As summer slowly transitions into fall and new collections begin to emerge on retail shelves, consumers are being bombarded with seasonal trend decrees. These days, even the most disciplined and steadfast fashion lover can find it difficult to keep up with the rapidly evolving styles and trends that the industry pushes.
It’s smart to invest in a few key trend pieces every season, like a velvet blazer for fall, but if you like to keep it simple, there are trends you can wear that have never and will never go out of style. Here, Savoir Flair rounds up the four trends you can always count on to carry you safely through yet another season, no matter what.
The Minimalist Trend
Minimalism has gone through hundreds of permutations over the years, but the central aesthetic is one that can be effortlessly adapted to any style epoch. In the 60s, the “mod” movement overloaded the fashionable streets of London with monochrome shifts featuring clean lines, while Comme des Garçons celebrated minimalism with gender-neutral silhouettes in the 80s and Calvin Klein stripped it back to bare shoulders and fuss-free, fluid shapes in the 90s. To incorporate this trend into your present-day wardrobe, skip embellishment, embroidery, and glamorous details altogether. Stick instead to a neutral palette, plain surfaces, and easy-to-wear separates.
The Floral Trend
From ancient Japan to modern Gucci, florals have been a mainstay of fashion for centuries. Japanese kimonos featured delicately stitched bouquets, while Marie Antoinette decorated her towering wigs with florets and her maximal gowns with floral embroidery. Similarly, the entire decade of the 60s was obsessed with “flower power”. With such patterns, the options are endless, but one of the most current ways to wear the floral trend is from head to toe on coordinated separates, suits, and jumpsuits.
The Menswear Trend
We have Coco Chanel to thank for the ubiquity of menswear in the modern wardrobe, but few nowadays realize how truly revolutionary her vision was. By liberating women from the tyranny of the corset and placing them in trousers and sharply tailored suits, she provided fertile ground for the women’s liberation movement by challenging societal conventions. In the present day, women don’t think twice about donning a suit or pair of trousers because we view menswear as a comfortable option for day or office looks. For its practical purposes alone, menswear has earned a permanent spot in the hallowed halls of women’s fashion.
The Feminine Trend
An entire section of the fashion industry is dedicated to making women feel more feminine, and we couldn’t be more appreciative of its softer side. Cozy velvets, lavish brocades, glittering embellishments, and delicate lace details all help elicit the feminine mood, as do hourglass silhouettes and body-conscious styles. Never apologize for your love of feminine fashion because, out of everything on this list, it truly is the one dominant trend that will never go out of style.