The key to being someone with class is to behave confidently and gracefully. Always be polite and always remain calm. Don't be rude, so don't swear or curse, and maintain good posture so that you present yourself with dignity to the outside world. Buy timeless, classic clothes and make sure there are no creases. Take care of yourself and make sure your nails, hair and make-up look neat.
Part 1 of 4: Acting with dignity
Step 1. Show that you have good manners
An important part of being a girl with class is being polite and respectful. Show your good manners every day through phrases such as "please," "thank you," "you're welcome" and "excuse me." Be courteous to those around you and don't be loud or rude.
Step 2. Stay calm in a stressful situation
If you want to show that you have class, show that you have your emotions under control, even if you are in a tough situation. Practice breathing deeply into your gut when you're feeling strong emotions, and take a few moments to sort it all out so you don't get lost in your emotions. Do not deny your feelings, but keep control over your reaction, and only express your feelings at a suitable time, for example in the presence of a friend or loved one.
Drink a glass of water to calm you down
Step 3. Avoid swearing in a certain situation
If you want to present a distinguished image of yourself, it is important that you do not use foul language or be rude. You can, however, elaborate on using adjectives to support your point of view. Talk as if you were always around someone you wouldn't want to hear you scolding, like your grandpa or grandma.
For example, if you're angry about something, you could say something like, "I'm so sorry!" instead of cursing
Step 4. Maintain good posture
Standing up straight is a sign of self-assurance, and that's part of someone who has class. Pull your shoulders back a little and then down so that you don't hang too much forward and get a better body position. Hold your head up slightly, as if there is an invisible string attached to your crown that is pulling you up.
Do stretching exercises that improve your posture, and keep reminding yourself throughout the day to get the correct posture
Part 2 of 4: Being distinguished
Step 1. Try out new dishes from different countries regularly
Having knowledge of world cuisine is a sign of having class. Try out a restaurant with a cuisine you don't know about once every two weeks. Search online to find interesting restaurants in the area that you haven't tried yet.
- If these kinds of culinary adventures take too much of your budget, try going for lunch instead of dinner, because it's cheaper.
- You can also find new and interesting recipes online that you can make at home.
Step 2. Enrich your knowledge about art and culture
If you can show that you have knowledge of the world and of various cultures, you radiate class and you show that you are developed. Shop for books at a bookstore or library near you, from classical literature and poetry to art history. When possible, visit a museum or gallery so you can experience the works of art first-hand.
If you're on a tight budget, see if the museums you're interested in offer student discounts or other discounts on certain days
Step 3. Try learning a new language
Speaking multiple languages is impressive, and it makes you come across as worldly and sophisticated. You can take a language course at school or in a community center, or learn a foreign language online. You can also download apps that are a fun way to learn new words and phrases.
If your family speaks multiple languages, try learning to write and become fluent in those languages
Part 3 of 4: Dressing well
Step 1. Wear high-quality materials as much as possible
Synthetic materials such as polyester, lycra and spandex can look raunchy and unnatural. Rather choose high-quality materials such as silk, wool or cotton. High-quality materials may be more expensive, but they last longer and ultimately benefit you more.
- Read the label in the clothing before you make a purchase, because then you know how to maintain the clothing. If you don't have the money to go to the dry cleaners regularly, don't buy clothes that say "dry clean only" on the label.
- Hand wash delicate materials such as wool and let them air dry, as putting them in the dryer will likely cause them to shrink and may even be damaged.
Step 2. Go for neutral tones
Bright eye-catching colors may be bold, but you won't create a distinguished look with them. Go for classic neutrals such as black, white, beige or dark blue. If you buy your wardrobe in these colors, it is easy to combine your clothes without it being flashy.
Step 3. Wear tailored clothes
Clothes that fit well without being too tight will look best on you and dates will make you look like you've got it really well done. Your sweaters, jackets, T-shirts and blouses should show the line of your waist, and the bottoms of your pants should be about 5 cm from the floor. Take your clothes to a tailor for any necessary adjustments.
Most customizations cost around $10 to $15
Step 4. Have your clothes dry cleaned or ironed
If there are wrinkles in your clothes, you will look unkempt, and that will take away from your classic look. Always take the time to check that there are no wrinkles in your clothes before you step out the door. Gently use a clothes steamer or iron your clothes to get the wrinkles out of your clothes.
Step 5. Don't wear too many accessories
Choose subtle classic jewelry, such as small silver or gold earrings, a pearl necklace, pearl or diamond buttons, a refined pendant on a chain, a tennis bracelet, or an elegant watch. Don't wear too many rings, and only wear them on your middle or ring finger. You can brighten up your wardrobe with a striking accessory, such as a colorful silk scarf or a nice pair of shoes.
Nicely finished shoes in a neutral shade are a good investment because you can wear them with many different outfits. You can also spice up your shoe collection with one or two pairs of bold shoes, such as a pair of red pumps
Part 4 of 4: Taking care of yourself
Step 1. Get a manicure and pedicure regularly
Make your hands and feet extra beautiful by pampering them and taking good care of them, including by keeping your nails clean and getting a manicure. You can make an appointment at a beauty salon or give yourself a manicure and pedicure. Choose a neutral color nail polish or put some transparent nail polish on it to give your nails a bit more shine.
Step 2. Keep your hair neat and groomed
A perfect coup is timeless and with it you exude class, whatever style you choose. Go to the hairdresser regularly so you don't have any dead spots, and use styling products like wax or a serum to keep it from getting frizzy. Style your hair by putting it in a pretty bun, braiding it, or putting elegant curls in your hair for a sophisticated look.
Step 3. Wear subtle makeup
When applying make-up, don't put on too flashy or heavy make-up. Opt for classic black mascara, a light concealer, a natural lipstick, and a subtle eyeshadow in neutral shades such as taupe or pearl. Put some light powder on your face to keep you looking fresh and to keep your face from shine.