Many blogs emphasize the value of luxury and designer items. Many fashion blogs and articles on how to be elegant, even if unintentionally, emphasize the significance of money and costly attire in what it means to be classy.
Money and designer labels, on the other hand, have nothing to do with what it means to be stylish or elegant. Whether we’re talking about old or new money, money can’t buy you class, period.
This should come as no surprise; after all, all you have to do is watch one of the “real housewives” shows to learn -how not to act if you want to be refined and elegant-. And these ladies are wealthy, well-dressed, and, of course, attractive. But when you see how they act, none of this matters. I have never encountered somebody who acts like that, and I hope I never have to.
Of course, dressing nicely and gracefully may serve to highlight one’s elegance. But, certainly, life would be simpler if you could be elegant just by dressed a particular way or having a certain amount of money in your bank account. You’d only have to buy what you want (assuming you desire money and fine clothes, of course), and you’d have class.
Sorry to disappoint you, but you will need to put in more effort to be deemed elegant or refined. To be elegant, you must modify your character rather than your external position or look. I feel that education and intellect are important components in being classy, as well as humility, authenticity, working on your self-worth, being nice, and having manners.
To have or demonstrate class is to have or reflect high standards of personal conduct; to be superbly skilled and elegant.
In some ways, I believe that individuals who are unwilling to invest in having high personal standards of conduct attempt to create the appearance of class by using what is visually associated with class (a certain style of clothing, a certain brand, money and so on). This is a cheap way out since acting the role is more difficult than looking the part.
One of my very first blog posts was on the 5 keys to being elegant, and if you read it, you’ll notice that I never mentioned being affluent or wearing costly clothes to be classy.
Do you think fashion blogs offer an illusion of what you need to be classy? Do you think money is an essential part of being classy?