Let’s talk some do’s and don’ts if you want to be a classy lady! Here is a sample of some of the things I’ve mentioned in my book “How to be classy”:
▲ Don’t wear too much jewelry or bling. It looks tacky, and it’s not actually a very classy thing to do, flaunting your wealth. Adopt an old money mentality where subtlety is what screams high class, not the “in your face; Look at me I’m Rich.”
▲ Don’t showcase your purchases in social media unless there is a particular thought to it (like an unboxing video or special reason to share). People from educated backgrounds, don’t do this, they don’t even have the need for it.
▲ Don’t stuff yourself at the dinner table when you’re out fine dining, eat moderatly. Rule number one when you attend dinner parties or restaurant outings: Never go there starving.
Eat something before hand. Let this social affair not be about you calming your hunger, but instead be about the people you’re with and the time you’re sharing together. Food is secondary.
▲ Don’t be stay on your phone when you are in social situations. It’s disrespectful and feels very uneducated when a person is ignorant and is constantly glued to the phone.
True class is being free from addictions and having manners, respecting the people who you are with. When you show people that you can live without your phone an entire dinner sitting, you’re making an important statement as this is becoming a rarity today.
▲ Don’t wear bandage dresses or platform heels (or both). It’s dated fashion that was never particularly classy, and you won’t leave a serious impression. The Barbie Doll look is not sophisticated and just makes people think you’re a bimbo. Stay away from that look and embrace looking classy!
▲ Spend time in developing your interests and hobbies. Some favorite activities for the classy crowd: horse riding, polo, skiing, tennis, sailing, golf, etc. People will find you more interesting and respect you more, and you yourself will feel more content with life, doing a fun activity.
▲ Buy fresh flowers every week, even if it requires to spend a little bit extra. It gives such a pleasant touch to a home and can lift an environment to look classier in just a few seconds… Our environment is so influential. If you want to feel classy, you should surround yourself in such energy as it will easily transmit to you, adding a sophistication in your confidence.
▲ Go at least once a month to a museum or see an exhibition. In many cities, this activity is free of charge, and you enrich your cultural spectrum and gain inspiration in your life. It’s also a classy conversation topic to talk to people about and makes you come across as more intellectual.
▲ Read the news and interesting articles. It’s classy to be well-read and have an extensive knowledge about things. You don’t need to be an Einstein, but you should have something to say when you meet new people and can form your opinions. People will respect you more, give you more credibility which will as a result offer you more possibilities in life.
▲ Do invest time and efforts in your beauty regime and grooming. Once you look perfectly polished with your hair, face, nails, and body, you won’t need to invest much in your clothes. Classy comes when you look impeccable, regardless of situation and time of the day.
Nobody on this earth is perfect, which is why it’s so amazing that we’re always evolving and there is room for improvement. I’m very much about continuously working on myself and always trying to see where I can grow. Thanks to it, I’ve evolved, I’ve put certain less classy behavior behind, and noticed the positive effects it had on my life as a result, benefitting my journey towards my goals.
Question to my readers, where do you find yourself having room for improvement? Where could you improve yourself, to step up a notch in your classy game?