Dress so that you look expensive
Image And Soft Skill Consultant
I want to share some styling tips that I rely upon to look expensive. And make sure that I feel put together every single day.
· Go Monochromatic: When you are in doubt go monochromatic without any hesitation. We all know the power of going monochrome and wearing same shade from head to toe and how a lot of people think that it makes you look sophisticated, it makes you look chic, taller and taller. So really it seems like kind of a catch-all formula for looking your best and I find that it really is true. If I wear something similar shades from head to toe with thoughtful pieces and then compliment it with delicate accessories my whole entire look pops and I really do feel and look more expensive.
· Careful with your Shoes: Your footwear matters a lot. You must know your shoes really have the ability to make or break an entire outfit. So when choosing footwear keep a couple of things in mind to ensure that you are choosing the most versatile piece and something that will compliment the most items in your wardrobe. So the first thing to keep in mind when picking shoes for your outfits and then your overall wardrobe is to keep things structured. If the name of the game is to look luxe then you definitely want to opt for more structured pieces in both your clothing and accessories. So I find that delicate ballet flats with a very slight heel and loafers and very classic silhouettes like that have a way of instantly elevating everything else that you are wearing and really taking your entire look up to the very next level. So using the example of ballet flats I find that if you pick a very simple ballet flat with no delineation between the heal and the sole it can look a little bit cheaper even if it was not. So when opting for a flatter shoe like that try to find something with the slightest little bit of heel. And I find that by doing so you instantly elevate your entire look because people will register that silhouette as being more expensive on your feet and assume the rest of your outfit follows suit. A very safe general thumb rule to follow: if you want to look expensive is to match your shoes to your handbag, you can always mix and match different footwear and shoes in different shades and materials and still look luxe. For starters you can opt for neutrals in both your handbag and your shoes and then match the two because that will make your whole look feel and look cohesive which again will read expensive.
· Keep it Simple: Keep it simple so no matter what you are wearing, if you keep things simplistic, minimal and classic with very tasteful accessories, you will always look thoughtful and expensive. There’s just something about chic separates when paired together with like I said delicate thoughtful accessories that make it look like you took a lot of time to get dressed and that each piece costs more than it may have actually cost you.
· Style it up: Next step is how you wear something, so you can have the most expensive or inexpensive item and if you don’t wear it well and you don’t wear it confidently and you don’t style it to suit you and your personal lifestyle then it’s never going to look as luxe as it could. So take anything that you are wearing, pop a collar, drape something over your shoulders, roll a sleeve, or half tuck your shirt. Those little tweaks really go a long distance in making your overall look feel more thoughtful which again makes it look more expensive.
· The rule of three elements: Start every outfit with a top and a bottom and then always add a third piece and this third piece should be some outstanding accessory. That could be a necklace, a great pair of earrings, a large fun bracelet, a great handbag, a silk scarf. The possibilities are endless. The whole concept behind this is that by adding the third element you look like you did more than just throw on basics. Example, a T-shirt jeans with a scarf will work great and will take your look to another notch.
· Pay attention to Fit: Make sure that everything that you are wearing fits well. Try to avoid things that are too tight or too loose from head to toe. Mix it up to something looser on top if you have a slim bottom or vice versa. You find that that juxtaposition again makes ever thing look more thoughtful and makes it look more bespoke and custom to you. If things look like they were made especially for your body then people will automatically assume that you paid a crazy amount for it, even though you have not. Take all your off size clothes to the tailor and get them fitted and give it that bespoke and custom look.
· Add Texture: To make your outfit feel more expensive is to add more different textures. So whether you are working with different textures all within the same colour family or playing off of complementary colours by adding different textures to your look you will look like your outfit has been put together by a personal stylist which always reads expensive.
· Keep Jewelry Simple: Keep your accessories and jewellery very classic and clean, opt for very minimal pieces that are very delicate because that tends to read more expensive regardless of the price point. I recommend delicate engraved rings, delicate necklaces with your initials for your daily look, it will feel more custom to you. Nothing beats a classic watch. When all your look fails simply rely on an old classic watch you will instantly feel elevated and you will look custom.
· Avoid cuts and rips: Make sure everything that you are wearing is in great condition. Try and avoid wearing anything that has cuts or tears or rips or scuffs. Anything that has visible flaws will detract from the piece and people will notice the imperfection rather than your clothing and overall outfit
· Innerwear Counts: Mind your undergarments, they make you feel and look expensive. Make sure that you don’t have any visible panty line (VPL). Make sure that your undergarments are not showing. Make sure that things fit you appropriately. You don’t want a bulge or bunch in any uncomfortable spots because it will make you feel uncomfortable, which doesn’t look expensive. The most important tip is that Never pair white undergarments with a white piece of clothing because they will beam like a lighthouse from underneath your clothes. You can opt for skin tone or beige colour because it is virtually going to be translucent. Following these details will definitely help you look more expensive.