All the ways to look chic and refined.
2. Polished looks pricey. Messy will never equal “wealthy” at first glance, so keep things polished with clean lines, polished accessories, and neat hair and makeup.
3. The basics. If nothing else, invest in your shoes and bag. If you can’t afford to, carry a minimalist leather tote and wear simple ballet flats or loafers.
4. Keep it real. Do not wear fake leather. Ever. You’re fooling no one.
5. The logo is a no-go. Avoid over displaying brands. A purse covered in logos is nothing you want to be seen carrying.
6. Sweater weather. Drape your cardigan over your shoulders like every one of our favorite ’80s preps.
7. Tip-top shape. If you’re going to wear something, make sure it’s still in good condition. Nicks and scratches on shoes, bags, or anything else you’re wearing are a no-no.
8. When it comes to sunglasses, listen to Jackie O. and Audrey Hepburn.Wear tortoise shell eyewear àla Jackie Kennedy.
10. Nail it. Keep eccentric nails to a minimum—just say no to neon polish and crazy nail acrylic art.
12. Like a lady. Ladylike dresses that make you look like you just stepped out of a Kennedy family portrait give off an old money, new clothes feel.
18. Make sure it fits. Clothing is instantly downgraded when it doesn’t fit correctly. Stay away from items that swallow you whole or cut off circulation/create imprints in your skin.
19. It’s okay to be square. Gentlemen, always wear a pocket square. It’s a simple way to completely change the look of an ensemble.
20. Wear your pearls, girls. When in doubt, a classic strand of pearls adds elegance (and dollar signs) to your style.
21. Head to toe. Monochrome (read: all black everything) is the perfect way to give off that, ‘everything I’m wearing is chic and cost a fortune’ vibe.
24. Hair apparent. Make sure your hair is clean, well cut, and if you have the time, get a blowout.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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