Not everyone who loves fashion has the money (or time) to spend on curating the perfect wardrobe full of high-end pieces. We’re all about finding good deals on essentials and keeping your shopping as simple as possible. But even when we don’t have extra room in our budgets for a pricey dress or a new top, we still don’t want to look like we’re wearing sale finds and fast fashion pieces. So what else can you do to make even your cheap clothes look expensive?
It turns out that there’s a lot you can do, even when you aren’t in a position to run to the mall (or go on an online shopping spree). The tips ahead will keep your ensembles looking high-end even when your bank account balance is dangerously low and help your wardrobe to feel more designer than fast fashion even if the opposite is true. It is true that you can feel put-together even when most of your outfit came from the sales rack.
1. Make sure everything fits
The first step to making even cheap clothes look expensive? Make sure that everything fits impeccably. If you’re choosing between pieces on the sales rack, go for the one that fits better. If you’re getting rid of old clothing and are choosing between two versions of something — like two white shirts or two black blazers — keep the one that’s cut better or looks more flattering with your favorite pair of trousers. If you find it difficult to find clothes that fit you exactly correctly, then it may be time to consider finding a tailor. Many minor alterations, even ones that don’t cost much, can make a major difference in the way your clothes fit.