By Sélène Fisson & Violaine F Grainville for 90 Suits Paris
Coco Chanel once said that fashion goes out of style, style never does. Indeed, trends are very changeable. However, there are clothes far from the trends & yet that cross years, even decades, in our wardrobes: the timeless attire. Focus on five timeless pieces to absolutely have at home!
The oversize blazer
The famous blazer is probably the number one timeless piece to have in your wardrobe. Indeed, the blazer is one of the few clothes that have this elegant simplicity so sought after.
Nowadays considered as a symbol of women’s empowerment, it is a classic of the female closet as a unisex basic that can be worn in all circumstances. This versatile piece, with its masculine & feminine style at the same time can offer both a formal & casual look.
The new trend? Blazers with prints or patterns are particularly in vogue.
Throughout the history of fashion, the blazer has undergone several transformations. Buttoned or not, fitted or loose, the blazer is a jacket that adapts to all our desires. We find it on the catwalk, at work, in the evening… However, the trend of the moment is the boyfriend jacket with prints & patterns such as flowers, stripes & checks. Everyone is snatching it!
Jacquemus pink blazer
Saint Laurent brown blaze
Louis Vuitton navy blazer
The white shirt
The white shirt is as iconic & timeless as chic & sexy!
The white shirt is also a masculine-feminine trend. Ranging from formal to casual style, the white shirt is a timeless piece that you absolutely must have at home. It structures the silhouette & gives a lot of allure. Combined with beautiful accessories, the whole set produces an infallible result.
But then what choice of cut? From the classic white shirt to more slim-fitting models including silk shirts or even with a lace collar, the white shirt is infinitely versatile!
For an H-shaped body, choose a shirt that is close to the body, fitted while sculpting your silhouette. For example, a shirt with discreet ruffles will subtly increase the size of your chest while attenuating the angles of your body.
For a V-shaped body, choose flowing blouses or shirts that fall on the thighs to balance your figure. You can also choose a blouse without buttons with a V-neckline.
For an X-shaped body, put it forward with a shirt open at the collar & tucked into high waisted pants to mark your hourglass shape.
Finally, almost all shirts are perfect for an I shape. However, prioritize a fitted shirt that highlights your waist or a wrap-around blouse.
How about the fabrics?
The white cotton shirt is the most common. However, there are many types of cotton shirts. A 100% cotton shirt will not have the same appearance depending on its weave. There are several types of cotton weaving & the two to prioritize are Poplin & Oxford.
Poplin is a very tight weave of cotton which gives a smooth & silky appearance. It is suitable for chic & timeless shirt designs, being perfect for work & formal occasions.
Oxford has a checkerboard weave. On a shirt woven in Oxford, you can see the relief in the form of small squares, giving a thicker look than Poplin & a much more casual feel.
Puffy sleeves shirt
The mini handbag
It’s well known, everything small is cute! Whether it’s slung over the shoulder, carried in the hand or even as a belt bag, the mini-bag is a timeless must-have. Especially since everything that is small in terms of leather goods is very fashionable at the moment. Moreover for evenings or days when you want to feel free to move, XXS bags offer a lighter effect to the silhouette.
Focus on the most expensive French luxury bag & the most affordable one in the world!
The small Kelly picnic bag from Hermès is one of the most expensive luxury bags in the world. The price can vary between 20 000€ & 80 000€ depending on its collection, leather & details.
For those on a smaller budget, the Chiquito mini handbag by Jacquemus is one of the most affordable bags in the luxury world. You can find it on the house’s website at 450€.
Chiquito de Jacquemus
Mini Lady Dior
The denim jean
They exist for all styles, all shapes & all ages : denim jeans!
The denim jeans are undoubtedly a timeless piece to have at home, especially because it resists to the changes of trends & keeps on modernizing over the years. Indeed, year after year, the denim jeans keeps its number one place of safe value in our dressing.
How to choose the perfect jeans according to your morphology?
For a V shape, a high waist jean marks your waist while the boyfriend jean gives volume at the bottom. The bootcut, on the other hand, balances your silhouette & your general look between the top & the bottom of your body. Finally, the slim fit your slender legs.
For a A-line silhouette, the straight jean structures & fluidifies your legs while the bootcut jean, with its flared shape at the bottom, balances your hips & the general look of your silhouette. Finally, worn with heels, the flare lifts you up.
Concerning a X body shape, all types of jeans fit you! Slim, straight, bootcut, flare, boyfriend or even 7/8th. Whether they are high-waisted or mid-rise, don’t hesitate to belt them to highlight your marked waist.
Regarding a H shaped body, slim jeans feminize the bottom of your silhouette & shape your legs thanks to their slim fit. On the other hand, the straight jean is a classic model that suits your silhouette & brings you comfort.
For a O silhouette, straight jeans with a mid-rise structure your silhouette while high-waisted jeans have a lengthening & shaping effect on the hips & stomach. The flare jean blurs your curves & is best worn with heels. Finally, the bootcut balances your silhouette, especially in the thighs & calves. It is also best worn with heels.
The little black dress
The little black dress is a true timeless attire in the world of fashion. Sober & elegant, it is the emblematic piece of all wardrobes!
Cult item of clothing as much by its simplicity as by its elegance, the little black dress has really crossed time, having allowed each woman to become versatile: a sublime silhouette for all those who wear it but also the ability to adapt to all occasions & to all styles, to become the woman you want.
The little black strapless dress signed by the French luxury house YSL made the buzz following the appearance of the dress in the hit series Emily in Paris, worn by actress Camille Razat. It was also sublimated on the red carpet by celebrities such as Zoe Kravitz & Hailey Bieber.
The principle of the little black dress is that as a classic it can therefore be declined & worn for any occasion. You just have to change the accessories & vary the make up.
Thin shoulder strap dress
Maison 1,2,3 Paris website
A perfect manicure
A glamorous make-up