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Tips to Look Luxurious and Stay Chic Without the Cost

It is just about working with the pieces that you already have and investing in great quality basics. Here are some tips and tricks you can do to appear more effortless and expensive!

Karen Cruz
Karen Cruz

Who wants to look cheap and unpleasant? No one, of course! But it seems impossible to imitate social media fashionistas, influencers, and celebrities without spending a lot of money. But that is just what we think. As a matter of fact, we do not need to own expensive things to look luxurious. It is just about working with the pieces that you already have and investing in great quality basics. Here are some tips and tricks you can do to appear more effortless and expensive!

Avoid visible zippers

Often, the quality of clothes is given away by their accessories. Open zippers are examples. If the zipper of your garment is visible, then the color should be the same as the fabric. If not, then it is not an item to be invested in. Be sure to look for the zippers when buying clothes so you won't end up looking cheap.

Opt for structured bags.

If you often splurge on bags, then be sure to invest in bags with an elegant structure that looks expensive. I know you know how expensive-looking a structured bag is. Though a bit pricey, if you buy from trusted brands, then I am sure your bag will last long. Plus, structured bags are chic and timeless. Opt for neutral colors such as nude, white, black, or tan because these colors can transcend seasons and only get better with age.

A little black dress never goes out of style.

What could be more elegant than a sleek, slimming, and oh-so-stunning little black dress? It is one of those fashion pieces that will never go out of style. So you should always have one in your closet cause LBDs are perfect for every occasion-- from a preppy everyday dress, classy work dress, to a night out or party. Be sure to look for an LBD with interesting and unique details such as the texture or an unconventional neckline for a spin on the classic look.

Nothing looks more expensive than a structured camel coat.

A camel coat is no doubt a timeless piece that makes your entire outfit instantly feel elevated and expensive. When the fall comes and it is time to pull out a coat, it is best to own a structured camel coat cause this piece just looks so stunning.

Invest in a few turtlenecks.

Don't you just love how comfortable knitted turtlenecks are? But they are more than just comfortable pieces of clothing. The elongating neckline and the knitted texture of turtlenecks can make a woman look instantly chic! Plus, it makes a person look extra tall. You can purchase cozy knitted long-sleeve turtlenecks or ones that are sleeveless.

Choose pointed shoes.

Pointed shoes will make a woman look luxurious no matter what outfit you will pair with them. Bright pumps are so damn pretty and pointed black or nude-colored pointed shoes will provide a nice finish to any office image.

Go simple but classy.

As we get older, our wardrobe also becomes less and less colorful. To be honest, neutral colors look chic and luxurious. So when you are in doubt, wear white. A white jumpsuit is a simple way to look very put together. You can even add a statement necklace to make your OOTD look strong. So from now on, you must own an all-white jumpsuit so you will have a secret weapon in your closet.

You can never go wrong with red lips.

Look luxurious by finishing off your look with bold red lips. A red lip is sexy and bold. Pair it with a touch of confidence and let people wonder what is different about you. Opt for quality lipsticks with a very long-lasting matte color but won't leave your lips dry and chapped.

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