10 Easy Ways to Make Your Look More Sophisticated

It is often easy to assume that in order to look sophisticated, you have to spend more money. However, you can create a more grown-up look without buying anything new. All you need are a few new styling tricks.

Colours can make a big difference, as whites, tans, greys, navys and ecrus always look elegant. Accessories also play a big part too in how sophisticated your outfit looks. Trust us—it pays to have a silk scarf, a classic leather belt and minimal gold jewellery in your wardrobe for times you want to elevate your looks.

Keep scrolling to see 10 ways you can make your look more sophisticated, from simple finishing touches to classic pieces to wear together. 

1. Double up on tailoring.
Sophisticated grownup style: Anna Vitiello

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Anna Vitiello

Style Notes: A blazer is an easy way to make any outfit look more sophisticated. One way to make it look even smarter is to wear two jackets instead of one. 

2. Don't forget to add jewellery.
Sophisticated grownup style: Monikh

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@monikh

Style Notes: Whether it's a pendant or a chunky charm bracelet, jewellery really can pull an outfit together. 

Style Notes: A trouser suit doesn't just have to be for the office. It looks amazing on the weekend too when paired with white trainers and a knit.

4. Match your coat to your cashmere.
Sophisticated grownup style: nanushka bum bag

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Emma Spedding

Style Notes: Tonal dressing instantly makes any outfit look more put together, and one easy way to do this is to match your jumper to your jacket. 

5. Tuck your jumpers into your trousers.
Sophisticated grownup style: jumper tucked into jeans

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@sylvie_mus

Style Notes: Whether it's a shirt or a V-neck, it always looks chic to tuck your top into the waistband of your pants.

6. A leather belt can make a big difference to a look.
Sophisticated grownup style: suit and a t-shirt

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Shot from the Street

Style Notes: A belt might be a bit of a boring purchase, but a classic leather belt can make a big difference to an outfit. 

7. Wear one colour head to toe.
Sophisticated grownup style: Monikh in a tonal outfit

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@monikh

Style Notes: One of the easiest ways to look sophisticated is to wear one colour head to toe. For extra points, go for a muted colour palette.

8. White cropped jeans always look chic.
Sophisticated grownup style: White jeans and jacket

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@fashionenth

Style Notes: Ankle-length white jeans are really chic, especially when paired with neutral colours.

9. A silk scarf adds a touch of sophistication to any look.
Sophisticated grownup style: Silk scarf

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Ada Oguntodu

Style Notes: A printed silk scarf—whether worn around the neck, in the hair or with a bag—is an easy way to add an extra touch of sophistication.

10. Gold buttons make a simple outfit look more sophisticated.
Sophisticated grownup style: Blazer

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@annarvitiello

Style Notes: Gold buttons—especially oversized '80s ones—are a detail to look out for. 

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