Now comes the fun part of creating a timeless closet – accessorizing. Step four to creating a timeless closet is to fill in your timeless basics with fun and beautiful pieces that fit your personality. My only rule with this step is that you choose items that make you happy. You don’t have to follow every trend, only the ones you really love.
This is when you can throw in a colorful piece like the Shegaw Scarf by FASHIONABLE. The contrast and texture of a bright scarf can add interest to basic outfits, and it draws the eye to your face. This is also the time to bring in items that are a meaningful but not necessarily trendy. Layer the antique ring that your grandmother gave you with your new favorite FASHIONABLE Hammered Stacking Rings, or the bracelet you got on your trip to Europe with our Liz Alig Tassel Bracelet. Consider buying meaningful jewelry like Half United’s Fighting Hunger Bullet Necklace, or Give Back Rae Earrings.
One trend piece I would invest in right now is dressy sweatpants. The Indigenous Cargo Crop Pants are a great example of these. Your co-workers will never know that despite your put together look, you actually feel like you’re lounging on your couch for a Netflix binge. Other trends I’m seeing that will likely stick around include white sneakers (think Converse or Keds), delicate layered necklaces in varying lengths, and bomber jackets.
Most importantly, find a way to make accessories and trends work for you – they are meant to be fun. They are what keeps the art of fashion moving forward, but if dressy sweatpants make you feel sloppy, or bomber jackets don’t show off your sculpted shoulders, then skip it.
The last step to creating a timeless closet is to learn your body type and buy what is most flattering on you. We’ll talk about that next.