Fashion trends can change very quickly from season to season, which can make it difficult to invest in key pieces that you know will stand the test of time. One minute you see a style everywhere, and the next it’s replaced by something new! However, in the midst of the ever-changing trends of the fashion industry, there are some definite staples that have remained firm favourites, and for good reason.
Including materials, prints and smaller details, there are some styles that continue to stay woven into every collection and every wardrobe. Clothing wholesaler Whispering Smith takes a look.
There is a reason floral prints come back around every spring and summer, but they can also be spotted in the winter months too. Floral prints can be reworked effortlessly for the season, making them an essential year-round style.
From small, ditsy prints to much larger and bolder styles, floral prints can be used to enhance anything. T-shirts, blouses, trousers and dresses can all be spruced up with seasonal florals, and look just as good in darker shades as they do in lighter hues.
If you need a little colour and pattern in your upcoming collection, don’t shy away from florals!
Wrap dresses became much more popular over the last couple of years, and it’s a wonder it didn’t happen earlier. With an incredibly flattering silhouette, wrap dresses look great short or long, resulting in a versatile design for any occasion.
The ease of styling a wrap dress is another reason for its longevity. Pair with sandals in the summer, or tights and boots for the winter. There’s also a huge choice of prints and colours, none of which you can go wrong with.
In the UK, jackets are a must-have all year round, so it pays to have some stylish designs included in your collection. A timeless style is a longline jacket, which offers a sleek and understated shape with a longer length.
Come rain or shine, day or night, a longline jacket can offer the right balance of style and comfort to make it a go-to. The choice of detail is endless; opt for a classic blazer style or trench coat, or make it a little more modern and edgy with biker or leather detail.
Duster-style jackets are also hugely popular within this style, with pastel hues like dusky pink or pale blue.
Denim has been a staple for decades and if there’s anything that will never disappear, this is it. Denim has a firm place in everyone’s daily outfits, from jeans to jackets and even jumpsuits. It’s been fascinating over the years watching designers rework denim into new designs, breathing new life into this essential fabric.
If your collection is missing anything, it’s more denim. Expand your range of jeans and jackets by looking for denim styles that have unique detail and finishes, as well as denim shorts and skirts for the summer months!
A ribbed finish on a material brings an understated but noticeable style to any clothing, transforming even a simple t-shirt into something more interesting. It’s a timeless detail that can really make a difference, and works just as well as summer styles as winter ones.
From cami tops and dresses to jumpers and cardigans, ribbed detail can work with a number of different styles, which is why we’re confident it’ll be around for a long time coming.