Tastes change, but some things never go out of style. Wherever you’re at in life, these six must-have fashion apparel and accessories fit the definition of “timeless” to a T. You can keep them on hand for years and they’ll look as good as they did the day you first wore them — or your parents or grandparents did. Here’s a list of six accessories that can be passed down to the next generation.
1. Your Wristwatch
People do still wear wristwatches and not just the smart variety. In part, that’s because high-quality wristwatches have long been recognized as a sound fashion investment for men and women alike. The best are built to last decades, not years, effectively spanning generations. Take good care of yours and your child — perhaps even their child — will love it well.
2. Your Wedding Band
Wedding bands easily make the top five most practical pieces of jewelry. They carry no secrets, ask no favors, and that’s just the way we like them.
Wedding bands are also really durable, both in substance and style. Yours won’t go out of fashion anytime soon, which is good, because hopefully, you’ll wear it for a while. When it’s no longer needed, or you’re no longer around, make sure yours winds up in good hands.
3. Your Wedding Dress
The modern approach to wedding wear goes something like this: “Wear it once, then throw it out.”
That’s not just a waste of money. It’s bad for the environment too. And it deprives others of the joy of looking as good as you did at the altar.
After your wedding, take your dress to the dry cleaners and get it looking like new. Then, bag it up and wait until you’re ready to part with it. If you need some extra cash, that could be as soon as you get back from your honeymoon and have a minute to list it on Facebook. Or it could be years down the road, as your daughter or younger cousin prepares to tie the knot.
4. That Pearl Bauble
You’ve doubtless heard that pearls are making a comeback. Although, for some, they never really went out of style. And that’s precisely why you should keep that pearl necklace or headband, or pair of earrings tucked away in your jewelry box. You might feel like Grandma when you wear it now, but soon enough, you’ll be glad it’s on hand. Believe it. Pearls in any setting make ideal accessories for that special look bringing the new and old together.
5. Those Old Aviators
Aviators, not your thing? They are someone’s thing — many, many someones, in fact.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, aviators are here to stay. That makes them a sound fashion investment, even if you only wear them as a gag and would never be caught dead in them on dates not ending in “31”. If you’re really sick of yours, you’ll be happy to know that brand-name aviators fetch a pretty penny on the resale market.
6. Your Patterned Scarf
The right combination of fabric and pattern is truly timeless. As in, literally can’t tell what century it’s from. And that’s precisely the point.
Keep It Going
Fashion trends come and go, but these six timeless apparel and accessories always seem to come in the clutch.
Speaking of which — don’t throw out that lambskin clutch. Someone could use that one day.
Anyway, you have a few of these items in your closet or jewelry box, no doubt. Keep them around, and keep the fun going. You never know when they’ll save the day.