Like all good fashion, creating a classy and elegant style doesn’t need to cost the earth.
Rather, you need to construct a sophisticated wardrobe using strategic choices – then let your confidence shine through your outfit.
In this article, we’ll share the five best ways you can create a classy and elegant style.
Invest in classic and timeless pieces
Having a set of high-quality basics in your wardrobe will make it easy for you to dress stylishly, even when you’re in a rush.
For instance, silk blouses are versatile pieces, being wearable not only day or night but also for any occasion. Neutral trench coats are another great example. Especially in the colder months, they’ll make any outfit look more elegant. And everyone should have at least one elegant evening dress to wear on classy occasions.
Focus on colours
Neutral colours are elegant, timeless, and versatile. They’re also in fashion, no matter the year or the season. This is why you should use them as the foundation of your wardrobe, layering more vibrant colours on top of them or mixing and matching the neutral colours themselves.
A good rule is to not wear more than three colours per outfit. An uncontrolled abundance of colour is distracting and messy. Yet three carefully curated colours will help your outfit appear polished and purposeful.
Stick to classic patterns
Many patterns are trendy, flitting in and out of fashion in the blink of an eye. These are best to be avoided. Instead, opt for classic patterns that have stood the test of time.
- Black and white stripes
- Black and white houndstooth
- Beige and ivory plaid
- And animal prints
Notice anything about the patterns in the list above? That’s right – they’re all in neutral colours.
Different textures can make or break how elegant your outfit looks. You want to choose more luxurious fabrics wherever possible. But more importantly, pay attention to how you combine different textures and fabrics in the same outfit. There are certain textures that go well together, and you can use this fact to elevate your outfit’s vibrancy to the next level.
Choose accessories carefully
It’s remarkable how easily accessories can make or break your outfit. This is especially true when you’re trying to create a sophisticated style – so you need to choose your accessories carefully.
Choose a metal that pairs well with your skin tone and try to build a collection of jewellery in that metal. This will make it significantly easier for you to mix and match accessories while retaining a refined appearance.
Which of these tips will you be implementing?