I genuinely don’t think you need to have money to have great style. Yes, it’s helpful as some luxurious, great quality things are expensive, but there are so many affordable options out there. Here’s how to make any outfit look expensive!
I’ve outlined my tips below and linked all the pieces I’m wearing in the video!
1. START WITH NEUTRAL COLOURS
Start with a neutral and build on it. A white tee is my favourite and a perpetual go-to. Colours like white, black, or beige, look more luxurious and expensive as a general rule (just make sure the black isn’t faded!)
My beige blazer is from Aritzia
2. GET THE RIGHT FIT
If your garment fits you properly, it will look like luxurious, regardless of the price point. Think about investing in a tailor.
3. LAYER GOLD JEWELRY
Gold jewelry, especially when dainty, looks very expensive (think Cameron Diaz in The Holiday). I like to layer thin gold pieces, like necklaces and earrings (and rings, actually). When shopping more affordable gold jewelry, look at the colour; if it’s a lighter, creamier gold it will look more luxurious than a very yellow/orange gold.
All my jewelry in this video is Mejuri. Use this link to get 10% for new customers.
If you’re going to invest anything, make it your accessories, specifically shoes + bags. They can make a $5 tee look like a million bucks.
If not, look for bags with simple silhouettes and designs, with minimal hardware. I usually like to go for black as it goes with everything and looks more luxurious than other colours.
5. NO LARGE LOGOS
I’ll let you in on a little secret… logo’s actually do the opposite of making something look luxurious (except for the CC’s – that’s a classic). Nothing says you want to people to know you’re wealthy like parading around with logos all over your clothing/accessories. The chicest of women keep it simple, subtle and elegant.
6. GET GROOMED
7. FABRICS + SHAPE
No matter how much or little a piece of clothing costs, if it has holes in it, isn’t clean or is fading, it looks like shit. Toss it.
Your clothes should be in good shape, I think that goes without saying (although I’ve been known to wear something to death). If it’s got a rip or it’s pilling- throw it away. Seriously.
Look for the right fabrics – natural fabrics like silk, cotton and wool tend to look more expensive so getting a blend of those with a synthetic fabric is an affordable option. Viscose is also a fabric that looks luxurious at a low price point. Any sweaters made with acrylic tend to pill very easily and quickly so I recommend steering away from that.
BONUS: ADD SUNGLASSES
Oversized sunglasses always up the luxury factor. Think Jackie O.