Forever Outfits Never Out of Style

| Jul 25, 2016
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Forever outfits are those that stand the test of time and most likely will reappear in every generation, sometimes with a modern twist. The “little black dress” is one example but we’ll look at others below. They range from casual and everyday wear to more dressy outfits that are chic and feminine.

One of the challenges of being a trans woman is knowing what to wear and how to put it together. When I first started to dress,  I became a “purple star” buyer (that’s a lot of stuff) on  eBay  and I bought whatever suited my fancy with no clue on how to mix and match outfits for the best effect. I learned this later on and when Pinterest became the rage, I started a Sister House Pinterest page with 90 boards now where you can browse for the outfit that picks your fancy. Still there are occupational hazards with every new trend and I’m less enthused with what’s in my own closet.

A  common sentiment many women share: how to make our wardrobes functional and stylish each day so that we’re never the victims of “I have nothing to wear” syndrome again. The answer I’m finding isn’t always in stocking your closet with new stuff but in remembering the value of great essentials — and how to work them time and time again. So I’m going back to basics with nine timeless outfits you can rework and rewear any way you like. It starts here with a few easy formulas; just add and subtract to make them your own.

A simple top and full skirt

simple top full skirt

A full skirt has been a classic silhouette for decades. The figure-flattering staple is always a win, and with essentially any top. Try it with a tee, a button-down, a blouse, even a leather jacket. This is a look that’s not going anywhere and works for just about any occasion.

A white blouse and jeans

jeans and white shirt

In any iteration, this is a formula to keep in your back pocket. Think it doesn’t sound so interesting? Just take notes from the look here and switch from a button-down to a draped peplum top, and add a leather jacket and mules to cap it off. Not your thing? Work a pretty, lacy white blouse into the mix and swap slides for pretty pumps. Whatever your signature style, this outfit works with any interpretation.

A figure-flattering day dress

day dresses

Find your favorite silhouette and color — or print — and make this your go-to day dress. Stick to a silhouette that’s long enough to be work appropriate and sophisticated but not too dressy that it can transition easily from daytime activities to evening or work with your casual shoes.

Tailored trousers and basically any top

tailored trousers and any top

Even if you own just about every style of jeans under the sun, a pair of tailored pants are still a necessity. You’ll want a pair you can dress up with a jacket or blouse and heels, or pair with a t-shirt and great jewelry and wear anywhere from the office to dinner and drinks.

A blazer with just about any bottoms

Blazer and any top

A good blazer will never let you down. It’s the perfect complement to tailored trousers or a polished addition to jeans. Work it seamlessly with just about any bottoms you own, and feel free to sub heels for great flats anytime.

A sweater and jeans

sweater and blue jeans

We’ve been wearing the look for years, so you know it’s not going anywhere. The bigger problem just might be how to make the pieces more exciting. Opt for jeans with distressing, a higher rise, or a favorite wash. If the throw-on-and-go formula feels tired, add pumps or booties, but remember there’s nothing wrong with the basics.

A trench coat with just about anything

trench coat with anything

 

There’s a reason the most stylish women have a great trench coat in their closets. The timeless topper elevates your outfit in a pinch and goes with all the pieces you already own. Just challenge yourself to try it with everything from your brightest dresses to your boyfriend jeans and sneakers. We dare you.

A sweater, a skirt, and flats

sweater skirt and flats

Don’t underestimate this simple outfit formula; just bring your personality to it. If a crewneck isn’t you, try it with a turtleneck and switch into ballet flats instead of loafers. The players may change, but this is a winning combo no matter what you do with it.

And of course, don’t forget the ubiquitous little black dress…the dress for all occasions, night or day, casual to dressy, work or play.

LBD group

 

Here are a few good places to buy these clothes     Choies     Ashley Stewart     Dressbarn     Fashion to Figure

And if you enjoyed this article, click on my authors name for other articles on TG Forum, or visit me at Sister House or on Tasi’s blog.

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Tasi was a transgender, married, lifelong crossdresser. She passed away in late 2018. She’s the founder of the Ladies of the Blue Ridge transgender group in Roanoke VA, a prolific writer, commentator and blogger including fashion articles for Tri-Ess, TG Reporter, Repartee, and Pretty T-Girls magazine. Tasi currently resides in Merida, (Yucatan) Mexico. Her new website, Sister House and her blog, the Fashionable TG Woman are dedicated to fashion and style for the transgendered woman. Tasi’s book, "Top Ten Fashion Mistakes By Crossdressers and How To Fix Them" is available on Amazon or on her site free to subscribers.

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