Looking rich and marvelous doesn’t always involve breaking your bank. Even with a limited budget, you can still make your inexpensive outfit look like a million bucks. Wondering how? Ahead, find 11 tips to do so:
Invest in wardrobe staples
If you have the foundation of your wardrobe strong, you can mix and match well to create several looks revolving around one piece. It also gets a bit easy to catch up on with the latest fashion trends this way. Example: Florals are still having a moment in the fashion industry. With a white tee and black jeans by your side, all you have to do is throw in a floral scarf around your neck to embrace the trend.
Pay attention to fabrics
Instead of buying clothes in flimsy fabrics, look for pieces with high quality fabrics. Think of cotton, linen and silk that have a rich legacy. With velvet back in trend, you don’t have to reserve this fabric only for festive wear. You can incorporate it in different ways such as velvet shoes, velvet dresses and even, velvet bags.
Don’t be afraid of tailored pieces
Found an expensive looking dress which costs less but doesn’t fit you properly? Don’t worry! Just take it to your trusted tailor and get it mended. Properly fitted clothes instantly lend a classy and chic look.
Stick with a simple and structured handbag
Be it a working woman or a housewife, ask her what’s her go-to accessory and we’re taking our chance by betting that most will say it’s their handbag. You don’t have to go ahead and spend an enormous sum on a luxury label. The things you need to keep in mind while choosing one are that the look is minimalistic, it’s structured and most preferably, in smooth leather finish. Since you’ll want your handbag to look good with different outfits, try going with Black.
Put your best foot forward
Shoes can make or break your outfit, which is why you must own some must-haves in your closet. Figure out which styles you need and spend accordingly. You must also take the pain to keep them in a good condition to extend their wear time and also, look polished. Opt for standard silhouettes and heels with higher-end finishes.
Avoid frequent washing
Regular washing not just wears down the state of the fabric but also fades the colors. To avoid your new clothes from looking old too soon, have knowledge with regard to different fabrics and figure out how frequently they need to be washed.
Erase the lingerie lines
Do you know about the shortest route to make even expensive clothes look cheap? Visible bra lines and panty lines! No doubt, it’s worth investing in quality lingerie to not end up ruining your outfit. Always wear the right lingerie with the kind of outfit you choose to go with.
Grooming is essential
It’s not a cliché when people say first appearances are everything. Even a perfectly put outfit will look cheap if it’s worn with untidy hair, smelly armpits, chalky makeup and chipped nails.
Color palette matters
Do you know that there are actually colors that make stuff look expensive? Wear clothes in rich hues like navy blue, black, burgundy and gray to look sophisticated. Favour monochromatic looks over a splash of colors.
Favour the minimal jewellery look
When it comes to choosing jewellery, we’re not asking you to go berserk and spend an insane amount. Have a mix of dainty pieces, statement jewellery and pearl jewellery with a modern take on them but take the ‘less is more’ approach.
Get creative with your existing clothes. Pair your all-black outfit with a silk scarf to add the perfect finishing touch. Wear your cami top over your white button down shirt for an effortless fall look. Layer your summer black tee under your leather jacket and add a bib necklace for a casual dressy look. Team up your sandals with sheer socks in winters to strike an instant style statement. Try tricks like coat slinging, rolling sleeves and mixing textures to elevate the look of your outfit.
No matter what, choose quality over quantity.