What Brought Me To The Classy Side…
When I was younger, I attended a private school. While I hated having to wear a monotone uniform every single day… I was relieved to not have to worry about picking out what to wear. And then it began… Casual Friday…
One Friday per month we could wear whatever we wanted. At first, I was elated because I could finally add some color! Everything was going great until one fateful day… I’d mixed up the dates and wore my hot pink stretch pants on the wrong day! I was mortified. I’d never felt so out of place. From then on, I pledged that I would rather be over-dressed than under-dressed.
Not long after that I saw Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and like many others, I was hooked on her style and charisma. It was then that I realized that dressing well makes a difference. It makes a difference in how you feel about yourself, and it makes a difference in how you’re perceived by others.
This realization was confirmed even more as I watched additional “old movies” over the years and observed other successful women. Often times the successful, confident women dressed in a more polished “put-together” style.
How you dress represents who you are and where you want to be. And who I aspire to be is a classy, successful lady.
Why I Still Prefer The Classy Style…
Today, wearing the “classic look” is a part of who I am. Friends and family actually know it’s me before they see my face! Once, while at a Christmas event, a family member even said that she “…knew it was [me] coming down the stairs just by my black patent leather heels!”
Being able to to quickly piece together an outfit and receive compliments like “You look like you’ve just stepped out of a Vogue magazine” is pretty nice, too. And being able to attend just about any function, meeting, or event without worrying about looking “out of place” allows me to focus on the event and the people in front of me.
Most important of all, I’m dressing in a style that is comfortable for me; which allows me to be–well–myself. When you’re uncomfortable in your clothes – it shows – whether you know it or not. How often have you seen someone unconsciously fidgeting with their shirt or pants…?
It’s all about being yourself, while being presentable – and looking the best you can in what you like.
My Questions To You Are:
- What style of dress do you prefer?
- Why do you prefer this look?
- How does this work in your everyday life?
Feel free to comment below! If you prefer, you can also email me directly with any questions you may have on finding a style that’s right for you.