What to avoid when dressing if you want to look sophisticated and elegant? We often associate elegance with money. And there is nothing more wrong than thinking those two correlate. Elegance goes beyond purchasing power, the clothes you wear, or if you have many clothes and accessories from brands.
Elegance is denoted by how you dress, behave, and do your hair, which has to do with style, and attitude, among others. Being elegant does not depend on how much clothing you have in your wardrobe but on how you wear it. As well as what we do and do not do concerning the clothes we choose, how we fix our hair, the size we select, etc.
To achieve that degree of sophistication and elegance that many yearn for, we tell you what to do and what to stop doing to achieve it without implying an enormous effort.
What to do and not do to look more elegant?
Believing that size doesn’t matter
Not surprisingly, stores and clothing stores have fitting rooms. When buying a new garment, we must try it on. Thus, verify that it fits us well, neither too small nor too large. And above all that when we wear it, we feel comfortable.
Wearing very tight or small clothes will make every little thing we don´t like about our bodies more noticeable. Just as in the opposite case, if we use something big or baggy, people will be able to tell.
One option is that if the piece you want to buy is a larger size and there is no other size option, you can wear it and make the necessary adjustments to use it in the correct size.
Not being aware of quality and finishes
Over time, garments on display can look battered, and, with customer tests, the seams of the garments may suffer.
There is also the possibility that the clothes have factory defects and that the finishes are not good. For this reason, it is essential to check all the garment details before buying it.
Including materials, seams, buttons, and appliques, and make sure it looks good.
Wearing dirty or neglected clothes
There is nothing more unpleasant to look at than wearing a stained, torn, or wrinkled garment. For this reason, before dressing, and especially if you have time without using that specific piece, check well and verify that it is impeccable. And also, that does not present loose threads, lint, or holes, which make it look neglected.
We know that having brand-name clothing and accessories is something highly desired. But perhaps because of the high costs that buying designer products sometimes implies, not everyone can afford the luxury. In response, the imitation industry and AAA replicas (the most exact to the original product) are always up to date with the latest releases to immediately release their version.
But stop. As tempting as it is to buy that exact imitation you see, somehow the rest will notice in the end. Therefore, it is preferable to buy clothes and accessories not from recognized brands but of good quality and excellent design. Things that make you look good and elegant without sacrificing your budget or image.
Going overboard with the use of colors and patterns
It does not mean you must use only neutral colors or black and white or plain pieces. But we do invite you to use color and prints decorously. This clothing type is usually very striking. Everything in the right measure is much better, and a good combination gives you harmonic looks.
Improve your posture
The posture and way of walking also speak about the size and elegance of a person. So, it is of little use to wear impeccable clothes with a perfect look of makeup and accessories if you have a stooped posture and your abdomen out. In the same way, it will make you look awkward. Therefore, verify that your posture is correct and, above all, when correcting it, you must feel comfortable and look natural.
Take care of your makeup
Like many things in fashion, makeup also varies according to the occasion.
So, for the night, more drama is always required in the eyes, and the makeup is more marked. And in the day, it is the opposite.
A softer and more natural-looking makeup is recommended to be consistent.
And so that the impact is not so strong, you can follow the rule of wearing nude lips if your eyes are dark and if you wear red lips, make up your eyes in neutral tones.
Learn to know yourself
Knowing what colors go best with your skin tone, the types of clothes that adapt to your body and that flatter it, and being clear about the personal style that governs you, will make you gain significant ground in this task of looking elegant and sophisticated. Because you know what looks good on you, which is reflected in others.
Take care of your appearance
We have already talked about the importance of clothes looking impeccable and without details. Still, we must also show ourselves in the same way. That is why it is essential that when we are on the street, our hygiene is A1. With this, we refer to hair clean and groomed, the smell we emit, and nails clean and groomed.
Arm yourself with accessories to enhance your look
Invest in useful things for more than one occasion and can be combined with various outfits. Such as a nude handbag and heels, a perfume that works day and night, and a pair of versatile earrings that can also be combined day and night and with any garment.
Watch how you express yourself
If we express ourselves rudely both in the way we speak and in saying vulgarities, in addition to using a loud tone (shouting), our elegance will completely disappear. Therefore, the behavior must be the opposite of this, trying to kindness and education at all times.
Do not scream the brand´s name
We already mentioned the fact that a brand does not equal elegance.
Therefore, it is not in good taste to use things from a brand whose logo is huge that it even annoys the eyes of others.
So, a discreet dress is better and more sophisticated than shouting the brand everywhere.
The trick is in the simple
In fashion, the rule of less is more is applied to elegant looks. For this, it is necessary to understand that it is not in good taste, nor will it look elegant to wear excess accessories, bright colors, prints, or extremely high shoes. On the contrary, you run the risk of looking outlandish.
So, an outfit in neutral tones or colors well distributed and combined with primary and sober colors, suitable accessories such as pearls or small earrings, and natural makeup will give you the exact and perfect touch to look simple but very elegant.
Wear your hair up
Another way to bring elegance to your look is wearing your hair up.
As well as being an excellent option for those days when your hair cannot be worn loose.
It frees our faces and lets us see the features better.
In addition to saving us if we suffer from frizz, which will quickly affect our appearance.
Pay attention to accessories
A classic accessory that never fails is pearls. Both in a necklace and in earrings, it is always a hit. As well as being extremely versatile and going well with practically all kinds of clothes and combinations you wear.
Another option is gold accessories. As long as they are not in a scandalous tone or very large. Some small polka dots and a fine chain with a delicate charm will help you give that elegant touch to your daily outfit.
Of course, it will always depend on your clothes, since some clothes look better in silver or another color.
In conclusion, looking elegant is not an uphill or impossible task. You just have to know yourself and your wardrobe tastes and follow the advice and tips here to achieve that sophistication without much effort.