When it comes to look classy & elegant, it’s not about pink ruffle dress or Burberry trench coat anymore. Being classy and elegant is about looking put together and always adding extra details to level up your look without trying too hard. So here are the 15 outfit tips that I’ve learnt and I hope you can get some new ideas!
1. Wear pointed toe shoes instead of round shoes
Pointy shoes are just AWESOME because it can give you a nearly effortlessly chic and sleek look. With the sharply defined toe edges, pointed-toe shoes can help you elevate the whole outfit and look so put together. Also, many people wear nude pointy shoes to look taller because it can create an illusion of a longer and slimmer leg. So yes, wearing pointy shoes can make you behave more confidently and polished without trying hard!
If that day I wanna wear something to express the message: You better listen to me because I think I know what I am doing. I will always wear my pointy shoes for that vibe! LOL!!
2. Wear turtleneck more often
If you want to classy in winter, turtleneck is definitely your best friend.
I can’t explain but wearing a turtleneck can automatically make you look so put together. A simple, black turtleneck in particular are slimming and sophisticated. It looks like you are not trying hard to look good but somehow still look classy effortlessly. If you want a girl boss look, wearing a turtleneck, tie up your hair and wear a delicate piece of rose gold earrings, I guarantee you will look so polished and ready to master your day!
I always find turtleneck intimidating to wear when I was in my teenage but now, I CAN’T WITHOUT IT.
3. Wear simple yet chic accessories
I am been struggling with accessories for a long period of time but not until these recent years I recognize the power of wearing accessories. I hate to admit but yes, they can definitely make you look put together!
Accessories can tell a lot.
Despite the fact that you can still look good without any accessories, one or two good quality pieces of earrings or necklaces can really level up your style and make you look more put together. Every-time when I saw a lady wearing some fine accessories, I always thought she must take good care of herself in daily life because she enjoys adding some extra sparkle to her look. For me, I love wearing earrings the most because this really helps to draw people’s attention to my face. I know it seems weird but it’s true! Every-time when I wear earrings I can tell people around me pay attention to me more often.
Here are some of my affordable picks instead:
Every time when I kind of feeling lazy but still want to look put together, my hack is wearing a big V neck and jeans with a Y necklace. The necklace can really turn my outfit from casual to chic. If I can only recommend one necklace to you, it will always be Y necklace. I love the fact that not so so common to wear Y necklace yet so this can definitely help you stand out!
4. KEEP THE CLOTHES WRINKLES FREE & PET HAIR FREE
When it comes to look put together, wearing a clean ironed T-shirt looks better than wearing a designer brand dress with wrinkles on. It’s not about how expensive the clothes are, but the way you treat your clothes reflect your unspoken attitude.
Always iron your clothes and get rid of all the pet hair, this is the most direct reflection people can tell if you are having a rush morning or not. I know ironing is not the easiest thing to do, it does require some effort and time but all I can encourage you is – it’s worth it! Sometimes you are not doing this for others but yourself, treating your clothes delicately can make you feel good and others can also tell that.
For pet hair, I’ve been using this Chom Chom roller and this is the best and fastest pet hair roller I’ve ever used! Many people already get one at home but in case you are new to this little roller tool, try this!
5. PICK A LOW SATURATION COLOR FOR YOUR CLOTHES
Picking the right color for your dress is the KEY to look classy and polished. First thing first, you may wonder, what is low saturation color? I hope this graphic illustrates well for you.
For the bright pink color, I’ve chosen the color code #ff5777, for the dusty pink, the color code is in fact the same! All I did is lower the percentage of saturation and you can tell this color is sending totally different vibes! Always opt for clothes with low saturation if you want to look extra classy or expensive that day, that helps A LOT!
6. Always wear black, grey and dark blue if you are in a rush
Don’t get me wrong, you can definitely look put together in every color! But let’s be honest, some colors can be really risky to mix and match. So if you are in a rush to a meeting or date, it’s a no brainer to pick these “safe” colours so you won’t be insecure all day long.
A. Wear Black
You just can’t go wrong with black. Black makes everything more elegant and classy because it’s a timeless color. Despite the fact that black can effortlessly give you an illusion of taller/ slimmer looks, black can easily hide the flaws of your clothes because well, it’s certainly dark enough. And the best thing is every color goes well with black!
B. Wear Grey
Grey is such a high class color and I am sure many people agree. It just level up your vibes by making you look more sophisticated and chic.
C. Wear dark blue
Dark blue is such a beautiful color that every girl should try on. Like grey and black color, dark blue blends in extremely well with other colors. For me, I think dark blue and gold are a perfect match, always so pleasant and aesthetic to look at.
7. Don’t wear white ( if you want to buy outfits in budget)
We all know how nice and refreshing this color is, but the truth is, if you want to buy a white outfit in the budget, things can go terribly wrong. We all have the experience that we go to SHEin and we found a white outfit that is EXTREMELY amazing on the model and we bought it without a second thought. And when you receive it, you realize the dress is so transparent that you have to wear an inner dress to cover that up. But still, people can tell your dress is not made with good quality texture. Unlike the dark color like black, grey and dark blue, white is vulnerable when it comes to even the tiniest flaws, you just don’t want to take risks unless you are willing to pay more.
I personally love white so much, but my genuine advice is:
If you want to white pieces, you may want to pay more to buy a dress with a good texture that is NOT TRANSPARENT.
8. Level up your look with expensive texture
Every texture has its own beauty but you can’t deny the fact that you look more polished and chic when you dress a silk dress than a cotton dress. Many people overlook this but texture matters.
Silk/ Satin dress is your best friend! I know it seems intimidating when you first try a silk dress (according to my experience, maybe you don’t have this concern at all LOL), this texture is PERFECT for attaining a classy and elegant look. Plus, it is really comfy to wear a silk top in the summer!
