14 Ways to Always Dress Classy (2023)

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Have you been looking to take your style to the next level? Maybe you’re wanting to add some polish to your work wardrobe or feel a little more put-together on your days off. Well, we’ve got some simple trips to elevate your style without breaking the bank.

Dressing classy isn’t about spending a lot of money. It’s about constructing a sophisticated and refined outfit. It’s about finding flattering, elegant clothes that make you look and feel wonderful. It’s about letting your confidence shine through your outfit. Let’s dive into our favorite 14 ways to dress classy and take your outfits to the next level.

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1. Use neutral colors as your foundation.

When you think of a classic, elegant outfit, you’re probably picturing a lot of neutral colors. That’s because neutrals are timeless, chic, and enduring. They’re always in fashion, throughout the years and no matter the season. What makes neutrals even better is that you can easily mix and match them. Whether creating a monochrome neutral outfit or using them as the basis for an outfit, there are endless combinations leveraging neutrals that will always look chic and polished.

Classic neutral colors include bright white…

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And of course, black.

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Style tip: Invest the majority of your fashion budget in neutral basics. You’ll likely get the most use out of these pieces, so you want them to be high-quality. Quality, cut, and finish are the key factors in a polished outfit.

2. Choose solid colors.

If you’re like me and you can’t subsist on neutrals alone, then fear not! Colors can be equally as elegant and classy when leveraged correctly. The right solid, classic colors can be the perfect foundation for your wardrobe. Daring reds, bold blues, and colors that make your eyes pop are classic options that will always stay in style.

For example, although purple is not what most people think of as “classic,” I absolutely adore the way I look and feel in magenta. So, I’m not afraid to incorporate it into my outfits because, to me, purple and pink are my own neutrals!

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This outfit is entirely purple and yet the tailored pants and high neckline of the sweater paired with upscale black accessories make it stunningly stylish.

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And yet another chic purple outfit, this time with lighter accessories like nude shoes and a white handbag. Note the monochrome style high waist, high neckline, trench coat, and solid colors.

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I never think orange when I think of sophisticated, but this gorgeous satin blouse paired with tailored trousers and a cinched high waist are out to prove me wrong.

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Even though these pieces don’t seem to go together at first glance, the outfit hits other elements of sophistication like solid colors, structured clothes, collars, cinched waist, and polished jewelry.

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3. Wear classic patterns.

Patterns can be hard to style for even the most advanced fashionistas. That’s because a lot of patterns are too trendy, quickly coming in and out of fashion. And trendy pieces are naturally not as timeless and sophisticated as classic ones.

That’s not to say there aren’t timeless patterns. Any patterns in neutral colors often withstand the test of time, such as white and black stripes…

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Black and white houndstooth…

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And beige and ivory plaid…

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Original animal prints also rarely go out of style because they are naturally found in neutral colors, like black and white zebra stripes or the black, camel, beige, and white in leopard print…

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Learn how to wear timeless animal prints for every season here.

And, for spring and summer, you can never go wrong with a fresh floral in a flowing silhouette…

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(P.S. We’re not saying you can’t wear trending pieces and look classy – it just takes a little extra effort and care to make it work! Read this article about how fashion trends are cyclical and how you can make trends work for your capsule wardrobe!)

4. Try out a monochrome look.

Chic monochrome outfits never go out of style, and even better, they don’t require a lot of effort to create an effortlessly classy look. In fact, once you have a solid wardrobe with some key neutrals and solid colors in mind, creating a classic monochrome look will be the simplest way for you to put together a sophisticated outfit.

A monochrome outfit means you’re wearing only one color, but each piece might be a different tone or texture in the same color family. Make sure you’re matching the shade as well as the tone. For example, some browns have a warm, reddish undertone, while others have a cool, grayish tone. Pairing a reddish-brown with a beige-brown will look like you’re styling two different colors, even though they are both technically “brown.”

You will never go wrong with an elegant all-white or white and ivory outfit…

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Sophisticated, NYC-ready all-black look…


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Easy and classic hues of beige or brown…

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Or even a casual-chic gray on gray, with a touch of brown or yellow accessories.

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And don’t be afraid to add some color, like varying shades of dusty rose…

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Or a bold and daring red-on-red ensemble.

