Are you fashion forward, or would you be comfortable staying in the same comfortable pair of sweat pants all day, every day?
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The fashion industry is always evolving, and every season brings with it new fads, colours, cuts and styles. But for those of us who are always a little late to the ball, it’s a good thing there are some fashion trends that never go out of style.
Here are five that have survived decades, and probably will endure for years to come:
1. Floral prints
Nature-featured prints have a long, celebrated history. And why shouldn’t they? Flowers have always been a symbol of beauty and femininity, no matter the culture, age or size of the person. The print’s origins are in the Far East – traders would bring ornate, silk-printed flower designs, and sell them in the West during the Middle Ages. The beautiful materials were marked higher than any other fabric and only the rich could afford them at the time. By the late 1400s, the floral print was a feature in every closet and every home – even curtains and couches followed the trend.
A trusty pair of denims is a classic wardrobe stable for people from every gender, age and body type. When German immigrant Levi Strauss moved to the US in the 1850s, he joined his brother, who ran a dry goods store. One day, a customer named Jacob W. Davis ordered a pair of sturdy pants that could withstand hard work. Davis bought the denim from Strauss and reinforced them by placing copper rivets at the places pants rip the most – pockets and flies. He knew he had hit on something great – Davis partnered with Strauss and patented the design. The partners opened a bigger factory, and the rest is history.
3. Minimalistic style
It’s not just a trend, it’s an attitude and a lifestyle. Clean-cut pants, plain white t-shirts, and other neutral colours are common features of this trend, which both men and women have embraced in the modern age. An uncluttered, organic look and feel is the main aim of this trend, with absolutely no frivolous fabrics or extra trimmings. Think Steve Jobs!
4. Utility jacket
Warm, protective, with lots of pockets, the utility jacket is the perfect combination of function and style. First developed in the early 20th century to meet the needs of American farmhands, who spent a great deal of time working outside, these jackets are still loved for their durability and stylish, utilitarian appeal.
5. Black anything
Everything is better in black – a timeless colour that’s become a staple in every woman’s (or man’s) closet. The colour has an undeniable power – it can be serious, sinister, chic or sophisticated, depending on the way you wear it. Black leather jackets, for instance, showcase the rebellious spirit of biker gangs, while black dresses are a favourite among women, especially in plus-size women’s clothing styles, because of its flattering form. There’s no doubt about it – every closet probably has an article of clothing that’s black.