Developing a personal style is a journey that continues over the course of a person’s life. As they age they grow and the thing about growth is that – to some degree or another – it always involves elements of change. When it comes to personal style, this is no exception. As a person gets older their tastes refine and evolve and change can happen. Most people relate to a period in their lives when their tastes were dramatically different than what they currently are. Sometimes this can even be humorous as old pictures can reveal a past version of themselves that might be a little cringe.
The truth is, every stage of development is important and it’s all vital for the process of personal style and fashion to grow. Even if you have seasons of your life where you may not be able to quite believe those fashion choices were actually what you thought to be a good idea – they were still important!
Equally important, is having certain pieces in your wardrobe that can transcend the years and even be a part of different phases of your style and fashion journey. These pieces represent a certain amount of not just stylistic but build quality that is well worth the investment. In general, the more you invest in your clothing – the more you get out of it. Quality may come at a higher premium, but with fashion, this typically means durability, dependability, and a certain amount of elasticity as these times can grow and change with you.
If you have been wondering about some timeless pieces that should be in your wardrobe, here is everything you need to know!
1. The Kimono
Starting out the list, the kimono is an ancient garment that has its origins in Asia and has stood the test of time for one simple reason – it works. This piece of clothing acts like an accessory that can pull together an entire outfit and also be worn with several different outfits to broaden the range and scope of your wardrobe. One of the most attractive aspects of a kimono is the level of comfort that it brings.
These pieces can be insulating and good for a cool evening, but typically are not heavy and don’t cultivate a lot of heat which makes them great for year-round wear. Not only that, but a kimono can also bring a level of relaxed formality to any outfit you pair it with. Casual enough for an evening out with close friends, but also formal to be paired with a business dinner, a kimono can be worn for a wide variety of occasions.
If you are looking for something warm and comfy to be worn around the house, you can also get more casual, comfortable kimono’s that will quickly become one of your favorite parts of your morning or evening routine. Diverse, beautiful, and comfortable, a kimono should be something your wardrobe doesn’t go without.
2. Denim, Denim, Denim
When it comes to classic pieces that will grow with you throughout your journey – you rarely can go wrong with high-quality denim. Denim is an incredibly durable, lightweight fabric that can be used in a variety of ways. Most people are familiar with that pair of pants that fit so well that they almost felt like a friend. But denim doesn’t just have to be restricted to pants – it can be a jacket, shorts, a handbag, or almost anything you can think of.
Dark denim in particular can be paired with a wide variety of options and help expand the potential of your wardrobe. So if you are looking for ways to add meaningful pieces to your wardrobe, make sure you have denim on the list.
3. A Coat
Another item on your list that you should evaluate is whether or not you have a good winter coat. The winter months may not be much on your radar depending on where you live – however, if you do experience seasonal cold months, then this has to be a priority. Yes, it’s easy enough to just get a coat that keeps you warm – however, a coat can be a meaningful part of your wardrobe.
Maybe you need to upgrade to a leather trench coat or a soft yet thick peacoat, but making sure that you feel confident as well as warm is important. Darker colors are always going to have the best chance of pairing with most outfits and can go a long way to expanding the potential of your wardrobe.
These are just three suggestions for key elements that you should make sure your wardrobe is fitted with. Simple t-shirts, pants, and jackets also go a long way to ensure that your wardrobe is flexible and able to grow with you. While it’s good to grab statement pieces, and this is an important part of developing your personal style and fashion, investing in foundational pieces like these can help keep you feeling fashionable and stylish for years to come.