7 Simple Fashion Upgrades That Make You Look Expensive

You don’t have to wear head-to –toe designer labels just to look expensive. Whether you’re a thrift shopper or a woman always scoring for best deals, keep on reading for the 7 simple fashion upgrades that make you look expensive.

  1. Take your store-bought clothes to the tailor.

knitted navy bodycon dress with cap toe shoes nautical inspired outfit with structured blazer and leather boots

You’ll want to make sure your new piece has the correct hemline and sleeve length so, take your store-bought clothes to a tailor where a quick nip and tuck can make a $30 dress look custom made. If you know some tailoring tricks, you can make your ill-fitting ensembles make you look 10 pounds thinner. If you spot a loose thread, give it a snip. Also, this is the cheapest option you have if you bought a dress size larger than yours to make it flatter your natural curves.

  1. Pay attention to detail.

button down blouse with striped pants knitted sweater and gray pants with baseball cap

Never wear an item of clothing with a stain, hole, or missing button. To choose pieces that will stand the test of time, only shop and keep high-quality clothes. Also, you may use a steamer that’s easier to manage and faster to use than an iron. To keep your clothes wrinkle free, fold or hang them as soon as they come out of the dryer, and give them a steam the night before wearing. Also, take note that a tucked-in shirt with a skirt or trousers always comes across as polished and classy.

  1. Avoid earthy colors and stick to classy neutrals and jewel tones.

black full skirt with turtleneck sweater chic blazer with nude top and black pants

Mossy earth tones like orange, rust, brown, red-orange and such can look drab and dated. For a more luxurious look fill your closet with vibrant jewel tones and pastels, but skip neon shades that look festive. As for patterns and prints, leopard spots and stripes are a classic. To give your outfit more of an edge, try a monochrome look in black, white, or navy.

  1. Add a fresh fragrance and go for minimal makeup and neutral nails.

fitted turtleneck and accordion skirt

According to fragrance expert Sue Phillips, no outfit is complete without a luxe fragrance to match. For a scent that lasts, spray your perfume to your ankles, behind your knees, and between your thighs. “Heat rises, so it’s important to apply perfume to points on the lower half of your body in addition to places like your wrists, elbows, and the nape of the neck,” says Phillips. When it comes to makeup, you’ll never go wrong with a dab of concealer, rosy cheeks, mascara, and a berry lip while keeping your nails polished like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan did.

  1. Collect classic coats.

bodycon dress with wool coat and black bag crop top with pencil skirt and lightweight coat

No matter what you’ve got on underneath, a fabulous coat makes an instant outfit. Just opt for ones that will last forever like a belted trench, black leather jacket, structured blazer, raw denim, camel coat, black pea coat and such which will never go out of style. By polishing your everyday outfits with coats, you’ll never find yourself nothing to wear.

  1. Go for a sturdy handbag.

all white outfit with statement bag and mary jane shoesblack maxi dress with structured bag and beanie

As long as you’ve budgeted for it responsibly, a quality handbag is worth the investment. Just look for one with a classic design in a neutral color. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may match your shoes to your bag to make your look polished and cohesive. Because your shoes are constantly hitting the pavement, it may not be worth it to splurge on pairs you wear every day, but it is important to keep them in good shape.

  1. Wear weighty accessories.

chain belts with glamorous outfit

Inexpensive jewelry is the ultimate impulse buy, and when chosen and styled thoughtfully, it can elevate any outfit. Opt for clear crystals over plastic gemstones, and choose darker metals over excessively shiny ones. Also, choose metals that have some weight to them instead of ones that look and feel flimsy. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may dress up your chic outfit with gold toned chain belts. Or, simply wear a metal or leather watch. By heeding our tricks, you’ll be able to make your everyday look expensive without spending a fortune.

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