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Pro-tip: Use pantsuits or jumpsuits to your advantage. With matching shoes and accessories, you have an effortless monochrome ensemble that takes just seconds to throw together.

5. Don’t wear more than three colors.

A classic fashion “rule” is to not wear more than three colors per outfit. Too many colors can be distracting and messy, while three beautifully-paired colors (particularly neutrals) appear polished and purposeful. This can apply to three neutral colors in a monochrome outfit, like beige, ivory, and nude…

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Two neutrals and denim, like this classic black blouse, straight-leg jeans, and camel trench…

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Or two neutrals and a statement color, like this classic white, black, and red ensemble.

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Or any three colors that make you happy!

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6. Mix and match textures.

It was a game-changer for me when I realized that texture really is everything to an outfit. Silk feels more elegant than cotton, for example, and linen feels summery while velvet is winter chic. You want to choose more luxurious fabrics when you can, but it’s more than just that. Cotton can be just as chic as silk in the right outfit. Rather, it’s more about pairing different textures and fabrics to add more contrast and vibrancy to an outfit.

Denim works well to dress down other fabrics, like a white linen or satin button-down…

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Corduroy can elevate cotton or wool…

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Silk or satin always looks classic and refined, like a satin skirt paired with a plain white tee…

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Or like a satin blouse with leather pants!

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A chunky knit can dress down a satin skirt (or a satin skirt can dress up a chunky knit)…

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And leather can be either edgy and sexy or elegant and refined (or both!)…

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Think about when and where you’d typically wear a texture and then add a different material alongside it to subvert those expectations. You’ll end up with unique, magical outfits that will make you look striking!

This works particularly well when used to add intrigue to monochrome outfits. Following the above guidelines of one to three colors per outfit, particularly neutrals, will make playing around with textures easier and more successful.

7. Wear a high neck and high waist.

Although the right V-neck can be stunningly elegant, a high neckline is an easy go-to for a refined look, no matter the occasion. Mock necks, turtlenecks, collars, basic crew necks, or high V necks are timeless necklines that will become staples in your closet. Most women feel comfortable in higher necklines once they get used to it because you’re not worried about a fashion faux pax or pulling at your shirt or dress all night.

Learn more about necklines with our guide: How to Choose the Most Flattering Neckline for You

Turtlenecks are great for winter and can work standalone or as a bottom layer under tees, camis, or trench coats.

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And you can’t go wrong with a basic crew neck that looks good on everyone.

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Even a bow tied around the neck can be a flirty, feminine touch!

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But don’t neglect the V neck or other necklines if you meet other criteria that make your outfit feel polished!

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The same is true of a higher waist! High-rise pants and skirts are the most flattering rise for most women because they cinch the waist, flatten the tummy, accentuate curves, and elongate the legs. High-waisted pants and skirts create a gorgeous silhouette that you can easily dress up or down. Plus, high-waisted pants help to meet the Rule of Thirds, which we’ll talk about in the next section. Besides, you’ll never have to worry about muffin tops or exposed underwear.

High-waisted white denim is perfect for a relaxed yet elevated summer vibe.

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High-rise tailored shorts paired with a white blouse will have you feeling put-together and classy on even the hottest summer days.

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And it’s not just for pants. High-waist skirts and dresses cinched at the waist (like belt or wrap dresses) create a sophisticated and flattering silhouette.

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Even high-rise bathing suits have a level of elegance to them!

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These aren’t hard and fast rules, just a place to get started. Once you get used to dressing up, you can experiment with different necks and silhouettes that best suit your style and body type. The goal is simply to find clothes that fit your body type best by accentuating your best (and favorite) features.

8. Follow the rule of thirds.

The fashion rule of thirds says that the proportion of your outfit should be one-third to two-thirds. This means that of your total outfit, the top should be 1/3 and the bottom should be 2/3 (or vice versa). If your outfit is 1/2 to 1/2, you’re likely to look unbalanced and out of proportion. Some tips to easily achieve these proportions:

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Tuck your shirt into your pants or tie it up to create a shorter one-third on top (and accentuate your waist).

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Wear high-waisted shorts or pants with a crop top or tucked blouse. (Crop tops can be elegant depending on the neckline, material, and what you pair them with.)

