It’s relatively common knowledge these days that while fashion trends come and go, true style is timeless. The most influential gurus in the fashion world are more than aware of this which is exactly why new season trends come and go so quickly, but at the same time every single one of them would happily admit that styleis forever and should be what women prioritise.
The simple fact of the matter is that it is perfectly possible to be incredibly stylish without even being remotely fashionable. In fact, often going against the grain when it comes to fashion can be incredibly stylish in its own right with so many style pioneers carving their own paths and doing something completely different. Of course, things can be quite different for the average individual living a normal life, but at the same time it can be exponentially more enjoyable, accessible and affordable to follow the rules of timeless style as opposed to attempt to stay in line with any and all fashion movements.
So with this in mind, what follows is a quick introduction to five simple style tips from the world’s leading gurus which are guaranteed to never go out of fashion:
1 – Forget Perfection
First and foremost, it is of crucial importance to remember that being stylish has got absolutely nothing to do with perfection. In fact, it is actually quite to the contrary as to be stylish is not to gun for the perfect, but rather to create an image that suits the person behind it. This is precisely why there have been so many fashion movements over the years that have centred around distressed, frayed, torn and generally damaged clothing – all of which has proved to be impressively timeless throughout the generations. It’s therefore a good idea to entirely forget about perfection and to instead chase a look that is you.
2 – Simplicity Sells
Another of the most important rules of all when it comes to timeless style is that of remembering that above all else, simplicity is often the very best way to go. Simplicity can be stylish, elegant and quite spectacular to say the least, whereas going over the top and taking things too far represents a very fine line that too many people cross too much of the time. It’s amazing how far you can get with the right skirts or that quintessential little black dress which is suitable for every occasion across the board. Simplicity has always been extremely stylish and will always continue to be – the fact that it is also an extremely affordable way to dress is also a welcome bonus.
3 – Large Sunglasses Are Your Friend
There hasn’t been an era in recent history when large dark sunglasses have not been extremely stylish. Now more than ever, oversized sunglasses have enjoyed something of a renaissance though to be perfectly frank never went out of fashion in the first place. Suffice to say, the added bonus of oversized dark sunglasses is the way in which they can and should be used to hide a multitude of sins when and where necessary. Absolute must for anyone.
4 – Embrace Your Flaws
Without naming the obvious examples that need no naming, there have been several incredibly iconic men and women in and outside the fashion world who have over the decades become world famous specifically for their flaws. The problem when it comes to covering your flaws is the fact that you are essentially looking for ways and means to cover something which makes you as a person 100% unique. There will always be those minor flaws and imperfections that we wish we could change were we given the opportunity, but the moment you learn to embrace and work with your flaws is the moment your own personal style will begin to take shape – timeless style, at that.
5 – Accessorise with Confidence and a Smile
Last but not least, as cliché as it may sound there is nothing more timelessly stylish or attractive that anyone can wear than confidence and a smile. This is precisely why it is of the utmost importance to ensure that no matter what kind of style you decide to pursue for yourself, it is a style that makes you feel great and confident. You can be as fashionable as you like but if you are not happy and comfortable in the clothes you are wearing, this will show through in your happiness and confidence which will strip your look of any of the joy it had. Be yourself and be happy – there is nothing of more importance.