Quick And Easy Ways To Become Elegant
Start With Your Heart
Elegance starts with the heart. It shows in your eyes, your face, your smile. It is present in your speech. There’s something about you. People gravitate towards you because of that something-something.
You can do it!
To do so, spend a little time everyday with God. Sing a song, read a page of the Bible, a good book.
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Elegant Keywords: Clean, Neat, Simple
- Posture: Always stand up straight, never slouch, sit with your legs crossed, or fold your arms.
- Think positive things so that you’ll wear a warm expression on your face.
- Ensure your shoes are not dirty, or scuffed and your clothes are ironed and has no stains.
- Keep hair away from your face. Wear it in a neat chignon or ponytail.
- Dress appropriately according to occasion. If in doubt, wear a classic-styled dress in a neutral color with small, elegant accessories. That always works.
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- Refrain from using vulgarities.
- Remain positive and speak about only good things.
- Be gracious when you encounter someone rude. When insulted, hold your head up in self respect and walk away.
- Be friendly and remain light-hearted in conversation. Pour your sorrows only to a very close friend.
- Greet, say hello, please and thank you.
- Without being stiff, speak as properly as you can manage, pronounce your words clearly and avoid slang.
- Downplay your emotions, problems unless you are talking with your best friend.
- Exaggeration is not pretty. “I’ve been to Paris a million times!” vs “Yes, I try to go there often because its one of my favorite vacation spots”.
- Never praise yourself. Or draw attention to yourself.
- Keep it simple, clean and add soft decorative elements.
- Keep clutter out of sight!
- Avoid novelty items, dangling trinkets, too many photos or art work on the walls.
- Avoid harsh colors, sharp-edged looking furniture. For a more in depth commentary on an elegant home, click “Home” title of this section.
Buying Only Elegant Things
- Learn to cultivate an eye for beauty. Appreciate good design, flowers, beautiful places, books.
- Discipline yourself to keep your possessions as sparse as possible. Have only one of everything as much as possible. One car, one watch, one camera etc.
- Train yourself to decipher value. Instead of going for the cheapest or most expensive item, learn to see which item is most value for money.
- Develop a shopping habit to only buying things of the highest quality that you can afford.
- Before you shop for clothes, spend about five minutes looking through your wardrobe. That will help you buy things that you really need and things that complement the things you already have.
Read more about how to shop exquisitely.
- Take pride in getting educated. Do not undermine the value of education.
- Continually invest in your education.
- Pick an area of interest and develop on it. Take classes, read, write about it. Become an elite!
Adopt A Sport
- Learn a sport or two and pursue it passionately.
- Make time for that sport. Set a once a week, fortnight, a month.
- Find friends to do those sports together as much as you can!
See why it is elegant to master a sport.
Travel and Culture
- Develop a more in depth knowledge of different cultures. This is to give an appreciation of the differences in people and countries.
- Travel, it expands your mind and broadens your horizons.
- Learn about the cuisine of different cultures. At least know one or two famous dishes from every country or culture.
- It is very flattering to others of that culture that you made the effort. To get out of our comfort zone is to be sophisticated.
- That knowledge increases your elegant self confidence.
Acquire A Social Ease Among People
- Always remember your greetings. Introduce yourself or introduce others to each other.
- At a party, find the host/hostess to offer your greetings and your gift.
- Keep it light-hearted, mingle, do not talk to any one person longer than five to ten minutes. Make your way around!
- Dress your best (appropriately), you’ll be a lot at ease at yourself, smiling with confidence.
- Say goodbye to your host before you go
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- As you graciously go to parties, learn how to throw one! It is about returning the social favor.
- Start by taking initiative to organize dinner for your friends. Organize the emails, text messages, book the restaurant, send out reminders.
- As you gain more confidence playing the hostess, you can start by throwing teas, coffees at your house or in your garden. It is more elegant to throw and (completely fund the party).
- It’s not elegant to expect your guests to split the cost or mention anything about how much you’ve paid for the food and wine.
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An Elegant Mind
- Always fill your mind and heart with love, kindness, compassion. My personal suggestion is attend a good church.
- Be considerate, and never be rude. Always think about others before yourself, which is not quite natural to do so human-wise. So I’ll do so with the grace of God!
- Be interested in others, in the world around you.
- If you are feeling a tad sour, look around you and tell 10 things about the room or the day that you like.
- Appreciate beauty, quality, perfection and fine workmanship.
- See past the faults of others, see the good in them. See them through Jesus’s eyes.
- Never ever rush, be in a panic. Ask yourself, ‘what is the worst that can happen?’ In most cases, its not a life emergency.
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Time Tested Beauty Tips
as recommended by your elegant ambassador Audrey Hepburn
Audrey and her son Sean
Used with permission from audreyhepburn.com
- For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
- For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
- For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry
- For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day
- For poise, walk with knowledge you’ll never walk alone.
- We leave you a tradition with a future.
- The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete.
- People even more than things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed.
- Never throw out anybody.
- Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.
- As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Your “good old days” are still ahead of you, may you have many of them.