Think you can only look expensive with designer brands and the best of the best quality? Think again. Save money without sacrificing style- here are some helpful tips on how you can look expensive on a budget!
How to Look Expensive On A Budget
1. iron everything
You may not be able to afford the latest It bag, but you can afford to iron your clothes before heading out! I find this step super annoying (because who likes ironing?), but I’m always glad I took the extra 5 minutes to iron my top before leaving the house. At the same time, check for lint, sweaters pilling, loose threads, & missing buttons.
Related: How to Look Cute On a Budget
2. layer, layer, layer
Even if you were layering all cheap items, you’re going to automatically look more expensive because you’re layering! It takes your outfit from an item wearing you to you wearing the item.
3. dress up your jeans
Such a basic piece but it doesn’t have to look “just basic”. Dress up your jeans by adding heels, blazers, white button-downs, or all!
4. pair black & gold together
This is a very chic color combo that always looks luxe and expensive. Black pieces with gold jewelry look best, but really you can’t go wrong!
6. chandelier earrings
There’s a fine line into costume jewelry, but when done right, it looks chic and expensive. Just balance it out with more basic items so it looks right and not like you’re headed off to the costume jewelry circus!
7. cashmere look-a-like sweater
Cashmere sweaters look so luxe, but they’re not so budget-friendly. Just get a really soft sweater instead and pair it with some chandelier earrings (from the above tip). Now that’s one super expensive-looking outfit combo!
8. Add a silk scarf
Whether it’s in your hair, on your neck, or around your wrist, it’s so chic. And it has to be satin/silk for it to look expensive too! A handkerchief style won’t give off the same expensive vibes here.
9. Rent, don’t buy
For the super special events, don’t go broke trying to buy a dress you can’t afford- just rent it! Rent the Runway is, of course, one of the most popular services. I could just scroll and look at pretty dresses all day. Some dresses fetch a hefty rental price tag, but if you keep digging you can find some cheaper ones!
I don’t know what it is about the #9, but that’s always the number I seem to end on in these “how to look expensive” posts haha. I’ve talked a lot about this subject and will be moving on to an exciting series I have in mind, but make sure you check out part 1 & part 2! And you can always bookmark this to reference it for later!