How To Look Sophisticated & Elegant

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Ways To Look Elegant & Classy

There’s something about some women that makes them gracefully fashionable. For example whenever I see Duchess Kate, Indian actress Rekha, Hollywood beauties like Audrey Hepburn; their style, their outfits, makeup, hairstyle and their body language everything screams just one word- ‘sophisticated’ don’t you think so?

What is the actual meaning of sophistication for you? For me, it’s cultured, elegant, polite, calm, gracious and ladylike.

Such kinds of personalities always attract me. I know that fashion actually means fun and excitements but sometimes the best way to put your seasoned style skills to use is by creating looks that feel both smart and sophisticated.

Looking sophisticated and elegant doesn’t mean going expensive and out of your budget. No, you can look elegant and classy even in your budget.

I want to share some of my own tips which I follow when I want to achieve such kind of look. Trust me, it’s not hard and doesn’t demand much effort to get it. The only thing you have to do is using your own imagination and creativity.

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Your face

The first thing people notice in your look is your face so you need your skin look radiant and healthy. Your hair should be silky and lustrous and your makeup should be refined and attractive.

For this, you should prepare your skin and hair by using good home remedies and products. You will have to get sufficient time for it. Your makeup should be natural and flawless. It shouldn’t be over or dramatic at all. The base should be smooth and blended. Use some light and natural shades on the eyes to give the lids a healthy sheen. Apply mascara and eyeliner to define your eyes and eyelashes. Use blush and highlighter to give your face a radiance and healthy glow. If you are going to apply a red lipstick, keep the rest of your face natural, especially your eyes.

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Your body language

For a sophisticated look, your body language plays an important role. Your body language should be controlled. The way you carry yourself will impress the people instantly. The most important thing is that you should be confident about your body and your attire. You shouldn’t look worried or unsure of yourself at all. Walk confidently and smile gracefully. You should make eye contact in a modest and confident manner. Always keep your posture correct and make sure you stand and sit up tall. Your shoulder and back should be straight.

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Your hair

For me, an easy and effortless hairdo is always favourite. A neat bun, a ponytail or just open hair down all can look beautiful. You should add some hair accessories and some light jewels to make your hair glamorous. I’m not very good at dressing up my hair so open hair is always the easiest way for me. It suits me too and I’m inspired by Kate Middleton’s style who always looks gorgeous in open hair. If you are going to keep your hair open, make sure your hair is shampooed and conditioned well.

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Your dress

For a sophisticated look, you should select your clothes carefully. Select your clothes according to the season, occasion and your age and body. The best way to get true elegance is to be modest yet beautiful. No need to have very expensive clothes but they should be well cared for and well pressed. Your clothes look fresh and unstained. The most important thing is that your clothes should be modest, the cut and design the neckline and the hem length everything should be graceful. There can always be an edge of glamour but strictly according to the occasion.

Never wear very bright colour or loud prints. Go for subtle prints and neutral colours like white, black, beige and nude. You can pick grey, navy blue pastel green and pink too. White, beige and nude colour with some light golden embroidery gives a real elegance to your look.

Your accessories

How To Look Sophisticated - White Golden Sequine Work Kurta with White Palazzo - fashion blogger - Indian fashion blog - rakhshanda chamber of beautyHow To Look Sophisticated - White Golden Sequine Work Kurta with White Palazzo - fashion blogger - Indian fashion blog - rakhshanda chamber of beauty

Without right accessories, you never can get your sophisticated look. Right accessories complete your overall look. Never wear a lot of accessories, just a few items finish your outfit beautifully. If you are wearing western clothes you need light and simple gold, silver or pearl jewellery, scarves, a watch, sunglasses, handbag and right and fit footwear. For ethnic wear, you require light and delicate pieces of jewellery, a gold or silver watch, matching footwear and a clutch and purse.

Every little detail counts

If you want to achieve a sophisticated look you should be careful about every little thing because from head to toe, everything little detail matters. Your hands should be well manicured. Apply light coloured nail paints like beige, nude, light pink, dull gold or pearly silver will be perfect. Never forget your legs and feet, if you are wearing something in which your legs are exposed, make sure they are waxed and moisturised well. Your feet should be neat and clean.

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These are some ways to achieve a sophisticated look, I follow. The last but not the least thing is that you should be friendly and cheerful. A positive attitude and a confident personality will make beauty come out on its own.
Coming to my outfit:
Coming on to my outfit, this one is yet another ethnic look, but not the like the usual ones. It’s more on the fancier side yet very subtle and posh. White and gold has been an all time favorite color combination of mine so I couldn’t skip getting this kurta stitched when I found this material. It is an off white kurta with light golden sequin embroidery all over it. I paired it with similar colord palazzo pants and a white dupatta. As for the details of this outfit, you may have seen it on my Instagram feed, almost a week back. I wore gold earrings, Bangles, ring, my new Daniel Wellington timepiece and finished the look with black bag and heels.
How To Look Sophisticated - White Golden Sequine Work Kurta with White Palazzo - fashion blogger - Indian fashion blog - rakhshanda chamber of beauty

 The main accessory for this outfit was my new Daniel Wellington timepiece – The Classic Petite Melrose watch. I instantly fell in love with this watch due to its elegant design and opulence. The egg white dial is a perfect combination with the rose gold meshed strap. The watch is lightweight, adjustable and very versatile to wear. I can easily wear it with a day casual outfit and also style it with a fancy evening wear. It is indeed a statement piece that every woman should own!

