“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” – Yves Saint Laurent
You’ve probably heard the above quote – and for good reason. The statement is absolutely true. Following trends and looking for the latest “fashions” might be fun, but finding the styles that stand the test of time are the best investment you can make for your wardrobe. There’s a reason classic fashion icons like Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, and Audrey Hepburn are still looked up to today as fashion mavens. These women weren’t victims of the latest fashion; but rather, they understood basic, indisputable fashion rules and how to make them work for their own personal style.
Let’s take a look at five fashion tips that will never go out of style.
1. The Little Black Dress
If we learned anything from watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” it’s that the Little Black Dress is a closet staple for every woman. When Audrey Hepburn donned the iconic Givenchy dress, the LBD suddenly became a must for women everywhere. And it hasn’t gone out of style since.
2. Embrace Your Differences
Cindy Crawford’s mole, Madonna’s gap teeth, and Cher’s nose are all physical traits that many may find unattractive. But what these women did was own their differences – each becoming style icons in their own way. Coco Chanel once said, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” The key to success in almost every area of life is to be different, contrary to what we’re taught in high school. This is true in fashion and everywhere else in life.
3. The Simple White Tee
This classic, American favorite can do no wrong. Pair a white tee with denim jeans or dress it up with a blazer and a statement necklace. Wear as a layering piece under other items, like button-down shirts, sweaters, or a jean jacket. The white t-shirt is a fashion staple and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
4. Keep it Minimal
Minimalism first came on the fashion scene in the 1960s when French designers Andre Courreges and Pierre Cardin made mod shift dresses. In the 1990s, Miuccia Prada brought the clean lines and simple shapes back into fashion, which were welcome after the shoulder pads and big hair of the ‘80s. Fortunately, minimalism is a look that stays popular throughout the decades. Clean lines and functionality have always been the hallmarks of American style.
5. A Smile is Your Best Accessory
If the fashion and beauty icons of the past could teach us only one thing it would be that a smile is your best accessory. All the clothes and jewelry in the world mean absolutely nothing if you aren’t showing your beautiful smile. Love yourself, be confident, smile, laugh, and don’t take life too seriously. This is the secret to lasting beauty.
At Little Fawn Clothing, we strive to create statement pieces that will stand the test of time. We’ve looked to these fashion icons of the past to bring beautiful, boutique clothing to your little ones. Our clothing, paired with your daughter’s smile and confidence, will make the fashion statement you’re looking to create. We know that all of the designer-inspired looks and cute girly clothes mean nothing without your daughter and her unique style.