Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” The icon designer, with some of the timeless designs on her name could’t be more right. Fashion is fickle beast that we all have seen here today and gone tommorow but some of the classics truly does stand the test of time.
1. The tuxedo jacket
Designer Yves Saint Laurent introduced Le Smoking in 1966, the tuxedo-style jacket has become a style mainstay — not to mention a sexy alternative to the LBD. The key to rocking this classic menswear look is to choose a jacket with a form-fitting cut rather than an oversized piece that translates as baggy — or that resembles your dad’s old tux.
2. The animal print
While you may be hesitant to walk on the wild side, animal print is a constant classic — with an appropriate edge. Now, of course, we’re not talking about hot pink zebra or any other form of exaggerated, unnatural form of fashion print here. Designers such as Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors used animal prints in their natural color palettes — staying true to them as statement-worthy neutrals. Looking for classic animal print attire? Try a leopard print jacket.Business casual with an edge? Rock a snakeskin tank top under a blazer. More of an accessory person? Well, just step into the wild — literally. It’s all about the shoe this season. An animal print shoe makes an even bolder statement with a simple monotone outfit.
3. The LBD
The LBD is nothing short of a VIP. The little black dress made a bold statement both because it’s black and because it’s simple.The little black dress is really like a magic wand. Its iconic power cannot be underestimated, as it can take you from day to night, corporate office to cocktail party, sporty to sexy, and conservative to eye-catching — and everything in between.
4. The perfect-fitting jeans
The right pair of jeans can be something like a second skin — they can practically go anywhere with you as they cling to every curve or casually drape over your bottom half with effortless ease. Exchange the flat sandals for stilettos and a sexy, draped blouse and you’re immediately ready for a night on the town.
5. The black leather jacket
There is something about the black latter jackets that really never gets old. While you may think that the biker-inspired coat is too trendy, it really has become nothing short of a versatile classic that works with everything from a 9-to-5 look to weekend street style and even a cocktail dress.