Trying to look like you’re worth a million dollars on a budget of $100 might sound impossible – but it’s not! While we would most likely all want to be rich, the truth is that you don’t have to be to look like you are! We suppose this is one of the few benefits that mass-made fashion has afforded us in the 21st century, and while it does mean you probably won’t be able to sport a designer dress or accessory, the truth is that you can imitate designer fashion for a fraction of the price. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.
Pick A Statement Piece
This might sound obvious, but it’s not always about what we wear, but how we wear it that makes it stand out. The best way to create the appearance of stylish, designer couture, is to pick one statement piece in your outfit (a blouse, your skirt, a scarf etc.) and build your outfit around that. This way, you can use one slightly expensive garment in an outfit that costs less and still look great!
Wear Dangling Earrings
Okay, so we don’t mean those 1980s, Donna Summers ‘bangles for earnings’ (although they could be quite hip on the right occasion), but rather think tasteful and minimalist here. Dangling earrings have always been associated with the nouveau rich and if you are lucky enough to be rich, they’re usually gold, silver, or diamond encrusted. For us common folk though, it’s really just the ‘sway and dangle’ we’re trying to imitate for a touch of unspoken class.
Take Care Of Your Clothes
Even if you’re buying cheap items, paying attention to how they’re meant to be washed and making the time to iron and lint-roll your clothes will make them seem newer for longer. This means that you can afford to spend cash on slightly more expensive clothes and not worry about replacing them as often as we would with cheaper clothes, simply because we don’t have the time or energy to take care of them. This way, you can sport a nicer wardrobe for longer without having to replace items as often. Also – always remember to wash your clothes lightly as this will reduce the amount of fade they experience.