But being elegant does not mean you have to have money or beauty. The only thing that is required is good taste. Earlier last year I read a book called A Guide to Elegance. It gives several tips on how to be elegant and what it means to be chic. In the chapter called "Budget" it mentions this:
"With careful co-ordination, good taste, and self -restraint, even a tiny budget can permit you to be surprisingly well-dressed. For example, here is an outline of a complete but basic minimum wardrobe.
For the Winter:
1 basic coat
1 black skirt
1 sweater in a complementary color- for example beige or brown
1 silk sweater, black or white, with a pretty neckline
1 pair of back high-heeled pumps
1 pair of flats
1 black leather handbag
1 pearl necklace
With these few items, you will be equipped for work and dates. Below are some chic examples. Enjoy!!
Gorgeous photo of Carolina Herrera and her daughters.
I love Carolina's basic but chic outfits!
My gemstone faceted necklace from Talbots
I love everything about this picture. Chic....
The talented and chic Aerin Lauder. I love the simplicity of this outfit.
This would be great on the weekends.
(photos via Pinterest)