Earlier this year I wrote a post about the 4 different types of classic women: Modern, Preppy, Vintage, and Glamorous. I have since added two more types: Simple and Bohemian. This idea of separating classic style into categories came about when I was pondering what the difference was between a classic look and vintage look. I realized that many women dress in a classic way, but with a twist. For me that twist is usually in the vintage category though I often fall into the preppy and bohemian looks as well. I also came to the conclusion that many clothing items can be placed in almost all the categories, it just depends on how you wear them! For the next six weeks I will be going over each type of classic woman in more detail and include a list of suggested items for the fall. Enjoy!
So what is the definition of “classic-simple”? This is essentially wearing classic basics in one outfit without much in the way of embellishment. I would venture to say that pretty much every woman has worn classic-simple outfits. Heck even Dita Von Teese, the epitome of “classic-glamour”, ventures into classic-simple from time to time (seen below). Personally I subscribe to a closet with a well curated set of basics and then I add in the pieces that give my outfits some pizzazz.
Normally I would say Dita falls into the classic glamour category but in the above outfit she has toned it down and with the exception of the purse, her outfit is quite normal! I often wear something similar in my day to day life and consider a full skirt with a tee shirt one of my uniforms. Because the world is so casual these days, just the addition of a skirt can take your outfit from the mundane to the sublime! You would be shocked at how people view a skirt as “fancy” even though they are usually way more comfortable than pants!
Classic-simple is an easy way to dress when you aren’t super into fashion but you want to look elegant and be comfortable at the same time. It is also a way to save money on your clothing because you are usually purchasing items that are not trend setting and therefore can be worn for years. Once of my favorite author/bloggers, Jennifer L. Scott of The Daily Connoisseur is a perfect example of someone who is classic-simple. She has a 10 piece wardrobe that is heavily edited so each item is timeless, classic, and easily worn while taking care of two young girls. For more about her style and her 10 Item philosophy, check out her amazing YouTube channel HERE.
I decided to start this series with classic-basic because it is the beginning of the fall fashion season and there are a lot of wonderful items to choose from that will last for along time. The following suggestions aren’t flashy, but they are essential to a wardrobe because if you have them in your closet you will always have something chic to wear at any given time.
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