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As the saying goes, color is a matter of taste and sensitivity.
When it comes to looking classy with your clothes, colors do play a huge role to level up your whole outfit!
While there are many amazing colors out there, the Top 10 timeless elegant colors are earthy natural colors like black, white, grey, red, navy blue, beige, ivory, khaki, and pastel colors like baby blue and soft pink.
No surprise, these natural colors effortlessly bring out the feminine side of you.
While someone may wonder why these colors are regarded as classy, now let’s dive into it!
You just can’t go wrong with black. It’s chic, it’s classic and it’s effortlessly classy.
Subconsciously, to some extent, we all think black represents formality, sophistication, power, elegance, and mystery.
This is why a smart black suit and a little black dress always look so timeless. Also, let’s not forget black is also a universal color that is easy to mix and match with many other outfits!
This color is dark enough to hide the flaws in your outfit (e.g. the low-quality hem of your dress) and magically level up your clothes.
Last, wearing black always gives people an illusion of a slimmer, taller body figure and makes you look more put together and behave more confidently during the day.
So ladies, when in doubt, go black!
Grey is such a high-class color and I’m sure many of you agree.
In color psychology, it is the color of refined, dignified, elegant, and calm. In the high fashion industry, grey is always the designer’s favorite.
Again, it’s easy to mix and match with other outfits and it’s the ultimate lowkey classy color in my eyes!
As we all know, there are many shades of grey, I’m sure you can pick one that carries the best for you!
With the right choice, this color can instantly make you look so high-class!
Ladies, can we talk about the fact that many people are afraid to incorporate white outfits into their daily life? Are you one of them?
If yes, I encourage you to try this color more often as it is a truly beautiful and classy color.
White represents peacefulness, purity, wholeness, and simplicity. As the saying goes, simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.
There’s nothing more refreshing than a tidy white dress with good fabric. Also, when it comes to denim shorts, white jeans always look more elegant than the original one.
If white can handle the causal fabric like denim, you have no doubt that this is a classy color.
While this is a great color, it is not an easy color to carry.
If you have a more yellowish skin tone, white may not bring out the best of you.
Also, you have to pay extra attention as white can look transparent in some low-quality fabric.
We all have the experience that we bought an amazing lace white dress and realized it is so see-through after you received it.
So ladies, ready to invest in a good quality white dress and you will not regret it.
Red is an exceptional color that represents love, energy, and femininity.
With the right classic red dress, this really makes you stand out of the crowd and look stunning.
If grey is a low-key color, then red must be the bold color to show your elegance.
On special occasions like first date night, a piece of the nice red dress will surely draw your partner’s attention in a good way. On an interesting side note, there is something called the “Red dress effect”, which means when a woman is wearing red clothing, it is more sexually appealing than other colors.
While this is not the main point, it’s always fun to know!
While red is a classic color, it’s also a bold color. It can only look classy when you style it correctly.
Always look for red clothing with low saturation ( Bright Red will be harder to carry in some cases) and simple styling to balance the vibes of the dress.
Always remember, being classy is about the taste but not about trying too hard.
5. NAVY BLUE
As a dark shade of color blue, this low saturation color is classy indeed.
Navy blue is such a beautiful color that blends in extremely well with other colors, representing seriousness, stability, and depth.
Whether you are dark or light skin tone, navy blue will be a great choice for you to instantly look decent and classy. You can tell when people name a shade of blue “Royal Blue”!
Personally, I adore the combination of dark blue and gold! They are truly perfect of each other, who agrees?
Beige is such a popular color these days and there’s a reason for that. It’s a warm color that symbols neutrality.
Unlike other colors, this warm earthy tone color can blend in seamlessly well with your skin tone and makes you appear to be softer, more welcoming, and feminine.
Added to this, shoes in beige color can really create an illusion of longer, slimmer legs when the color blends in with your skin. (Such a life charger for a petite girl like me!)
As people said, ivory is typically the most universally flattering version of white.
So for all ladies with yellow skin toned, if pure white is hard to carry, go for ivory! With a soft, muted undertone, ivory is a perfect color to look polished without trying too hard.
Well, everyone knows this color but not many try it yet, this is definitely the high-class color that people have been overlooked for a long time!
When it comes to earthy color, khaki is another popular choice.
Whenever I think of Khaki, I always think of the Burberry trench coat. But of course, looking classy is not about the brand but rather, your own taste and styling.
With a white turtleneck, tight trousers and a khaki trench coat, you just achieve the classy look in a casual way!
9. CHAMPAGNE COLOR
Let’s not forget champagne color.
This is a luxurious yet also low-key color. It’s shiny but in a subtle way – and that’s the definition of looking classy.
It looks even better with the fabrics like silk and satin. If you think the champagne color is only for weddings and special occasions, throw away your limiting beliefs!
If you think the champagne color dress is a bit too much for you, start with a top and you will be surprised how good it looks! It’s always refreshing to try on a new color and explore our possibilities!
10. PASTEL COLORS
Last but definitely not least, pastel colors are classy. Mauve, baby blue, soft pink, are all colors with low saturation that is soothing and refreshing to look at.
Added to this, pastel colors can always bring up the femininity of a lady.
By picking the right style of clothing, women in different age groups can wear pastel colors!
What color is unprofessional and not classy?
While it depends on a case by case, color with high saturation color tends to be relatively not classy and unprofessional. High saturation color includes neon yellow, shocking pink, bright orange and so on. These colors draw people to your outfit immediately instead of focus on your face and personality.
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The fact is, you don’t know what you don’t know.
So ladies, here are the 10 elegant colors that make you look classy and polished! Let’s have a quick recap first.
- Navy Blue
- Champagne colors
- Pastel colors
Apparently, there are more choices out there other than black, white and grey so feel free to play around with these colors.
While these 10 colors all seem very different, they are all (except red) regarded as the natural color with low saturation. Unlike the high saturation artificial color, these 10 colors will always be timeless and appropriate to wear!
Colors do play a huge role when it comes to looking classy or not so it’s always worth paying attention to.
After all, classy is not about looking expensive, it’s about willing to pay extra effort to present a better version not just for others but ourselves!
By the way, if you want more outfit tips to look high class and expensive, check out the list below!