Fashion fades, but style is forever. This is the essence of the classic style, which is characterised by a level of subtle sophistication. Natural resources and fibres like stone, brick and cotton dominate this particular look, as do simple colours. Understated shades like beige, grey and off-white are the key to longevity in design. For pops of colour, look to yellows, pinks or browns in soft tones, rather than bold shades.