Being an adult is hard. First, you must first learn to get into character, and then there is the added complexity of dressing right. 

While most fashion items often scream wealth and individuality, there are a few wardrobe essentials that can add sophistication to your everyday look without costing you a fortune.

Sophisticated looks often involve sticking to a neutral palette and refined classics. Meaning, you will see a lot of lace inserts, culottes, minidresses, turtlenecks, and off-color blocking. However, it is also one style that can easily be done wrong. But dressing up as an adult doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some clothing pieces that will always make you look classier.

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1.    Pearls

Not only is peal jewelry considered eternally sophisticated, but they are also totally glam. Pairing a long single or triple strand pearl chain with a black turtleneck and neutral slacks will help you achieve that elegant mid-century vibe. Similarly, you can opt for a full set of pearls — necklace, earrings, and bracelet — to go with a full-length gown or cocktail dress for a much-refined look that’s perfect for a fancy restaurant or opera.

Wearing pearls isn’t the only way to look sophisticated. You can even place pearl pins in your hair for a gorgeous wedding look or wear gloves with pearl buttons. Now you might wonder how you can afford so many pearls. Well, a string of false pearls will look just as good as the real thing. So, don’t let the financial aspect put you off.

2.    Belts

A belt is the one accessory you can use to play with your daily outfits safely. Whether you want to rock a loose flare dress or high-waist denim, belts will always come in handy in making them look sophisticated.

Belts come in various styles and designs that you might find it hard to pick the right one. But it isn’t as hard as you think. A black leather stretch belt with a silver metal buckle is ideal for slaying almost any ensemble. But it works particularly well with flare dresses and pencil skirts. 

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Similarly, faux leather belts offer a subtle look and are best when paired with denim, pair of shorts, or a summer dress.

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3.    Brooches

An accessory that is often considered irrelevant, a brooch is one of the most fun and versatile piece of accessories you can include in your wardrobe. Typically, most supplements are limited to a single body part. For instance, necklaces go around your neck, belts around your waist, and watches around your wrist. But you can strategically place a brooch almost anywhere on your outfits to give them a bit more personality. For this reason, it is essential you own at least a handful of brooches to go with your different looks.

A few ideal ways to wear a brooch include:

  • Placing them on the upper bodice of a jacket or coat, halfway between the shoulder and jacket opening.
  • Wearing them on dresses, shirts, or blouses.
  • Positioning them at the point of a V-neckline.
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If you are wearing a plain dress, using a large floral brooch can all the difference.

Furthermore, you can also use a brooch to dress up a dull evening clutch, plain purses, or bags, and they also make an excellent decoration for caps and hats.

4.    Designer Glasses

Designer glasses are yet another way to achieve a sophisticated look. While ‘sophisticated eyewear’ can often be subjective, there are a few guidelines that have stood the test of time and can help take your style to the next level. Make sure you take a more subtle route with this accessory for the perfect look by sticking to sleek shapes with smooth lines, rich colors, and refined materials.

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Try clear frames to add a touch of modernity while remaining modest for a bit of a change. But never opt for chunky frames, bright colors, and statement-making shapes. This category of eyewear keep thing subtle and streamlined. So, don’t make the mistake of pairing Prada glasses frames for women with a Gucci belt and the LV bag in hopes that it would communicate to the world you are rich. This doesn’t look sophisticated or expensive at all.

5.    Wallets

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More than something that is used to carry around money and ID, a wallet can help express your taste and style. The perfect sophisticated wallet is a combination of form and function. It features a high-end design, is made of top-quality material, and can withstand everyday use.

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When purchasing a wallet, try to look for versatility, proper storage, and compactness. Currently, a huge trend for wallets is a bold color. However, you can also go for monogram style and textures. Though lighter-colored wallets are beautiful, they can look worn easily. So, opt for dark color, patent leather, or suede if you are looking for a wallet that will last long.

Look Sophisticated

Why would you want to look sophisticated? Society respects successful people, which is strongly tied with an appearance of sophistication. The more closely your first impression is linked to sophistication; the more people will start seeing you as an authority. And with this article, you can get away with looking more sophisticated, whether you are in the fashion industry or not.