Nine Steps To Luxe For Less

When it comes down to looking expensive on a budget the idea is to work with what you already have in your closet and spend the money on set quality pieces. Today, I'm going to bring you a fashion rundown on ways that you can look expensive on a budget and serve looks all day every day. 

1. Wear Black

Black is such a timeless color that goes with everything. It's because of its simplicity that you could pair it together with other colors and/or prints. This neutral color is a classic and goes with anything and everything so styling it should be easy! Take some basic clothing pieces and dress them up to fit your own personal style. You can create a multitude of tailored and cute looks when incorporating neutrals into your wardrobe. 

2. Choose Colors That Complement You

Styling outfits in colors that best compliment your skin tone can make a huge difference in the turn-out of your look. Colors that compliment you will visually brighten up simple things like your eyes, skin, and mood. A happier mood can also lead to confidence, and it's that confidence that will radiate from within you anywhere you go.

3. Source And Buy The Right Fabrics

You can never go wrong when wearing natural fabrics. These are your cotton, linen, and silk-produced clothing pieces. Silk is something that will always make you look chic, you can find inexpensive silk styles in shops like Zara, Glassons, and H&M. 

4. Invest In A Structured Bag

Invest in a chic and structured handbag or mini backpack. Styled with any outfit, a structured bag could add that final touch that takes your look a step towards looking luxe on a budget. So, if you were thinking of a quick way to make a basic outfit look expensive, this is the way to go. 

5. Style Clothing The Flatters Your Figure

If you want to look expensive on a budget, your clothes should flatter your figure, comfortably hugging all the right curves, alternatively loosely forming around them. You shouldn't be drowning in the clothing you're wearing and also, the clothing you wear shouldn't be so tight that you can't breathe or move in them. The goal is to feel comfortable and confident in the clothing you wear. 

6. Show All Your Clothes Some Love

It all comes from working with what you already have in your closet and then investing in quality pieces. Take the time to take care of your clothing so they last and look new for a long time. Also, find ways to restyle clothing pieces you already have within your wardrobe. 

7. Accessorize

After you've got the basics of your look all set, pull everything together by accessorizing! My favorite way to do this at the moment is by layering necklaces. Then, I'll put on simple diamond studs, hoops, some rings, and I'm good to go. You can accessorize that way or rock some statement sunglasses to go with your look. Prefer the look of stacked rings? Go for it! 

8. Coordinate Your Shoes And Bag

Any basic look is instantly upgraded when paired with a structured bag. You can then take this look to the next level by matching your shoes to the bag. You can literally be wearing a simple black top and black jeans, but complete that look by pairing it with a white pair of sneakers and a handbag to match.

9. Color Combos

Perfecting your color coordination in outfitting can simply elevate any look. Various shades of browns, nudes, and blush pinks, when worn separately or paired interchangeably are colors that add a hint of sophistication to any look. Another go-to color combo that never fails to look expensive, depending on how it's styled is black, white, and blue. There are many ways to wear and style any of these color combinations. 

Shopping Tips:

1) Be smart with your money and focus on shopping for a blend of quality pieces and trendy statements that work with what you already have in your wardrobe

2) When shopping, take the time to really think if what you want to shop for can be styled in multiple ways

3) Clothing items you buy should be versatile. Essentially, this means that you can visualize the capability to style that clothing item in at least three different ways. You save money this way and don't end up spending it on clothing items you either don't need or won't get much use out of once it goes out of style

4) When shopping for sale items, don't purchase clothing simply for the fact that they are on sale. Take the time to look for quality sale items that you can see yourself wearing each season 2-3+ years down the line. You don't want to be wasting money on lots of cheap & trendy pieces you probably won't wear again after they have gone out of style

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