Effortlessly Chic: How To Dress with Luxury in Mind
What is luxury? Is it a brand name? Is it a number on a price tag? Or, is it about a mindset? Many people falsely believe that a luxurious lifestyle is gatekept by a rich one. Or, they believe they can live a chic lifestyle purely by spending lots of money on it. However, Dressing with luxury in mind is not just about spending a lot of money on designer clothes, it’s also about understanding the key elements of luxury fashion and how to incorporate them into your wardrobe.
Whether you’re dressing for a special occasion or just for everyday wear, incorporating luxury into your wardrobe can make you feel confident, powerful, and polished. You don’t need to be an experienced designer to have an eye for a polished look.
Here, we will explore the key elements of luxury fashion and provide you with tips and tricks for how to dress with luxury in mind.
Choose Timeless Pieces
One of the hallmarks of luxury fashion is timelessness. Investing in timeless, high-quality pieces will ensure that you have a wardrobe that lasts for years to come. It doesn’t mean you have to stick to basic, monochromatic pieces. Instead, you should focus on buying items that are classic in design and can be worn for a variety of occasions. Think of classic pieces such as a little black dress, a tailored blazer, or a cashmere sweater. These are all items that will never go out of style, and that you can wear for years to come.
Think of fashion trends and what stays the same while the rest changes. Black Coach bags, for example, will complement both neutral tones and colorful ones. The fanciest clothes in your closet should be multi-purpose and make any outfit you choose look special and iconic.
Quality over Quantity
When it comes to luxury fashion, quality is key. Luxury fashion is all about craftsmanship and the materials used. While cheap clothing nowadays might present the illusion of grandeur, it’ll be worn out after a year. Fast fashion is built to have you buying every season. Meanwhile, when you buy a handmade, tailored piece of clothing you’re buying years of use without issue. Investing in high-quality pieces will ensure that your clothing lasts longer and that you get more wear out of them. Rather than buying a large quantity of inexpensive, trend-based items, focus on buying a few high-quality, timeless pieces that will withstand the test of time.
In addition, many quality pieces of clothing are designed specifically to look and feel excellent on someone’s body. Designers go out of their way to make decisions that might not go into a piece made by a fast fashion line. From stitch type to fabric quality to how the piece is cut: a luxurious piece of clothing is one with thought put into it.
Many people are disappointed in the clothes they buy because they don’t fit right or seem to look different than they saw on the magazine cover. They also falsely believe that their body type is the problem when the issue is that the clothing is standardized and not tailored to their measurements.
Tailoring is a crucial aspect of luxury fashion. Custom-tailored clothing will fit you perfectly and make you look polished. A blouse tailored to your measurements will look more expensive and interesting on you than if it were hot off the shelf. While it seems expensive, it’s worth paying a tailor to work on your best pieces of clothing. Or, you can teach yourself to tailor your clothes. That way, the money you invested in a quality item won’t be wasted on an un-tailored cut.
Luxury is about prioritizing your look as yours. Tailoring your clothes will ensure that they look and feel luxurious on you and that you’ll look your best every time you wear them.
Accessories are a great way to incorporate luxury into your wardrobe. A statement watch, a pair of diamond earrings, or a designer handbag can elevate any outfit and make you look and feel more luxurious. Invest in a few high-quality accessories that you can wear with anything. Choose simple yet elegant designs in classic colors, like gold or silver to match any outfit.
A choice accessory can turn an otherwise normal-looking outfit into a statement. Say you’re dressed neutrally in a simple black turtleneck. A gorgeous necklace will pop on the dark background and accentuate its elegance. Or, a choice pair of earrings will elevate your everyday look. A little goes a long way; you can transform your more “blah” outfits into luxurious and powerful looks.
Confidence is key when it comes to dressing with luxury in mind. Confidence is what makes any outfit look chic and expensive. Sure, a nice outfit will draw eyes, but a proud and powerful posture will keep them there. Remember, you’re not dressing luxuriously to compensate for something; you’re dressing luxuriously to show something that’s already there. Even the most simplistic looks can seem powerful on someone who wears them well.