A classy and sophisticated style can be worn to work, Sunday brunch, a city shopping trip, or even traveling the world. Maybe you have a new job, moved to a new city, or maybe you just need a change to represent who you have become that requires you to change up your style. If you’re wondering how to make that transition and dress classy, keep on reading for our guidelines.
- Know your personal style and elevate it to a more sophisticated level.
Style is something personal to each of us has, but we just have to understand it and then live it. A personal style projects your mood, personality, as well as your personal interests, lifestyle, and inspirations. However, dressing classy doesn’t have to be difficult, but taking some time to meld it to your personal style is easier. When you find your personal style you know you look great and feel confident. If you have a bohemian, street, high fashion, minimal, or classic look, you can make it look more sophisticated with some tweaks. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may trade your skinny jeans with striped pants teamed with a leather top that will look chic with flat mules.
- Pay attention to the details.
The trick to wearing sophisticated clothing is to keep everything neat, clean, and simple. Also, make sure that the clothes are flattering on you and colors and patterns are balanced. Apart from it, you clothes should be free of wrinkles as it can even make expensive clothes cheap. You may stick with neutrals with pops of color, but don’t over-accessorize. A classy pair of earrings and a watch will look more sophisticated over oversized costume jewelry.
- Invest in good quality basics that fit well, and that you can mix and match.
Remember, you don’t need a lot of money to just dress classy. Though you can spend $200 on a designer-label button-down shirt, you can also find one of comparable quality and appearance for $50 at a good fashion store. Since classic, well-made clothing lasts for years and even decades, you can often find good bargains at secondhand and thrift stores. Also, think of classy accessories which are much cheaper than clothing to help you change your looks and stretch your basics even more.
- Sophisticated dressing is all about key elements and combining them properly.
Don’t automatically discount the clothing you already have in your closet. You may be able to integrate items in ways you didn’t think possible. Remember, you don’t have to completely give up your own style to be classy and chic, but it will require some effort and modifications. By heeding our guidelines, you’ll be able to dress classy and sophisticated while staying true to your personal style.