Trying to keep up with fashion trends is a bit like trying to run after a Formula One car – there’s just no way you’ll catch it unless you’ve got some old-fashioned magic in your arsenal.
But, there’s something that fashion magazines don’t tell you as they clamber after the style bandwagon – some fashion styles are timeless. Indeed, while the world bangs on about the latest trends, there are always one or two elements hiding in the background, bringing an outfit or a look together.
Have a gander at some of these handy fashion hints to find a style that will never look past its sell by date.
Mineral makeup has been one of the hottest cosmetics in the past few years. Giving you a more subtle look, this special formula will stop your face looking “caked” in makeup.
You’ve all seen that abominable style – the Oompa Loompa orange that some foundations create, making your face look more like a neon searchlight than a beauty-filled visage.
With these magical minerals, your appearance will look more natural, allowing you to create an appearance with elegance and without any thoughts of a certain chocolate factory.
You know those fashion shows where people strut their stuff on the catwalk with a bag on their head, or a quarter of a t-shirt sewn onto the bottom of their shoe or some other nonsense? While it might be deemed the height of fashion at the moment, fashion trends move on and that t-shirt sewn to your foot will start to look mighty silly.
If you want to stay at the height of fashion, then an understated elegance is key. Just think of someone like Marilyn Monroe – no one’s ever claimed that she’s lacking in style because her seemingly effortless look has a classic sheen about it. Put simply, it doesn’t have a sell by date.
Try out minimalist blacks and whites, classic dresses and, again, a subtle application of makeup to really hit your glamour home.
Get DIY with your style
The most stylish look is the personal one. With a few homespun touches, you can make your dress sense your own in no time. After all, what’s fashion if not an expression of your personality?
Really, this can mean any number of things. You can alter the outfits you buy from the high street to make them look more bespoke or, if you’re feeling extra-creative, start trying out new designs with fabrics to coax out the Vivienne Westwood in you.