35 Cute Classy Outfits
Streetwear is all the rage right now but there is nothing wrong with a bit of elegance! Everyone should have classy little wardrobe staples that can be mixed and matched with your favorite pieces. Looking classy without looking like you are attending a business meeting is difficult but possible, we can assure you. Here are our 35 favorite classy outfit ideas..
An all-black outfit, whatever you are wearing, looks instantly chic and put together. We love this outfit for its minimalist yet modern edge. The pleather trousers, with the faux fur coat add texture whilst the gold details bring a bit of shine. A high-neck sweater is the ideal sweater as it is flattering, clings to your figure and the high neck look serious but elegant. Finish this off with a cute black satchel bag and you’re ready to go!
Light-wash jeans don’t have to look casual. They compliment a darker blue so well, like with this v-neck shirt. Tuck the front into your jeans and add a belt for a dressier yet laid-back look. Throw over a cute light blazer to bring a bit of light into the mix. Grey goes with every color imaginable so it is a wardrobe staple you will be needing for dressing classy!
3Little Black Dress
No girl’s wardrobe is complete without the little black dress. It is ideal for formal, casual or even office wear. If you want to impress at a job interview, this outfit would certainly be how to do it! Black ankle boots elongate your legs and are practical. Matching black accessories make this outfit instantly a style hit!
If you’re trying to achieve a classier wardrobe, don’t throw out the sweater dresses just yet! If you have mid-length ones, use a leather wrap belt to cinch you in at the waist and create an hourglass figure. It gives shape to what can be a shapeless garment and will look good with court heels or ankle boots.
Cigarette pants are one of the must-haves for a classier wardrobe. Black can be a bit too formal but there are now tweed cigarette pants or pastel tones such as blush or powder blue for a more contemporary look. Tuck in a white shirt and add some brogues and be ready to wow!
Shirt dresses can be casual or smart depending on your choice of fit. This fitted dress is perfect for accentuating your figure all whilst remaining classy. The A-line skirt is on-trend thanks to its pleats, that help add volume. Keep to a classic color such as black or navy blue, and use accessories to add a splash of color, such as gold. The gold belt just finishes the whole look off!
Remember when pinstripes were on-trend a few years ago? Well they have made a come-back! They make elegant cigarette pants and can take you from day to night. Wear them with a cute sweater and shirt combo for the day, and wear with a white shirt tucked into them and heels for the evening. As they arrive just above the ankle, they show just the right amount of skin too!
A jacquard skirt is a must-have for girls that want to look classy. Get yourself a midi jacquard skirt to wear with a basic crop or a 3/4 sleeved shirt for office summer chic. Add some heels to elongate your frame and be ready to wow!
Word on the street is that camel is a hot color! You don’t necessarily need to splurge to look classy. Just adding rich colors like camel can make your outfit look more luxury without the major price tag. The camel blazer and matching brogues add a certain sophistication to what is a casual outfit. This would look great for an interview or for your first day at college.
Fashionistas are obsessed with them, and so are we! The turtle-neck is a basic wardrobe staple you need for your new classy wardrobe. Get them in every color possible! They bring an extra bit of class to your outfit. Who knew a sweater and jeans could look so classy together? Loafers are also another trend that have made a big comeback, and though they may look like shoes your grandma would wear, give them a chance! They look amazing with cropped jeans!
The pleather skirt can add a modern edge to a outfit deemed “basic”, all whilst remaining minimalist and fashionable. This outfit could work with heels, or some black loafers for a girl on the go!
If you have to splurge on something for your classy wardrobe, then it is a coat. The simpler, the better. Button detailing, and a fitted structure are all the boxes you need to tick. Beige looks great if you tend to wear darker clothes, though navy blue coats with rose gold buttons are just as striking. If you have a great coat, you are bound to turn heads in the street!
13The Pencil Skirt
The cliché of a classy wardrobe is the pencil skirt. They can often seem drab, but they are far from it. Here, it has been teamed with an oversized sweater of a similar color to add a modern, androgynous feel. The pencil skirt can be styled with heels for a classier look or dressed down with white sneakers for a more streetwear vibe.
So body con dresses aren’t just for your next party, girls! The right sort of bodycon can look sexy and chic. Keep an eye out for 3/4 length sleeves, and knee-length, for a modest but sophisticated style. Add a belt to draw more attention to your waist and create a perfect hourglass figure!
Every girl needs her statement coat. So if you have enough basic coats to last you a lifetime, bring a bit of color into your life with some patterns. Stripes and checkered patterns are classy but are a great way of incorporating a bit of vibrance into your wardrobe. We love this navy blue coat with white stripes, and it goes so well with everything! It has quite an oversized feel but still remains feminine and chic.
16Mini Skirt Madness
Mini skirts, classy? We’ll leave it up to you to decide, but we love this outfit! The mini skirt, with an oversized sweater and heeled boots is classy, and lets your legs do the talking. The sweater matches the wine tones in the skirt and looks stylish and serious. Complete the look with a statement necklace!