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Balance oversized and tight clothing. If one part of the outfit is voluminous, the rest should be fitted and streamlined. This is true for tight tops with wide-leg pants and flowy skirts or oversized blouses with tighter jeans and pencil skirts.

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Buy dresses and jumpsuits that cinch your waist to create the rule of thirds proportion, rather than a straight silhouette that doesn’t hug your curves.

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This general rule works for everyone, regardless of body type or outfit, so it’s a great first step if you’re learning the basics of fashion. Jo-Lynne Shane explains the rules of thirds well here.

9. Learn how to dress for your body type.

Every body is unique – and every body is beautiful! Learning how to dress in a way that accentuates yourcurves and features will be a gamechanger in how you look and feel in your clothes. The way an outfit fits on the mannequin or model is not the way it’s going to fit on you, so don’t feel discouraged if it takes some trial and error to figure out what looks best on you.

There are lots of different ways to figure out your body type, like the classic apple/pear/triangle/hourglass/etc. body type. But those are just the fundamentals because there is so much more to body type than just your torso. I love the Kibbe body types because it is more inclusive of different body styles based on yin and yang lines in the body. Learn more about the 13 kibbe body types here. And, you may not fit any mold, and that’s okay too! Play around with different necklines, rises, silhouettes, styles, colors, and patterns to see what looks most flattering on and feels most comfortable for your body type.

10. Get your clothes tailored.

If clothes off-the-rack don’t fit you quite right, get your clothes tailored. This will ensure your clothes flatter your unique shape. Tailored, well-fitting clothes can take a good outfit to a fantastic one.

Don’t care about sizes in the store; if you have to go up or down a size, that’s okay! Sizes are incredibly variable – what matters most is how you feel in the clothing. If it doesn’t make you feel great, don’t buy it.

Psst… You’ll love these 12 ultimate fashion tips to ensure you’re always stylish.

11. Wear more blazers.

We’re seeing blazers become more of an everyday piece, rather than just a work piece, because they are effortlessly elegant. They’re perfect as a light layer or jacket when you don’t know what to wear, and they instantly elevate even the most casual outfits, like a t-shirt and jeans.

Pair a blazer with a pencil skirt or trousers and heels for an easy go-to work look.

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Or throw it over a fitted turtleneck to stay sophisticated during those cold winter months.

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A blazer can be a gorgeous statement piece in a bold color (matched with your shoes or purse)…

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Or an unstructured blazer can be the perfect way to stay refined even when on the beach!

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And when in doubt, wear the blazer over your shoulders to feel like the elegant queen you are!

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12. Get more classic and timeless basics in your wardrobe.

High-quality, classic basics make it easy to get dressed in the morning while always looking stylish. Some of my favorite classic pieces to include in your capsule wardrobe:

Silk blouses, which work for both night and day, work for any occasion, and can be a classy alternative for warmer months or layered with sweaters and blazers for colder ones…

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A go-to white button-down that can be tucked in, tied, or free and flowy…

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Tailored pants, which can be dressed up with a blouse and heels or dressed down with a tee and sneakers…

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A structured, high-waisted pencil skirt is perfect for work or to upgrade a casual outfit…

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The little black dress – need I say more?

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A camel trench coat makes everything look elegant…

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Heels, particularly black or nude pumps that can go with any outfit in your closet…

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Check out more of my favorite wardrobe essentials here.

13. Grow your collection of accessories.

Accessories can make or break an outfit. It’s amazing how a gold necklace, the right pair of earrings, or a statement bag can completely transform even the most basic of outfits. Here are some key tips for making accessories work for your sophisticated style.

Choose a metal that you like most and that pairs best with your skin tone – gold, silver, or rose gold – and aim to buy all of your jewelry in that metal. This will make it significantly easier to mix and match your jewelry while maintaining a refined appearance.

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Diamond studs, pearl necklaces, and tennis bracelets are classics for a reason. You can never go wrong adding these to a classy outfit.

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Structured bags that can stand up on their own tend to have a longer lifespan than unstructured bags. That’s because they can keep their shape for a long time, and they also have a classic look that makes them more easily pairable with most items in your closet. Get a bag in your favorite neutral color, so you have a go-to accessory that instantly adds a layer of sophistication. Learn how to find the perfect investment bag here.

