The style is changing but class is forever. When it comes to our fashion tips, we’re usually trying to master a particular style or trend, but for this lifestyle lesson, we’re adopting an aura.
When you’re attempting to look classy, it’s more than mastering a trend or styling a particular boot. If you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe and your style to look classier, here are a few tips to get you there!
How to Look Classy… Style an All Black Outfit
A quick way to looking classy is by styling an all-black outfit. Monochromatic looks are definitely a trend that’s in, and an all-black look will not only make you look classy but also timeless.
This outfit is the perfect example of a classy all-black outfit. The Bardot top works perfectly with the tea skirt. The look is completed with black sunglasses and pointy toe pumps.
How to Look Classy… Buy Longer Jackets
Similar to one of our tips in “How to Look Rich,” longer jackets are a combination of wealth and classiness. If you’re looking to appear classier, put your hip length jackets and coats down for the day and replace them with a longer alternative.
Not only do midi length jackets work with almost any outfit (like in this picture), but they also work exceptionally well with dresses.
How to Look Classy… Ditch the Skinnies
I can’t refute that skinny jeans are hot, but we’re dishing tips on how to look classy! One quick way to do this is with slim-fit pants. Although skinny jeans are tight throughout, slim fit trousers will give your legs a little breathing room.
You might love how your skinny jeans look, but you don’t have to compromise too much on the silhouette. The great thing about slim fit trousers is that they are fitted through the thigh until the knee. They won’t sit tightly against your calves like your skinny jeans, but their fitted appearance will still create that nice silhouette.
How to Look Classy… Trade in Rounded Shoes
Rounded shoes are a thing of the past! If you want a sure way to look classy, then you’re going to have to ditch the rounded heels for pointy toe pumps! Rounded shoes might be more comfortable, but pointed shoes are definitely sexier and classier.
A simple, pointed pump is the perfect level of classy, but if you’re hoping to add a bit more edginess and sexiness to your look, you can style a laced pair like the one pictured here.
How to Look Classy… Wear Gloves
One quick and surefire way to look classy is with a pair of gloves. Not only will this look give you Parisian vibes, but you’ll also be channeling Jackie O. For an edgier look, pair wrist length gloves with ¾ sleeves as shown here.
If you’re going for the classier and more traditional look, try pairing longer gloves that either stop at your mid-forearm or elbow.
How to Look Classy… Wear Oversized Glasses
For an even classier look with Jackie O. vibes, you can’t forget about your sunglasses. Wearing sunglasses are mysterious, and if you’re looking for a classier version of this, make sure they’re black and oversized.
While you might be tempted to fall into the many sunglass shapes like aviators or Clubmasters, try to stick with square or slightly rounded shades.
How to Look Classy… Opt for Tea Skirts
When it comes to skirts, it’s often that we’ll see women decked out in pencil skirts or even maxi skirts. For a more feminine and classier look, tea skirts are the fashion way to go.
These skirts are romantic and depending on their style and color pattern, they’re chic at the same time. This outfit is the perfect example of a classy outfit styled with a tea skirt.
While the outfit keeps a mostly monochromatic look and is seemingly dark with the black palette, it stays light and flirty with the silhouette of the tea skirt.
How to Look Classy… Ditch the Shoulder Bag
Another way to keep your looks and outfits classy is by ditching the shoulder bag. Sure, it might be easier and more convenient to carry your handbag around on your shoulder but not when you’re hoping to look classy.
You’ll notice this trend in some of Hollywood’s classiest leading ladies. If you want to appear like them, you’re going to have to get used to carrying the straps in your hand or around the nape of your elbow!
How to Look Classy… Invest in a Timepiece
Nothing says you’re classy better than a watch. Investing in a timepiece is a quick way to look classy. When someone wears a watch, it automatically says that they’re important and have places to go.
You might be tempted to go with a gaudy and showy watch, but that’s the exact opposite of classy! When choosing your watch, you should go for something simple but well made.
You might also be tempted to go with an accent color, but choose a simple tone like black, gold, or silver. By choosing one of these colors, you can already ensure that your timepiece will match many of your outfits.
How to Look Classy… Wear Simple Jewelry
Two words that we used to explain what you don’t want in your timepiece is showy and gaudy and the same could be said for your other jewelry. You might be tempted to pair your classy outfits with statement pieces, but this is a faux pas.
When it comes to accessorizing, you want to keep your look simple. This means that instead of that red or blue statement piece, you should opt for a dainty chain or small midi rings.
How to Look Classy… Use Neutral Nail Polish
One thing you’ll notice about classy women is that they rarely have a bold color nail polish. It’s all about neutrals! When deciding on your nail polish, the best colors to choose from are shades of tan and light pinks. Don’t worry! If you’re feeling particularly bold, you can still get away with a bright red!
How to Look Classy… Wear Natural Makeup
Makeup is fun, but there’s one thing to know about makeup when you’re hoping to achieve a classy look. Less is more! When playing with makeup, you might be planning to throw some blue or green eyeshadow onto your lid, but you should definitely stay away from those colors if you’re creating a classier look.
To achieve the perfect classy look, stick to the basics! All you’ll need is a nice, crisp winged liner and some false lashes or mascara. Don’t go overboard with the blush and you can even work some highlight powders into your routine so the light hits your cheekbones just right!
How to Look Classy… Wear Nude Lipstick
If you haven’t noticed the trend by now, we’ll help you find it! One of the biggest “trends” when creating a classic look is remembering that less is more and neutrals rule the world.
Working parallel with wearing natural makeup, if you decide to be a bit bolder with your eye makeup, definitely go with a neutral lip. A nude or neutral lip can work with any makeup look, but it can help tone down a bold look.
The same way it went for the nail polish, if you’re hoping to create bolder looks, you can always be a bit bolder with some red lipstick.
How to Look Classy… Walk Tall & With Confidence
This is the ultimate rule when it comes to being classy. While all the above tips will help your wardrobe and style appear classy, what about your aura? In order to truly look classy, you have to be confident in yourself and what you’re wearing!
When you hit your own life runway, walk with pride like Angelina! From her facial expression and even her strut, you can tell that this classy mother, actress, and philanthropist is confident in herself and you should be as well!
This is another lesson for the books! Like most fashion trends and styles, it can usually come down to a science. These above tips should help you gain that classy wardrobe that you’re after. By using them and remembering to be confident, you’ll soon have others looking to you for tips on how to look classy!
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