Fashion trends are defined as being fleeting, but some hold stronger than others. Below we’re sharing the trends that have entered the fashion cycle so many times that at this point, it’s safe to put them in the wardrobe staples category. So if you feel like updating your wardrobe with a little something new, consider one of these trend-turned-staples (if you haven’t already!).
This year we’ve seen animal prints of all sorts become trendy, but leopard print has been holding down the animal print fort since the 1920s! So it’s safe to say your leopard print blouse, coat, skirt, and anything else you may have in this wild print will stay on trend for years to come.
High waisted bottoms
Every once in a while some supermodel or celebrity with perfect abs will be photographed in low rise bottoms and we start hearing that this risque silhouette is on the comeback. And we almost immediately start hearing protests from all the high-waist enthusiasts. Let’s be real, the high waist silhouette is way more flattering. Women have been choosing it for centuries! Even when women only wore dresses, skirts were still very clearly defined at the waist. We’ve had a few exceptions with drop-waist dresses in the 20s and low rise jeans in the early 2000s, but besides that it’s always been about the high waist.
In correlation with high waisted bottoms, a good bodysuit is just as essential as a simple t-shirt. Nothing beats the smoothness of a bodysuit when you want to achieve the tucked-in look! They may have originally been designed for gymnasts and dancers, but nowadays bodysuits come with blouse tops so even business women can enjoy a clean tucked in look all day long.
Gone are the days of lugging around massive bags filled with unnecessary items, all the while killing your shoulders! Mini bags are cute, stylish, and will ensure you only take the bare essentials with you. Your posture will thank you. And you’ll be thanking yourself when you’re not spending an eternity digging around for your keys!
Remember when you used to only wear sneakers to the gym? Neither do we. Ok, vaguely. But sneakers have become legitimately trendy since then, to the point many of us have a collection. If you want to stick to a capsule wardrobe, you can’t go wrong with some simple white kicks.
Simple, slinky, and sexy. This silhouette has also been around for centuries! Women started wearing them as outerwear in the 30s, in the form of glamorous bias cut gowns. Though the style has wavered in and out of fashion since, it seems to have stuck since the 90s resurgence of the 2010s. It’s an incredibly versatile piece that’s also rich in fashion history. Slip camis and skirts are also popular variations.
Does your wardrobe include all of the above yet?