Trends may come and go, but some things never actually go out of style. Sure, certain things may fall out of fashion for a time, but they never really go away. Not convinced?
Classics That Never Go Out Of Style
Check out these eight classics that might seem charmingly old-fashioned at times, but never actually go away.
1. Customized Stationery:
You might think that high-quality personalized notecards and writing papers belong in your grandma’s writing desk, but the truth is that customized stationery is appropriate for all ages. Not only does sending a handwritten note to express thanks, congratulations, condolences, love, or just a greeting delight anyone who receives it, but it also sends a message that you’re the kind of person who uses personalized stationery. In other words, it’s classy and elegant, and who doesn’t want to be those things? Even if you aren’t the type of person who would use a full stationery set, simple notecards with your name or monogram are useful for any occasion.
For generations, women have received a set of pearls as a gift for major milestones, such as graduation and weddings. And with good reason. Pearls are almost always appropriate, whether you’re wearing a white shirt and jeans or a little black dress. It’s hard to go wrong with a classic pearl necklace for any occasion, and that’s why they’ll never go out of style.
3. Red Lipstick:
Makeup trends are always changing – think 80’s style blue eyeshadow or the dark lips of the 90’s – but red lipstick is still fashionable. Just ask Taylor, who not only wore her signature red lips to any occasion but even sang about them in her song “Style.” It might take some work to find the perfect shade, but like pearls, you can almost never go wrong with red lipstick.
4. The Little Black Dress:
Speaking of the little black dress, it’s arguably the only piece of clothing that every woman needs in her closet. Appropriate for any occasion, dressed up or dressed down, a good quality black dress can take you from day to night, and last for years.
5. Good Manners:
In the modern world, where most people communicate primarily online, it almost feels like we’ve forgotten how to interact with each other in real life. People say things online they would never say to each other’s face and fail to give each other proper respect when they are together. However, good manners are always in style, whether it’s saying “please” and “thank you,” holding doors for people, treating cashiers and wait staff with respect, or simply putting phones away while out with friends. You don’t have to be an etiquette expert (although it doesn’t hurt to brush up on basic manners every now and then), but striving to be polite and courteous to others is always in fashion.
6. Potluck Dinners:
You might think of potluck dinners as the domain of churches and community halls, where old ladies compete to bring the most unique versions of classic dishes – and someone always adds raisins to something that decidedly doesn’t need raisins—but they are actually a great way to get together with your friends without spending a fortune at a restaurant or all day in the kitchen. Inviting people over to share food is one of the best ways to build connections, so don’t be afraid to host one of your own. Just be sure to set parameters and know the etiquette to avoid unexpected raisins.
7. Cursive Writing:
It’s one of the great debates on social media these days: Should children be taught to write in cursive? Proponents say that it’s an important skill that can be used throughout their lives, while some say that it’s useless and unnecessary. While there’s evidence that learning cursive actually helps with brain and motor skill development, learning cursive also helps people develop a legible signature and a form of self-expression. Even as cursive takes a backseat to other knowledge in schools, it’s still a superior skill that will never go out of style.
8. Printed Photos:
You might wonder why printing your photos matters when you can just look at them on your phone. But what do you look at when you visit a friend’s home? Most likely, your eye is drawn to the printed photos in frames – and looking through photo albums is almost always a good time. You probably don’t need to print all 62 identical shots of this morning’s breakfast, but printing a few of your best shots lets you put them on display and enjoy them all the time.
These are just some of the classics that will never go out of style, even in today’s modern, tech-driven world. So, put on your pearls and some red lipstick, use your personalized stationery to send an invitation to a potluck dinner, and take some photos of your friends to print, and delight in being a little old-fashioned in the process.