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Increasing Elegance: Having High Standards

In this article, we are continuing the conversation about increasing elegance with high standards.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • how to have high standards
  • what having high standards means
  • how elegant living helps to elevate every moment
A graphic of an elegant woman with high standards enjoying her meal

Today I will be focusing on having high standards. What does that mean exactly? How to start having high standards without looking pretentious? And how does this work in relation to living in a casual society?

What Are High Standards

Having high standards means that you don’t settle for anything less than what you truly desire.

High standards for an elegant woman is about wanting to enjoy every moment and expecting the best from herself and those around you. It’s not just about having nice things, it’s about living a life that is rich and fulfilling. An elegant woman knows that less is more and she doesn’t need a lot of things to be happy. Instead, she focuses on quality over quantity. By being selective about what she allows into her life, an elegant woman can create a life that is beautiful.

This includes the people you associate yourself with, the work you do, and the lifestyle you lead. It’s important to always be striving for more and to never let yourself become complacent. Remember, being elegant is about wanting to live your best life – and not wasting time.

Now I understand that having high standards can sometimes be seen as snobby or high maintenance. But it’s important to remember that it’s not about being better than anyone else. It’s simply about taking the time to elevate every moment. After all, what’s the point of living if you’re not going to strive for excellence?

Expect more of yourself, never settle, and always find ways to improve your life and the lives of those around you. These things will help you lead a more elegant life!

Related: Why is Elegance Attractive?

The Importance of Having High Standards in your Life

Having high standards is one of the most important aspects of living a successful and fulfilling life. By constantly holding yourself to the highest standards, you ensure that you are always striving to be your best and taking the greatest possible actions in every area of your life.

Whether it is in your career, your relationships, or your personal goals, setting high standards helps to keep you focused and motivated as you work towards achieving all that you are capable of.

Furthermore, high standards can help to protect you from bad habits and destructive behaviors by providing a solid foundation for making good choices and living a beautiful life.

Whether your goal is to become a world-famous artist or simply develop positive relationships with those around you, having high standards is key to realizing all that you are truly capable of.

What does it Mean to Have High Standards?

High standards are a necessary part of life. Maintaining high standards in your life can be a challenge, but it’s worth it to live a life that is true to your values.

One way to think about high standards is like a personal code of conduct. What you allow into your life – whether it’s the clothes you wear, the books you read, or the people you spend time with – says something about who you are and what you believe in.

Of course, everyone’s standards are different, and there is no right or wrong way to set them. By being intentional about the things you bring into your life, you can make sure that they align with your core values. Doing so will help you to lead a more fulfilling and authentic life.

Living elegantly is about living an authentic life that is full of beauty. Even the simplest of days can be elevated – and should be elevated!

Is it Good to Have High Standards?

Yes, it’s good to have high standards.

It means you’re willing to put in the effort to find the best possible option and that you’re not content with settling for anything less than what you truly desire. High standards should also be used with the time you have.

Having high standards can help keep you motivated and focused on your goals, and it can also help you maintain a high level of quality in your work, relationships, and your life.

However, it’s important to remember that there’s a difference between having high standards and being judgmental or critical. It’s important to be able to balance your expectations with compassion and understanding for others.

So be sure to be fair and reasonable in your assessments of others, while still holding yourself to the highest possible standard.

How to Adapt High Standards to Your Life

Having high standards is another way of saying you have high self-esteem and self-worth. It shows that you know you deserve to have a beautiful life. If you are going to adopt more high standards, then you will have to look at your confidence.

Do you believe that you are with it?

Another question is to ask yourself if you think this is necessary. If you don’t think so, then you’re missing the point. Using “your best” on a daily basis is not ruining them. Rather it’s celebrating them!

It’s also good to remember that you will act according to your surroundings. If you have a beautiful dress on, you are more inclined to act a little differently, in a good way!

1. Remember that having high standards is about more than just having nice things. It’s about living a life that is rich, fulfilling, and beautiful.

