5 TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO LOOK ELEGANT INSTANTLY
Elegance is a physical quality; woman either has it even when she is naked or doesn’t have it at all to Monsieur Lagerfeld. To me, it’s more about gracefulness and a state of mind. And most of all, a good attitude. However, my mother has been trying to convince me contrary all my life. And wanting me to believe to Karl Lagerfeld’s quote.
My mamma claims she could recognise the elegance in me the first time she saw me. I wonder how can a recently born baby be elegant since the little red creature cries and screams all the time. You can’t say there is any gracefulness in that. Nevertheless, I still haven’t been able to prove my mother wrong. And show her everyone can be elegant merely by learning few things.
Therefore I decided to make a quick test and teach you how to look elegant instantly. Make sure you share my tips with your unelegant girlfriends to test if my tips really work. I’m anxious to see the results and show the evidence to my mother. So don’t forget to capture the new elegant you or your friend and post it on my Facebook wall (link in here).
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO LEARN TO LOOK ELEGANT
No matter what they say, I am confident that even the most awkward and clumsy and completely unelegant girl can fool everyone that she was born with elegance. Once she learns this 5 tips of mine of course.
Before I share all of my tips, you need to know that elegance starts with grace. In short, that light, smooth movement. You need to feel like you are floating among the clouds. While still being present and confident.
When you feel the grace in your mind it is time to apply it to your attitude and presence.
KEEP YOUR POSTURE RIGHT
Put your shoulders back and bring your stomach in. You must have heard this already. Well, you heard it for a reason. The correct posture as the old ladies like to say, not only out shows the elegance in you but make you look more self-confidante instantly.
It might sound impossible to stay in that position all the time. Although in reality, you shouldn’t hold your shoulders back and feel someone has been trying to pull your shoulder ball out of the glenoid. Pull your hands; you know what I mean.
What you really need to do, is to relax your shoulder and move your pelvis forward. This way your entire upper body will follow the movement. And you will get that right posture, By the way, this is the way you should stand when you are wearing high heels as well.
PULL YOUR HEAD UP
Even though you will not see my head up and back in most of my photos, you know, I love when the camera reaches my cheekbones first, pulling your head back and most importantly up is what you need to do. Also, if you combine this with the elegant walking, your hair should elegantly float in the air.
BEND YOUR ELBOWS
What to do with the arms? Remember the last time you had to stand in front of everyone to make the speech, and you felt your arms are hanging there by your body, not knowing what you were supposed to do with them? There are many suggestions on what to do with your upper limbs when you need to do the public speaking. However, only a few of them have anything to do with elegance.
If you want to look elegant instantly, simply bend your elbows. And hold your hands in vertical position. I know keeping hands in this position is hard. Sometimes even for me. As your hands will natural hang down when you bend your elbows. It gets much easier once you grab your bag and put it on your forearm.
HANG YOUR BAG ON YOUR FOREARM OR HOLD IT IN YOUR PALM
This one is actually the most important tip I will give you today. Undoubtedly, everyone will think you look extra smart when they see you coming from the distance, carrying your bag on your forearm or holding it firmly in your hand rather than have it hanging on your shoulder. Unfortunately, you can’t capture the elegance simply by hanging your tote on your forearm.
Chiefly, because you would be in a lot of pain. You need to stand up right and make sure you carry the weight of your bag with your entire body. And not just with your one hand.
You can see me carrying my bag on my forearm most of the time. As I usually carry at least 7 kg in my bag. If you see me carying my bag in my hand, it must be almost empty.
STAY STILL OR LEARN HOW TO WALK MAKING ONE STEP AT THE TIME
I left this one for the last, not because learning how to walk is the most challenging thing you should learn. But because you don’t need to learn walking elegantly straight away. True, without knowing how to walk elegantly you will be faking elegance. However, I’m trying to teach you how to look elegant instantly. Whereas learning how to walk in an elegant way requires a bit more time. Well, at least for most of the girls.
To put it short and to give a wrap, let me give you a small tip on walking. You need to make one step at the time and put one leg before another. Imagine there was a 5 centimetres wide line in front of you. Now, put your right foot on the right side of the line, so as your foot covers the last 3 centimetres of the line. And your left foot behind or in front of your right foot so as it covers the first 3 centimetres of the line.
Sounds too complicated? Don’t worry I will show how to walk with an elegance shortly on my Youtube Channel. Make sure you subscribe to my Youtube Channel now and get notified when I finally post the video.
Meanwhile, have fun exploring my blog (check this blogpost for more elegance), Instagram and Pinterest. And don’t forget, you might not be born elegant, but you are surely born to be elegant. Almost forgot, if you can’t pull off all of my tips, then at least put on some leather gloves, black glasses and pull your head up!
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