You have heard this a million times, but it is still on: real elegance comes from the inside, and as such, it doesn’t require you to spend hours dressing up. However, you need to get familiar with a few rules on how to highlight your inner elegance and turn it into your fashion weapon of mass seduction. Below are a few steps that will help you when you’re styling yourself and pursuing class. Add a touch of elegance to your work wardrobe and your weekend casual wardrobe.
1. Find a Fashion Inspiration
Be it a classic Hollywood diva or a contemporary celebrity, your mom or your friend, a model or a random acquaintance; feel free to look up to women that flaunt the style you like. If you cannot think of any particular person, you can always search for an inspiration in a certain style or era. Analyze the existing combinations to see what kind of apparel will suit you. Of course, pay attention not to get too inspired and (unwillingly) start copying their style. Use the inspiration for the purpose of enriching your own style only! A great way to start this would be to go online, Instagram or Pinterest and find your fashion inspiration. These visually pleasing style pictures will inspire you to go out there and add that elegance to your look. If you still unsure, book a Style & Color consultation with one of our talented stylists.
2. Keep it simple
You have probably come across the world famous quote “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” –Live by this if you decide to keep it simple and elegant. If you do not like something tacky or outlandish,, you can always go for a simple outfit that gives a nice and neat look. A simple look would mean that there are fewer colors and no wild designs. Go with mild, pastel, or bright colors with no designs on them. A plain red top with blue or black jeans gives a complete yet elegant style. Another form of simple outfits may include a black jacket over white V-neck shirt with black jeans. If you want to pull off a cozy look, you can wear a basic white shirt with light blue skinny jeans and a pastel cardigan and you are good to go to a family dinner or on a shopping spree.
3. Layers are the New Big Thing
If simplicity is not really your cup of tea, plus you want to dress up according to the latest trends, then wearing layers is a perfect idea. Another advantage of wearing layers is that you can keep warm and at the same time look classy.
Wear a meshed top over a camisole with ripped jeans and to add the classy look you can flaunt a jacket and you are ready for a girl’s night out. You can also wear a cardigan over a crop top and ripped shorts and you’re ready for a fun-filled evening. And take your look to the next level by adding a professional looking blazer for those back-to-back meetings.
4. Wear Mix Prints
How about inventing your own elegance? If you have a lot of prints in your wardrobe, you have all that it takes to come up with some authentic class. You can always flaunt your prints in on some party or even on a casual lunch or dinner. Too many prints can seem like a disastrous suggestion unless you have a good fashion eye. However, fashion is all about experimenting, and sometimes the “mistakes” become the newest trends. Go for it! The latest trend right now are animal prints. Leopard, Snake skin, you name it. Pair up a snake skin blouse with a black skirt and finish it off with some elegant heels, and you can take the runway and sidewalk by storm.
5. Elegant footwear
It’s okay if you do not like to wear heels, you can always wear simple, neutral flats with whatever you are wearing. Save the high heels for formal dinners and weddings. The thinner the heel – the higher the elegance glow is but so is the discomfort. If you are not really used to walking in high heels, start by wearing a thicker one. That is, if you wish so, as it is not an imperative for achieving elegance.
If you are still unsure about how to take your look to the next level of elegance. Contact one of our talented Stylists and we will help you.