Fashionable Items that will Survive the Next Trend

For many young women fashion comes as naturally as breathing. For others, it’s more of a challenge. Keeping up with the latest trends seems like a never-ending battle. Just about the time you learn a new trend, it’s going out of fashion and something else is coming in, making it seem like a losing battle.

One good trick when you’re fashionably challenged is to keep an eye towards fashion magazines and advice articles, and to ask your friends the trends they’re seeing. Another trick, however, is to wear something currently trendy that wouldn’t have looked completely out of place five years ago.

How does dressing like you’re from the past help you be fashionable? Trends like leggings, which weren’t super popular five years ago, may not hold their trendiness over time. On the other hand, while a particular brand of purse may not be fashionable next week, you can at least be fairly sure that you won’t look out of place carrying it because purses, in general, are considered fairly fashion-safe.

Here are examples of the types of fashionable items that you can invest in now that will still be okay to wear when the next trend comes along.

1.) Sunglasses

Sunglasses keep harmful UV rays from hurting your eyes, which makes them an important aspect of your wardrobe. Fortunately, they can also be a killer fashion accessory. That’s why more and more people are willing to shell out large quantities of cash for a good pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses are meant to last a long period of time, and they come in a variety of colors and shapes. One of the great things about sunglasses is that you almost can’t go wrong, and they’ve yet to go out of style. If you want to be fashion forward (for now), boyfriend sunglasses like the ones at are currently in style.

2.) Jeans

Jeans are comfortable, durable, and multi-purpose. You can wear them to a ball game and, with a change of shoes and shirt, dress them up for a night on the town. They’ve been fashionable for years and that’s unlikely to change any time soon. What may change is the shape of the jeans that’s in style. In the 90s it was trendy to have the waist quite high, and then in the early 2000s severely low-cut jeans were the trend of choice. Feel free to research which jeans are currently in style, but if you get it a little bit wrong, you’ll still be one of many girls in jeans.

3.) Black

If you’ve ever heard that every girl needs a little black dress in her wardrobe, it’s not an exaggeration. Although other colors may go in and out of fashion, black is always in style. There are many reasons why this rule holds true. One is that black is slimming and looks good on most body types. It’s also easy to match bold colors with black, making it an easy-to-use color for staple items like jackets and shoes because you can then pair them with anything.

4.) Leather Jackets

Let’s be real: Leather is cool. It’s durable, it smells nice, and it reminds you of being seventeen years old and slightly into the bad-boy scene. You’re not the only one. Leather jackets are one of those items that never goes out of style. Currently the trend is to wear lighter colored leather jackets, but even a black leather jacket would look perfectly natural.

5.) Natural-looking make-up

Your mother was right when she told you that less is more. Make-up trends change regularly. Sometimes the trend is for bright, popping lipstick while other times the trend is a smoky eye. Instead of trying to keep up, perfect a look that is mostly natural and accentuates your best features. That look should be your baseline and can make you look like you put in the effort even if you make no other make-up choices that day.

6.) Good undergarments

Although your undergarments are not something that people will be seeing on a regular basis, they can make or break the rest of your outfit. Make sure to invest in undergarments that fit well and flatter your body. This will make the rest of your outfit fall over your curves correctly and look right.

Even the most fashion-forward among us can’t always afford to keep up with the latest trends. There’s a reason certain clothes are called staples. By having clothes on hand that always work, you can use current trends to accentuate without having to do a complete wardrobe overhaul every time the fickle tides of fashion turn. The trick is to play to your strengths. If you’re not comfortable with the latest fashion trend, don’t lean into it just to fit in. Instead, stick to your well-honed staples, which will always look classy and on-point.