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Style – How to Maintain Sophisticated and Timeless Fashion

Simone Jonker
Simone Jonker worked in NTD Inspired for two years. She wrote light articles and inspiring stories.
Published: February 17, 2022
Elegance and simplicity are the key ingredients to timeless fashion and enduring style. (Image: MBARDO via Pexels)

“Many small things come together to create my concept of beauty,” says Shen Yun’s Michelle Lian, one of the world’s top classical Chinese dancers.

Timeless fashion is achieved with simple elegance in your choice of clothing.

In general, you are how you appear. An elegant and nice appearance characterizes a refined woman. She dresses in a manner that is both stylish and culturally appropriate. Our look should always be appropriate for the situation in which we find ourselves.

To look your best, you need to have good taste and style. Natural style is graceful, and as a result, our clothing should be simple and appealing. One also needs to focus on developing one’s personality to become a sophisticated person. Confidence may be boosted by one’s physical appearance and attire.

What is timeless fashion?

Timeless style is an elevated version of a classic style that never looks dated or old. It has high-end basics, sophisticated centerpieces, and simple outfits that don’t fit into a single fashion trend or decade.

One can create a timeless wardrobe with classic styles that are versatile and long-lasting by paying attention to fabric, color palette, style, and cut. It favors classic items over trends and favors minimal makeup and neat hairstyles. One should focus on garments that fit your body type, with neutral colors, and classic silhouettes.

The key to achieving a sophisticated dress style is being able to mix and match your clothing. You can’t go wrong with a few well-chosen essentials to give a dash of class to any look.

You can’t go wrong with a simple midi for beauty and comfort (Image: Lara Vázquez via Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0)

Must-have wardrobe staples

  • White button-up shirt, fitted or oversized – essential to any wardrobe.
  • White blouse, softer than a button-down and always in style – another valuable basic.
  • Black blazer or Jacket brings elegance to any look.
  • Wide-leg trousers, flattering on most body types – timeless in linen, light wool, tweed and gabardine.
  • Black-fitting midi dress – the perfect choice for a night out.
  • Neutral wash jeans, without rips or stains in slim fit – elegant and figure-flattering. 
  • Turtlenecks – a stylish layering item since Katherine Hepburn’s time.
  • Sturdy T-shirt in a solid color – vital for classic style.
  • Cashmere hoodie – a sportier layering garment than the cardigan.
  • Wool Coat, in black, or camel – warm and pairs well with most outfits.

Putting together your Spring capsule

After a winter of deep tones and colors of brown, ivory, and gray, the sun begins to shine again. Your look will be enhanced with the addition of a dash of color. One may also expect to see lighter materials and shorter cuts this Spring.

Turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks never go out of style for a modest and flattering look. (Image: Jamie via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0)

As spring approaches, you’ll want to prep for warmer weather. The following are some important additions to your wardrobe that will put a “spring” in your step!

  • Mock Neck Polo T-shirt – The mock neck polo keeps its form. It is fitting but not restrictive, it may be layered or worn alone for a timeless appearance and has a rich, clean look. A mock-neck makes you look taller, and is a touch more elegant.
  • Women’s Classic Tweed Jacket – Tweed jackets are classic yet versatile in style and fabric colors – the perfect wardrobe staple for a cool, crisp day. 
  • Classic Skirt – A-line, sunray, and straight classic waist skirts are usually wonderfully made. They come in jersey, wool, wool mixes, cotton, cotton blends, corduroy, velvet, devoré, and chiffon.
  • Fitted, yet modest slacks, in a flexible material – a stylish alternative to the now-trendy stretch pants.
  • Cotton blouse  – An airy and attractive warm weather fundamental.
  • Cotton button-up cardigan – combines the softness of a sweatshirt with the elegance of a cashmere sweater.
  • Chinos -comfy cotton pants that can withstand a day at the park while yet looking professional.
  • Trench coat – a great item to transition your clothes into spring.
  • Blazer, a balance of structure and comfort – instantly elevates your outfit.
Winter wool coats, in black and camel, endure in style and comfort. (Image: Pavel Danilyuk via Pexels)


High-heeled boots are a must-have for the fall/winter changeover. Ankle-grazing booties are an excellent compromise between pumps and boots since they fall somewhere in the center of the daintiness range.

Add a touch of class to any outfit with a wristwatch. Simple gold hoop earrings never go out of style. Be sure to size them correctly. The no-makeup look and low buns are very effective and have no expiration date.

A good pair of flat sandals can go with anything, from shorts to jeans to long skirts to bathing suits. They can also be used as slippers, which means you can pack less for your vacation. Add a Tote Bag and a cute pair of sneakers, flats, pumps, or ankle boots, and you’re on your way to spring!

Beautifully crafted jewelry is an asset to any woman’s appearance and simple items that enhance aesthetic excellence and integrate traditional culture with exquisite design will make you sparkle and shine! 

Keeping it simple

Colors come and go. Keep shades neutral to emanate a classic appearance.

Simple designs are definitely the way to go. While you can add color, keep it as a secondary component in your outfit.

A great coat can make an outfit come to life. Classic outerwear includes trench, wrap, and box coats. Simple layered items add depth and dimension. Not only that but they’ve been endorsed by every style icon.

Timeless style never fails. It’s not overdone or underdone. Everything from your makeup to your hair can help you attain elegance with ease.