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And get a pair of matching shoes! Matching your purse to your shoes is the simplest and most effective way to look composed.

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Sunglasses elevate an outfit, particularly shades in classic styles and colors. It can be fun to play around with sunglass shapes but sticking to classic styles will give that more refined edge you’re looking for.

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Grab yourself a statement, elegant watch that speaks to you. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Get a style of watch that matches your other jewelry and most of your basic pieces. Your timepiece will become your favorite elegant accessory. (And wearing a watch might make you on-time more often, according to fashion psychology.)

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I love silk scarves. They’re a timelessly elegant accessory that is way too underutilized. They’re equally beautiful around the neck…

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And in the hair!

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If you’re trying to meet the Rule of Thirds, a black or brown belt with a gold buckle will help cinch the waist and add intrigue to a little black dress, a jumpsuit, or a more basic outfit.

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When looking for a “new” outfit, throw together your favorite basics – like a white tee and denim jeans – and then play around with accessories. This is a great way to figure out how you can best utilize the accessories you own.

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Don’t overdo it on jewelry or accessories. In most cases (though not all), less is more.

14. Invest in everyday items, not one-off pieces.

Most people make the mistake of spending most of their fashion budget on one-off pieces they’ll wear only once, like a cocktail dress for a friend’s wedding or a formal gala dress. While you want to look beautiful and elegant for these events, of course, they’re not where you’re spending most of your time. So, they shouldn’t be where you spend the most money, either. Instead, invest your fashion budget in pieces you wear every day. Filling your closet with timeless, classic, high-quality items will elevate your wardrobe to the point that everything you wear will feel luxurious.

That means forgetting fast fashion and instead focusing on high-end boutiques and designers. But don’t worry, we promised that you don’t need to have a million bucks to look like a million bucks! The best way to buy designer goods is on consignment! You’ll find deals on high-end items that are designed and manufactured with fit and finish in mind, so you can freshen your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Learn more about the benefits of buying on consignment here.

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Bonus tips!

More tips to elevate your wardrobe and style:

  • Get rid of clothes that are worn out, stained, or out of style. And if it doesn’t fit, sell your preloved clothesto Current Boutique! Curate a wardrobe of classic pieces that withstand the test of time, rather than wasting space with outdated and unflattering pieces you don’t want to wear. Learn how to do a sustainable closet audit here.
  • Wear the right undergarments. Seamless, nude underwear and a well-fitting bra (with no bra straps showing) can make a huge difference in the overall polish of your outfit.
  • If strapless bras don’t fit you well, purchase tops with thicker straps or higher necklines to hide your bra straps more easily.
  • For warmer weather, only wear spaghetti straps when paired with other tailored pieces and the right minimalist jewelry.
  • Create a personal uniform with dedicated colors, styles, and textures you like to wear. This kind of focused wardrobe will make it easier to shop and get dressed.
  • Avoid large logos or fake designer pieces. One or two brand names can look classy, but too many can detract from the sophistication you’re going for.
  • Focus on structured pieces, like blazers or coats with small shoulder plaids, tailored dresses, and structured pleated skirts.
  • Spritz on some perfume. A signature scent, even if you change it each season, will add another layer of beauty and class to your aesthetic.
  • The details matter. Steam or iron your clothes to remove wrinkles. Remove lint and pilling before leaving the house. Never wear clothes that are damaged, dirty, or stained.
  • Learn how to care for your clothes here, so you can extend the life of your favorite pieces.

And the most important tip to dressing classy… don’t forget to put on your confidence! A confident woman is a classy woman!

