Fashion - Stop Wasting Money - Get These Timeless Classics Instead!

Are you forever buying clothes that go out of fashion a month later and get left at the back of the wardrobe? Buy these timeless classics and wear them for decades to come, these pieces will become your wardrobe staples. Stop wasting money and read on for some classic fashion tips.

Basic Cardigans

There is a cardigan out there for every occasion whether it is a chunky knit or a lightweight one. Cardigans can be styled to suit whichever outfit or occasion you have lined up. Buy a few staple cardigans in different cuts, fabrics and styles and you’ll always have the perfect one to choose from. Thick oversized cardigans are great for the colder months and casual events or even just around the house. Choose cardigans with a thinner fabric for the warmer months or evenings where you need extra coverage but it’s too warm for a jacket. A simple black cardigan is great for the workplace.

Flat Shoes

Flat ShoesFlat pump style shoes can be bought in cheaper range stores such as GAP and Primark for less than £10 and do the job as much as any expensive pair will. Flat shoes are such a simple classic staple item that will never go out of fashion. Save your feet from the pain of wearing heels all day by keeping a pair of flats with you at all times or if you’re going on a night out. Team flat shoes with skinny jeans for a casual look or with leggings and a smart blouse suitable in the workplace. Buy them in a range of colours to go with your outfits or stick to a black pair and a nude pair to go with everything.

 

Trench Coat

A quality trench coat will last you decades and is a style that doesn’t age with the fashion trends. Choose a tan trench coat for the most classic conservative look. Look for styles that are loosely cut and come just below your knee. You can wear this alone in the spring or layer it up in the winter for extra warmth. Trench coats are perfect for dates, dinners, work or even just doing the weekly shop! More expensive trench coats can be purchased in all of the designer shops but you can find cheaper versions in high street stores such as GAP, New Look and Forever 21.

White Shirt

A white dress shirt is one that can be worn for work, job interviews, dinner or even casual events depending on how you style it. Don’tWhite Shirt opt for the cheapest one you can find, invest in one that is a little bit more expensive and it will keep its shape and crisp white colour for longer. You also don’t want it to be translucent! White shirts are a staple when it comes to work attire. You can team this with a blazer and smart trousers, put it under a smart black dress and wear it alongside a pencil skirt and heels. Try going for a more casual look by teaming the shirt with jeans or denim shorts and trainers. The combinations are endless.

Skinny Jeans

A good pair of comfy skinny jeans is a wardrobe essential and will go with absolutely anything. Skinny jeans are a fashion piece which is here to stay. You can buy skinny jeans in almost every clothing store so you’ll need to try a few pairs on to find the perfect pair for you. Find a style that allows movement in the hip and groin area so you can remain comfortable all day. Pick up several shades so you have something for all seasons. Wear with heels for a smart look or wear with vans for casual style.

Little Black Dress

Little Black DressAn LBD is an investment piece that is timeless. Little black dresses have been around since fashion began and if you pick the right one you can really make it last through the decades. Choose a knee-length sleeveless dress that isn’t too short and doesn’t show off too much cleavage. You’ll find this to be a really versatile piece that can be worn to multiple events and occasions. You can wear your LBD with stilettos for a night on the town or change it up by putting a white shirt underneath and pairing with tights and flat shoes for a day of meetings at the office.

 

Blazer

There are many different blazers to choose from including cropped, oversized and waterfall but the classic perfect-fitting one is the piece you need to have in your closet and will stay timeless. The sleeves should fall at your wrists and there should be enough shoulder space to add layers underneath. The front of the blazer should be fitted and not pull around your chest. An investment would be to have a properly tailored piece but try on high-street brands and you may find the perfect fit is out there waiting! Team a blazer with a dress and a statement necklace for a night out or for a more casual look pair it with a graphic t-shirt, skinny jeans and converse.

Lightweight Scarf

ScarvesThe addition of a lightweight scarf can really complete an outfit and make it look that little bit more stylish and unique. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a scarf but for the most flexibility buy a variety of scarves that are sheer, opaque, long, short and varying in colour. You can wear the same outfit multiple times but change the scarf and your other accessories for a whole new look without having to spend money on countless outfits. You can wear these many ways. Channel your pin-up girl look by wrapping a scarf around your head paired with a high bun. Wear a scarf loosely around your neck for a classic chic look. Why not jazz up an outfit by tying a scarf around your handbag or using it as a belt around your waist.
 

What is the Verdict?

MoneySavingPigWhich timeless wardrobe pieces do you come back to time and time again? Will this article alter your clothing expenditures?  We love feedback so please use the comment section below. 

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