Coco Chanel knew classic style is the real ish hence the saying, “a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Trends come and go, but classic never goes out of style. It is timeless. Investing in quality essential pieces go a long way. Of course it depends how one takes care of them, but generally, purchasing quality pieces which are tailored to perfection with the right fabric will last long. Today I want to share three tips I follow when going for a polished sophisticated look.
* Keep it Simple *
Classic style equals the saying, “simple is more.” From the clothes to the accessories, keep it clean and crisp. Most of the time, people tend to lean towards neutrals or nudes (beige, white, cream, etc.) but, prints can be elegant too. Its all about confidence and finding the right balance. If you’re lacking in that area, opt for a monochrome look, but inject a touch of radiance through colours/prints. That could be in the form of accessories – shoes, earrings, tied scarf around your neck or bag. When it comes to jewellery the favourites tend to be pearls, gold, diamond, -and these are great, but don’t be scared to add a pop of colour like I’ve done.
* Lets talk about the Fit *
One paramount detail when it comes to this style is, fit. No, I’m not talking about the size of your body, but how the clothes look on your frame. Sexy (form-fitting), but not overly done that one can see your body parts. You laugh, but I’ve seen classy done in such distasteful ways by some ladies. Comfort is also good, but not overly baggy. You can play with different proportions to create a relaxed classic vibe.
* Invest in Quality Pieces *
It is all about sustainable fashion now. There’re a lot of awareness going on about how fast fashion is killing our planet. People are diggin quality over quantity. Personally, I respect this movement and I do my part, but if I’m being honest, I don’t think I can give up on fast fashion totally. Lets be frank sustainable fashion don’t come cheap. I mean who wants to pay fifty bucks for a simple tee? Not me and I know some of you as well. Having said that though, when it comes to classic pieces that’re versatile with longevity in mind, I don’t mind going above my budget a bit. Tailored blazers are a must when building a classic closet.
That’s my take when it comes to this style. Have you got any tips of your own? What’s your take on sustainable fashion? Please share!
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