Will you be attending a special occasion? Or how about an interview? Whether you'll be attending both or just want to create a clean and polished wardrobe, these 7 tips are sure to help you create a luxurious outfit every time, without breaking the bank. Let's get started with the most important tip, which I'm sure you expected from me :)
1. DRESS YOUR SHAPE
A very easy way to make any outfit you ever wear look more expensive is to purchase clothing that will flatter your body shape. We've all made the mistake of wearing something that didn't necessarily make us feel our best, which resulted in us getting rid of that poorly fitted item. Save yourself the money and frustration by selecting pieces that will work with your body not against it! If you're not sure what body shape you have, watch my video on determining it (here)!
2. WEAR SHAPE WEAR, IF NEEDED!
You may have noticed that your Forever 21 pieces look nice, but don't necessarily fit as well as your investment pieces. That's because fast fashion stores, such as Forever 21, are made with cheaper materials, which often make lumps and bumps that much more noticeable. This is super easy to fix by wearing a well fitting bra and shape wear, such as SPANX (if needed), underneath to smooth out areas that are a bit uneven. Many of us are wearing the wrong bra size (over 85% of us), which often results in the creation of lumps on the sides and back, which can make our clothing appear as though it's too tight and not well fitting. Are you wearing the right size bra?! Find out in my video on determining your bra size (here).
3. INVEST IN ESSENTIAL PIECES
Mixing high priced items with low are quite common and I definitely suggest you do this. Your entire outfit doesn't have to be designer, but you should have at least a pair of investment shoes and a purse, since those are generally our most worn items. Both of these pieces will create the appearance of a more refined look. Not sure what else would be classified as an investment piece? Watch my video on 8 essential pieces I suggest you splurge on (here)!
4. WHEN IN DOUBT, WEAR NEUTRALS
Have you ever noticed that anything in white, beige, navy, or black looks more expensive? Those colors have a more luxurious feel to them because they exude sophistication and class. You of course don't have to break the bank on a top or skirt, a Forever 21 or H&M piece in any of those colors that are also well fitting will do the trick!
5. KEEP THINGS SIMPLE
Many of us love to have fun with our outfits by incorporating vibrant colors and patterns, you know I'm all for it! But if your goal is to create the appearance of an expensive outfit, less is best. Keep the look simple by wearing an outfit that features neutrals and that are well fitting, with just the simplest of jewelry, such as a white button down shirt and navy trousers, paired with a low-key necklace.
6. STEAM IT
Nothing looks more rushed than wearing a top that's super wrinkled. It creates the impression that you didn't put much thought into your outfit and perhaps even grabbed something out of your dirty hamper; let's not lie, we've all done that at some point, but we certainly don't want it to look as though we did! Take the time to steam your wrinkled pieces. I know it takes time, perhaps you want to do it the night before, so you won't have to rush in the morning. Your outfit will look crisp, clean, and polished, which always look expensive!
7. REPLACE THOSE BUTTONS
Sometimes the top itself looks great, but the buttons can ruin it by making it look cheap and flimsy. That doesn't mean you still can't purchase or wear it! It's super easy and cheap to have the buttons replaced and it can instantly make your item look that much more costly!
What did you think of the post? I hope you found it helpful! Just know that you don't have to break the bank to look as though you did ;)