By the way if that compels you to buy this watch or any other timepiece from Daniel Wellington, you can use the code RAKHSHANDA15 during checkout for a flat 15% discount, how cool is that!

I’m wearing

Kurta – Myntra
Palazzo – Sabhyata
Dupatta – Myntra
Earrings – Gold
Bangles – Gold
Ring – Gold
Sandals – Qupid
How To Look Sophisticated - White Golden Sequine Work Kurta with White Palazzo - fashion blogger - Indian fashion blog - rakhshanda chamber of beauty

38 Comments

  1. April 23, 2018 / 05:10

    Good morning lovely!! You look gorgeous, I really love this look. Elegant and stylish. I hope you have a marvellous start to the week ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 23, 2018 / 16:10

      Thanks a lot, Kizzy, so happy you liked it <3

  2. April 23, 2018 / 06:37

    Wow! You look so pretty!!!Have a successful day dear!

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 23, 2018 / 16:11

      Thanks, my dear <3 Same to you <3

  3. jodie filogomo
    April 23, 2018 / 11:03

    You truly look very elegant in this Rakhshanda!!
    I always hear people describe my mom as elegant, especially at church, and she does all of these things!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 23, 2018 / 16:15

      Thanks Jodie! You are absolutely right, your mom has really such personality. She always looks sophisticated <3

  4. Jackie Harrison
    April 23, 2018 / 11:41

    Stunning

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 24, 2018 / 02:53

      Thanks dear <3

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 24, 2018 / 02:54

      Thanks honey and same to you <3

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 24, 2018 / 03:08

      Thank you so much dear <3

  5. April 23, 2018 / 12:36

    It’s so true that looking sophisticated and elegant has nothing to do with wearing expensive items! It definitely more about the details like you said. I think good posture helps too. You look lovely Rakhshanda!

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 24, 2018 / 02:59

      Agree with you Rowena, our body language play an important role to represent ourselves as a sophisticated person. Thanks a lot for your sweet comment <3

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 24, 2018 / 03:00

      Thanks dear <3

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 24, 2018 / 03:01

      Thanks honey <3

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 24, 2018 / 03:03

      Thanks love <3

  6. jane
    April 24, 2018 / 05:32

    love this outfit and the good vibes

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 25, 2018 / 06:38

      Thanks Jane <3

  7. April 24, 2018 / 10:00

    Hello !!!
    It’s been a long time. I hope you’re okay.
    you look so georgous as always, I love the outfit !
    See you soon, http://eloonly.com

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 25, 2018 / 06:37

      Ohh dear, I’m fine! Thanks for your kind words <3 I will catch you soon <3

  8. April 24, 2018 / 10:48

    I absolutely agree, all the beautiful ladies you mentioned are definitely sophisticated. But you are also a very elegant woman with a wonderful taste and this adorable look is another proof for this <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 25, 2018 / 06:34

      Awww, thanks darling for this sweet compliment! You are also a classy and stylish person <3

  9. April 24, 2018 / 12:39

    You’ve listed some great points in this post, especially paying special attention to healthy and sleek-looking hair, and fresh and radiant skin! You look ever so beautiful darling ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://wwww.aglassofice.com x

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 25, 2018 / 06:27

      Thanks, sweetheart for your lovely compliment <3

  10. April 24, 2018 / 14:01

    I love the way a bright red lip add some serious glam + sophistication to a look!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 25, 2018 / 04:19

      Thanks, for your sweet comment <3

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 25, 2018 / 04:17

      Thanks honey <3

  11. April 24, 2018 / 22:39

    You look very elegant, and lovely in white! I agree elegance means keeping things simple and you don’t need to add many accessories to make an impact ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you are having a nice week so far! It’s a good one for me as we have a day off here and I’m planning to relax a little, as much as the kids allow, ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      April 25, 2018 / 04:16

      You are right Mica, actually, simplicity is the other name of elegance. So nice to hear you are going to give yourself some relax this week <3

  12. April 25, 2018 / 15:35

    I love the paragraph on body language! I always notice people’s posture whenever I’m in public, and so many people look slumped/tired. Someone once told me that when you slump in your posture it’s a way on minimizing your presence in a room. I loved that. Sit up, straighten your spine, eyes forward – let people know you’re there.

    Wonderfully composed post, truly enjoyed reading and you look lovely!

    ยท Zauni
    BYZAUNI.COM

  13. April 30, 2018 / 05:45

    what a lovely article! I couldn’t agree more. Looking elegant and sophisticated has more to do with how we carry ourselves than with expensive clothes. There are some clothing styles that are more elegant in appearance, for example classical and/or feminine cuts. Moreover, I think traditional clothing always makes us look more feminine and ladylike. I think that when we put on a nice dress, we tend to feel more feminine and then we act so. However, without a good posture, without inner elegance (The French call it the elegance of the heart) and nice manners, no dress can make us sophisticated. It is something we need to do ourselves. We need to take good care of ourselves and we need to pay attention to how we carry ourselves. Politeness and kindness are things that make a women more beautiful, inside and out. You look absolutely perfect in this white kurta. I love your mini black dress. The golden accessories are wonderful!