Photo Sources

White neutral: https://thegirlfrompanama.com/the-girl-panama-mejuri-jewelry-collection/

Ivory neutral: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/369998925645388789/

Beige neutral: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/116319602864817110/

Camel neutral: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/844493658526192/

Gray neutral: http://www.miamiamine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Stylish-holiday-outfits-fashion-blogger.jpg

Black neutral: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/825566175425686215/

Purple outfit: https://www.mujerde10.com/destacado-home/7-outfits-para-ir-al-trabajo-con-el-nuevo-color-del-2022/2021/12/

Purple outfit 2: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2181499812089557/

Orange outfit: https://wheretoget.com/look/6803568

Green and brown outfit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/910219774658945596/

Black and white stripes: https://nicolehoover.com/2020/03/black-and-white-stripes-for-spring.html

Black and white houndstooth: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/953285446097550907/

Beige and ivory plaid: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/846747167451947553/

Animal prints: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1013802566089098490/

Floral pattern: https://theivorylane.com/2017/07/05/summer-floral.html

Monochrome white: http://www.shoppingmycloset.com/monochrome-outfits-6-looks-you-can-create-winter-white-beige-classy-sophisticated-parisian-french/

Monochrome black: https://www.bedazelive.com/6-easy-monochrome-work-outfits/

Monochrome brown: https://www.purewow.com/fashion/flattering-monochrome-outfits


Monochrome gray: https://www.modedamour.com/blog/2019/11/14/all-grey

Monochrome dusty rose: https://daniellegervino.com

Monochrome red: https://stylefullness.com/2017/12/17/get-the-look-iva-daria-nova/

Three neutral colors: https://www.brooklynblonde.com/2020/10/a-tip-for-looking-expensive

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Corduroy and wool: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/15270086228251673/

Silk skirt: https://www.glamour.com/story/how-to-wear-satin-for-fall

Silk blouse: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/571394271485679451/

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Leather: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHvYgkkl10v/?epik=dj0yJnU9dDZIYXhlcnpjQXZFYU56VVFlSWNWZ3hxLVltc29OVWImcD0wJm49UHJHbHEtSkc4a0g3QTE1QmlPbHluZyZ0PUFBQUFBR0pCQlJB

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Crewneck: https://fashionjackson.com/white-monochrome-outfit/

Bow tie: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/356488126763812224/

V neck: https://www.gabimay.com.br/moda/reveja-seus-conceitos-os-looks-bege-sao-elegantes/

High rise white denim: https://halliedaily.com/how-to-wear-yellow-this-season-for-all-skin-tone/

High rise tailored shorts: https://glaminati.com/high-waisted-shorts/

Wrap dress: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/953285446095284291/

High waist bathing suit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/496662665166686504/

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Oversized and Tight Rule of Thirds: https://couturezilla.com/white-summer-outfit-jeans-ots-top/

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Statement blazer: https://couturezilla.com/orange-blazer-levis-jeans-green-bag-tee/

Beach blazer: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/3166662228877346/

Blazer over shoulders: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1003106516975323531/

Silk blouse: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/363595369926385971/

White button-down: https://www.girlsharestips.com/oversized-shirt-outfit/

Tailored pants: https://www.extrapetite.com/2020/01/camel-tan-trouser-pants-petite-workwear.html

Pencil skirt: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/109212359705346242/

LBD: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/249175791869218742/

Camel trench: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/914862416990821/

Heels: https://fashionjackson.com/casual-valentines-day-outfit/

Gold jewelry: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/47639708549466801/

Pearl necklace: https://styledumonde.com/2020/07/milan-fall-2020-street-style-caroline-daur-gold-coat/

Structured bag: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140806219747606/

Bag and shoes: https://fashionjackson.com/a-beautiful-white-dress-to-wear-this-spring/

Sunglasses: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/4855512088135381/

Watch: https://fashionjackson.com/home-health-fitness-plan/

Silk neck scarf: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/276056652151996899/

Silk hair scarf: https://www.etsy.com/listing/867630070/olive-green-silk-hair-scarfsilk

Belt: https://www.miamiamine.com/2018/10/my-favorite-designer-handbags-for-fall.html

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Accessories: https://www.hellofashionblog.com/2015/08/why-i-love-designer-bags.html


What makes a woman look classy? ›

Having a few well-fitting pieces of quality clothing will help create the foundation for any outfit. Basics such as white blouses, black trousers, navy blazers, knee-length skirts and timeless dresses can form the wardrobe essentials of an elegant woman's closet.

