How To Make Your Clothes Look Expensive Even When They're Not

We all want to look like celebrities, but we don't all have celebrity money. No matter your budget, here's how to make your clothes look expensive

No matter your budget

Trying to figure out how to make your clothes look more expensive?

Get everything tailored to perfectly fit your body.

There is nothing worse (okay, maybe a few things worse) than an ill-fitting outfit. And even though a tailor may seem expensive, the work will instantly make your clothes look like they were made just for you. If you're an avid thrift shopper, you can buy clothes for a fraction of their retail cost, spend a few dollars getting them tailored, and just like that you have a one-of-a-kind fit. One size does NOT fit all, so why buy clothes and expect them to fit you perfectly?

Stretch the time you go between washing clothes (with the exception of dirty things) to preserve the fabric.

Aside from undergarments, stained items, and questionably smelly things, most clothes can be worn at least a few times before washing. If you notice a stain, try spot-treating or hand-washing it lightly. Constant washing wears down the fabrics (affecting the stretch in them) and fades the color in your clothes, making them look worn out.

 If you can, steam your clothes instead of ironing them to get out pesky wrinkles.

Ironing is always the go-to, but a lot of synthetic materials and polyester blends can't be ironed, or run the risk of getting burned. A steamer, or even an iron with a top-notch steam function, can get out wrinkles without as much risk of burning 1) yourself, and 2) your garment.

Follow the 70/30 rule for fashion: 70% of your wardrobe should be basics, 30% should be trendy.

The secret to fashion is understanding that all trends will die at some point, and even though most come back around later, you can get more wear out of your clothes when you have basics that can go with multiple outfits.

Think about it: Why do you think Kim Kardashian ALWAYS looks polished, even when people think her outfit is basic? She knows the secrets.

Go for nudes, neutrals, and basics like tank tops, midi skirts, jeans, blazers, and one-toned shirts. Then, you can go out and buy a few trendy articles of clothing for your closet, like a sequined blazer, or ruffled-tops, or maybe some statement-making shoes.

Look at fast-fashion stores like H&M, Zara, and Target to find affordable pieces that look expensive.

When in doubt, go for an all-black look.

There's a reason why black is always viewed as chic — literally everyone looks good in it! It matches everything, and it hides stains easily! While you don't have to have an all-black wardrobe, black instantly boosts your look and gives a sense of class that's parallel to none. When in doubt, throw on a savvy all-black look, played up by different textures, to instantly look stylish.

Go for fabrics like linen, faux suede, and cotton that ~look~ expensive but aren't.

When in doubt, you can fake the funk. Fabrics like linen not only let you breathe (which is great for the summer time!), but also just feel expensive when paired with other things.

Suede instantly offers an 'expensive' vibe, but who has suede money? Go for a faux-suede moto jacket or quick statement-making piece to add to your wardrobe. And lastly, cotton is the real MVP of fashion. It's super low-maintenance, easily washable, and has natural fibers that will let you breathe.

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