A white tee shirt and light blue jeans are so basic, so casual and so chic. But can this outfit be elegant, too? I believe it can. With a little help of these 5 accessories that elevate any casual outfit and bring some elegance to it.
They say you can’t take away elegance from certain people. No matter what they wear, they will always look elegant and refine. Even in basic outfits, such as light blue jeans and a white t-shirt. Undoubtedly, there is a lot of true in this. But I wanted to put this on a test. So I put on the most basic outfit and tried to make look elegant and refine in this casual outfit. As Christian Dior once said: “Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity. Outside of this, believe me, there is no elegance. Only pretension.”
Even though you might lack elegance, you can elevate any outfit and make it slightly more refined with these 5 accessories. Yes, even a casual outfit such as light blue jeans and a t-shirt.
#5 ACCESSORIES THAT ELEVATE ANY OUTFIT AND MAKE IT LOOK MORE ELEGANT
Give a girl the right shoes, and she will conquer the world. I couldn’t agree more. Elevate your blue jeans by styling them with statement sandals embellished with pearls or tassels, studded mules or classic pumps. No matter what kind of shoes you decide to put one, always remember, the catch here is not entirely about the type of shoes but in the condition of the shoes. Shoes must always be clean and in great shape.
In short, there are three bags that will make you look elegant no matter what you wear. Kelly, Chanel Boy, and Bottega Veneta’s clutch. I know, the dreamy bags that might be out of your reach. And no, getting a fake bag somewhere on the side street or in a shady Bosnian store is not a shortcut to your dream bag you should take. To be clear, nothing screams more you are being sloppy and without any elegance and style than carrying around a fake bag. In short, just don’t do it. Fake Chanel is just fake and won’t make you look elegant and refined no matter what. Rather than getting a fake statement bag, get yourself a leather mini tote and wear it crook of your elbow.
Gabrielle Chanel, always believed in one thing. The power of pearls. Especially the pearl necklace. Still, a pearl necklace won’t always elevate the basic white tee shirt up to the point of elegance. The line between elegant and kitschy can be very thin. So make sure you always chose the real pearls and simple design. See exactlly what I mean in the gallery bellow.
My favorite accessory that saves any look and makes you feel elegant in any outfit. A simple tiara or embellished headband is all you need. However, it’s important you don’t wear any other jewelry at the same time.
Finally a fragrance. You might don’t see this one coming. However, there is a reason why Christian Dior said: “Perfume is the indispensable complement to the personality of women, the finishing touch on a dress.” A right fragrance can make you look elegant with only one spritz. How? The secret is in the way it makes you feel.
Almost forgot to mention the gloves. Yes, leather gloves are another accessory that elevates casual outfits. However, they don’t work well with a simple tee shirt.
Do you have any tips to elevate the casual outfits? I would love to hear what is your secret to elegance and how you make sure you look elegant in your blue jeans and t-shirt.
By the way, be sure to check my Fashion Story of Strawberry Picnic over here to see more photos and find out where to get this basic yet elegant outfit.