For those that are on the journey of elevating all aspects of their lives, one of the biggest areas has certainly got to be our appearance. In conjunction with exercise, the right diet and honing our beauty routines, our wardrobe is a super important component of our whole entire persona which – rightly or wrongly – tells the world what we are about and what we want to be.
Upgrading everything from your education, your knowledge, to your appearance and your wardrobe – upgrades your life, and we benefit as a result of it.
If you are a person who takes pride in their appearance, likes the finer things in life, or perhaps lives by a “quality over quantity” mantra, then eventually you’ll be looking for ways to elevate the ordinary items in your wardrobe into more classy and elegant versions of themselves.
But this is not about just being a “snob”, or spending more money for the sake of it, or just buying more stuff. It is really about making decisions and choices that best reflect your philosophy on living!
These choices become signals and clues to those around us – for example, walking down the street, how you are treated in a restaurant, how you are perceived in the workplace, and what sort of people might be attracted to you.
Defining your personal style is the first part of the puzzle, and so much has been written on the topic elsewhere.
Here, we’re going to skip ahead and take it to the next level by demonstrating how a simple choice of fabric can start to elevate your personal style to something quite rarefied and elegant.
The idea is to start (over time) to gradually exchange your lesser-value pieces into more classy and luxe versions of themselves. Not only will you feel amazing wearing them, raising your general vibe in the process, these pieces will help you stand out from the masses.
Silk is definitely one of those fabrics that can instantly transform an outfit and turn it into something classy in an instant. Because it’s expensive, delicate, and much less common, it already speaks of elegance. Along with cashmere, some would say silk is the most classy material you can buy.
Try to pass aside satin or other faux siky fabrics next time you purchase an evening top. Instead of buying a fast-fashion shirt or blouse to wear to work, try to find one amazing piece in silk. The same goes for dresses, camisoles and anything else you can think of.
For inspiration on how you can wear silk, we’ve curated 15 luxe silk outfits below.
#1 – The Silk Blouse
Tucked into black jeans, this olive green silk blouse transforms an everyday go-to outfit into something much more special.