Not everybody can afford fashion items that run into hundreds of thousands but you can match up your dressing in such a way that you look expensive. Here are seven subtle ways to look more expensive than the real deal.
Use Minimal Makeup and Neutral Nails
When it comes to makeup, you can hardly ever go wrong with a dab of concealer, rosy cheeks, mascara, and a berry lip. To make your hair look expensive, try a sleek blowout. And don’t forget your nails, having no nail polish is better than chipped polish.
Match Your Shoes And Bags
Because your shoes are constantly hitting the pavement, it may not be wise to spend a fortune on pairs you wear every day, but it is important to keep shoes in good shape.
It’s safe to spot treat most shoes with dish detergent and warm water. For scuffs on patent leather, try a dab of petroleum jelly. To look extra polished, match your shoes to your handbag.
A Good Handbag
As long as you’ve budgeted for a handbag of good quality, it will be worth the investment on the long run. Be on the lookout for a neutral colour handbag with a classic design, such as one that comes with a structured top-handle bag for the office and a cross-body bag for the weekend.
Once you’ve got your dream bag, be sure to keep it shiny and sparkling by using Windex on patent leather and unscented body lotion on all other leather. To keep structured bags in top shape, ensure you re-stuff them before storing.
Use A Fresh Fragrance
To have a complete outfit, make sure you use a sweet smelling fragrance. Look for a scent you love and apply it to your skin at major pulse points (be sure to avoid your clothing or hair).
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. If you are using a scent that lasts, spritz your ankles, behind your knees, and between your thighs.
To avoid mixing too many fragrances, treat your skin with an unscented moisturizer or almond oil before applying perfume.
Pay Attention To Details
If you spot a loose thread, take it off. Got a pulled thread? Gently stretch the fabric back into shape and use a sewing needle to push the snag through to the inside of the sweater. Never wear an item of clothing with a stain, hole, or missing button.
Make Good Use Of Your Tailor
A quick nip and tuck adjustment can make a cheap dress look custom made. Be sure that your new piece of clothing has the correct hem (the ankle or an inch below for jeans and trousers and right above the knee for most pencil skirts) and sleeve length (just below your wrist).
Avoid earthy colours
Earth coloured clothes can look drab and dated. For a more luxurious and expensive look, go with vibrant jewel tones and pastels. As for patterns and prints, leopard spots are a classic. Most others will make you look dated.
Wear Fashion Accessories That Have Weight
Inexpensive jewellery, when chosen and styled thoughtfully, can give you an expensive look. Be on the lookout for clear crystals over plastic gemstones, and choose darker metals over excessively shiny ones.
More so, choose metals that have some weight to them instead of ones that look and feel flimsy. For a classic look, add a metal or leather watch. Jewellery is the ultimate statement and conversation piece.