How to make your outfit look expensive is all about using what you already have. Whether you call it recycling, reusing or repeat offense, making your outfits look expensive even when they are not is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself and your bank account. Reality is that splurging is not something everyone can do or do all the time, so what do you do if you want your clothes look luxe, even when they aren’t?
We are sharing tips that we have tried and tested and will transform your closet. All you need is to have the will to go the extra mile. It is not that complicated, yet it is imperative that you at least take a look.
- Buy Timeless Coverups (coats/outerwear)
We have touched on ignoring trends before, we rather you be fashionable and stylish opposed to being trendy. Trendy requires you to be constantly updating your closet every week or so just to look the part. Understated outerwear make strong statements. So, ditch the trends and target buying pieces that are timeless in shape and color: belted trench, classic camel, raw denim, navy pea, black moto, belted trench.
- Get It Tailored
You will be surprised what a big difference getting your clothes tailored to compliment you in all the right places will do to an outfit! Getting your fashion find tailored will elevate the final product way beyond its price tag- get to know and understand your shape. The next time you buy any item of clothing; try taking a few days to have your local tailor nip and tuck your latest find, it is more beneficial to you than ripping the tags off and wearing right away.
- Fall In Love With Gold Accessories
There is something about structural extras, how about swapping your precious stone jewelry for some 90’s hip-hop favs? A strong metal, in gold of course, will make you look like walked out of the luxe spreads of a fashion magazine…or our blog.
- Match It Up
Matching your shoes to your handbag or vice versa is the best way to ensure that your look comes across as well thought style not a circus mishap. If you are unsure, keep all accessories in the same color palette.
- Keep It Simple Stupid
The law of KISS is an old classic that has survived the tests of time. Even though most people run away simplicity in the bid to be unique or straight up weird, keeping it very simple (check out Anna Wintour, Gio Battaglia, Rihanna etc) is the key to slaying day to day. Fashion simplicity requires a little more thinking.
This is the easiest way to to polish up your look instantly. Give yourself time to steam or press your clothes even if you are in a mad rush to get out the door. It will add luster even to your most worn-in wardrobe favorites.
Dressing in tonal colors like all white or all black will not only add length onto you, but we have all seen how a monochrome outfit always looks intentional and well put together. Just keep in mind to make sure that your black on blacks are matching blacks and that your whites are bright. Also, minimalist separates are a great way to say luxe and chic.
We love denims! They are literally a transformation machine; add heels, structured jewelry, tailored jacket and make sure your denim wash and cuts are classics. EAST PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY.
Not everything that glitters is gold but clean and shiny handbags make you look expensive.
TIP: Use Windex on patent leather, unscented body lotion on all other leather, re-stuff easily malleable shapes when storing and always, always pack your purses in dust bags when traveling.
- Say No To Prints
Wear to solid colors with a healthy dose of spots here and there. Unless you know what you are doing, stay away from prints unless it is leopard. We have found that prints can make an outfit look “tired” simply because what makes you look fashion savvy this season will easily make you out dated in the next. Proceed with caution.
These are very basic, non-complex ways on how to make your outfit look expensive without a lavish spend or breaking the bank. They are all easy achieve with a little effort from your end. It is important to note that looking good does require some sort of financial investment, you just need to be able to work with what you have. On most occasions something as simple as well groomed nails,flawless skin,neat, tidy hair and red lips are all you need to have an ultimate finish for your look. How to make your outfit look expensive is not rocket science.