Trendy Twists on Classic Pieces

We’ve talked before about what it means to be trendy, and how trends fit into your personal style.   Today, we are going to explore taking Classic Apparel for a modern spin. Combine this Fall’s latest trends in classic clothing pieces, for a sure-fire way to look both chic and current.

 

Classic

 

Let’s start with a list of Classic Apparel:

  1. Black Pants
  2. Dark Wash Jeans
  3. White Button-Down Blouse
  4. Ballet Flats
  5. Solid Colored Tee
  6. Trench Coat
  7. Little Black Dress
  8. Black Pumps
  9. Cardigan Sweater
  10. Pencil Skirt

You could go into any woman’s closet and find at least half of these items. That’s why they are deemed Classics!  They are the tried & true, simple, timeless, chic pieces that are the foundation of a strong wardrobe.   And with all good Classics, there are remakes.  So if your wardrobe is in need of a few new pieces this fall, consider these modern updates to the classic pieces that are totally in trend:

Black Pants: Try Cigarette Style

Slim, cigarette ankle pants. Mid or high rise, slim and tapered leg.

Slim, cigarette ankle pants. Mid or high rise, slim and tapered leg.

Dark Wash Jeans:  Go Grey

Gray skinny jeans are the perfect color for this season's fall color palette.

Gray skinny jeans are the perfect color for this season’s fall color palette.

White Button-Down Blouse: Go to Great Lengths

A white button down tunic is great for trendy leggings and skinny pants.

A white button down tunic is great for trendy leggings and skinny pants.

Solid Colored Tee: Pick Up a Pattern

A patterned t-shirt is always fun and a great way to try out a new print.

A patterned t-shirt is always fun and a great way to try out a new print.

Trench Coat: Make it Vibrant

A perfect example of how to wear the Color of the Year!

A perfect example of how to wear the Color of the Year!

Little Black Dress: Dare to Bare

A classic dress with daring cutouts is a big trend right now.

A classic dress with daring cutouts is a big trend right now.

Ballet Flats:  Get Inspired by Menswear

Menswear inspired loafers will be everywhere this fall.

Menswear inspired loafers will be everywhere this fall.

Black Pumps: Pump Up The Color Volume

Just like ombré hair, ombré pumps are making a splash.

Just like ombré hair, ombré pumps are making a splash.

Cardigan Sweater:  Gets an Asymmetrical Makeover

A drapey, asymmetrical cardigan is a new take on an old classic.

A drapey, asymmetrical cardigan is a new take on an old classic.

Pencil Skirt: In Full Bloom

The floral bodycon pencil skirt is a  taking over this season!

The floral bodycon pencil skirt is a taking over this season!

 

Every classic item has received more than a few trendy makeovers over the years. But when the trend ends, the original style continues to hold up in your closet. It’s the Circle of Life!

What is your favorite classic item? What’s your current favorite trendy update of the same piece?

Cathy Benavides

Cathy is a native Austinite, and writes a plus size style blog called Austin Slave to Fashion. She is a blogger and the social media manager here at Fling Fashions and hoards lip gloss, owls, and fine point Sharpie markers.

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