A classic style is something that many women strive for, but struggle to achieve. Creating a look that is classy but still unique and trendy is the ultimate goal that most women are working towards. However, creating a classy look is not always something that is easy for women. Either the classy look seems too dated, or too mature, or even too boring for most women today. Additionally, dressing in a classy way is also commonly associated with spending a lot of money on clothing and accessories.
Many women struggle to find a classy way to dress, but there are a lot of tricks women can use to create the essence of a classy look in their everyday outfits while still looking modern and trendy, and of course, without spending a fortune. Celebrities and fashion icons who sport classy looks have the money to spend on designer clothing, but the average woman can still replicate those looks without spending a lot of money on her wardrobe. The best way to do this is to add classy elements to a current wardrobe to take it to the next level. Here are five things that make any outfit look classy.
The one thing that makes any outfit look instantly better is fit. The right fitting items can take an outfit from looking second class to the definition of classy. Finding the right fit is something that women need to invest time into, and maybe a little extra money. For example, a structured blazer is a great basic piece for any woman’s wardrobe, but a poor fitting blazer can make a woman look like a child playing dress up. Woman should search for the blazer that fits them perfectly, or invest in some professional tailoring to make an ill-fitting blazer look classic. Trendier items can also be paired with these looks to maintain perfect fit and add an extra element of style, like pairing sheer half cup bras with a fitted blazer.
Accessories are a great way to dress up any outfit. However, accessories can quickly go from classy to overbearing if women are not careful. Accessories should be focused and simple in order to maintain a classy look. Women who want to maintain a classy look should avoid wearing a lot of jewelry, but instead focus on a few key pieces that will enhance their look. For example, woman can pair the classic whit button down shirt and jeans with a long necklace and a watch for an expensive-looking ensemble that never goes out of style. Classic looks usually stick with one type of metal and the same colors for accessories as well to maintain a cohesive look.
There are a lot of great structured pieces that can mix and match into any outfit to add an element of class. The best part about these items is that women can feel good about investing in quality pieces that will last a long time because they will be able to wear them for years to come. These types of items include the classic blazer, a fitted pencil skirt, a little black dress and a mid-rise boot cut jean. These items can easily be paired with even the trendiest items for a one-of-a-kind look that will flatter any figure. Examples of these looks include those perfect-fitting jeans with a loose button down tunic and a chunky scarf.
A structured hat
Hats are not only great for hiding a bad hair day or protecting skin from the sun, hats are also a great way to add classic style to any look. Hats have always been a feature in classic dress attire, and today’s fashions allow women to wear hats in elegant and trendy new ways. Of course, no article on classic style would be complete without mentioning Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Both of these women embraced hats to not just protect their skin and hair, but also to add some daring style to their usual looks.
Every woman can pull of a classy look, but so many women still doubt themselves and feel to self-conscious to take the chances they need to create a truly great style. The truth is that no matter how much money a woman spends or how many items she has in her wardrobe, every woman can create a classy style that they can be proud of.
Tina Hamilton is a journalist, blogger and social media guru. You can usually find her online or walking along one of Southern California’s beaches with her dog, Joey. You can find her on Twitter.