What it means to be Classy

Being classy isn’t acting a certain way for a day or two. Being classy is a lifestyle. Jackie O is one of the best examples of class in American history. She was always dressed properly for the event and presented herself with grace. There are two main points to being classy: the look and the act. Both of these are important, however, the later is more crucial.

The look. Many attribute classiness to preppy style. This is absolutely wrong. Any style can be classy! In our Grandmother’s day there might have been more fashion rules. However, this is 2016. You can be preppy, hipster, trendy, really anything you want as long as it’s you. Other than frompy; no one can be classy in oversized, ratty clothes. No matter your personal style you must look presentable. As Coco Chanel said, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman” this is the definition of being classy. Women who are classy are remembered for their personality, intelligence, and style. Isn’t that what we all want? To be remembered for our minds instead of how much cleavage we show or how tight our skirts are. Jackie O will always be remembered for her stunning style, but thats not all she will be remembered for.

The act. Jackie was one of the first, first ladies to make a speech all on her own. She demonstrated her intelligence and kindness in all of her acts. Classy women are smart, loyal, kind, well spoken, but above all they have amazing manners. Good manners are an art I believe is being lost in our generation. I’ve noticed many people act rudely in social situations. It is not classy to go around cursing or chewing with your mouth open; just to give a few examples. It is important to learn proper etiquette. No one would want to be at dinner with a boss or client and not know which fork to use. That’s just embarrassing! That would never happen to a classy person. It’s very important to be prepared and know what to do. Classy women are always ready for the unpredictable, have respect for others, don’t spread gossip, and have many more amazing qualities. Overall, being classy is a sign of maturity and grace.jackie o


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