Some people can afford to purchase expensive clothes whereas some do not have that luxury. During this time, practicality must prevail. However, there are tons of ways to make your wardrobe look expensive without spending too much.
Here are some of the ideas to follow:
- Tailored clothing. Buying your clothes at the mall might cost you a lot of money. Instead, consider tailoring some inexpensive items. Also, you can style it however you want. Keep in mind that the simpler the garment, the cheaper it is to tailor.
- Change the buttons. Use something like metal, bone, or mother of pearls. You can buy them in the market or online shops. Or just DIY, gather some old clothes you don’t wear anymore. Don’t be afraid to do it yourself.
- Wear your clothes in “like new” state. If you get a stain, immediately take it to a dry cleaner to see what they can do. If they cannot remove the stain, just donate it. Remember, If you notice some loose threads buttons, or rips, other people might notice too.
- Don’t buy from distressed pieces. It will easily end up looking old and worn out. Yes, it’s cheap, but do not fall for it. There are exemptions though: like ripped jeans. Making these kinds of clothes takes a lot of time.
- Repeatedly washing your stuff too much! It wears down the fabrics and fades the colors, making them look more used and cheap. If you just see a spot, clean it with a sponge or toothbrush. If it starts to smell, put it in the freezer for one night. Yes, it’s a hack that when you put it in the freezer the smell will be gone. Try it, already!
- Use a steamer. Ironing takes your time and is a hassle because of many folds. The steamer can remove wrinkles in just about anything in a couple of minutes.
- Choose simple clothing. Buy simple stuff at a lower price for jeweled trappings, fancy tops or distressed and whiskered denim, since with details like these are really hard to fit in your budget.
- Invest in expensive statement pieces. Buy expensive clothes only if you think you need it and can use it for future use. Also, save the basics – they may be considered as “timeless classics.”
- Go black. The color black, especially in shoes, can be partnered with almost every color or prints. Also, black or white colors really saturate the feel of bright and crisp colors, like bold pastels and deep, rich jewel tones.
- Create an outline under your clothes. Underwear is sometimes visible to fitted clothes. Remember to use lightweight shapewear. It will minimize the bumps and distractions,and make your clothes look instantly attractive.