The key to an expensive-looking wardrobe no matter what your budget is is all in the materials you choose. Old clothes can get worn out over time, so it’s time to inject some ‘chic’ back into your closet. That doesn’t mean to say that you need to be shopping at designer stores, or wearing real leather and suede. There are plenty of ways to achieve that expensive vibe without having to spend a fortune.
Get rid of any old clothes that have seen better days
After time, your clothes start to look and feel aged. Patterns will fade, embellishments will come loose and we’ve all been victim of the dreaded ‘bobble‘. The beauty of buying from high street stores is that even if this happens to your clothes, the stores are affordable enough for you to replace. Be ruthless with your closet and clear out anything that looks aged (or donate it to charity). You will feel refreshed and will have a clearer idea of what you are looking for on your next trip to the mall.
Invest in some basics
This is where it is worth spending a little more money. If you’re aiming for a celebrity wardrobe on a budget, there are a few items that just need to be quality. These will need to be items that you tend to wear frequently, in order to make the money worth it. For example, a great pair of jeans can last you well over a year. Other items include a plain white shirt, and of course, shoes. If you live in your sneakers, or if you’re never seen without your black boots, make sure they are good quality and will stand the test of time.
Learn your materials
Imitation versions of otherwise expensive materials have skyrocketed in quality over the past few years. Leather, or vegan leather as it’s counterpart is know, is a great example of this. Many people avoid wearing leather for ethical reasons, and some simply because it is too expensive. But when there are so many great imitation leathers around, there is no real need to wear it at all. Vegan leather must-haves include a good jacket for that biker-chic look, and a classic handbag. High street retailers have excelled in producing vegan leather products. Check regularly for discounts such as this Rue 21 promo code to see what you could save. Suede is also a great example of a material that can help your outfit look more pricey. Plus, vegan suede requires much less care than the real thing. A classic suede skirt is a perfect choice for winter, especially paired with some leather boots.
Don’t overdo the accessories
Dressing ‘expensive’ is all about looking clean and classy. Most women love accessories, but when trying to create this kind of look it is important to not get carried away. Choose either one large piece, such as a statement necklace, or tone things down with a few daintier items such as earrings and a bracelet.