In a world of increased consumerism, where stores offer thousands of goods, it’s hard to choose good quality clothes that will not only last us a long time, but also be timeless. Fashion is constantly changing, so it is difficult to replace the contents of our closet every season. And yet, many of these garments, although fashionable today, may come off as kitsch next season. We asked stylist, producer and Fashion Creative person Marta Sinilo about them. Here’s a list of the most necessary styles, what every GentleWoman should have in her closet and what she should know about a timeless stylish closet.
Table of Contents:
- Well-tailored jeans
- White shirt
- Reliable jacket
- Handbag for years to come
- Good shoes
- GentleWoman Wardrobe
Denim pants were developed in 1873, and patented by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis. Initially, they were to be pants used for heavy work in gold mining: reinforced with strong seams in sensitive, abrasion-prone areas and having metal fasteners to prevent them from tearing. They quickly gained notoriety and as early as the 1930s. The following appeared in the first advertisement in the 1970s. At the time, however, only men wore them. A classic example of macho: on horseback, with a lasso and wearing a cowboy hat. It was also then that women first became interested in pants. They were proudly worn by Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn, among others. However, they became part of women’s closet for good more than 30 years later.
Currently, well-tailored jeans are one of the 5 things that every GentleWoman should have in her closet. Undoubtedly, jeans are a timeless trend. But buying the first better pair is not at all a good solution. Why? We asked Martha Sinilo about this:
“It’s nice if it’s an accoutrement of a trending and figure-fitting model. It is worthwhile to poke around and try on a few pairs. That the pants look attractive and fit our shapes is extremely important. So I recommend brands that deal strictly with jeans, such as Diesel, Levis or our native brand Big Star. Confectioning and manufacturing denim is a higher technology, so it’s worth taking advantage of the experience of these brands.”
Properly selected jeans will not only emphasize the shape of the buttocks and expose the legs, but also hide all the flaws. Every detail here is of great importance: cut, color, and even the shape of the pockets or the height of the state. That’s why every woman should really take the time to find them before buying them: to see how they lie and whether they fit every occasion. There are many different models to choose from: high-waisted jeans, straight-leg jeans or the recently increasingly popular bell-bottoms. It is important that they fit our figure. Jeans will allow you to create a fashionable look with any styling.
In childhood, we associated the white shirt only with school: the beginning or end of the school year or other school celebrations. Later, there was an unwritten rule that it should be worn to a job interview. Today, however, it has a much wider application and, moreover, a large number of female supporters. This is another of the 5 things every GentleWoman should have in her closet, as stylist Marta Sinilo advises.
Buying a white shirt seems to be a much simpler solution than buying well-tailored jeans. A white shirt can even be classic in a masculine style. “It’s quality and composition that matter here,” as Marta advises.
“The white shirt has countless incarnations. From elegant or outgoing to very sporty. The main thing is that it should be pristine white and fit well.”
A blazer is something that, along with a white shirt, we previously associated only with the business look. Today, however, it is triumphant and is chosen for many different occasions. That’s why it’s all the more worthy of inclusion in the list of 5 things every GentleWoman should have in her closet. The blazer is another trend that is sure to serve us for years to come. The classic in the form of a blazer will work well with both dresses and jeans. You can also use it as a base piece of our closet and just match the rest to it.
“In GentleWoman’s closet, one reliable jacket will definitely come in handy. One that fits perfectly with jeans and upgrades our Look to a more elegant one in any emergency situation.”
According to Marta Sinilo, who has successfully created unique styles on the pages of major fashion magazines, we can use it as a jacket or instead of a coat in spring and autumn. How to choose its cut so that it really fits us with everything and successfully resides in our capsule closet?
“I recommend oversize cuts, in which you will look cool. You can roll up your sleeves to be even more nonchalant.”
Handbag for years to come
As Marta says, the devil is in the details. However, it is not the jewelry and glasses that are most important. What else is worth having? “Probably the most essential in a woman’s image is always the shoes and the handbag.” Currently we have a whole bunch of bags and purses to choose from. Their color, shape or material is up to you! A few years ago, the shopper bag was popular, but now they have been replaced by much smaller and handier mini bags.
“A handbag should express you. To serve you for a long time, to fit your character and what you do in life. It doesn’t have to be some super turbo luxury brand, the important thing is that it be “yours”. Preferably leather. It can be VINTAGE, because I have the impression that bags used to be of better quality than they are now.”
Major fashion houses are outdoing themselves with ideas to attract the attention of women around the world. Currently, perhaps the most coveted handbag is the one from the house of Hermes Birkin. However, its purchase is not at all that simple. To get their product, you have to join a waiting list, and the wait for your dream handbag can take up to several years. However, there are also many other brands worth looking at. Not only do you not have to wait too long for them, but they also do not cost a small fortune.
“Great bags are made by Coccinelle. It is also worth noting our native brands, such as Hollie Warsaw and Zosia Chylak. Here again, the same rule applies as with shoes and jeans, that is, it is best to choose one from a brand that specializes specifically in handbags.”
Good shoes, contrary to appearances, should be the basis of our styling. Every woman should certainly have several pairs in her closet, but which ones should you choose? They should not only be pretty, but also comfortable. Especially since we often spend the whole day in them: from going to work in the morning, to shopping in the afternoon and going out for a quick drink with a friend. “It’s better to have one good pair of shoes than 1,000 bad ones,” – Marta Sinilo advises. And he knows this like few others, because he spends his days on the run. So shoes are the last of the 5 things every GentleWoman should have in her closet.
It is advisable to choose a classic model that will suit many different styles: from sporty to elegant. But is this even possible? Of course it is! At the same time, they do not have to be heeled shoes at all. Convenience and comfort are also important here. A high heel is not a good option especially for people who have back problems. Then you can bet on a proven model on a flat sole, which are also suitable for any occasion. You will feel comfortable and feminine in them.
“You can always enliven or change the design of your shoe by adding colorful socks or interesting tights. Great shoes in my opinion are made by the Polish brand Balagan Studio, Vanda Novak or Mako SHOES.”
The price of good leather shoes can be as much as several hundred zlotys, but it is worth investing in them. Well, that’s right, because a good shoe or handbag is precisely an investment. If we take proper care of them, they will serve us for many years.
Properly tailored jeans, a white shirt, a blazer, a good handbag and shoes are 5 things that every GentleWoman should have in her closet. With them it is possible to create a wide variety of styles. In fact, all you need to do is add a few seasonal items such as a summer dress or a warm sweater, and you’ll get a variety of solutions without clogging up your closet. And while it’s said that money doesn’t give happiness, but shopping does… then buy with your head. By choosing good quality, classic and timeless clothes you not only take care of the space in your own closet, but also the planet.