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Fashion Monday: 51 tips to be the classy and elegant lady

By Farida Abdul Aziz
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When it comes to looking classy and elegant, it’s not about pink ruffle dress or Chanel No.5 anymore.

Being classy is definitely more than outer beauty, it’s not about brand either, it’s about style and mindset. In this article, here are 51 tips ( Outer beauty & Personality traits ) that level up a plain Jane to classy timeless lady, enjoy!

A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous

1. Stop gossiping

Classy women don’t gossip about other’s life – especially on other people’s bodies and appearances, this is just not elegant at all.

2. Learn some table manner and etiquette

Yes, now is 2020. And yes, table manners and etiquette still matters if you want to be a high class woman.

3. Mind your posture
Posture means a lot, this is the way you display yourself in front of other people. So ladies, don’t hunch your back and always keep your leg closed – this is where confidence comes from in the first place.

4. Spend time with other women

There are no other ways to raise your femininity essence instantly than spending time with other high-quality women. As the saying goes, behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.

5. Be decisive

“A girl should be two things: who & what she wants.”
While you think a feminine woman is always soft in the way she behaves, they always know what she wants deep in the heart and go for the goals. When it comes to some important decisions, she can always be decisive and responsible for her own life. This is why some women always live elegantly – they are decisive and no drama in life.

6. Be playful and youthful

The classy women not always sit in the back and stay quiet – they can be playful if they want to. She is always keen on exploring different opportunities about herself and being creative with things. It’s nothing do with the age but heart.

7. Engage people with real eye contact

Eye contact is so important because this reflects our attention, comfort, and sincerity and your eyes speak more than words. A classy woman are certainly wise enough to master this skill.

8. Master the art of moderation

This comes with the self-discipline. A glass of wine is perfectly nice…but 5 glasses? Not really. Classy women know that everything in life is about taking a balance.

9. Practice being present

Being in present moment by not looking back in the past or worrying about the future. This certainly need practise but this is the secret why elegant lady can always send people a sense of serene essence.

10. Don’t wear hot/ripped jeans

How you dressed is how you be addressed. Jeans are okay but hot jeans maybe a little bit too much to present yourself as a classy lady.

11. Wear white jean shorts instead of blue denim’s

"Wear white shorts instead of blue denim's to look classy elegant"
Denim is considered as the causal fabric and by choosing a classy colour like white, this can definitely help level up your outfit.

12. Iron your clothes always

Don’t wear your dresses that have creases, this shows others you are in a rush and not putting your life together.

13. Stop wearing yoga pants that often

No one can deny yoga pants are very comfy but when it comes to looking elegant and classy, we for sure have many other better choices.

14. Don’t wear the bandage dress if you want to look classy
Not only they are out of fashion in 2020 but also, they are too figure-shaping and revealing. Always remember, a classy woman won’t put everything on display.
15. Don’t wear the neon and high saturation colours like bright yellow or bright orange.
Just don’t. ( A very sincere advise)

16. Go with natural colors and low saturation colors.
Colours like beige, ivory, grey, white and black is always prefect for mix and match.

17. Play with Pastels colours to highlight your femininity
Wearing mauve top or baby blue sweater can give you a soft and elegant look effortlessly.

18. Add a good quality scarf on a structured bag
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 at 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.

19. Wear pointed toe shoes instead of round-toe shoes
Pointy shoes are just amazing because they 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. 

20. Apply lotion not only your face but also neck and body
Hands and neck is always the body part that reveals your age and whether you pay attention to your overall skin condition.

21. Don’t respond to a rude and nonsense comment
Sometimes the best response is no response

22. Don’t make a promise you don’t intend to keep
You know this is worse than not making any promise in the first place. Being trustworthy is one of the most important asset a person can have and you don’t want to ruin that with spontaneous promise.

23. They don’t validate her value through a man
Despite the fact that a classy woman is always adored by men, but she never validates her own value through a man. A man indeed can be an important part of life but her life is definitely more than that. When you validate your value through other things but not yourself, this is where insecurity grows.

24. Self-care is your priority
You don’t feel guilty to pamper yourself once in a while because you truly understand how you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.

25. You have your bottom line and you won’t break them under any circumstances
You are mature enough to stay strong in the values you believe. This is not easy, but you know it’s worth it.

