Six Timeless Fashion Tips Every Woman Should Know


“True style is not about having a closet full of expensive and beautiful things—it is instead about knowing when, where, and how to utilize your collection.” –Nina Garcia


According to fashion pundits, fashion is something that is unique and personal to every individual—this is how style is born. However, in a modern fashion world wherein we are inundated by innumerable trends that come and go, it can be rather challenging to find our own personal style which we could stick with through and through. Yves Saint Laurent once said that fashions may fade, but style is eternal—a maxim that gained so much popularity and for good reason. It is not only true to the core, but it also echoes the real sentiment of how one should choose a manner of dress.

Undoubtedly, following trends and fads can be a bit fun and introducing your own personal touches to it can add a bit of flair but they are called fads for a reason: they are fleeting and temporary. If anything, these should only serve to help you find or refine your personal style, but never to dictate your fashion sense. Having an understanding of the style rules that stand the test of time is a far more imperative task for a true fashionista. Classic fashion icons the likes of Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe are revered and lauded not for their fleeting style choices, but for their fashion options that look not only stylish but exudes their very personality—a unique, innovative and fresh breakaway from a world of fashion wherein everyone is constantly following trends. These style icons perpetuated the idea of owning your own style with confidence regardless of whether what you have on is wholesale clothing or slapped with a designer label. This article echoes the same sentiment and instead of going over the latest fad and trends, it would give you indispensable and timeless fashion tips that are guaranteed to never go out of style. None of these tips may be new to you, but since we are constantly bombarded with fashion trends, it would be nice to have a little reminder of what real style is.


1.)    The hourglass figure is always in

In a modern world that perpetuates the idea of beautiful being synonymous to stick thin, dare to flaunt your curves and show them what has always been timelessly beautiful. In fact, Marilyn Monroe was the style icon for sexy and alluring curves which she dared to flaunt every chance she gets. This is what made her the sexiest woman in history—it is not only because she possessed sexy curves most women were envious of, but because she knew how to own them with confidence. No matter who you are, an hourglass shape is always flattering on any woman. For this reason, look for clothes that nip in at the waist and would draw attention to that area. If you think you would need assistance as you do not possess the curves, try a great belt or a high waisted skirt and create an illusion that achieves the same effect.


2.)    Invest in good undergarments

Never underestimate the power of a good pair of undergarments. Though they may be concealed underneath a layer of clothes, they actually play a very important role in your overall ensemble: they provide a good foundation. If you start out with a good base, then the rest of you would just feel more comfortable. Undergarments that fit well and would keep lines under wraps would give you a more streamlined look and prevent from visible panty lines from showing through.


3.)    When in doubt, don on a little black dress

There are some events and functions wherein we absolutely have no idea what to wear (most especially if the host failed to indicate it in the invitation). Never fear, a little black dress is never out of place regardless of whether a function is casual or formal. Audrey Hepburn did not only don that iconic raven Givenchy for a scene, she wore it as a statement that still rings true today—that a little black dress is still an arresting sight to behold. If you do not have your very own little black dress yet, then it might be time for you to get one in the stores. These are always available regardless of where you might try to find them—solidifying the idea that indeed it is a timeless staple.


4.)    A scarf or a statement necklace does wonders to any outfit

Any basic outfit can look instantaneously better with the addition of a statement necklace or a colorful scarf. Never underestimate its power to elevate any outfit. In fact, in some outfits, your necklace and scarves are not simply accessories, but the main feature of an ensemble. Think of a plain outfit as your canvass and watch how it transforms with the addition of a necklace or a scarf. Be sure to consider your neckline when you are choosing an accessory, however. Remember that wearing turtlenecks or necklines cut to close to the neck would call for long necklaces to add length. Wear anything shorter than that and it will be swamped by the fabric and will hardly be noticeable at all.


5.)     A large pair of sunglasses will conceal anything

In any fashion emergency that involves concealing your eyes, a big and dark pair of sunglasses will be your best friend. If you do not have ample time to apply makeup on, or if you have dark circles which you cannot be bothered to hide or just simply had not enough sleep, your go-to pair of sunglasses is a quick and easy fix. They add a sprinkle of sophisticated glamour to any ensemble and what is more? They go with almost any outfit leaving you with no reason not to wear them for when you need them.


6.)    Dare to be different

As hackneyed as this phrase may sound, it has some teeth to it. If you truly want to make a statement and to be really unique and irreplaceable, you must strive not to fit in but rather stand out and be different. Fitting in means you lose yourself in the crowd while being different means that you would stand out. This is true not only in the area of fashion but everywhere else in life. Embrace what makes you different and let that help you find your style.


Every magazine may laud different kinds of style tips and may give you a different set of fashion guidelines to follow. Even fashion pundits have entirely different opinions on what can be considered fashionable and what is not. But regardless of what your particular taste in fashion may be, these are the universal style tips you can count on to be timeless and would never be considered outdated or obsolete. And with these tips, you are guaranteed to look spectacularly stylish.


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