A while ago someone mentioned to me that they wished *they could afford* to have a wardrobe like mine. I was actually a bit surprised that they thought my wardrobe was expensive, because to be honest I don’t actually spend that much money on clothes. Sure I own a few luxe pieces, but most of the items I share on my blog are actually super affordable finds.
So how come my wardrobe looks expensive? Well there are a few tricks I use to make inexpensive clothing look like it’s much more extravagant than it actually is. And today, I thought I would share these tricks with you. So, here are a few of my favourite tips to make your wardrobe look more expensive (without spending a dime!)
1. Tailor it
Can’t afford haute couture items that were custom made for you? Me neither! But even if you are buying clothes off the rack (instead of from an atelier in Paris) you can still make your clothes look like they were made for you. How do you do that? By tailoring them!
Most garments are made for standard measurement, and very few women actually fit these standards. Something as small as hemming a skirt so it’s the right length for your body or taking in the waist to better suit your hourglass figure makes a huge difference!
2. Steam it
Unless a garment was made locally, it has likely been shipped hundreds of miles crammed tight into a box before ever got to you. So whether your purchase items online or locally, chances are the clothing will be at least somewhat wrinkled.
Taking the time to steam your garments makes them look much more polished. Ruffle details will look more full, a silk blouse will drape more softly and a chiffon skirt will flow effortlessly.
3. Mix high & low
Not everything in your wardrobe needs to cost a lot of money but by adding one or two high quality items to your look, you can make your entire outfit look more expensive.
When choosing which items splurge on, pick things that you will get lots of use out of and can wear multiple different way. Whether it’s a buttery leather jacket or a gorgeous designer bag, layering and accessorizing with a few more expensive pieces will elevate your entire outfit.
– Shop this look –
One shoulder ruffle blouse // Lavender maxi skirt // Guess bag (Found locally here) // Daniel Wellington watch (use code pldetails15 for 15% off)
ahhh these are the best tips! I tell my friends this ALL time time. Tailoring, steaming and mixing…it makes all the difference. Everyone needs to read this post 🙂
Can we first talk about this look? This skirt is ethereal – so beautiful!!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com