The other day I was at a coffee shop and this beautiful woman strode into the room with elegance and confidence. I was captivated. She looked so chic. So put together. After creepily admiring her for a moment, I then started studying her and I broke down her look in my head because I wanted to figure out what exactly made her look so elegant to share it all with you! Here are the 7 things she did that made her look elegant!
Foolproof Ways on How to Look Elegant
1. Pulled back hair
Her hair was in a low bun/chignon and for those that are unaware, the word "chignon" originates from the French. Can't say I'm surprised! This hairstyle is classic and feminine. If you didn't get so gifted in the hairstyling talent department like me, try slicking your hair back. It's easier and gives the same elegant effect by highlighting your face and bone structure.
2. Structured & long camel coat
She wore a stunning camel coat about knee length that looked very expensive. I'm guessing that it was, but it looked expensive because it was very structured and the fabric looked smooth. Quality first because people can definitely tell!
3. Good posture
Earlier I said that she carried herself with confidence and I know good posture is behind that. You can't slump into a room confidently. Slump and confidence don't exist together! Shoulders back. Chin up. You got this, girl.
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Her hair was pulled back and I could tell she cared about the way she looked. I got a good look at her nails and they were natural and groomed. I know, you're thinking I'm pretty creepy, right? Don't act like you don't look at these things too! It's truly all the little things that go into the whole package. Polished nails, ironed clothes, lint & wrinkle-free, etc.
5. Pearl earrings
I don't know many things that are classier than pearl earrings, especially when paired with an elegant coat. If Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are wearing these, a.k.a ROYALTY, then I think we should be too! 😉
6. Don't go overboard with the accessories
There's a time and place for statement jewelry, but if you are going for elegance, err on the side of minimalism! This might mean a simple gold necklace, pearl earrings, a bangle, black sunglasses, or a mix. But certainly not all at once!
7. Add the finishing touches to your lips
Okay, so I didn't get a good look at her lips (I'm not that creepy), but this is one that I'm adding because though it's small, it adds to the overall package! Before heading out the door, add something to your lips to pull it all together. It doesn't have to be a bold red lip either. A simple swipe of gloss adds the right amount of shine. Matte lipstick works well too!
Elegance is not unattainable or just for "rich" people! You can be elegant and you can be elegant! I feel like Oprah. Hopefully, you see with these foolproof ways on how to look elegant that you truly can be. And who knows, you may be the next person I'm studying at the coffee shop! 😉
Keep the elegance going...check out this post on how to always look classy using examples from Crazy Rich Asians!