Friday, June 1, 2012

The Style Series: Classic

          Welcome back for the third installment of "The Style Series". I know it has been a long time since I have written one these and what better time to begin writing these posts again than now. I was very excited to write this edition of  "The Style Series" because although I tend to like different styles of clothing, in my mind my main style is a mix of girly, preppy, chic, and classic. To me the classic style is timeless and can never be boring because it can easily be re-invented time and time again.

Classic Style:

          A classic style is all about sticking to preppy basics, using clean cut lines, and simple silhouettes. Despite the simplicity of this style, it is far from being boring. With accessories and good styling you can take this from plain to chic in a matter of minutes.

Classic Wardrobe Basics:

          When trying to achieve a classic style you should stick to basic clothing pieces that will never go out of fashion but always will look modern. Jeans to any closet is a obvious choice, you can dress them up or down. I love my straight leg and bootcut jean so chose your favorite cut of jeans and stock up on different colors. Another obvious and basic essential are plain tees in your favorite cuts and many different colors. The ways to style plain tees are endless and easy to layer and can bring and outfit together. The little black dress is really something every girl should have, you can wear it casually and formally. To sum it all up just about every piece on this list is very versatile and can be easily interpreted into your own style.

  • Jeans
  • Plain Tees
  • Little Black Dress
  • Trench Coat
  • Blazer
  • A-Line Skirts
  • Vest
  • Oxford Shirt
  • Striped Tops
  • Pretty Blouses       
  •  Flats
  •  Boots
  •  Pumps
  •  Oxfords

Classic Accessories: 

         The key to make this style stand out and not boring is by spicing it up with classic but trendy accessories. Aim for accessories that are modern enough to currently be used but not trendy enough that they will go out of style in a couple of seasons. However, once you can have enough modern classic pieces that can be used for years, you can  mix in trendy pieces to your wardrobe (I do that all the time). Accessorizing is always the best way to change things up in a outfit and make it truly your own.

  • Statement Jewelry
  • Charm Bracelets
  • Pendent Necklaces
  • Diamond Stud Earrings
  • Scarves
  • Skinny Belts
  • Pearls
  • Watch

Classic Beauty:

         Finish off your entire look by keeping your look as natural, simple and pretty as you can. To maintain being the natural beauty that you are.

  • For your eyes go for brown and beige eyeshadow colors. Line your eyes with eyeliner if you like or skip the eyeliner and go straight for the mascara instead.
  • Dust a soft pretty blush like in a peach/pinkish tone on the apples of your cheeks for a nice subtle flush.
  • Complete the look with a classic lip in red. If you don't like red lips going for a pink lip or a nice lip gloss will go nice as well.
        Wear simple and pretty hair styles that do not take as much time to create but still look fabulous. Some suggestions are  . . .
  • Pretty Pony Tails
  • Headbands
  • Braids

Style Icon:

         Aside from being a force to be reckon with and being my personal fashion icon, Lauren Conrad is the perfect example of the classic style. She knows how to use classic pieces and how to put them together to achieve a modern, effortless look that is all her own.We can all take some serious pointers from her on how to achieve a classic style.

            I hope you have enjoyed this edition of "The Style Series" and I hope you pick up a few things from here and add it to your own amazing style.

1 comment:

  1. Great style post. I am a total classic girl, minus red lips. I'll certainly take these suggestions into consideration.


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