Being classy is all about style, elegance, sophistication, polished etiquette, grace and finesse and there are barely any shortcuts to achieve that. To be classy, one need to invest more efforts in grooming oneself from within than just spending tons of cash on expensive apparels and accessories. You do not need to have the perfect hourglass figure or chiseled physique or have all the luxuries in the world to be classy; classiness is about being refined, about carrying yourself with grace and doing things with panache.
Classiness is not always about what you wear but rather it is how you present yourself that determines your classiness. Your lineage, social savviness, values, manners, hobbies, speech, achievements— all go on to add to your swish. Having a seven-figure salary may be enough to take you to the world of luxury, but it certainly is not enough to make you any classier.
Agreed, being able to afford luxuries helps you learn how to be classy but it does not make a person advanced. A classy person is special. Below are what it takes to be classy and posh.
Develop A Sense Of Style: Being fashionable is a necessity, try reading more fashion magazines to understand the kinds of clothing that go well together and how to put together a classy outfit. Make sure that you develop your own fashion style and make your own posh statement. Avoid anything which you feel doesn’t compliment you. It is advisable to have a personal style than chasing a ‘fad’ look.
Possess Good Hygiene: Always remember to be clean, comb your hair, keep your nails nicely trimmed and dirt free, brush your teeth and take a bath. While spraying perfume, make sure you use it sparingly. Disproportionate use of perfumes is not attractive and will not enhance the hygiene. Being clean is very important and being filthy is not agreeable.
Speak Coolly: This shows your politeness. If you speak loudly, it seems that you are desperate to get attention. Being loud in public places is not horrible, but you must be considerate to the people who surround you. Always listen what people have to say and ensure you make an eye contact while communicating.
Wear The Appropriate Accessories: For women, ensure you wear the suitable jewelries. There are numerous fashionable pieces, but there are some pieces that do not go well with some outfits. Accessories must be worn with the appropriate outfit, which makes the dress classy.
Keep Yourself Professional: For men, it is not professional to have a beard. Keeping a beard is just unethical and creates an impression that you are too lazy to shave. If you have a mustache, you can keep that, but ensure that it is orderly and clean.
Walk With Sophistication: Make sure you walk with elegance and sophistication, do not keep your nose in the air and your baby finger pointed outwards. You must walk with smooth steps without waving your arms back and forth. You clothes must not be flying around, your chest should not be bouncing up and down and the hair must remain in place. This is walking in an elegant and classy way.
Choose The Words Wisely: The classy person listens more than he speaks. Developing a strong vocabulary is very important, but never use a word unless you are sure of its meaning.
Understand What You talk: Intelligence is the key for a classy person, you need not be a bookworm to be intelligent and need not show off. However, ignorance about current events does not make a classy person. You must have a basic knowledge in as many subjects as possible as it will make you come across as someone intelligent and well informed.
Never Lose Your Cool: There are situations where you feel the need to put your foot down and scream. The advice here is not to lose control and have a mindset, which allows moving forward and not damaging your relationship with people unnecessarily.
Follow Etiquette: Proper etiquette while dining out at a restaurant. Posture, manners and grace is essential to show your classiness. If you need to cough, you can use a napkin and if you burp, you can say an ‘excuse me’. Etiquette is just a matter of common sense.
Make your inner sophistication and stylishness stand out by dressing better, following proper etiquette, using sophisticated language and giving right body signals to others. It will make you classy.