26. Always count your blessing and have gratitude in the heart
An elegant woman always appreciate the small little things happen in life. Happiness is all about perspectives.

27. Be polite and kind to EVERYONE
Never look down on anyone unless you’re helping them up.

28. Don’t do self-pity anymore
It’s our choice to think life is happening to me or life is happening for me. Being in the victim mindset all the time is not going to make your life easier but detrimental to your mental health. Stop complaining and your life will be happier.

29. You understand your emotions and flaws
Being classy doesn’t mean being perfect but classy ladies can always honest with themselves and embrace their flaws and emotions.
It’s okay to be not okay sometimes. After all, we are just humans.

30. You let go of toxic people in life
It’s a pain in short term but trust me, there’s no reason for keeping them to hinder your journey anymore. Not all friends meant to walk through the whole life journey together, and it’s okay :’)

31. Don’t do any big decision in the midnight
I know this tip is a bit weird but scientifically shown, people are flooded with intense emotions during night time and if you are sending out message or making decision by that time, you are likely to regret when you wake up in the morning.

32. You love helping people
Not just talking about the monetary donation but also always be helpful and not selfish around people and even strangers. Offering assistance to others is probably the fastest way to boost our mood – the sense of fulfillment is priceless. So yes, being classy is not about being rich and giving money out, it can be in all kinds of forms for sure!

33. Comfort is always the first priority when it comes to picking shoes
Making our feet hurt and walk in weird way all day long is not classy at all – from my personal experience

34. Stop wearing Stiletto heel
"Stop wearing Stiletto heel to look classy elegant"It makes people think you are trying too hard and again, you barely can walk in this heel height! This is not elegant when you fall down in the busy street at all.

35. Quality > Quantity
We all know this rule but somehow we always tempted to buy for quantity. When it comes to clothing, instead of buying a bunch of fast fashion clothes, buy clothes with durability and high-quality fabric. Also, always buy classic pieces instead of seasonal versions.

36. Know your body well
Figure out your body shape so you can know which type of clothes fit you the best – hourglass, rectangle, apple, or inverted triangle shape? It’s time for you to figure out!

37. Wear comfortable undergarments
No matter you want to be classy or not, we women, deserves to get a fitted bra and comfy underwear. Ladies, we can’t be lazy on that! Undergarments can change

38. Have a great smile
Always use dental floss after a meal outside – no matter how careful you are, getting some food stuck between the teeth is unavoidable sometimes.

39. Always be punctual
This is one of the most important manner that reflects you are sophisticated enough to respect other people’s time. Nowadays many people saying 15 minutes is not late, well, it is.

40. Wear silk pyjama
Wear silk pyjama look classy elegant" class
Not only this is good for your skin but you feel feminine and beautiful after wearing this. This is a real game-changer – not so much effort but great result.

41. Always be careful with your daily wordings because your wordings is self-affirmation
Here are the things we should speak less.
* “I HATE…”
* It’s not my fault

42. Don’t speak curse words
Actually, there are a lot of words you can replace. Time to get creative!

43. Don’t show off
It is certainly not classy for you to show off designer bags on the Instagram feed. This won’t make you feel actually happier. Being elegant is about being subtle and lowkey as well.

44. Exhibit confidence
Nothing is more attractive than a girl who always smile often and knowing that she is enough.

45. Keep learning new things everyday
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Elegance is about be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

46. Stay away from heavy makeup
Stay away from too much makeup. Try a light foundation on well-moisturized skin. Too much highlight and too heavy eyelahses can really ruin the look.

47. Have your own interests and hobbies
Cooking, having a business, being a homeworker, yoga… Passion is the fuel to stay youthful.

48. Eat slowly to enjoy the food
You don’t have to rush, savour your meal.

49. Learn the basics of wine pairing
You don’t have to go to extreme if you are not interested, but knowing some can be already impressive.

50. Wear turtleneck more in winter
This intensely make you look more sophisticated and mature!

51. Wear perfume
Having a signature scent can expresses your femininity and make people remember you more.

But always remember, these tips just serve as guidance if it’s not compulsory at all! If you are not comfortable wearing perfume, it’s totally fine! After all, everyone’s view should be different. So ladies, take time to enjoy your classy lady to be journey! May I wish all of us eventually turn into a woman with grace, grit, and gratitude

Elegance is not being noticed, it’s about being remembered.

Source: visiondefines