Classy: “having qualities that make someone or something special and attractive” (Miriam Webster Dictionary).
The term classy is used to describe a myriad of things and people ranging from celebrities to restaurants. Expounding from the textbook definition of classy, what are these qualities that give meaning to the expression?
Classy in terms of men’s fashion seems to correspond to the suit and tie/bowtie for formal events. For casual wear, classy borders an almost preppy look with a buttoned down shirt and a cardigan. Hair is often slicked back and any facial hair is well groomed.
In women’s fashion, there is a much broader range of attire that fits the definition. In general, the look can be described as sophisticated and sleek while typically consisting of solid colors, often black or another neutral tone. It gives the woman a powerful look that captures the attention of those around her.
In other words, classy people know they look good.
Being well dressed automatically gives the upper hand to the classy individual as assumptions of well roundedness and poise are made.
The outfit serves only a secondary purpose to further draw attention to the already empowered man or woman. Like the famous saying, “Dress for the job you want," the polished look sets a person one step ahead of competition.
Confidence enables people to take on challenges more readily as they refuse to underestimate their own abilities. It allows them to push themselves further and step out of their comfort zone.
In other words, CLASSY IS WEARABLE CONFIDENCE.