Style is a form of self-expression, and there are numerous ways to express personal style. For me, I like my style to communicate class, elegance and sophistication when possible. Most of my style inspirations: Michelle Obama, Zoe Saldana, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O, Olivia Pope (Scandal) and Claire Underwood (House of Cards) embody a ladylike style aesthetic. Below I share a few tip on how to dress like a modern day lady.
The Style Aesthetic:
A string of pearls or classic everyday jewelry. Pearls are a lady’s best friend, and signature piece for ladylike muses such as Audrey Hepburn. In lieu of pearls you can also go with a sophisticated set of everyday jewelry. One of my previous bosses wore the prettiest set of small diamond earrings, a small silver necklace and a silver watch. She always looked refined and those pieces pulled her look together.
Knee length dresses and skirts. You can go with fitted pencil dresses and skirts or figure flattering A line and flared shapes. Knee length skirts and dresses are great for casual, business and elegant occasions. In trend midi skirts and dresses are also classy options.
Silk blouses to wear with your skirts.
A quality everyday bag. Invest in a durable bag made with quality fabric
Classic flats and heels
The modern day lady takes care of herself and pulls her look together with great grooming:
flattering and tasteful makeup
wrinkle-free clothing tailored to perfection
Brands that give you Modern Day Lady Flair:
White House Black Market
Your favorite consignment shops
How do you define ladylike style?