana, to make the mix and make the right choice it is necessary to use different tones. “It’s worth choosing different washes, colors or prints when you don’t want an outfit look. For example, light denim pants with polka dots + a dark denim shirt ”.
Another material that entered the radar of fashionistas due to the workers is plaid. The fabric is also proof that fashion and music are closely linked. The pattern came to the fore in the 1990s, when grunge from bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam came to the fore. The groups had the habit of wearing a plaid shirt, which was widely used in Seattle, USA, by lumberjacks.
But the history of the use of chess began much earlier. There are records of the fabric dating from the period of 700 to 50 BC, by the Celtic people, in Europe. But leaving the historical aspect aside, the important thing is that chess has invaded stores and looks great on anyone. For a modern look, tie the plaid shirt around your waist. Combine with shorts and ankle boots and success is guaranteed.
Militarism is another fashion classic that is always updated. It appeared in the 1940s, when World War II was raging (1939-1945). At the time, women began to wear pencil skirts, just like the military of the period. In the 1970s, there was a revival of this fashion through the hippie movement, which used the military jacket as a critique of the Vietnam War (1955-1970).
Today, for example, it is more difficult to see pieces of clothing with that camouflage print. The military style is usually mentioned through moss green garments, in addition to details and applications in gold. Boots and jackets inspired by the universe of the Armed Forces are also easily found in stores.
Cláudia’s tip is to use delicate and romantic accessories to make the military look more feminine. Ana Vaz suggests betting on combinations with fabrics such as lace, silk and velvet.
8. Ladylike style
Unlike militarism, with ladylike femininity is obvious. Created in the 1950s, the style was mainly influenced by Christian Dior. After the end of World War II, he decided to create pieces that exuded elegance and were made with a lot of cloth – which was being rationed at the time.
The New Look appeared with a flared skirt, marked waist and heels. It’s all part of this look. And if you think that the style is for older women, you are wrong, because young people like Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande adopt ladylike references in the look. Among the accessories, pearl jewelry and cat eye glasses complete the super feminine image.
9. Hippie chic
It may be called folk, gipsy, boho or hippie chic, but the style is similar. Inspired by the movement of the 1970s, which preached peace, love and free sex and also by the Woodstock festival, the trend comes and goes.
Smocks, long skirts, fringes, crochet, tie-die, ethnic and arabesque prints. Rasteirinhas and boots dominate the feet of the new hippies and the bags tend to be unstructured, like the bag-bags. Loose hair, with a natural appearance, braids and flower headbands are suggestions to compose the look.
A classic from the 90s, minimalism is another one that had its heyday, but frequently returns to shop windows.
Among the greatest representatives of this fashion are the stylists Calvin Klein, Kenzo and Jil Sander.
The trend of opting for the minimum appeared in the last decade of the 20th century, precisely to give rest to the eyes of fashionistas who had already seen the exaggeration of the 1980s and the explosion of colors in the 1970s.
After all, after so many prints, colors and cuts, women often want to be simple and basic. And that’s exactly what this trend preaches. Clothing that represents simplicity, with good cuts and neutral tones, such as white, black and gray.
These are trends that are here to stay. That is, they are no longer trends, they are established in the fashion world as references when dressing. You may not like them all, but there is certainly one that will be perfect for you.
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