by Yasmeen Ati
A woman with true style and grace commands attention in a room just by her sheer essence. Men admire her and women take notice to try to duplicate her style. A classic beauty never goes out of fashion!
Any woman can exemplify true classic style by adding classic apparel pieces to her wardrobe. Subtle style statements that add sophistication to your wardrobe. Staples pieces include:
- Crisp white Oxford shirt
- Flat front slack pants
- Pencil skirts
- A trench coat
- Sheath dress
- A-line dress
Bold patterns and prints are kept to a minimal when evoking a classic style. Instead, use accent pieces such as an unexpected pop of red in a scarf or shoes. The color palette for classic style is neutrals -White, Black, Brown, Tan/Khaki and Gray.
Many designers have added their own twist to classic staples and have added unique touches to give each piece an added bit of flair. Yes, a classic wardrobe can be everything but drab! Clothing stores that carry great staple style pieces include J Crew, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft and one of my favorite designers Karen Millen.
A timeless beauty does not wear bold makeup. Accessories worn are quality pieces such as a pearl necklace, diamond stud earrings, sunglasses or a designer handbag. The fit of garments is essential. Clothing should skim the body and should never be tight or too loose. The look should be effortless beauty! A classic beauty knows how to Emerge with Style.
Style icons of the past include Audrey Hepburn, Jaclyn Kennedy Onassis and Princess Diana. Today's First Lady Michelle Obama is a prime example of a classic beauty.