Fashion is constantly changing, with new styles pushing out old ones and fresh colours we’re told we must wear season by season.
But what are the timeless fashion pieces that never leave our wardrobes? From jeans to boots and dresses to skirts, we’ve selected the true iconic women’s fashion pieces that have stood the test of time and how you can reinvent them to give yourself a revamped look.
The boot is a true fashion staple that can carry us effortlessly from day events to nighttime occasions without compromising our style. Women experienced a boom in fashion boots during the 1960s — the era of the thigh-high go-go boot. Now, we’re lucky to have a huge variety of boot length, heel heights and fabric patterns at our fingertips, taking us from work to home and season to season with no fuss or effort.
Restyling the boot
Women’s dresses look great with everything from stiletto boots to ankle boots, so get creative when you fancy wearing a dress to an event. Pull on buckle boots with a chunky heel with tights, skater skirts and denim jackets, or try a seductive pair of over-the-knee suede boots with super-skinny jeans and a boho blouse for a unique silhouette.
The LBD (also known as the little black dress) has been a go-to outfit for women across many decades. When you want to look demure and effortlessly stylish, the LBD has you covered. Flattering in colour and versatile in design, an LBD will make you feel amazing at any event — from shopping days to hot dates. As fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, said: “One is never over-dressed or under-dressed in a little black dress”.
Restyling the LBD
Statement jewellery and stylish high heels are capable of taking your LBD to a whole new level. Having a laid-back day with friends? Team a black skater dress with cute pumps and a faded denim jacket to get the perfect balance of chic and grunge.
Flats and pumps
When you want to strike the perfect balance between chic and casual, try a pair of pumps with a range of outfits. Comfy and stylish in one; they’re just as good as a base to a jeans-and-tee combo as they are to a skater dress and denim jacket outfit.
Restyling the pump
If you’re not a fan of heels but want the perfect finish to your look, pumps are your best bet. Wear them with A-line skirts, drop-waist dresses, tapered trousers, skinny jeans, denim shorts, and anything else you want!
Dressing for work can sometimes be a pain. You want to look business-ready and formal, but also stylish and on-trend. The solution? Pencil skirts. Not only is it timelessly fashionable, but the pencil skirt has been particularly useful over the years at helping women feel confident and empowered at business meetings, work conferences and important interviews.
Restyling the pencil skirt
Why not keep it traditional and team your pencil skirt with a fitted white shirt, high heels and understated jewellery? If you fancy incorporating the pencil skirt into your off-duty wardrobe, slip on a knee-skimming length in a pastel colour and wear it with a bardot top and waterfall jacket.
Jeans are our favourite day and night fashion piece. Easy to pull on in a hurry and simple to spruce up for a night out with the girls; slim, skinny and straight leg jeans are almost universally versatile and adored!
Restyling dark jeans
The ways you can wear dark jeans seem endless. The best thing about opting for this shade is that they blur the line between formal and informal (imagine wearing ripped or frayed jeans when the dress code is smart-casual). Go for a straight leg with sneakers and a graphic tee or hoody to rock the cool and casual look or prepare yourself for a night out by teaming skinny dark jeans with an off-the-shoulder top, clutch bag and stiletto heels.
If you’re into denim jeans, you probably also have a soft-spot for the denim jacket. Of course, not everyone’s into the double denim look, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock both timeless fashion pieces on multiple occasions. This clothing trend was huge in the 1980s and it’s been transforming in sync with new fashion movements ever since.
Restyling denim jackets
Denim jackets come in a range of cuts, shades and styles, from faded and grungy to tailored and smart. Go for a boxy, oversized style and rock a dressed down look, or add feminine mystique by wearing a mini, laced dress and cute flats. Denim jackets also look amazing over plain maxi dresses and animal-print shirts.
Another timeless clothing trend that has been a part of women’s wardrobes for decades is the leather jacket. Contemporary and retro depending on your choice of design, leather jackets are timelessly stylish and have been a huge part of women’s fashion since the 1970s.
Restyling the leather jacket
Make your leather jacket reflect your personal style. Go 80s’ vintage and rock a biker leather jacket with super skinny jeans and a white tee, or opt for a cropped design to highlight high-waisted trousers and belts.
The ever-changing characteristic of fashion keeps it fresh and innovative, but clearly, some trends are here to stay.