How do you dress really classy? ›

14 Ways to Always Dress Classy
  1. Use neutral colors as your foundation. ...
  2. Choose solid colors. ...
  3. Wear classic patterns. ...
  4. Try out a monochrome look. ...
  5. Don't wear more than three colors. ...
  6. Mix and match textures. ...
  7. Wear a high neck and high waist. ...
  8. Follow the rule of thirds.
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What is a classy dress code for a woman? ›

Dressing classy requires a bit of modesty — no midriff-baring tops, revealing low décolletage, or mini skirts. Necklines are typically collared, boatneck, crew neck or V-neck. For some variety, you can also try square, cowl, and scoop necks.

How to dress and act like a classy woman? ›

If you're trying to be elegant, start by wearing classic styles of clothing, like knee-length skirts and tailored button-down shirts, and choosing clothes made from high-quality fabrics, like silk and satin. Never too baggy, never too tight; the clothing of an elegant woman looks like it was made to fit just her.

How do you behave classy and elegant? ›

Things You Should Know
  1. Be kind and respectful to others. Really listen when they speak to you and try to put yourself in their shoes.
  2. Stay calm and collected in all situations. ...
  3. Wear classic outfits that look sophisticated and stylish. ...
  4. Apply natural-looking makeup and style your hair so it looks sleek and polished.

What is classy beauty? ›

Classy Beauty is a family owned and operated beauty supply store located in the great Rocket City of Huntsville, AL. We have over 20 years of knowledge and expertise in the beauty industry. We are dedicated to serving our customers with the very best knowledge in beauty care.

What is the 3 color rule in fashion? ›

One formula I've found helpful to add color while still looking chic and put-together is the 3-color rule. Aim for 3 colors in an outfit, and yes, your neutrals count. Above, I've used 3 colors: tan/camel for the pants and shoes, red sweater, and light peach blazer. (My personal preference is 2 neutrals + 1 color.

What qualities make a girl pretty? ›

Humility defines a beautiful heart.
  • Confidence. Confidence is sexy. ...
  • Honesty. What person would sincerely say that lying is an attractive quality? ...
  • Playfulness. If you can joke around with your man, he might as well ask you to marry him right then and there. ...
  • Selflessness.
Oct 2, 2016

How do I look effortlessly classy? ›

To look effortlessly chic, focus on building a wardrobe of versatile and comfortable pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits. Choose basic, timeless pieces in neutral colors and add pops of color with accessories. Emphasize quality over quantity and invest in well-made pieces that will last.

How can I look elegant and classy at 50? ›

5 Rules of Dressing in Your 50s
  1. Embrace color. While shades of grey can come across as matronly, bright and bold color will rev up your look and perk up your skin tone. ...
  2. Free your neckline. Swap the deep plunge in favor of a universally flattering boatneck. ...
  3. Upgrade your knits. ...
  4. Play up your waistline. ...
  5. Find your fit.

What is the most elegant dress code? ›

Also known as “full evening dress”, white tie attire is considered the most formal of all dress codes. The white tie dress code indicates that guests are high-caliber, royal, or have high social standing.

What is smart dress code for ladies? ›

A smart casual dress code for women includes combining a polished piece with something more laid back. Some examples are a day dress paired with heels or a shirt dress styled with trainers and a stylish shoulder bag. Depending on the office setting, jewellery and accessories should be kept to a minimum if you prefer.

What makes someone classy? ›

Classy is a word used to describe people, places or things, that have a lot of "class." But a classy person isn't just someone who wears expensive clothes. Classy can also refer to someone who puts a high standard on the way he behaves. A classy gentleman open doors for ladies.

How do you look and behave classy? ›

How to be classy: Tips that make all the difference
  1. Don't create your own drama. Unfortunately, some people thrive on drama. ...
  2. Stay away from other people's drama. ...
  3. Dress tastefully. ...
  4. Be polite. ...
  5. Be respectful. ...
  6. Don't be jealous. ...
  7. Be happy. ...
  8. Have passions.

What does a classy person look like? ›

A classy person is someone who has a certain air of sophistication about them. They carry themselves well, are well-spoken, and tend to be well-educated. Classy people are also usually well-dressed, groomed, and put together.

What makes a face elegant? ›

Wide eyes, full cheeks, and a refined nose are essential features of a good looking face. However, facial beauty is more than the sum of these parts. It's about how all your facial features come together. How your eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and jaw just look perfect relative to each other.

