How To Make Your Wardrobe Look Expensive

A common misconception is that in order to look stylish your clothes must be expensive.  Wrong.  To me, style is nothing about the brands you’re wearing, but rather how you put those brands together.  With that being said there are a few easy tips that will help to create the illusion of an expensive outfit without breaking your bank.

My first tip is to keep your outfits monochromatic.  Monochromatic looks have been trending for a while and always prove to look chic and expensive regardless of the brand.  I love a monochromatic look because it draws the eye upward and elongates your body.  If you’re looking to try out this trend, you’ll definitely want to check out Marianna Hewitt for fashion inspiration.  Her looks always appear effortless and luxurious.

Photo Credit: Marianna Hewitt Instagram
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Playing around with textures is a great way to make your outfit appear expensive.  My favorite textures for the fall are mesh and leather.  While you probably have a few leather pieces hidden in your wardrobe, you’ll definitely want to hunt for a fun mesh piece.  To try out this trend opt for a simple neutral-colored mesh long sleeve top.  You can easily wear this top with jeans, trousers, or leather pants.  I always turn to Kourtney Kardashian for fun textured outfits.

Photo Credit: Kourtney Kardashian’s Instagram
Photo Credit: Kourtney Kardashian’s Instagram

Lastly, remember to keep it simple with your jewelry.  While you probably have a ton of statement necklaces in your jewelry box from previous seasons, it’s best to layer dainty pieces.  Chunky statement pieces often come off as costume jewelry and can easily overpower your outfit.  Instead try layering simple necklaces, bracelets, and rings.  A great place to search for jewelry online is Etsy.com.  For jewelry, inspiration check out LA blogger, Sivan Ayla.

Photo Credit: Sivan Ayla’s Instagram
Photo Credit: Sivan Ayla’s Instagram

Today’s insane variety of online shopping sites make it so easy to shop within your budget.  Remember that every fashion trend can be duplicated at a low cost.  While a pair of Gucci shoes may be fabulous, buying them won’t make you stylish.  Instead, focus on unique textures and silhouettes to enhance your sense of style.

Written by: Caitlin Jaymes

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