Just a side note, I know there are some silk mini dress out there but you don’t want to be too revealing if you aim to look put together. My rule is only to show one part of your skin if you want to look extra classy. If you want to show legs, then don’t wear too revealing for the upper body and vice versa. This helps people even draw more attention to you but not your body.
9. DECORATE YOUR BAG WITH SILK SCARF
No, you don’t need to have a Hermes Birkin so that you can decorate your bag with a silk scarf! If you haven’t tried this little hack, give it a go! Instead of buying designer bags every half year, buying a high-quality silk scarf is definitely more affordable and you can learn different scarf styling from time to time.
On a side note, for bags, you may want to choose synthetic leather structured bags over canvas/cotton bags, cause people usually can’t tell the price range of your bag on a glance. With the silk scarf, they may even think it’s the designer bags that they’ve never come across. Trust me, that works.
10. Put on some fragrance
As the sayings go, perfume is the key to our memories and I can’t agree more. If you want to look poised and put together instantly, wear some perfume!
Despite the fact that wearing the right perfume can instantly enhance your mood and lift up your spirit almost instantly, this makes you scientifically more attractive to others too. There’s the pheromone in perfume, a secreted chemical that triggers a social response from others. Also, wearing perfume makes you more noticeable to people as perfume triggers memories. We tend to associate a particular scent with a person or a hotel because our brain are subconsciously attracted to smell.
So yes, I strongly recommended you to try some perfume if you haven’t! I’ve been struggling with this for many years but once incorporate perfume into my daily checklist, I can feel a huge difference. I just feel happier and more confident because perfume makes me feel good about myself and that can subconsciously influence your behavior.
I mostly wear Miss Dior Blooming Spray , all I can say is it’s simple goddess and girlboss essence! Highly recommend.
11. KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN ALL THE TIME
You can still look beautiful, but you can’t look put together with something stuck in your teeth. You just can’t.
No matter how careful you are in the dining table, sometimes we just couldn’t avoid getting food stuck in your teeth. While you are trying to secretly move your tongue to wipe the food away, you will need dental floss in some situations.
In another article, a reader asked me which floss picks I am using now because she constantly comes across some low-quality ones that break easily. My all-time favorite is this FAMILIFE Dental Floss Picks, not because it’s extraordinary but at least this is super durable and it is the only dental floss picks that got more than 4 stars in Amazon. When it comes to Amazon shopping, ladies, always always read the comments before you purchase! You can’t imagine how much money you can save from that.
12. Always keep your sneakers clean and white
This one is hard but try to keep your sneakers white and clean is definitely a bonus. As I said, looking polished is all about taking into details and keep your sneaker clean to make your overall look fresher, and trust me, people will secretly be impressed by that! I know there are many fancy sneaker cleaners out there but this shoe cleaner solution is more than enough!
13. Take good care of your hands
I bet many of us ( me included ) overlook the importance of taking good care of our hands!
For many of us, we always pay attention to our faces and invest all the makeup and skincare products on it but what about our hands? I saw many ladies look so poised and beautiful on the face but their hands look so dry and the nails aren’t clean at all. This will really ruin your impression because it is always the small details that reveal someone who really behaves.
An elegant lady knows the fact the hands can reveal age. A study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that most of the participants of the study can accurately guess the age range of the people by just viewing the hands. After the face, hands are the second most visible sign of one’s age. Second of all, when you do the handshake with people, you want to keep your hands soft and clean to gain a good impression from them.
I know many of the girls using expensive hand cream but I just can’t see the benefit from me (just my personal experience) so at the moment the middle-priced hand cream is my all-time fav! I’m a boring person so when I find something great, I’ll just keep sticking with it. So I’m just gonna recommend one hand cream to you guys.
This is my fav of all time and here are 3 main reasons.
- It’s cold cream – that makes me feel better when I’m using it ( I couldn’t explain but I guess it’s a sense of comfort and fulfillment)
- It’s Paraben-free – I try hard to stay away from artificial ingredients this year cause they are harmful to both humans and environments, especially to the girls with sensitive skin types
- It’s incredibly fast-absorbing – Avene’s studies showed that it lasts through five hand items of washing,” which is quite mindblowing to know. This is the energy we need from a hand cream right now so this hand cream is really a no brainer for me.
14. You always have glowy skin (Not only the face but body)
When it comes to glowy skin, again, we should not neglect our bodies! I used to only take care of my face and one day my friend asked me “Why your legs look so dry but your face looks so glowy?” This is the first time I realized people DO NOTICE your skin condition overall. This is not much of hard work, all you need to do is to put some lotion on your body before going out!
I realized just by putting some oils on my body, I feel good about myself and feel more confident somehow because I feel like I am putting effort into taking care of my body and pampering myself.
15. WEAR V-NECK INSTEAD OF ROUND NECK
Is that just me but I always think V neck can always make me look put together and helps me easily attain a chic look. Despite the fact that V neck visually lengthens your neck, it can always make your face looks longer yet smaller because people will naturally draw attention to the neck area more.
To me, the round neck is a little bit too cute for me but V neck is always my lowkey-chic item!
That’s a long read but here are the 15 outfits and beauty tips to look high class and put together! This is not just an outer beauty thing, but looking polished and confident is the reflection of a classy woman who is full of grace, grit, and wisdom.
But always remember, these tips just serve as guidance if it’s not compulsory at all! If you are not comfortable wearing a necklace, it’s totally fine! After all, looking put together is about wearing the things you think make you feel the best! So ladies, take time to enjoy your glow up journey! May I wish all of us eventually turn into a woman with grace, grit, and gratitude? (Virtual Hugg)
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