By Elma B.
With spring upon us and summer being right around the corner, I wanted to share with you some style tips on how to pick out everyday pieces for these warm seasons. As I have mentioned many times, I have become reluctant to make purchases unless I know I can get a lot of milage out of a fashion item. So, how do you pick out those timeless pieces? Here are a few style tips...
How to Pick Out Timeless Fashion Pieces: Everyday Spring Wardrobe
Firstly, I would suggest steering away from man-made materials (synthetics like nylon, polyester, rayon, etc.), and always picking out natural materials (cotton, silk, knits, etc.) that feel soft and good on your skin. I have found throughout the years that about 100% of the time those itchy man-made pieces I ended-up throwing away after a few short seasons. Hence, check the tags when purchasing an item to make sure the material is quality and will not cause itchiness or irritation to your skin.
Secondly, if paying a hefty price on a fashion item, I suggest picking out classic pieces. Think of the '60s and of the Old Hollywood style icons like Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall and Grace Kelly when thinking of timeless fashion. Thus, keep the cuts simple and colors toned down. I suggest sticking to whites, light army greens and camel browns for the spring and summer colors. Those colors, you can wear over and over again without bringing too much attention to any one item. My look below was inspired by the everyday earthy colors and the classic '80s (hence, the long blazer).
Lastly, every season feel free to pick out a few trendy pieces to mix and match them with your timeless wardrobe. With that said, word of caution: do not spend too much on those trendy items. Instead, go to a high-street shop (e.g. H&M, Zara or TopShop), where a purchase will not burn a whole in your pocket and you won't feel guilty over that $30 piece that you will throw away after that season.
There you have it fashionistas, some tips on how to pick out a timeless spring and summer wardrobe. What are your favorite timeless fashion pieces? Leave me a comment, I love hearing from you! (My outfit details: sunglasses from Urban Outfitters, sandals by Jimmy Choo, bag by Bally, and dress-blazer from H&M.) Until next time, xoxo from New York City!