I have been greatly inspired by Lottie of Lottie Loves and her Finishing School posts. Her tips on grooming, posture and more, help to polish your appearance and conduct into a ladylike manner, as well as giving you self~confidence.
But Lottie is not alone in her quest for greater finish in every day life. Across the wide web there are lots of vintage ladies addressing modern day casualness with flair all of their own and answering the questions I find myself pondering.
What classifies as well dressed lady these days? Is elegance something to be striven for only if you are walking a red carpet or can we infuse it in to everyday living?
When I look back on the past and at all the vintage fashions that I adore, things like darling hats and gloves with stockings and a neat purse add such chic to the outfits they wear.
Now a days we don’t wear gloves or stockings all the time, but sometimes we will pop a hat on top. Most of the time when I think well dressed, I think brand names. So Chanel, or Jimmy Choos and therefore, not necessarily the appearance of the clothes, but rather how close to designer fashion they are.
Still, I think that there are lessons we can learn from from the ladies of the past, so that no matter the brand or style of the clothes we choose to wear day to day, we can still look classy and elegant ~ in essence, well put together. It does not take much money, but it does take thought, time and effort. Do we always have the time to do this?
I know I don’t. But I try every day and I think in the end that’s what others will see. Hopefully you will also be inspired to try to be well dressed. After all, the idea of polish is more than simply fashion and the clothes you wear, it is an attitude.
I think it is an attitude of care and confidence knowing that you did your best to look your best. No one can give more than their best, but when they do, it always works. And I think that this attitude is found in those that are always well dressed, no matter the occasion. What do you think?
Video curtsey of Glamour Daze.