Thursday, March 22, 2012

Stylish Staples

Trends come and go, but certain things never go out of style. This is not one of those posts where I'm going to give you a list of wardrobe essentials like the shirt or blazer or a little black dress. But, I am going to point out some key items which, according to me, transcend time.

One shouldered tops/dresses
Eternally elegant and glamorous, one shouldered necklines are very flattering for those blessed with a nice décolletage. Historically, one shouldered garments were worn in Greece in the ancient times, but this style soon became a part of modern clothing. Even if you consider India, the design of a Saree - a staple garment worn here, is essentially that of a one shouldered gown worn with a blouse underneath. Whether you wore a one shouldered garment yesterday or ten years ago, this is one trend that never fades away and eternally looks stylish.

Bandage skirts
The concept of bandage dresses may have been started by Hervé Léger but any tight fitting bodycon skirt can essentially be classified as a bandage skirt. Whether its a bright and tiny statement bandage skirt, or a longer darker version you wear to work, there's no denying that a curve hugging bandage skirt is a versatile piece that can be paired with anything and has been around for years. It also makes our behinds look pretty good at the same time!

Tanks tops and Vests
Besides being summer staples, tank tops and vests can be paired with just about anything. They are a great base to work trendy items with and are also a great piece to create a layered look. Tanks are brilliant when it comes to multitasking as they can be worn for a casual date, movie or to go shopping. Try and look for cute details like embellishments, ruffles (like the one above) for a fresh update to this fashion favorite. 

Pussy bow blouse
Ever wondered why they are called Pussy bow blouses? They were named after cats wearing ribbons around their neck. The bow tie on the neck adds a feminine and girly factor to the serious shirt, and yet this blouse is very wearable for work. You'd be surprised to know that they have been around since the 1950s and have stood the test of time. Today, it is a must have classic item which can be worn with skirts, pants, shorts or jeans to create an effortlessly chic look.

Wrap Necklines/Dresses
Introduced by Diane Von Furstenberg in 1972, the wrap dress is a brilliant garment. The waist hugging and figure flattering design of the wrap cleverly draws attention to the neckline and waist, creating an hour-glass figure. This style is perfect for tops and cardigans too, and tops in this style (kimono tops) are made by designers and brands till this day.

Fitted Basics
Okay, I cheated. I said I wouldn't talk about wardrobe essentials but I just couldn't resist this one. Now for decades, we have worn white shirts, pants, blazers and everything else which falls in the list. As much as styles change and trends come and go, fitted basics always look chic and timeless. This picture below shows how a basic shirt and skirt look fabulous just because of the great fit.

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Celebrities in these styles 
Kim K - One shoulder dress

Leighton Meester - Pussy bow blouse

Rihanna - Fitted basics & bandage skirt

Angelina Jolie - wrap dress

Zoe Saldana, Miranda Kerr and Nicky Hilton - tank tops

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64 comments:

  1. Hello my dear! Great selection, I love the first dress, very lovely!:) Have a good day!:*

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  2. great post! these are all timeless classics which everyone should include in their collection xo

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  3. Love this post!! I totally agree with you, these items (at least for me) will never go out of style in my wardrobe!! I adore the blouses and the ones with the neck ties are even better!! Especially if they are very big!!

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  4. Hi June! I love this post! So true!!! I really like the picture of Rhianna's outfit best! Hope you are having a great day! xx

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  5. Great selection, you are right about this items ;)

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  6. wow..great ideas..like all of them..even i'm a great fan of tank tops..^__^

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  7. nice items!

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  8. My gawd, these ladies are so skinny, huh!
    I wonder if they still eat. lol!

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  9. Really great pictures - love the first dress and the black shirt... - perfect...

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  10. omg you have given me so much inspiration and new ideas, Kim K looks flawless as usual, I love what Nicki Hilton is wearing too. Great blog hun , I am now following.

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  11. LOVE the one shoulder tops and dresses! They are classy and classic! And I'm especially trying to collect pussy bow blouses! I realized how versatile they can be, and I LOVE THE polished look they create! -Jessica

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  12. great post June!!! I love blouses!!! kisses and happy weekend http://www.trendytips-trendygirls.blogspot.com.ar/

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  13. Love the post..I agree trends come and go, it's good to have staples in the wardrobe that will go with everything at any time!! xx

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  14. I am fan of bandage skirt and wrap dress !bout not so skinny to carry those off shoulder though liked them very much :(

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  15. I really love the yellow dress and the black top!thanks for your visit on my blog and for your sweet comment, Keep in touch with fashion and follow me also on facebook my Facebook page have a good day... keep in touch ....

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  16. very inspiring post!Love the first blue dress!
    xoxo
    Faby

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  17. Great post! I really like the images you posted as the examples. Very nice selections and perfect examples.

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  19. great pieces , thanks for your insight darl xoxo

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  20. i love what you've picked out! such gorgeous pieces


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  21. Nice picks!! I love wrap dresses and tank tops for the simplicity and the versatility! Not too crazy about bandage dresses/skirts though! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  22. nice picture!! I love your selection! a big kiss! muaks

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  23. First of all, Lovely post:)
    I love one shoulder and wrap dresses. They are good for any body type. Tanks, how can I DO WITHOUT THEM*SIGHS*<3

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  26. so glad i've found your blog, it's lovely!
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  27. bandage skirt is my favorite one, great post
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  28. I love a classic wrap dress, and will only buy it from DVF, I own 6 to date. Thank you for visiting my blog, love yours as well! WOuld you like to follow each other?

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  29. I love bandage skirts and body con dresses! :))

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  30. Gorgeous!! I love every style you mentioned esp the bandage skirts and wrap dresses. Always stylish and sexy!

    xoxo,
    Paris

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  31. Love this post! Found you on the blog hop, lovely blog girl! :)

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  32. Love all the trends you show, great post dear!!!!
    Kisses

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  33. fantastic post and amazing selection..
    i like the first...
    we can follow eache other if you want..
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  34. Love these items, they are so pretty!

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  37. Following you back :)
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  38. Love this trends! Rihanna look is fantastic! <3<3

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  39. ahh i definitely agree on some of theses!

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  40. This post is very inspiring I liike it !!

    Xoxo
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  41. i love the dress at the top- so pretty! xx

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  42. I'm loving all these trends they're not just very fashion forward but also so chic.


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  47. Thanks for the sweet comments! Love your blog..new follower :)

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  48. That's so true the pussy bow blouse never goes out of style!!

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  49. Thank you for your lovely comment June! ;) Totally agree re: Grecian & Pussybow. Preeeeety sure that's my two trademarks, along with lace... LOVE this post! xxx

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  50. Great blog dear!

    xoxo,

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  51. I like the style of Miranda kerr...
    She's cool and beautiful...

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  52. Cute picks! I love the houndstooth top Leighton Meester is wearing! It's my absolute favorite print! She is so stylish!

    :)
    xx

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  53. Dang...Rihanna looks awesome in that pic. And I agree with your picks...these items are timeless:)

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  54. ah this is a great post. i agree, i think all of these are essential in every closet! and i never really thought of how long the one-shouldered look has been in style - for thousands of years!

    xoxo,
    alicia // river city chic

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  56. Great post! I have that asos wrap dress with tie waist in Cobalt Blue! Great pick!

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  57. Love this post! My favorite is the yellow wrap dress. Sooo cute!

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