12 SUPER SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR OUTFIT LOOK EXPENSIVE
You'd love to pop for an expensive wardrobe, but your wallet has other ideas. Believe it or not, there are ways to cheat the designer look without the hitting your budget.
There's no shame in being a bargainista, avoiding the expensive price tag isn't the best advice to follow, but upgrading your old clothes to look newer is the smart move to make.
Why? Well then you can put your money to wear it really counts or for the products you really desire.
Trying to figure out how to make your clothes look more expensive? Check out these hacks!
Replace the buttons
Ditch those basic plastic buttons to give a shirt new life.
Try something that looks a little luxurious, like metal, bone, or mother of pearl button.
Buy them online through sites like eBay or Etsy, or from "trimmings" shops. You don't even have to sew them on, just bring out the old hot glue gun and stick them on.
If your not interested in all the fuss (not a lot of fuss, tbh) - most dry cleaners will do it for a few bucks.
You can even collect old buttons from old clothes you don't wear anymore. It’s super easy and can totally change up a shirts look!
2. Visit the tailor
Get your clothes to the tailor to perfectly fit your body.
Tailoring your clothes for a customized fit will take that cheap skirt to the next level!
And even though a tailor may seem expensive, the work will instantly make your clothes look like they were made just for you.
3. Keep it simple
Ever heard of the 70/30 rule for fashion.
It’s the basic rule to keep 70% of your wardrobe basic items (such as a solid colored tank tops, skirts, blazers, heels, etc).
And 30% of your wardrobe should be trendy items (such as a fur coat, a spring blazer, a trench coat, etc).
4. Choose black over brown
Trust me on this, I’ve learnt this from experience and observations, browns and other warm, earthy colors like mauve and olive often end up looking dingy and sad.
Especially when they are used in prints and low-quality materials.
Instead, focus on bold, solid colors such as black, white, dark red, dark green, etc.
5. All-black look
Referring to the previous, you can never go wrong with a full black outfit.
It hides stains easily and literally matches everything!
And full black outfits are often viewed as chic and bold!
Play around with different textures and top it off with a pop of color from a blazer or handbag.
6. Wash less
I assure you, you will or have already been through the experience of washing your favorite shirt and months later finding it tighter on you.
Ugh, how annoying those moments are!
You might be wondering why this happens, well that's because excessive and frequent washing damages your clothes more than you realize.
So instead, you can pop your clothes in the freezer if they start to smell and use spot cleaning techniques if they become stained.
Weird hack but it actually does work, give it a try!
7. Look for good quality fabrics
The number one rule to building a high-quality wardrobe is to be able to recognize a quality garment when you see one.
Keep an eye out for fabrics like cotton, linen, or fake suede, as they can be inexpensive.
They wear much better than other cheap fabrics such as rayon or acrylic.
8. Remove pills and lint
Lint, pills and pet hair can bring down a look, but this can change using a lint roller and a pill remover on your clothes when needed.
This can make your outfit look old and trashy.
9. Iron your clothes
Wrinkles can make anything look cheaper, so just ironing your clothes can make them seem like better quality.
A steamer can also do the job without you having to pull out an ironing board.
Accessories can elevate any outfit, making it seem richer than it is. Warm tones like gold and copper can make an outfit look more expensive. Try adding some gold dangly earrings or even a gold clutch to your outfit to up its quality level.
11. Tucking your shirt in
Like any decent styling trick, the art of tucking in your shirt is easy to learn yet will elevate any look to stylish new heights.
Taking the time to do so can make your whole look seem more polished and put-together.
12. Invest in expensive statement pieces
Investment pieces are the foundation of a versatile wardrobe. So save your money for the attention-grabbing trend items that will become the focus of your outfit.
Well that is a wrap on this blog post.
I hope you enjoyed this post about how you can use these 12 simple and easy ways to make your outfits look better and more expensive.
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