2. Don’t be afraid to be selective on what you allow into your life. Only allow things that bring you joy and make you feel good.

3. Be confident in yourself. You are worthy of the best life has to offer!

4. Make a conscious effort to elevate every moment in your life, whether it’s through spending time with friends and family, following your passions, or simply taking the time to enjoy nature.

5. Remember that setting high standards doesn’t mean you’re always going to get what you want. Always remember to use your best, and try your best every day. Raising your standards will help to live a more beautiful life!

6. Be willing to let go of things or people that no longer serve you. This could include toxic relationships, unfulfilling work, or negative habits that keep you stuck in the same place.

Reasons to Have High Standards

There are many reasons for a woman to live with high standards and an elegant approach to life.

First and foremost, having high standards conveys confidence. A woman who lives with grace and poise sets the bar high for herself, demonstrating that she sees herself as a worthy, intelligent person who deserves the best. This can not only help her to achieve great things, but it can also inspire others in her life to strive for their own goals and ambitions.

Another reason to maintain high standards as an elegant woman is that it sets you apart from others. People will view you as a true one-of-a-kind if you ensure that your behavior is always impeccable and done with ease and confidence. Whether you are interacting with clients or colleagues, having the highest possible standards for how you present yourself can demonstrate that you are a stand-out performer. Others will be more likely to take notice of your skills and abilities when they see that this quality comes naturally to you.

In short, living with elegance and high standards is essential for any woman looking to succeed both personally and professionally. By maintaining high standards in all aspects of her life – from how she presents herself outwardly, down to the very way she carries herself – she sends a message to the world that she is a woman of substance. You will show the world that you are calm, and composed and have it all together (even when you might not think so).

How to Achieve High Standards

One may wonder how they can go about achieving such high standards, especially if they have never done so before. It’s important to remember that it is a process and that it takes time to develop new habits. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is an elegant lifestyle. Start small and work your way up to bigger changes. Here are some tips on how you can begin to implement high standards into your life:

1. Make Self-Care a Priority

One important way to start living with high standards is to make sure that you are taking care of yourself, both physically and mentally. This means eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and taking time out for activities that make you happy. When you feel good about yourself, it will be easier to project confidence to those around you.

2. Surround Yourself With Positive People

Another way to increase your standards is to be intentional about the people you spend your time with. Spend more time with those who inspire and motivate you, and less time with those who bring you down. This doesn’t mean that you should cut all negative people out of your life, but it does mean being mindful about who you give your energy.

3. Set the Bar High in Your Career

If you want to be seen as an expert in your field, it’s important to set the bar high for yourself professionally. This means always giving your best effort, being proactive instead of reactive, and taking the time to learn new things. When you are constantly challenging yourself to do better, those around you will notice and you’ll be seen as a leader in your industry.

If you are a homemaker, such as myself, setting the bar high at home shows your family that it’s a pleasure to be home and with each other.

4. Be Kind But Firm

While it’s important to maintain high standards, this does not mean treating others unfairly. Always be kind to those around you, but don’t compromise your own needs for the sake of pleasing others. This can help you to build better relationships with those in your life, both personal and professional.

5. Live With Purpose

Finally, one of the most important things you can do to increase your standards is to live with purpose. This means having a clear vision for your life and working towards it each day. When you know what you want out of life, it’s easier to make choices that will help you to achieve your goals. By living with purpose, you can become more confident and graceful in everything you do.

The ability to live with high standards is one of the defining characteristics of being an elegant woman. Whether at work or in your personal life, having a high bar for what you expect from yourself can help you to reach your full potential.

If you want to be a stand-out in any field, it’s important to always strive for excellence and never settle for less than what you truly deserve. By putting yourself first, focusing on self-care, surrounding yourself with positive people, setting high goals in your career, being kind but firm with others, and living with purpose, you can begin to increase your own standards and live a more elegant life.

