Practical Elegant Wardrobe

An elegant wardrobe does not entail dressing in a different outfit each time you go out. A practical wardrobe that contains a few quality pieces that one is able to mix and match.



*Black Pencil Skirt

A black pencil skirt made of a quality wool blend is an ideal piece that is most versatile for the elegant woman. This piece may take you from board meetings to dinner with subtle changes to makeup and/or accessories to effortlessly adapt to each situation.

*White blouse

A crisp white blouse made of a cotton/polyester/lycra blend is another ideal basic piece of an elegant wardrobe. This particular blend reduced wrinkles and keeps one comfortable. Pair it with a black pencil skirt or dark jeans and classic black pumps. Add a trendy scarf or elegant chain or beads to complete the look.
*Black turtleneck

A black turtleneck preferably made of cashmere or acrylic that is of light weight will take one through many cold winter days and nights. Its smart enough to wear with jeans, off white or black wool pants, or the black pencil skirt. A string of pearls or long chains pairs well with this item but choose either earrings or necklace not both. Subtle simplicity works well with this piece.
*Light weight pullover sweater

Choose a pretty pastel color that goes well with your skin color for this to enhance your elegant appearance. Avoid cable, ribbing, and patterns that are too casual and bulky. A solid color with bateau neckline is the most elegant sweater that remains classic.
*Black pumps

Classic black pumps are still acceptable to wear with skirts, dresses, and pants or jeans. Choose the trendy style if you wish and replace these on a regular basis or be sure to have them repaired as well as maintained well. Shabby shoes are instantly noticeable and will instantly shatter your elegance.

Polite Conversation

English: Polite - but right?
English: Polite – but right? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The makings of polite conversation are simple:

 

*A Positive attitude

 

*Knowledge of acceptable subjects

 

*Kindness

 

*Respect

 

*Gentle disposition

 

*Avoiding Negativity or Neutralizing it

 

 

 

Riches Do Not Equal Elegance

Elegance Of The Epoque
Elegance Of The Epoque (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

It is surmised that riches equal elegance. This is simply not the case. Elegance may be studied if the woman was not raised with lessons in manners or style. The study of elegance is not limited to social class or endless bank accounts. It is the determination to become a lady of gentle nature whose kindness, grace, and style reflect the subtlety of quality. One does not need a vast amount of funding to accomplish this task. An elegant woman need only to be quietly frugal with her funds so as to buy quality pieces of clothing and home decor. Quantity is never elegant but a small number of quality items reflects her conscientious and responsible nature. The less one has, the less one has to manage. The elegant woman keeps things simple as well as efficient by taking great care of a few fine things. Worn or broken items that may not be mended well are to be replaced as soon as she is financially able to do without compromising the family bank account. She does not run up her credit buying needless things to satisfy her inhibitions. Planning well her wardrobe as well as her household buying she is rewarded with an outstanding reputation as well as a peaceful home.

 

 

An Elegant Morning Routine

Elegance
Elegance (Photo credit: atdesignz)

 

The art of an elegant woman’s presentation is seen by first impressions as well as last. An elegant woman would never “run to the grocery store in her pajamas”.

 

Presentation is important. It does not have to be elaborate or overdone. On the contrary, it is to be a simple enhancement of the beauty and poise that is already within you.

 

*Rising early each day exercise first. This allows you to take care of your body properly without interruption in schedule or form. Participating in such things as Yoga, Ballet, Pilates and Walking are all elegant forms of exercise that also encourage proper posture, elongation of the muscles, and grace as you move in every day life. Whether in a group or a quiet place at home this is the most gentle way to take care of you.

 

*Upon finishing your exercise regimen you should bathe immediately. Establishing a morning routine of dry skin brushing, shaving, shower, and moisturizing is conducive to an efficient use of time and energy. Applying your makeup directly after this routine ensures that you are prepared for the day.

 

*Keeping a minimal wardrobe that consists of a few very good quality pieces that you are able to mix and match is the best way to dress well as an elegant woman. Fussing about what to wear or taking a long time to decide the outfit for the day is not elegant. It is dramatic and childish. Plan your wardrobe from these simple but elegant pieces and you will always look amazing as long as you make sure you smile-always.

 

*Now you are ready to sit down with grace and have your morning tea or coffee with a light breakfast. Always make sure that you plan a morning routine and stay on schedule so as to appear efficient and confident. A well-dressed woman running frantically out the door with a travel mug in hand is never elegant.

 

*Being organized is a part of being an elegant woman.