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7 Foolproof Ways on How to Look Elegant

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Many of us have an idea of the ideal elegant woman in our heads. She always seems to turn heads when she walks into the room, even in her most casual looks. It seems like she rolls out of bed looking fabulous and the world seems to revolve around her. It’s hard to believe she has the same 24 hours in a day as the rest of us!

But the great thing is that an elegant, classy woman is totally attainable! With a little bit of help, anyone can achieve that coveted look of timeless elegance. Here are the small steps you can take to inject a little bit of elegance into your everyday style and become that unforgettable woman you’ve always dreamed of being.

Foolproof Ways on How to Look Elegant

1. Pulled Back Hair

When you see pictures of timeless beauties like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, you’ll often see their hair pulled back into a low bun or chignon. This sleek hairstyle is such a classic for a reason! The slicked-back look frames the face in a flattering way and ensures that every hair is kept perfectly in place.

It’s also an easy way to fix a not-so-good hair day. If you’re feeling wary of pulling this style off, however, you can also try simply slicking your hair back into a low pony.

2. Structured & long camel coat

We’ve talked about it at length on this blog, but the classic camel coat is just one of those classic styles that will always take your look to the next level! This can be a trench or a more simple option, but make sure this piece is properly tailored for the most flattering and stylish fit.

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3. Good Posture

A large part of the confidence look these stylish women possess is their good posture. Think about it; have you ever seen a confident woman enter a room with her shoulders hunched and her eyes at the floor?

Having great style isn’t enough – walk with your shoulders back and relaxed your head level, and your eyes forward. Confidence is the most important thing when it comes to elegance, and it will always stand the test of time

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4. Practice Proper Grooming

Being properly groomed is such a simple way to achieve a more elegant look. When it comes to your appearance, always keep your hair and nails in check. Grown-out roots and split ends should be taken care of and your nails should always be trimmed, even, and free of chipped or messy nail polish.

As for your outfit, keep an eye out for wrinkles, lint, and loose threads. While these small details may seem inconsequential, they will make a huge difference in your final look.

Let’s put it this way: people may not notice if you’re perfectly groomed, but they absolutely will if you cut corners. Also, don’t think you have to be entirely made up in order to look properly elegant. In fact, less is always more when it comes to achieving a classy look!

5. Pearl Earrings

There are few things in this world more synonymous with elegant women than a great pair of pearl earrings. After all, you can spot this timeless accessory on everyone from style icons to royalty like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. A simple pair of pearls goes will go with everything in your wardrobe and goes a long way in creating a classy, expensive-looking style.

For an effortlessly elegant look during your next special occassion, go for that Audrey-esque look of a little black dress, pearls, and high heels. Add a low bun, and you will look unforgettable!

6. Don’t Go Overboard with the Accessories

In a “maximalist” world, it’s tempting to grab every fashion trend and piece of bling you can get your hands on. But if you truly want to look elegant, following the “less is more” philosophy is the best way to go.

Simple styles like those pearl earrings, gold hoops, an understated pendant necklace, or a slim gold cuff can be worn in countless different ways and will never go out of style. If you’re still itching for a bit more sparkle, go for just one piece, such as a statement necklace or earrings, and keep the rest of the look simple.

7. Keep Your Makeup in Mind

Even more so than accessories, you do not want to overdo it with the makeup when creating a look of refined elegance. As with most things (in my opinion) the French have a great philosophy on this.

It’s all about creating a makeup look that enhances your natural beauty instead of covering it up. Just a light swipe of mascara, concealer, and lipstick or gloss will provide little touches that will highlight your features while still letting the world see the real you.

One great way to ensure a flawless face is by making sure you know your skin tone and undertone. Always make sure your foundation and other base products match your skin well to avoid that odd mismatched look. If you want to add a little boldness, go for one element such as winger eyeliner or a red lip, and keep the rest simple.

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If there’s one thing you should know, it’s that looking elegant and being elegant is not as inaccessible as it seems. Most of these tips cost absolutely nothing and will instantly elevate your look.

For those elegant wardrobe staples such as a camel coat and pearl earrings, there are tons of affordable options out there, and you may even want to try thrifting! Coats, in particular, are a great thing to look for at thrift stores, especially during warmer weather. This allows you to get high-quality pieces without so much strain on your bank account.

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Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making mychicobsession.com a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.