How to Make an Outfit Look More Expensive Than It Really Is

One of the greatest misconceptions when it comes to fashion is the assumption that developing an impeccable style comes at a hefty price. In fact, it’s all about on the timeless and classic way of putting them together that creates a cohesive look. Looking for tried-and-true ways to make an outfit look more expensive than it really is? Keep on reading to scoop some tricks.

  1. Get the perfect fit for your figure.

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No matter how expensive your clothes are, if it doesn’t fit you well and flatters your proportions, then, it won’t look elegant. You must always dress for your figure as some women may be taller than another, and one may have a longer waist or legs that need different fit on dresses. Women with shorter legs and longer torsos will benefit from high waist bottoms while women with shorter neck will look great in scooped, V-neck, and plunging tops. Generally, fit-and-flare dresses, pencil skirts, V-neck tops and such are great for everyone.

  1. Go monochromatic on your outfit.

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Though many women find the monochromatic dressing dull and boring, it’s still one of the timeless ways to look classy and elegant. The key is all about picking the elegant fabrics, giving a great fabric contrast, and keeping your outfit’s proportion. Like Kristina Bazan, you may think of teaming your leather skirt with a fur coat and a velvet hat to add some interest to your looks. Also, stick to classic and neutral shades that look elegant and skip those bright, cheery, and blinding colors that will never look expensive and classy. Shades of nude, camel, burgundy, white, navy, blush, gray, teal, and black are great.

  1. Wear one print at a time.

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No matter how mixing prints is now considered trendy and fashion-forward, it doesn’t look expensive or elegant. So, stick to the traditional way of wearing prints one at a time if you’re aiming for an elegant style. Classic stripes and houndstooth look classy and elegant perfect for the office while leopard print and snakeskin pattern look sophisticated, perfect from casual walks to formal parties. To add some glam to your looks, go for ensembles with metallic trims that look luxurious but tamed unlike flashy sequins that often end up to looking tacky.

  1. Top your outfit with a chic jacket, blazer, or coat.

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Sometimes an understated piece that’s always in style, such as a camel trench coat or leather jacket makes the boldest statement. Whatever outfit you’re wearing, you may drape a blazer, jacket, or coat over your shoulders to make your overall look refined and sleek. When in doubt, keep it simple. Even the most inexpensive pieces can look incredible when given space to stand alone.

  1. Spice your outfit with elegant accessories.

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When you think you’ve already created an elegant and expensive-looking outfit, you may still add some elegant accessories for an elevated look. Keep in mind that mixing metals, layering jewelry, and clashing the colors of your accessories may look trendy but not expensive-looking enough. So, when it comes to jewelry, opt for strong metal pieces over flimsy stone or beaded styles and wear your jewelry in moderation.

By heeding our fashion advice, you’ll get a timeless style while making your outfits expensive-looking and classy, perfect for a sophisticated woman.

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