Classy outfits are often associated with minimalist looks, but they don’t have to be. Patterned jeans are a way fo injecting some youthful fun into your outfit all whilst looking sophisticated. Let your patterned jeans be the talking point of the outfit and keep the rest to one tone. Find your favorite sweater and team them with your jeans! We are particularly loving the wet-look trend at the moment.
All white looks crisp, finished, and straight off the catwalk. White and off-white make you glow and are flattering on everyone. This look combines our favorite, the turtle-neck, with tapered pants for a business-feel. This outfit will make you feel like you can do anything! You are the boss! If you are looking for more white inspiration, check out our 35 All White Outfits article here.
Palazzo pants add a luxurious feel to an outfit. You may have not spent more than 50$ on it, but it will look like triple that with some palazzo pants and a cute white shirt. Add some heels to lengthen your frame or some cute sandals for the summer months. A simple black clutch will look great with this outfit for events.
20Love For Burgundy
Another year, another hot trend with burgundy. It is a rich color that instantly injects life into your wardrobe. A burgundy blazer with a monochrome outfit, and little pops of burgundy in the accessories makes you look like you have made tons of effort! It is classy but still wearable for day-to-day and you probably have most of these items in your wardrobe already!
White lace is a fashion blogger’s favorite at the moment. Dresses, shirts, you name it, if it is in white lace, it is on trend! A white lace dress looks crisp and feminine. Pair it with a dusty pink blazer and beige brogues to keep the feminine vibe all whilst being classy and cute!
It may seem obvious, but all black is classy. Though a pop of color doesn’t do any harm from time to time, black is flattering and slimming. Pairing your favorite black sweater with a high-waisted skirt helps draw attention to your waist and creates a flawless hourglass figure. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shows us how to work this easy look!
23Great In Grey
A high-waited wool skirt and high-neck sweater make a classy duo to wrap up warm in. The skirt is structured and skims your thighs for a short but sophisticated look. For spring/summer 17, trade your grey sweater in for a pastel pink one to look even more stylish!
24Basic Tee and Jeans
Your favorite white tee and jeans can look classy too! Tuck the shirt into your favorite pair of jeans, and throw a bright cardigan over the top for a look that can take you from day to night. It is ideal for work, or for an evening out! Add red lipstick for a pop of color!
Tartan is a timeless look that we will never grow tired of. Try emerald green tartan, it is a lot less ventured and it looks amazing on all skin tones! It looks particularly striking on brunettes! A skater-style dress nips you in at the waist and flows into a slightly-flared skirt that still compliments your figure. The bright red bag really pulls the look together!
This outfit is so office-appropriate but keeps you looking youthful, sexy and glam! A patterned shirt tucked into a mini skirt is a great way to show off your serious side whilst looking on-trend. You will definitely have a successful day at work in this outfit!
Biker jackets can add edge to an outfit. A rib-knit midi dress that clings to your every curve can seem a bit over the top, but with a biker jacket and kitten heels can be made elegant in a flash! A bit of pink lipstick makes this all-black outfit sexy and glamorous.
Navy blue is one of the top colors you will need for a classier wardrobe. Culottes are everywhere at the moment and they are so versatile! Pair them with a dressy top and heels for a formal occasion, or just with a band tee and sneakers for a more casual vibe. Simple!
Fedoras are a key accessory to looking dressed up! They really pull an outfit together and can be the main focus of it. A sweater and jeans can look instantly more chic with a Fedora and heeled ankle boots. This look is classy but casual, and is great for everyday wear! This is outfit goals!
30All Dressed Up
The little black dress… a favorite of ours! We love this LBD with its draped effect, it clings to the hips and defines your figure. The great thing about LBDs is that you can wear whatever shoes you want. We love these snakeskin heels. The pattern is elegant and instantly makes the outfit look more expensive.
Along with burgundy, khaki is another trend favorite. Khaki jeans are a wardrobe staple, especially for spring/summer 17. To make them classy, style them with an oversized white shirt and simple black heels. Sometimes, the simpler the outfit, the classier it actually is! Don’t be too afraid of the minimal look!
Now that spring/summer is underway, don’t be scared of wearing lighter colors. These beige and black tapered pants are a great way of injecting those springtime shades into your wardrobe. With a white shirt, Miranda Kerr has just hit a fashion high note!
Striped skirts can give a beach vibe, though styled with a long-sleeved tee, can look so much more than that. Kitten heels are practical and stylish, so great if you are constantly on the move. The look can also take you from day to night, just reapply a bit of lipstick and go out for dinner!
Caroline Receveur, a French blogger, shows us how to look classy in a daytime look. A pastel pink coat, teamed with light grey and off-whites, represent spring 2017 marvelously and keep you looking hot! We love the addition of statement shoes to elongate your frame and to inject a bit more color!
Last but not least, the shirt dress. This one has a bit more of a laid-back vibe to it, but still looks dressy with a black studded belt to pull you in at the waist and make it more fitted. Team this outfit with black brogues for an Alexa Chung-inspired look!