8 Secrets How to Look Classy in a Rush 2024

Just because you’re strapped for time doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your style. Even if time is of the essence, you can still embody elegance and experience feeling like the main character of your own daily life.

Let me share with you 8 secrets on how to look classy to revamp your look and maintain class completely, no matter how rushed you are.

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10 Secrets How to Look Classy in a Rush

1. Turn Your Bad Hair Days into Good Ones

How to Look Classy  Turn Your Bad Hair Days into Good Ones
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One of the key elements that can instantly strip away your elegance is unruly hair. Greasy, unkempt, or dry hair can detract from your overall appearance.

When time is of the essence, a quick go-to hairstyle can be a lifesaver.

For me, it’s an effortlessly chic bun. A touch of dry shampoo can mask any greasiness, and voila – instant elegance in just a minute.

Consider finding a quick and easy hairstyle that suits you best.

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But they can also be slick hairstyles such as buns or plaits. Sometimes I also like to wear a hairband – it conceals the bad hair day and looks elegant.

2. Wrinkle-Free Fabrics

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In the rush of getting ready, you might not have the luxury to steam your clothes. The solution?

Prioritize wrinkle-free fabrics.

Ignore those cotton items, linens, and silks that are prone to wrinkles.

Focus on the fabrics in your closet that are already hanging wrinkle-free, saving you precious minutes and maintaining a polished look.

3. The Safe Bet

Every wardrobe needs a fail-safe outfit or two that you can rely on in any emergency.

Personally, I have several.

One foolproof ensemble for dressy occasions, all in black, allows me to blend seamlessly into any setting. Such outfits on standby ensure you’re prepared for any last-minute fashion crisis.

Monochrome outfits, dresses, jumpsuits or suits are super easy to assemble and very suitable for emergencies.

4. Embrace the Capsule Wardrobe

Consider creating a capsule wardrobe for yourself.

Having a well-defined selection of items that work seamlessly together reduces decision fatigue during stressful times.

In a capsule wardrobe, you’ll easily locate items that complement each other, making dressing in a rush a breeze.

5. Hats and Heels: Instant Elegance

Hats and Heels: Instant Elegance
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Certain items can instantly elevate your look, even if your outfit is plain and simple.

Opt for hats or heels – you don’t have to choose both. Adding a bit of elevation, whether through a small block heel or a stylish hat, can do wonders for your overall appearance.

High-quality scarves (wool, silk or cashmere are best) and leather gloves are among the items that instantly make an outfit look 10x more luxurious.

6. The Power of a Blazer

A well-chosen, good fitting blazer can transform a casual outfit into a stylish ensemble.

Pairing it with simple jeans/suit pants and sneakers can create an effortlessly chic look.

Roll up the sleeves for that extra touch of coolness, instantly elevating your entire outfit.

7. Foolproof Outfit Formulas

Now, let’s delve into four foolproof outfit formulas that you can rely on, especially when time is of the essence.

  • Monochrome and Pop of Color: Stick to a monochromatic palette and add a pop of color with accessories, like a vibrant bag.
  • Colorful Pant and Matching Top: Opt for bold-colored pants paired with a simple, matching top for an easy yet interesting look.
  • Classic Blouse and Bottom Combo: Perfecting the basics can be as simple as pairing a nice blouse with your preferred bottom, be it a skirt, shorts, or trousers.
  • Go-To Dress: Define your go-to dress style, whether it’s midi, mini, A-line, or maxi. Dresses are the epitome of easy elegance and can be accessorized to suit your taste.

8. The Importance of Accessories

While some argue that all you need is a touch of lipstick to look good, certain accessories can instantly elevate your elegance.

Consider investing in timeless accessories that work well with various outfits like hats, heels, gloves, and high-quality scarves.

Of course, luxurious-looking accessories also include good jewelry. Really value quality here and always prefer it to quantity.

A gold ring, beautiful earrings, and a great high-quality necklace can change everything and transform even the most boring outfits into expensive-looking ones.

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Elisa Steffes reviews designer fashion brands and elegant pieces for a living. She also loves Old Money Brands and is passionate about writing about topics related to this classic style.
She has close to 3 years of experience in SEO and has taken the Streetstylis Pinterest account to one of the most popular magazines on Pinterest and Instagram.
When she's not working, you'll find her doing Pilates, dancing or hanging out with her friends in Malta.

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