I have often said that looking elegant and put-together does not mean spending a lot of money. For those of you that have been with me for quite a while, you will be familiar with this. For those of you that are new, welcome!
Many ladies feel that if all they can afford is fast fashion or thrift store clothing, they cannot dress as well as those affluent ladies with a lot of income and can spend loads of money on the most luxurious designer clothes, shoes, and accessories.
Sense of style
But I will let you in on a secret! A secret about those elite ladies that you’d never guess may be true. I can tell you from all the many years that I have spent studying those upper-class women that even those with a lot of money may not have the one thing that money cannot buy: a sense of style. (If you’d like to read more about what I have to say on looking classy on a budget, I’ve also written about it here and here, for example. And I also have many videos about this topic on my YouTube channel.)
You may be thinking, well, they can hire a stylist. And many of them do. But very few stylists will ever get to truly know the woman they are dressing as well as the woman herself does! So they may be styling her in expensive designer clothes that “look good on her,” but they do not “see” who she really is on the inside, what her personal brand is, and how she needs to present herself to the world in order for her to truly enjoy her clothes and her appearance to the fullest. This is why you can see women wearing obviously costly clothes, but it’s not necessarily a perfect look. Something just seems…well, it can seem just a little bit off.
The Elegant Stylist
Knowing yourself and your true style really is something that needs to come from inside you. My students in The Elegant Stylist learn this intensively and hence become very talented in styling themselves perfectly. This allows them to save so much money and time by having this expertise and not making the shopping mistakes that most women make over and over again. If learning this could benefit you, go here to get on the waitlist for my next opening.
Developing your sense of style and your eye for detail is what will allow you to shop anywhere and always look chic, refined, and elegant. This is why all ladies of any budget can look classy…even if they are spending very little on their garments.
I have made a video to help you with this. It’s just a small sampling of the kind of knowledge my students get, and it will help you start to note what you can do to make inexpensive pieces look expensive!