Your skinny jeans might go out of style, but there are things that just never get old. Using proper etiquette is one of those things that will make you look and feel good no matter what happens. Always be graceful, chic, and a little bit sassy, exude confidence and follow a set of simple rules that will help you deal with all kinds of situations. What does a modern lady look like? Is it about dressing and talking properly or about something more than that? Here are 10 modern etiquette rules every woman must know.
Always be gracious
Being kind, charming, and generous in all aspects of life is not an easy task. Yet being gracious is what makes a true lady stand out from the rest. Whether you have to say ‘no’ to a guy that has asked you out, or want to help a stranger in need, graciousness is what helps you become a better person and be more at ease. Treat others like you want to be treated and wonderful things will happen.
You mood shouldn’t affect your manners
The people around you have no idea about your mood, so it’s always best to be as polite as possible even if you’re having the worst day ever. Try to put a smile on your face and at least pretend that everything is ok – this may even make you feel better! Eventually, your mood will improve, and you’ll get a better understanding of what other people are going through when they act all irritated and snappy.
Watch your alcohol levels
It always feels good to let go with friends and just have fun, but it’s one thing to get a few drinks and have a pleasant evening out, and it’s another to get completely wasted, shout your heart out at a karaoke and then feel embarrassed for a week because your friends had to drag you home unconscious. There are lines you shouldn’t cross and alcohol is one of those things you should be careful with. You never know who is watching and what might happen!
Be considerate of other people
What you give is what you get back. Be mindful of other people around you and follow simple rules like not having a loud conversation in a room full of people, keeping your clothes stashed away (if you live with a roommate), or helping a person out when it’s not a big deal for you. If you see someone acting in an unpleasant way, remember this situation to avoid acting like this yourself. It’s the easiest way to build nice relationships with people around you.