How to make your outfit look expensive

how to make your outfit look expensive

“CHOOSE QUALITY OVER QUANTITY” – it’s one of those style “rules” we’re always hearing, and, in general, it’s a pretty good rule to follow, for obvious reasons. Good quality clothing lasts longer than poor quality pieces, so you get a higher “cost per wear” – meaning that those expensive items you hesitate to buy can work out cheaper in the long-run than the fast-fashion pieces you don’t have to think twice about.

To be perfectly honest, though, I actually get a little frustrated when people try to insist that “investment pieces” are the only clothes you should ever buy: I love high-quality clothing as much as the next person, but I also love fashion, and I’m not always either willing or able to save up for months in order to wear something I love. There are definitely some things I’m willing to invest in, but ONLY buying investment pieces just isn’t realistic for me – and I’m guessing I’m not the only one in that position, am I?

With that in mind, here are some ways to make your clothes look higher quality than they actually are…

how to make your outfit look more expensive


  • I said “yes” to every single sentence , Amber!
    You are so right about the “investment pieces”, I’d love to have a wardrobe full of them but unfortunately it isn’t possible. I also look at quality at an affordable price – finding the right balance is key.
    I have a long sleeveless blazer from H&M which is of outstandig quality and everybody comments on it!
    My skilled seamstress alters a lot of clothes which I buy online, the right fit makes all the difference.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • You may find the right outfits, shoes, and/or accessories today, but tomorrow (give or take a few weeks/ months/ years) your body, mood, or even perspective changes and those so right items no longer fill the intended purpose or reason. This is probably the time for assessing the priorities in the wardrobe and disseminate the once regaled and even sought after pieces that can now be titled clutter since they haven’t been worn for who knows how long. This would be an easy task if we hadn’t put so much effort and concern (or obsession) in obtaining such quantities. I suppose we need to be reminded that we won’t be able to take it with us to the great beyond. So it comes down to how much integrity we have for the person we are, by not letting clutter control our quality of life and our self-image. Sometimes personal experience can be a hard pill to swallow.

  • it depends… I am thinking that something looks expensive when you are thinking this item is expensive. Most of people don’t know what is expensive or what is not. They see only how you treat your cloth. If you believe that your cloth is expensive so people believe in this too

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