Remember the time Michael Jackson sang:
“Well They Say The Sky’s
And To Me, That’s Really True
But My Friend You Have
Just Wait ‘Til I Get Through
Because I’m Bad, I’m Bad
It was at this very time that he wore one of the most expensive black leather jackets ever for his solo album Bad. Much, much later that jacket sold for $298000 towards the end of 2018. Now, I am not saying that Michael Jackson’s album was such a huge hit because of the leather jacket, or the way Michael Jackson wore it but because of the talent that he possessed.
What I am saying though, is that leather jackets present one of the very few fashion accessories that have been in fashion since forever. Where most accessories come in fads that go out of fashion at the end of the season, some accessories withstand the curse of time.
Here are 4 of these timeless fashion accessories that you must get your hands on:
1. Leather Jackets
If you thought the discussion about eternal fashion accessories was about, to begin with, anything other than leather jackets, you should reassess your fashion trends. Michael Jackson wore his leather jacket is not just his album “Bad” but in several different shows and other music albums like Thriller. Come winter; you will find no celebrity that does not make an appearance in their leather jackets.
The jackets, now available in every color you can think of, are common in not just countries with cold climate. Even in countries with mild climates, having a leather jacket is essential. Why do you ask? There are several reasons for the popularity of leather over the ages. Here are some:
- Leather is one of the most durable materials for several commodities. Not only does it not tear as easily as cloth but it is also much warmer. Hence, making it the perfect winter wear.
- Instead of deteriorating over time, genuine leather will get better with time. However, proper maintenance must be given.
- Nothing beats the premium feel, look, and the fitting of a leather jacket.
- The variety of leather jackets huge. You can get biker jackets, flight jackets, bomber jackets, and field jackets, to name a few.
- Leather jackets suit with all sorts of outfits, be it smart casuals, casuals or funky.
On top of all that, leather jackets are available for both men and women. How many other fashion accessories can you say all that about?
2. White Dress Shirts
Ironic how we discuss white dress shirts right after black leather jackets. But nobody, I mean absolutely nobody has ever had enough white dress shirts in their wardrobe. As a rule, though, several hotshot CEOs will tell you that around 7 white dress shirts are a must-have in your wardrobe.
But why is it such an essential, and why does it never go out of fashion? The most important reason for this is that a white shirt works with absolutely everything. You want to wear black, brown, blue, white, green – or any other colored – suit a white shirt will work with it. If you want to ditch the suit and wear formals, a white dress shirt will be perfect with your normal dress pants or chinos. You want to rock a semi-formal look with your jeans and blazer? A white shirt rises to the situation.
If you want to add a little flair, get stripes on your white shirt or a light check. But, get a white dress shirt. Goes for both men and women.
3. A Great Pair of Leather Boots
With the expected value of the market for leather goods to reach $271.21 billion U.S. dollars by 2021, there is no way that leather jackets were the only timeless fashion accessory on this list. So, here is leather footwear, which comprises 39% of the total footwear industry, making an appearance on this list.
Leather footwear, in general though, does go through fashion trends that change now and then with Oxfords, Loafers, Decks and so on. But leather boots are one segment that does not change. This is even though leather boots are not as versatile as any other accessories on this list. So, for instance, you cannot wear boots with your formals for, let’s say, an interview.
Boots are perpetually fashionable because there simply is nothing like them, even if they are mostly used as safety equipment in work environments. Where boots, both for men and women, go with their skinny jobs, men often pair their boots with a pair of cargo pants or even cargo shorts. Boots go best with outfits when you wear multiple layers on top.
4. Monotone White Tee
Well, it seems, it is not just a white dress shirt that just never goes out of fashion. A basic white tee is your essential go-to tee when you have nothing. Again, just like with a white dress shirt, the best thing about a basic white tee is that it goes with absolutely everything. At times, you can even wear a basic white tee with a white dress shirt and leave out the front buttons of the dress shirt open. Then pair it up with a nice pair of jeans.
Or you could simply just wear the basic tee on its own with a jet black jeans. The deal-breaker with a white tee is a simple fact that it makes you seem stylish without any effort whatsoever. If you do want to be a little extravagant with your tee though, you can add a small silver chain in your neck with it. Moreover, adding a white pair of sneakers or checkered sneakers down below will add charm to your style.
On top of all that, a white tee can be perfect for your day at the beach paired with a nice pair of bright colored shorts.
It is not necessary that you follow what the celebrities wear to make your own style statement. If you do, you will soon find yourself spending a fortune to look strange rather than great. Having the above-mentioned accessories in your wardrobe though will get you the style and confidence that even stars lack.