5 simple ways to make affordable clothes look expensive

5 simple ways to make affordable clothes look expensive
Everyone knows that true style can be achieved even when you don’t have much to spend, but finding the right pieces isn’t always the easiest of tasks. Fit, quality, price – they all come into play when shopping. With some careful choices, budget style is perfectly achievable – sit down and take notes.

Get it tailored! How many times have you taken three or four pairs of ‘my size’ trousers into the changing room, only to realize none of them fit quite right? Too many times to count? Yes, I hear you. If the fit isn’t spot-on right off the rack, take them to a tailor instead of ripping the tags off and wear them right away. Keep in mind that the simpler the garment, the easier and cheaper it is to tailor.

Replace the buttons – the easiest way to make an affordable piece look expensive. Ditch those basic and quite frankly boring plastic buttons in favour of something a little more glam looking – I buy mine from John Lewis.

Keep it simple – statement pieces are really hard to do well on a budget, so look for basic, versatile and timeless pieces. Don’t spend £300 on a pair of black leather sandals that you could easily get for £50 on ASOS. Save your money for the lust-worthy trend items that will become the focus of your outfit.

Make sure your handbag and shoes are shiny and clean. Although it sounds like something your mother would say, taking the extra five minutes to clean your shoes and handbag will add instant polish to even your most-worn pieces. We all know time in the morning is precious, but there’s nothing cool about wearing dirty items.

Dress in tonal colours (like all white or black) – not only it looks so chic and put together, but a monochrome outfit will also elongate your silhouette. Just make sure your whites are bright and your blacks match.

I’m really loving the below look and can you blame me? It’s incredibly chic, I can fool everyone in to thinking it’s worth way more than it is. Most pieces are under £50 and available in stores now. You’re welcome!

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5 simple ways to make affordable clothes look expensive - Launeden

5 simple ways to make affordable clothes look expensive - Launeden
5 simple ways to make affordable clothes look expensive - Launeden

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