Farrah Fawcett had the market cornered on these hippie-inspired jeans in 1976, adding classic white kicks and a zip-up. These days, the hair may be smaller and the jeans may be paired with a crop top, but there’s no denying that the almost-universally flattering style is one that never quite leaves the cultural denim rotation.
Some years the hat is floppy (à la Brigitte Bardot in the mid-’70s), other years it’s a little more structured, but a classic wool topper bridges the “glamorous” and “practical” sides of style in a way almost no other piece does.
No matter what else is going on in hair trends (like the giant perms happening around the time of Michelle Pfeiffer’s 1983 Scarface cut), a sleek, elegant bob with bangs looks extremely of-the-moment and timeless all at once.
Much of Princess Diana’s style looks hopelessly ’80s, but her handbag collection – simple, streamlined and structured, and made of good-quality leather – would fit seamlessly into any decade.
A GREAT SUIT
Two things in this photo from 1996 that will never age: and her killer Tom Ford for Gucci velvet suit. Even if you’re not willing to go as funky as Goop, there’s serious staying power in a perfectly tailored, perfectly hemmed two-piece with a few interesting details.
When you invest the time to find the perfect red lipstick for you, you’re embarking on a lifelong love affair. The ladies of the ’90s Beverly Hills: 90210 (from left: Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty and ) prove that the right red shade (not too brick, not too bright) will outlast even the most passionate relationship with Jason Priestly.
Sure, Carrie Bradshaw’s nameplate from 2000 may feel frozen in time, but there’s a reason your mom passed down your grandma’s signet ring, or that you gave your BFF a monogram necklace with her new initials as a wedding gift: A sweetly personalized trinket will always be a jewelry box staple.
They were bigger in the ’70s, bolder in the ’80s and funkier in the ’90s, but no matter the style or decade, hoop earrings are a wardrobe staple you’ll never regret. picked a mid-size, super-sparkly pair for a 2000 premiere that we bet she still has today.
Whether worn with jeans or a sweater dress (like the , who wore Aquatalia in 2011), a good pair of simple, solidly-constructed and elegant riding boots is a must have. It’s no wonder that you’ll find them in every woman’s shoe collection, no matter her age, shape or size.
PRINT WRAP DRESS
Like PEOPLE magazine, Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress was created in 1974 – and it hasn’t aged a day since! demonstrated the chic, flattering staying power of the designer’s signature dress in March of this year, inspiring us all to pull our own out of our closets the next day.