Are you wondering how to make that transition on how to dress classy and elegant as a black/African Woman? we'll walk you through on how to style yourself with a more classy and elegant style that you can wear for years to come.
The easiest way to covey elegance to everyone you meet is standing tall and with confidence. A good posture is standing straight, head held straightforward and shoulders back. (let’s face it, we’re generally hunched over on our phones so it would be uncomfortable but it gets easier with practice. Faking confidence is also the best way to GET CONFIDENCE. it’s the secret that all those who have confidence know and still rely on. Confidence is elegance – always. Standing tall gives you confidence!
Elegance can be shown on the outside as well, although it essentially radiates from within. People will take note of your appearance the more you well put together you look. Take a trip to the salon and take care of your hair! Keep it nice and healthy and use good products. For nails, make sure you keep them short or mid-length. Use any colours for your nail polish. For a more elegant look use neutrals such as beige, brown, or clear or the ever popular red! For your skin, keep it healthy and blemish free using good products for your skin
Invest in classic wardrobe pieces that resonate with your style or desired style. If you want to go for a specially elegant look: get pieces in black, white, pink, and grey in combination of African piece for the cultural yet elegant look or get the whole African inspired look and keep it modern. Get those pieces tailored. A great fitting wardrobe shows style and elegance. And to be honest, once you get pieces that fit, you won’t have to keep buying the same pieces over and over. Well tailored pieces can be kept for years. Your wardrobe and wallet will be happy. You can get a tailored piece here
If you want an elegant makeup look, opt for red lips or neutral shades. Keep makeup simple and minimal. Simple coloured eyeshadow tones, black eyeliner drawn thinly and minimal contouring and blush.
Self Love And Communication
Smile, you will feel happy and others will also see that glow. Be kind to others. Elegance is also how you make others feel and the secret to making others think “elegance” when they think of you. Communicate your elegance and people will notice.
In essence, a cohesive look of your choice, as well as maintaining grooming and great posture/manners is elegance. Consistency is key When you put an effort into looking and feeling your best.