Social media most especially Instagram has made celebrities/fashionistas look gorgeous, and it seems impossible to imitate their images without spending lots of money.
Today. we have gathered some rules that will allow you to save your cash and still look luxurious.
Pay attention to the lining: Look carefully at the lining when buying clothes: on quality items, it’s invisible, neatly done, and doesn’t show from under the clothes.
Check out the materials: Opt for modern materials, such as neoprene that’s present even in the low-cost brands. There are also textured fabrics like tweed, cotton, and linen. Such items look expensive even if they’re actually not.
Pay attention to small details: Quality clothes have straight stitches, threads that are exactly the same color as the fabric, and hems with no loose threads.
Garment accessories are also important: plastic buttons give away the cost and are easier to damage, while metal-painted ones will flake in no time. Better replace them with quality ones.
Avoid visible zippers: The quality of a garment is often given away by its accessories, and open zippers in cheap clothes are just such indicators. If
the zipper is visible, the color of all its parts should be similar to the fabric. Otherwise, when it’s not a design solution, the zipper should be covered.
Choose pointed shoes: Bright pumps look as pretty in the mass market as they do in luxury brands, while pointed black or nude ones will nicely finish any office image.
Create the impression of custom-made clothes: Never wear wrinkled clothes.Your clothes shouldn’t be twisted or carelessly buttoned up. Your clothes should keep their shape and fit you well. Avoid clothes with folds: they give away a mass-marketed item.
Don’t neglect the bag: Don’t buy bags with contrasting clasps, fringes, folds, or embroidery. Such details conceal bad quality, like the item being sewn from pieces. Nothing gives away a cheap bag like cheap accessories: expensive bags almost never have zippers. A hard-lined bag will last longer, and it looks more like a designer item.
Avoid earthy shades: Avoid base clothes of dark colors. Such shades become dull quickly, so it’s best to opt for bright colors, precious-stone shades, and pastel tones.
Tuck in your clothes: A tucked shirt makes the image more complete. It’s better to step away from grunge, boho, or hippie styles, and come back to classics, romanticism, or casualness.
Mix several textures in a single image: Combine different textures, such as silk, soft knits, suede, denim, etc. Your image will become much more interesting without additional accessories.
Manage your priorities: It’s sensible to spend more on the clothes you wear often (jeans, shirts, blouses) than on a fancy evening dress. There’s good reason to give away even $50 for a high-quality white T-shirt instead of buying five low-quality ones for the same amount.
DIY clothes: Another way to look expensive for little money is to make and design your own clothes.