Classic styleCoco Chanel knew classic style is the real ish hence the saying, “a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Trends come and go, but classic never goes out of style. It is timeless. Investing in quality essential pieces go a long way. Of course it depends how one takes care of them, but generally, purchasing quality pieces which are tailored to perfection with the right fabric will last long. Today I want to share three tips I follow when going for a polished sophisticated look.

*  Keep it Simple *

Classic style equals the saying, “simple is more.” From the clothes to the accessories, keep it clean and crisp. Most of the time, people tend to lean towards neutrals or nudes (beige, white, cream, etc.) but, prints can be elegant too. Its all about confidence and finding the right balance. If you’re lacking in that area, opt for a monochrome look, but inject a touch of radiance through colours/prints. That could be in the form of accessories – shoes, earrings, tied scarf around your neck or bag. When it comes to jewellery the favourites tend to be pearls, gold, diamond, -and these are great, but don’t be scared to add a pop of colour like I’ve done.

*  Lets talk about the Fit *

One paramount detail when it comes to this style is, fit. No, I’m not talking about the size of your body, but how the clothes look on your frame. Sexy (form-fitting), but not overly done that one can see your body parts. You laugh, but I’ve seen classy done in such distasteful ways by some ladies. Comfort is also good, but not overly baggy. You can play with different proportions to create a relaxed classic vibe.

*  Invest in Quality Pieces *

It is all about sustainable fashion now. There’re a lot of awareness going on about how fast fashion is killing our planet. People are diggin quality over quantity. Personally, I respect this movement and I do my part, but if I’m being honest, I don’t think I can give up on fast fashion totally. Lets be frank sustainable fashion don’t come cheap. I mean who wants to pay fifty bucks for a simple tee? Not me and I know some of you as well. Having said that though, when it comes to classic pieces that’re versatile with longevity in mind, I don’t mind going above my budget a bit. Tailored blazers are a must when building a classic closet.

That’s my take when it comes to this style. Have you got any tips of your own? What’s your take on sustainable fashion? Please share!


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Missy May


  1. May 6, 2019 / 7:20 am

    Couldn’t agree more about investing in quality pieces! There are certain things like that camel coat, pair of black stilettos or even little black dress that are worth splurging on. You look great dear! xx


    • Missy May
      May 6, 2019 / 8:09 am

      Good to hear that Naya and couldn’t agree more. Thanks much dear! 🙂

    • Missy May
      May 6, 2019 / 7:11 pm

      Thank you Jyoti and likewise!

  2. May 6, 2019 / 11:09 am

    Lovely tips dear! Couldn’t say which one of those 3 points is the most important one. I especially think that great fit is a must-have but also quality pieces make every outfit stand out a little more. Lastly keeping it simple is always a great advice.

    lots of love, Miri

    • Missy May
      May 6, 2019 / 7:19 pm

      Thanks much dear and agree with you. Appreciate the contribution Miri. Much love back!

  3. May 6, 2019 / 11:53 am

    Could not agree more! Fit is everything. If it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t matter that it was expensive! Looking so gorgeous as always, Missy xx


    • Missy May
      May 6, 2019 / 7:12 pm

      Good to hear that Quinn. Thanks much 🙂

  4. May 6, 2019 / 12:52 pm

    I agree with all of these tips! I try to remember this when styling my clients. Sustainable fashion is important. I have a problem with the fit sometimes with some brands so I’m hoping that changes.


    • Missy May
      May 6, 2019 / 7:14 pm

      Good to hear that Kathrine. Awesome and it sure is. I can relate as well when it comes to sizing.
      Thank you for the contribution.

  5. sundaydahlias
    May 6, 2019 / 5:29 pm

    Simplicity is key for my style too, and I’m trying to invest in more quality pieces instead of fast fashion!


    • Missy May
      May 6, 2019 / 7:09 pm

      Good to hear that and thanks for the contribution.

    • Missy May
      May 6, 2019 / 7:15 pm

      Wonderful to hear that and thanks so much for the contribution. Appreciated!

    • Missy May
      May 6, 2019 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks much Francesca. Wonderful!

  6. May 6, 2019 / 8:23 pm

    Couldn’t agree more with this post! Simplicity is definitely the way to make timeless and effortless looks!

    cabin twenty-four

    • Missy May
      May 6, 2019 / 9:18 pm

      Good to hear that Eena and thanks much for the contribution.

  7. May 6, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    You look Fabulous and ready for your Boss corner office. I would not buy a $50 tee either when I can get one of $5. Happy Mother’s day my dear. . .

    • Missy May
      May 6, 2019 / 9:18 pm

      Ha!! Thanks much auntie! Right!? Lol! Appreciated and happy mother’s day to you too beautiful. 🙂

  8. May 7, 2019 / 4:48 pm

    My stylist friend is constantly preaching about the fit of clothing and how important it is! So trueeeee!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. May 7, 2019 / 5:40 pm

    Oh very great style darling

    *Please don´t publish links on my blog

  10. May 9, 2019 / 7:24 am

    Great tips! I agree that a good fit is important. Keeping it simple and investing into timeless pieces is another great tip. You look fantastic in this outfit btw. That striped dress looks amazing on you.

    • Missy May
      May 9, 2019 / 7:30 pm

      Good to hear that Ivana. Thanks so much for the contribution. Appreciated!

    • Missy May
      May 9, 2019 / 7:21 pm

      Thank you and my pleasure.

  11. karasclosetblog
    May 14, 2019 / 2:24 am

    These are really great tips for having a timeless style! I agree that keeping it simple is a smart choice and it’s important to invest in good quality pieces. There’s nothing better than having an item you can wear for years to come. And I am in love with your outfit! You look stunning and that is the perfect coat!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Missy May
      May 14, 2019 / 9:58 pm

      Thanks much Kara and good to hear that you agree. Appreciated much! 🙂

  12. May 15, 2019 / 9:11 pm

    Great tips, my beautiful Mavis! Simple pieces and great fit are my top 2 for classic style. I’m not really on the sustainable fashion bandwagon. I’m like you, I don’t wanna pay $50 for t-shirt. I prefer to buy and then donate once I tire of a piece. 🙂


    • Missy May
      May 15, 2019 / 10:25 pm

      Thanks much my beautiful Lizzy. Another thing we have in common. Good to hear that. 🙂

  13. May 21, 2019 / 1:23 pm

    There are certain fashion trends which never die and which always succeed in making a good impression wherever they are represented.

    • Missy May
      May 21, 2019 / 3:22 pm

      I couldn’t agree more Leland. Thank you!

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