At times, you get to wonder how people manage to look too gorgeous in high-end fashion all year round, right? They look too polished! Too rich! Too sleek! And too gorgeous! That makes you to even save up with the aim of banking too much for that high-end haul, right? Well, looking expensive in whatever pieces you wear doesn’t have to drain your wallet lovelies. Even on a limited budget , you can get to look as expensive.
I recently shared a post on how to mix high fashion and low fashion to achieve a statement look and you can read it here:
Anyway, ride along to learn of 9 ways that will ensure you are looking expensive without draining the bank!
- Invest in quality fabrics
Whenever you consider going shopping for outfits; be it online,on physical stores or thrifting, try as much as possible to avoid flimsy and poor fabrics. Think of cotton, velvet, linen,faux and silk which are loved for their rich legacy.
For example: when picking out chiffon, get quality chiffon which is usually soft unlike fake chiffon which is rough and tough. When it comes to denim, embrace quality denim fabrics too. There is no doubt that quality fabrics can rock your outfit leaving you feeling and looking expensive.
- Keep your wardrobe neutral
This might sound too unfair for whimsical fashionistas like me, but yes, too much color makes a closet look cheap. I don’t say you go and burn the colors you have, just inject more pastel shades and neutrals to your closet. Neutral shades are a perfect addition to anyone’s closet and will leave you looking stunning.
Still doubting the look, have a look at Macy Stucke. She loves neutral shades and now that she gets the perfect photographs, you’ll see her looking too polished. I think I’ll learn to embrace more neutrals since such colors make a look more sleek that too much brights and bolds.
- Avoid too much patterns and prints.
Well, I have a thing for patterns and prints but wait…trying to switch up with more plain outfits would not be so bad after all. Yes patterns can be that quizzical effect to any look thus attracting more attention but plain outfits always work best.
For an instant sophisticated and expensive look, go for plain outfits; or even monochromatic pairs since as much as they speak of professionalism, such is also authoritative. So yes, try to get more plain outfits an you’ll look expensive no doubt!
- Invest in a few polished accessories.
Instead of having a whole bag of low-end stuff; more of which you’ll even forget about, why not save up and get a few perfect pieces? Talk about perfect accessories and you’ll be right! All the way from bags, to sunglasses, to watches, to jewelry, to shoes. Now that accessories are every girl’s best friend, why not invest in quality ones that will not only serve you for years to come, but will also add an expensive touch to your whole look.
Shoes can make or break your outfit, no matter how good you are dressed. Instead of buying millions of very cheap shoes that will wear out in two months, just buy a perfect shoe, from a perfect brand and you can be sure of their durability, if not their expensive look. I mean, don’t they say that with the right shoe anyone can trample the world?
I’m certain you’ve seen a lady donning just one statement neckpiece for her thrifted little black dress on a date that totally vibes up the look leaving her significant other in appreciation. And about jewelry, learn to favor the minimal jewelry look. Always take the ‘less-is-more’ approach when donning jewelry. I mean, only wear will not overwhelm your look to ensure you get that modern, sophisticated and balanced finish.
And by the way, why do you think one of the best presents are usually high-end jewelry and watches? I think you now know why!
- Don’t be afraid of going for tailored pieces.
As much as a tailored piece will lend you a classy look, it also gives you such massive confidence that will leave you garnering attention as you go. Tailored pieces go all the way from get a fabric tailored to your desired design to trimming clothes that do not fit you properly. With the right and trusted tailor, you can get the best fit and design that will leave people appreciating your look.
You’ve seen Ankara collections, right? They are too sleek especially when tailored to your desired fit. And again, the suits. Many opt for tailoring their suits that buying ready-made suits and yes, I also find that to be the best alternative.
- Invest in designer dupes.
Want to enjoy a perfect trend? Maybe join the Gucci belt bandwagon? Or the Puma sneakers? Or even the Zara metallic skirt? Why not get a dupe if you don’t want to drain your bank account? We all know that getting these original items could leave some of our wallets drained but now that they can easily be found in online stores as well as thrift stores, just shop for them right and get to enjoy people’s respect in the name of donning such brands!
- Invest in your outerwear
Nothing makes a statement like the perfect outerwear; from trench coats, to biker jackets, to blazers, to sweaters and jumpers, to cape coats…well, name them!
Suppose you were invited to a business dinner date where the ‘whos-are-who’ in the society would be present and yes, you would have to present a speech. What would you wear in case you don’t love suits?
Lemme give you a style tip…embrace that perfect long coat. Cape coats and trench coats are a big bang in the fashion world right now and having them would be the best decision you can ever make. So just by layering a sleek black long coat over a thrifted bodycon dress and finishing off with perfect accessories and makeup, you’ll be perfect for that business dinner date. You see? You don’t have to shop for the whole look in a high-end boutique in the city lol!
- Learn to wear neutral makeup
Now that makeup is part of the modern’s woman way of life, no woman will leave her house with a plain face in most instances, right?
So you’re wondering how to look expensive, just embrace a healthy lifestyle that will ensure your face and skin looks so healthy and silky. Once you’ve achieved this, learn to do neutral makeup, or rather, the no-make-up makeup look! Ditch the bold and too much colored makeup looks while embracing the laid-back makeup look. Those glossy lip balms, smoky eyes, well-done eyebrows…all look perfect when neutral.
Anyway, if you want to go bold, have some neutral touch to your makeup.
- Perfectly take care of your outfits
Good looks start with good clothes; clothes that are in perfect condition. If your cloth requires ironing, iron them well. If they need hanging, hang them right. And if they have some washing requirements, follow them to the latter to ensure they always remain in the best condition ever and last longer.
Well lovelies, with those 9 tips you can look expensive without spending a fortune! So here goes more sleek yet affordable looks:
So how do you ensure you look polished and expensive in any look you wear? Please let me know in the comment section below…