What To Wear When You Want To Look Timeless

By Nell Rochas

The fashion world is always dishing out new trends to tempt us into buying more clothes and accessories. Even when we enjoy playing up our style with the boldest trends of the season, at the end of the day, we all want to look back on photographs and see a look that is still beautiful and classic, rather than cringe and ask ourselves what we were thinking. 

Looking timeless is not as complicated as you may think. All you need is to invest in quality fashion pieces that have classic silhouettes and ones that are relevant season after season and the best part is, such timeless pieces will go well with many of the new trends coming out every season, so you can play a fair game between looking timeless and being on trend.

So how can you build a wardrobe with classic pieces so that you can look timeless every day of the week? The following are the best ones to get you there.

Quality Knitwear


From Audrey Hepburn donning knitwear with midi skirts to fashionistas like Olivia Palermo rocking knitted tops with the skirt of the season, the knitted top has proved that it is here to stay and that it is still so relevant for any woman’s wardrobe after all these decades. Invest in a couple of knitted tops that best suit your body shape — go for solid colors rather than prints so that they can remain classic pieces and then you can pair them with anything from the trending pleated midi skirt or the romantic and dramatic maxi skirt.

Heeled Pumps

Same as with knitwear, heeled pumps have been worn by the screen sirens of the 50s and now we see them being worn by street style stars during fashion week and beyond. Having a pair of heeled pumps in your closet will serve you well for any occasion, whether that’s an unexpected job interview or a last minute invitation to dinner, and it will pair well with anything from denim and a simple white T-shirt to an embellished cocktail dress.

Simple blouses

Blouses are having a moment this season and proving to be very popular but even so, having a great blouse in your closet will get you another step closer to timeless style. Delicate looking silk blouses with bow ties tied around the neck are eternally elegant to wear with a suit, a skirt or denim.

Tailored Pants


You may love your denim and short shorts but a timeless piece to have in your closet is a pair of tailored pants that fits you well and flatters your body shape in a classic color like black, grey or a dark blue. Worn for the office with a blouse and heeled pumps or paired with white sneakers and a crop top, tailored pants will never go out of style.

The trench coat

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Coats are worn with pride by every fashionista during those cold wintry nights and we all covet the latest trending coats but when you want to invest in a coat that will be worn for years to come then go for the trench coat which is always classic and easy to pair with everything from skinny jeans and heeled boots to a dress and biker boots.

Thinking about the colors you choose when buying these timeless pieces is another point to keep in mind. Delicate pinks and greys, dark blues, winter white and black will all help to make the fashion piece look even more timeless.

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