Most of us have limited shopping budgets thus spending thousands of dollars on branded clothes and accessories will always remain an impossible dream, but that doesn't mean we can't make our high street shopping look more couture.
Believe it or not, there are many ways to make your polyester threads look more expensive, and it won't cost you a fortune. Something as simple as swapping out the buttons on a garment can totally change its appearance. Another easy tip is to ditch the self-fabric (or pseudo leather) belt that came with a cheap dress, and replace it with a nicer belt of your own.
While it's important to know which items to never skimp on, it's equally crucial to know which pieces should never require you to spurge a fortune on. To help make your clothes look more expensive, we have 7 great tips that you should always keep in mind when getting dressed:
1. Get Your Items Tailored
A $20 flea market top can instantly appear pricier if it's perfectly fitted to your body. The same is true for vintage finds, great bargains you picked up from bazaar sales bins. Try hemming up trouser legs and skirt lengths. Anything that fits you better will always look more exclusive and up your glam factor in the process too.
2. Throw On Some Costume Jewellery
Accessories are a great way to spice up any outfit. Take your pick from cocktail rings, stacked rings, statement necklaces or funky earrings, and cuffs. Just don’t do them all together in the same outfit, you don’t want to look like an out of season Christmas tree.
3. Keep Your Shoes In Shape
It's easy to let your footwear get scuffed up and worn out. (For some of us, the scruffier the shoe, the more comfy it is … and the more unwilling we are to part with it – like our fave pair of PJs). If your trusted pair of heels or flats are looking bruised, bring them to a good cobbler, get the leather polished and replace the soles if necessary.
4. Invest In A Great Jacket
Your jacket (or coat) is the first thing people see, so its wise to spend some money on a nice one. Pick a classic jacket in a quality fabric that will last more than one fashion season. It’s a wardrobe essential, and honestly, with a good jacket, it won't matter too much what you're wearing underneath!
5. Get Your Clothes Dry-Cleaned
Yes, it costs more money, but it will make your items last longer.
6. When In Doubt, Buy Black
Its true that darker colours, like navy, grey and black tend to look more expensive as you can't see imperfections as closely.
7. Store Your Pieces Properly
Hanging loose knit sweaters on wire hangers can stretch them out. If you store your clothes the proper way, they will hang on your body the way they were meant to.
That’s it for this week. Now it’s over to you. Are these tips helpful? Which of these 7 tips will you most likely try out? Can you share with us your tips to makeclothes look more expensive? Would love to hear your comments. Meanwhile, have an amazing week everybody.