10 Characteristics of Women with High Standards

– They are never content with less than they deserve

– They have a high level of self-respect

– They dress impeccably, no matter the occasion

– They know their worth and demand to be treated accordingly

– They are always well-informed and up to date on current events

– Their conversations are intelligent, interesting, and meaningful

– They are gracious and forgiving but never allow themselves to be taken advantage of

– They have a healthy sense of self-confidence, without ever appearing arrogant

– They take time out of their day to elevate every moment

– They never settle for anything less than what they truly desire, in every aspect of their lives

At its core, having high standards is about never settling for less and being confident enough to want it. It’s a way of life that allows you to take control of your own happiness, by making sure that you’re always striving for more.

How to Set High Standards in a Casual World

Use the best of what you have

Being an elegant woman isn’t just about looking good on special occasions. It’s about using the best of what you have on a daily basis.

That means taking care of yourself physically and emotionally, so you always feel your best. It also means having a well-edited wardrobe, full of pieces that make you look and feel great. And it means carrying yourself with confidence and poise, whether you’re attending a black-tie event or running errands around town. By following these simple guidelines, you can develop your own brand of elegance that will serve you well in all aspects of your life.

Be Selective on What You Allow in Your Life

An elegant woman knows that her time is precious and that she needs to be selective about what she allows into her life. She surrounds herself with only those things that bring her joy and make her feel good.

This might include beautiful things like flowers, art, and nice clothes. It could also encompass more intangible things like good relationships, interesting conversations, and meaningful work.

An elegant woman understands that less is more and that she doesn’t need a lot of things to be happy. Instead, she focuses on quality over quantity. By being selective about what she allows into her life, an elegant woman can create a life that is rich, fulfilling, and beautiful.

What Having High Standards is Not

– It is not about being elitist or snobby

– It is not about having things that you don’t need

– It is not about having a perfect life

– It is not about judging others

– It is not about being better than anyone else

If you want to live an elegant life, then you need to have high standards. This means being selective about what you allow into your life, focusing on quality over quantity, and always striving for more. It means having confidence in yourself and remembering that you can truly enjoy life in the smallest of details.

A pin with a woman with high standards is buttering a piece of toast

High Standards are More than Just Nice Things

Being an elegant woman doesn’t mean that you have to be pretentious. In fact, having high standards is a celebration of life.

It means that you love life enough to want to make the most of it. That you plan to enjoy every moment, and that you expect the best from yourself and from those around you.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you’re always going to get what you want. But it does mean that you’ll never settle for less than you deserve. So if you’re looking for ways to improve your life, start by setting your sights a little higher. You might be surprised at how much more enjoyable life can be when you have elegant standards.

If you want to live a more beautiful life, raise your standards and strive for more.

What are some ways that you can raise your standards and live a more elegant life?


Tuesday 7th of June 2022

Another way to show charm and elegance is when shopping and you need to locate something and see a employee stacking or putting something away. Say," I am sorry to bother you, but could you please help me?" By saying these 6 words before asking for help shows validation to the person working. IT has worked 98 percent of the time AND I have been personally walked to the isle and double bonus once there, asked if there is anything else I am needing help with in locating something else on my list.

Smiling along with dressing nice helps beautifully. Don't forget your lovely perfume as someone will notice.

Life is an occasion, dress for it!

SIDE-NOTE: and for heavens sake, please, please, please, don't treat those which help you as if they are a personal slave! Had one young lady at a pet store share how others rudely treat them. (it was sad to hear) She then shared it was why employees loved it when I came in. They would rock, paper, scissor fight who would help me.

~courtesy counts a lot~

Jennifer Lynn

Thursday 9th of June 2022

I honestly couldn't agree more! Kindness always gets your farther than being rude! Thank you for the comment Belle!


Monday 2nd of May 2022

I would gently correct them.

Jennifer Lynn

Monday 2nd of May 2022

I think that's a great idea!