Here’s a little secret for you: you don’t have to have to be a millionaire to look like a million bucks! Today I’m sharing my tips for how to look expensive, even if you are on a budget! With a little bit of strategic shopping and making the most of the items already in your closet you can upgrade your wardrobe from cheap to chic. Here are 3 tips for creating a wardrobe that looks expensive.
How to look expensive – even when you aren’t rich!
1. Try rentals
An easy way to wear expensive clothing when you are on a budget is to shop for items with a clothing rental service. With the exception of my shoes, everything I’m wearing in today’s post is actually from the new Canadian clothing rental company Beyond the Runway. With a $99 a month subscription, you can swap out designer dresses and luxury purses on a monthly basis to keep your closet filled with gorgeous pieces that would typically be outside of your budget. Clothing rental companies are also a great option for trying out a designer piece you are thinking of splurging on to see if it actually works with your wardrobe and lifestyle.
2. Tailor your clothing
The easiest way to make the clothing you already own look more expensive is to tailor it. Rarely will an off-the-rack item fit perfectly and taking the time to have your favourite pieces tailored to your body makes a huge difference with how a garment looks. Some common fixes include hemming pants to the right length and taking in waistbands to better show off your curves. It isn’t that expensive to have a tailor alter clothing to fit you perfectly, but if you are really on a budget you can always head to youtube to learn how to alter clothing yourself.
3. Add a designer bag
Wearing a designer handbag is an easy way to lift your entire outfit. I personally love mixing high and low pieces in my wardrobe. Paring an expensive bag with a more affordable outfit is one of my favourite tricks to looking chic. While a designer bag is an investment, if you choose a classic style in a neutral colour it’s something you can wear throughout your entire life. Also, a designer bag may cost less than you think! In this post I share tons of amazing designer bag options that cost under $1000. So with a little bit of saving you could be rocking a YSL or Gucci bag on the daily and making your entire outfit look like it cost way more than you actually spent.
Outfit Details: Burberry trench coat // Chloe Drew bag // Self-Portrait ruffled dress // Kate Spade necklace
You are seriously killing it! I’m obsessing over this whole outfit. I love the pop of red you added with your purse and lip color.
Interesting article! I’ve never heard about this tips before and I find them super clever. I will look into your post about designer bags under $1,000. Sounds like a must!! hahaha
I definitely need to find a tailor in my area who I trust to alter my clothing when I want to keep something that doesn’t quite fit “perfectly.” These are great suggestions!
Love your outfit! I agree tailoring can make such a big difference re. How pieces look!
I love all of these tips! They can make the biggest difference! I love using rentals too <3 Also, really love your lip color!
Tailoring makes a world of difference. Good tips!
You look great in that dress.
Love that there are so many rental options out there- especially when so many trends come and go.
Omg such good ideas and tips! Love this post and you look great!
You pull of polka dots so well!! Love this outfit xoxo sarah
These are ALL great tips! I’ve heard great things about RTR, but have yet to try it!
great tips! Especially tailoring your clothing to fit such a simple way
Just superb & awesome look!
Thank you so much for sharing. Love from California. Following you blog since a very long time. Loving your blogs a lot.
I’ve never heard about this tips before. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful article. This was such a nice blog to read.