What is an example of classy? ›

: showing impressive character : very good, kind, etc. a classy guy. Donating her salary bonus to charity was a really classy thing to do.

What is classy clothes? ›

Classy dressing is a lot like minimalistic dressing, but without being too bland. When you deck up your ears, leave your neck bare, or the other way around. A statement finger ring with a classic tote is another great way to go. Sandals, boots, pumps, or Oxfords – wear whatever rocks your “classy” boat.

What is the golden rule in fashion? ›

A balanced one-to-one ratio is boring and expected, whereas unbalanced proportions are interesting and pleasing to look at. It's generally accepted that a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio is the most aesthetically pleasing division of spaces, and that's called the Golden Ratio in artistic circles.

What is the fashion 5 rule? ›

Tiffanie has broken the year into five seasons, during which those who have pledged to the Rule of 5 can buy one item, not including underwear, lingerie or socks. The idea here is to have a fashion credit to “spend” in that period. If you go through one season without buying anything, you can buy two in the next.

What makes a woman irresistible? ›

Women who are confident, ambitious, and emotionally intelligent will always stand out in a crowd. A good sense of humor, communication skills, and self-awareness all contribute to making a woman attractive and irresistible.

What attracts a man to a woman first? ›

Nothing attracts more to a man than a woman with a high self-esteem. A confident woman is independent and can tackle any situation in her life. Even in the long run, the guy can depend on his partner and feel secured.

What makes a woman memorable to a man? ›

Men love women who are thoughtful, caring, loving, and kind. A woman who does little things for her man for no other reason other than that she loves him. A woman who makes him smile back whenever she smiles at him. A woman who radiates love and warmth from her heart.

What makes you look expensive? ›

The key to looking expensive is actually pretty simple: Confidence, a couple of tailored pieces, and good fit. “If you're unsure of your outfit, everyone else around you will be too,” says wardrobe stylist, Noah Diaz. Britt Theodora, celebrity fashion stylist, also suggests focusing on texture and fabric.

What to avoid to look expensive? ›

Avoid plastic jewels and costume jewelry, and instead, focus on classic pieces such as a watch, pearl earrings, or simple hoops. Extra points if the jewelry is gold because gold instantly equals expensive and luxe! As long as it doesn't look fake and plastic, of course. You can treat a silk scarf like jewelry too.

How can I look stunning everyday? ›

12 Easy Tips To Look Good Without Makeup
  1. Healthify Your Skin From The Inside Out. If your skin is healthy from the inside out, you will automatically have a natural glow on your face. ...
  2. Clean, Moisturise, Exfoliate. ...
  3. Keep Yourself Groomed. ...
  4. Style Your Eyebrows. ...
  5. Care For Your Smile. ...
  6. Pamper Your Hair. ...
  7. Dress Well. ...
  8. Eat To Nourish.
Nov 10, 2021

How can a woman over 60 look classy? ›

5 Tips For Dressing in Your 60s
  1. Big patterns, bold colors. ...
  2. Breathable Fabrics Reign Supreme. ...
  3. Embrace the unexpected. ...
  4. Balance timeless with trends. ...
  5. Mix textures and metals. ...
  6. Eye-catching accessories. ...
  7. Denim that fits like a dream. ...
  8. Updated basics.

What should 70 year old woman wear? ›

In your 70s, it's a good rule of thumb to avoid looking too prim, too girly, or preppy. However, it's the perfect time to experiment with arty styles like tailored sweater coats, wide-leg pants, unusual clutches, and colorful patterns.

How should a 55 year old woman dress? ›

Style Smarts

Keep your skirt and dress lengths to the knee or slightly above. Flowy dresses look best if they are mid-calf length. Steer clear of cropped pants — they were an unflattering fashion fad for way too long. Don't show too much skin: too-short skirts and tops that are too low don't flatter anyone.

How do you dress classy on a tight budget? ›

  1. 12 Tips for Looking Stylish on a Budget. Want to look like a million bucks but don't have the bucks? ...
  2. Good grooming. A stylish look always starts with good grooming. ...
  3. Choose neutral colours. ...
  4. Shop versatile. ...
  5. Pay attention to shape. ...
  6. Find a good tailor. ...
  7. Accept hand-me-downs. ...
  8. Take advantage of accessorising.

