How to Find Your Own Classy and Elegant Style
By: Carolyn Arentson
Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.
What Do Classy Women Have in Common?
Effortlessness- A classy woman dresses in clothes that don’t come across as overpowering or trying too hard. No dressing to show off or dressing for other’s approval either. They dress for themselves.
Timelessness- They don’t look like they’re chasing the latest trends. Classic style comes from quality, basic pieces, and a perfect fit.
So, how do you achieve these 3 pillars of class? First, be confident and unique in your own personal style. If you know your own style, your outfits will flow together easily. With that comes confidence. And confidence breeds class and elegance.
Where Can Classy Personal Style Come From?
Now let’s talk about where your classy style can come from. Having references from “way back when” can be a strong foundation on which you can build an outfit. And it makes getting dressed every day so much fun
For example, maybe one morning you want to dress like Audrey Hepburn from Sabrina in her “comeback” scene. Or maybe you want to emulate the vintage European style of Grace Kelly in How to Catch a Thief.
The key is to identify fashions that you really love (i.e. Old Hollywood glamour, the women from Little House on the Prairie, etc.). Then incorporate stereotypical pieces (i.e. satin slip dress, a peasant blouse) into your own style.
Pick one stand-alone or statement piece and style everything else around it, in a neutral way. It’s not about trying to imitate someone else. You’re selecting items that resonate with you and wearing them in your everyday.