Fashion is fickle.
Trends come and go.
What is hot for today becomes awfully stale tomorrow.
However, create your own style; fashion is about fun, experimenting and finding your own individual look.
Do not be afraid to explore your inner fashionista.
It is not a sin to want to look trendy and up-to-date with the times.
But if you are a girl operating on a shoestring budget, it is a sin to splurge so much money on fashion items that seem to be the in thing today, but will soon be something you will not want to be caught dead wearing.
Do not become a fashion victim.
Do not cram your closet with clothes that will not last, just because it is fashionable to have them.
Instead, build a wardrobe that will stick through the seesawing trends, filled with pieces that will never go out of style.
Having a timeless wardrobe will always make you look in style, even if you fall in a fashion rut.
Elements of a timeless wardrobe
A timeless wardrobe contains white tops.
When we say white tops, it does not have to be a plain T-shirt or a baby tee.
Have fun and choose different styles, with different collars and different length of sleeves (or no sleeves at all), as long as it is white.
A white top can go with anything and can be worn anywhere.
Jeans are a must have in building a timeless wardrobe.
You can wear jeans in many ways.
You can throw a baggy T-shirt with jeans and sneakers if you do not feel like dressing up.
You can also match a nice blouse and classy heels if you feel like dressing pretty without exerting much effort.
Get yourself a couple or so pairs of high quality and with a great fit, and you will find yourself with a good wardrobe investment.
If you’re looking to add a fashionable long sleeve white blouse to your wardrobe and you’re looking for a great deal, then definitely you should check out the white blouses in many of our stores.
You’ll be amazed at the buys you’ll find there.
Pearls never go out of fashion.
If you want a touch of class and elegance on any outfit, just wear a string of pearls around your neck.
If you have an heirloom pearl necklace, cherish it and take very good care of it.
If you do not have one, you may want to consider saving up and investing your money on a few good pieces of pearl jewelry.
However, you can still get away with artificial pearl beads if you wear them right and take care of them properly.
You also do not need to own so many handbags.
Just a couple of bags that are high quality and with some colour and personality can do you a lot of good.
And of course, no timeless wardrobe is complete without the little black dress.
Whenever you feel that you have nothing to wear, you can always rely on your little black dress to save you.
Choose one that fits your personality and your lifestyle.
A little black dress is a classic.
It was originally made popular in the 1920s by the fashion designer Coco Chanel to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable and accessible to the widest market possible.
The little black dress is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a “rule of fashion” that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
For instance, you can wear it with a jacket and pumps for daytime business with sparkly jewelry and accessories and killer heels for evening.
The style of the dress ideally should be as simple as possible.
But, of course, any variations are possible to flatter your body type.
Tips for the working moms
Separates — The working mom should not limit the contents of her wardrobe to one-piece numbers like dresses and jumpsuits.
Oftentimes, if there is nothing but dresses and jumpsuits in the closet, what happens is that mom runs out of clean things to wear and does some mad digging for something clean in her closet.
This is a definite time waster; keeping separates will reduce this.
Blazers — Blazers and jackets are quite flexible.
Wearing one over a skirt or slacks gives mom the professional look for when going to work.
They also go well with jeans and leggings for when taking the little ones to their softball game.
Skirts — Mother’s skirts should be of a solid color, with as little pattern to them as possible so that they can be mixed and matched.
They should be of medium length, not too long or not too short, so she would not have any problems if she has to run across the playground after some bully who just tried to beat her kid.
Pants — Pants are also flexible items to have in mother’s wardrobe.
Pair them with a blazer and they are great for boardroom battles.
Slip on a windbreaker or a T-shirt over them and mom is ready for some after-school shindig with the kids.
Blouses — The simple, button-down types with regular sleeves are the perfect ones for the working mom.
They give the less hassle when mom is wrestling with baby.
Undergarments — It is hard to dig through the underwear draw and yet not find a clean one that will suit moms outfit.
Perhaps it would be best for her to just buy them in one color and to buy pieces that can also mix and match.
Fabrics — The working mom should avoid clothes that are labelled “ dry clean only.”
These pieces, while they look nice, take too much time and money to actually keep clean.
The clothes the working mom wears should be made of comfortable and washable fabrics, things that can keep up to the busy and sometimes messy life of a woman struggling with a career and kids.
Until next week. Stay fabulous.