What is the most elegant color for clothes? ›

Neutral colors are often the epitome of elegance in fashion. Black, white, creme, grey, beige, as well as muted tones of green and brown, are some of the best shade choices to complement an elegant outfit.

What clothes are not elegant? ›

I'm going to pinpoint the 10 things that are definitely downgrading your look and stopping you from looking like an elegant lady.
  • Gym clothes (outside of the gym) An elegant lady would never wear gym outside of the gym. ...
  • Bandage dresses. ...
  • Crop tops. ...
  • Cartoon prints. ...
  • T-shirts. ...
  • Ripped jeans. ...
  • Jean shorts. ...
  • Bags with wear and tear.

What are the four dress codes? ›

If you ask someone what the dress code at their office is, they'll generally give you one of four dress codes: business professional, business casual, smart casual or casual. There are some other in-between dress codes, but these four generally cover the spectrum of what your average American wears to work every day.

How do you dress smart and confident? ›

10 Ways To Feel Confident In Your Clothes
  1. Be confident with your body.
  2. Know yourself, flaunt your best assets.
  3. Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable.
  4. Choose the colors and fabrics that you love.
  5. Walk with confidence and your head held high.
  6. Wear what you love, not what someone tells you is fashionable.
Nov 5, 2019

What dress code is smart? ›

Smart Dress Code

Smart means no shorts unless you're one of those guys who owns and knows how to wear a shorts suit at a day event. Smart means what it says. You don't necessarily need to wear a full suit with waistcoat, tie, and overcoat but it's probably a safe bet to wear a suit as a start.

How to dress casual but smart? ›

Smart casual is a pair of dark, slim jeans, a blazer, and desert boots. Smart casual is also chinos, a patterned shirt, and a bomber jacket. Done right, a smart casual look can work in “casual,” “business casual,” and even some “dressed up” environments while still standing out from the crowd.

How do you act and look classy? ›

How to Dress Classy and Elegant
  1. Wear the right fit. ...
  2. Choose the right colors. ...
  3. Wear the right materials. ...
  4. Say hello to classy outfits. ...
  5. Avoid overexposing at work. ...
  6. Wear classic accessories. ...
  7. Wear chic undergarments. ...
  8. Don't forget shoes.

What is the 60 30 10 rule? ›

What is the 60-30-10 Rule? It's a classic decor rule that helps create a color palette for a space. It states that 60% of the room should be a dominant color, 30% should be the secondary color or texture and the last 10% should be an accent.

What things make you look more attractive? ›

Here are 10 things that make you look more attractive, according to science:
  • Smile. ...
  • Wear red. ...
  • Take care of your hair. ...
  • Keep your skin healthy. ...
  • Face symmetry matters. ...
  • Make eye contact. ...
  • Don't waste your time on small talk. ...
  • Go for a run.
Nov 8, 2017

How can I look effortlessly pretty? ›

Here are some ways that one can look naturally beautiful:
  1. Regularly Moisturise Your Skin. Moisturisation is crucial for your hydration. ...
  2. Get Beauty Sleep. ...
  3. Drink Enough Water. ...
  4. Pluck Your Eyebrows. ...
  5. Exercise Regularly. ...
  6. Use Sunscreen Every Day. ...
  7. Drink Green Tea. ...
  8. Stick to a Skin Care Routine.
Mar 28, 2022

What colors make you look rich? ›

Color combinations of black, beige, brown, gray, white and pastel colors. We believe that the colors listed above can be the easiest way to instantly change your outfit so that it looks more expensive.

What makes someone look wealthy? ›

Take care of your clothes: Polished always looks expensive

Taking care of your clothes regularly is one of the best ways to look rich. Messy will never equal 'wealthy' at first glance, so keep things polished with clean lines, polished accessories, and neat hair and makeup.

What is quiet luxury? ›

What is quiet luxury? Marked by expensive materials in muted tones, quiet luxury, also known as stealth wealth, is “the complete lack of logos and anything too conspicuous,” said Thomaï Serdari, professor of marketing and director of the fashion and luxury program at NYU's Stern School of Business.


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