A question I get quite often is “How do I become more ladylike?” The answer is fairly subjective and while I have a lot to say about how to be ladylike and elegant, I think that the easiest way to incorporate more ladylike essence into your life is through fashion. Read on for four ladylike outfit essentials to instantly elevate your look!
4 Ladylike Outfit Essentials That Elevate Your Look
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Nothing says like ladylike like a structured handbag! Structured handbags come in many styles so it’s easy to find a versatile option that works with your personal style and lifestyle. As someone that draws a lot of inspiration from decades of the past, vintage style handbags are definitely my favorite. They are always classy, elegant and instantly elevate an outfit.
For a timeless handbag, choose styles that are classic and simplistic in shape. If you’re more modest with your wardrobe, choose a neutral or solid color and if you’re more experimental, try one with a print or unique details.
I always consider heels to be the most ladylike part of an outfit. Choose a lower heel for a comfortable fit that is still flattering and stylish. Personally, I love heights that are 3 inches and below for an everyday heel. Pointed toe, peep toe and d’orsay versions have a very ladylike quality to them but feel free to experiment with other options that fit your personal style.
I absolutely adore these black and white heels! They are classy, versatile and fashionable. The colors pair well with other neutrals, prints and solid colors – plus the floral detail gives me a slight Chanel feel!
There is something about a silk scarf that is incredibly ladylike! Perhaps it’s the ties to old Hollywood and feminine styles of the past that make it such a lovely addition to any outfit. The great thing about silk scarves is that they are incredibly versatile and can be styled in way that best suits your personal style preferences.
Personally, I LOVE wearing them in my hair. I am a hair accessory queen after all haha! They also look great as a headband, tied around the neck, or styled on a handbag. This is an accessory that I feel is super underrated but it really does make a great finishing touch to a classy and elegant outfit.
In my opinion, an outfit never feels fully complete without jewelry! It adds an additional texture to an outfit to keep it interesting and the subtle sparkle instantly elevates your look. Some of my favorite classic ladylike pieces are pearls, dainty pendant necklaces, simple rings, and tennis jewelry.
Pearls are probably my favorite of the ladylike jewels! I mean, they’re a classic for a reason 😉 Whether you wear them as a necklace, bracelet, earrings or as a ring, they always look classy and feminine. This bracelet is a recent fave – I’ve been wearing it everyday (even with my casual outfits)! Tennis jewelry is also a HUGE trend this year. Tennis bracelets are easy to wear and mix well with other items while a tennis necklace makes a statement in the best way.
Which of these ladylike outfit essentials is your favorite?
Would you add anything else?