Part 2 of Classy Must Have Pieces continues! If you’ve missed the first part, you can find it here. There will be a third part too, so don’t miss!
It’s difficult to feel like a true JetsetBabe when you don’t own a designer handbag. For women, handbags are status symbols and what groups the luxurious women together.
I personally don’t think that it’s a must to have a designer handbag, but I do feel it’s important to have a high-quality leather bag. Basically, to appear like a classy lady you can’t have a basic bag from a high street shop, you need something that adds some luxury to your outfit. That’s the job of the handbag to do, so see this as your biggest investment.
The Little Black Dress
It may be the most common standard piece of clothing in most women’s wardrobes, but it’s also an important figure in the classy woman’s clothing repertoire. While the LBD can come in all kinds of sizes and shapes, I would strongly recommend getting one that finishes below the knees (pencil version). It’s classier and elegant, and will work for any occasion!
A classy woman must have at least one pencil skirt, if not more and preferably in all kinds of different colors! Skirts are great to have many of, as you can style them endlessly with different tops and color variations. So handy when you want to make the most out of all your basic items! Pencil skirts are great because they are classy yet sexy and can work both for work and evening, all depending on how you style it!
Beach Tunic or Kaftan
A classy woman should wear appropriate clothing on the beach. You can get away by wearing “normal clothes” when you want to cover yourself up, but that’s not what true JetsetBabes are about. Getting a long tunic or kaftan for the beach is perfect when you want to be covered up yet look like a classy goddess.
Long sleeved dress
If you want to look as classy as Jackie-O, you should consider investing in a long-sleeved dress. Very simple design to a dress, but it makes it look extremely elegant without having to add too much styling to it. I like them in black, red, pastels, or natural colors. Think classic without any patterns or added details; less is more!
Sleveless Dress (like in this picture)
I don’t know how this type of dress is called, but it’s a common model fashion designer Alaïa makes. A sleeveless dress without any decolletage. White is a winning color, but can work as well in any other classy color! The most important when shopping for a dress of this kind is to get a heavier/thicker material. Rayon or viscose blends are often quite nice and gives a luxurious look.
A black blazer is a must in anyone’s wardrobe, but consider getting a blazer in other colors too! Navy, white, brown, red, etc. – all work very well, and you can spice up many outfits this way! The blazer is perfect for when you want to look classy because it makes anyone look smarter. If you feel too hot wearing it, you can also hang it on your shoulders which has become a very fashionable thing to do when you want to look fashionable.
It’s easy to forget the existence of the jumpsuit, but let me be the person who will remind you. I spoke in the previous post about how important the trouser is in the classy wardrobe, but jumpsuits carry the same level of chicness, if not more! They are great for evening attire, as it feels more dressy wearing a nice jumpsuit than just putting on a simple pair of trousers. Black is a given color, but I’ve also seen many gorgeous white or red ones.
In the previous post, I’ve mentioned how the silk blouse is a must for classy women to own. But I do want to add the importance of having silk as a common material in your wardrobe. It’s probably the most classy material out there (same goes for cashmere), because it’s delicate and expensive and signals elegance. Blouses, shirts, tops, camisoles, and dresses are perfect to wear in silk. The downside is that it gets easily ruined, wrinkled and must be dry-cleaned, but so worth it because it raises the value of any outfit when worn!
Diane von Furstenberg was the one who gave the wrap dress a name, but did you know it’s an amazing piece of item to have in a classy wardrobe? For women who struggle to be feminine, should definitely invest in a wrap dress! It’s also a perfect piece for any body shape as it’s flattering and covering and works for anyone!
If you enjoyed this post, make sure not to miss the rest of these series (next one coming in a few days). If you want to learn more about how to dress classy and how to transform yourself to become an elegant woman, don’t miss out to read my ebook “How To Be Classy”. It’s a step-by-step manual on polishing yourself and upgrading your life to the next, classier level. Don’t miss!