How to Look Expensive on a Budget - 5 Easy Tips

I'm going to show you some style tips on how to look expensive on a budget. Dressing to impress doesn't mean that you have to spend an absolute fortune; you can easily upgrade your look with these simple tips and tricks.


A tailored suit

1. Tailor your clothes

If you saw an outfit on Pinterest that you really liked and wanted to copy, an amazing tailor could help you to recreate this look. Or, you can learn to make and tailor your own clothes.


A tailor can hem pieces, put shoulder pads in where necessary, add buttons, and take garments in or out as needed. All of those small little things can make an outfit look more expensive because the smallest details can uplift a whole outfit. In addition, your clothes will fit you like a glove - just as you need them to fit.


Tailoring will make sure that all the lengths and proportions are perfectly fitted for you. Customize an outfit to your preferences and specifications - a good tailor is really a non-negotiable.

A statement necklace

2. Statement jewelry

Statement jewelry can elevate an outfit instantly, so you want to have a good collection of it stored away. When you put on the right jewelry, it makes any outfit look more put-together and expensive. Pairing statement jewelry with your outfit will also look like you put more effort and thought into getting dressed.


You could opt for big chunky bracelets, standout rings, striking bracelets, or necklaces brimming with character. The great thing about these pieces is that they are unique and personal to you.

A tan monochrome pantsuit

3. Monochrome outfits

Monochrome outfits never disappoint; they always look chic and expensive.


If you haven't dressed in monochrome before, it might be a good idea to start off with a neutral color (think black, white, cream, beige, gray, or tan). Really there are no colors to be avoided, though, when it comes to monochrome outfits, and you can definitely go for something bright and bold.


The cohesive look that monochrome creates is an effortless way to upgrade your look. I like going for pantsuits when I’m wearing monochrome, but there are lots of other options out there; play around and find something that you love.

Statement red strappy heels

4. Statement accessories

We mentioned statement jewelry, but this also applies to statement accessories in your wardrobe: think bags, hats, scarves, and shoes. These accessories can add a pop of personality to your outfit, and they can also serve as the focal point for your look if you want them to.


Accessories are an easy way to add class and elegance to an everyday look.

How to look expensive and classy

5. Style inspiration

My last tip for you is to have style inspiration at your fingertips, and with Youtube, Instagram, and Pinterest, that is easy; take your pick. Or, if you're more of a traditionalist, you can, of course, opt for fashion magazines.


Inspiration is important for those days when you get out of bed and you just don't know what to wear. It is also an important tool in changing up your style and trying new trends and pieces. When you've got style inspiration, you can easily look up expensive designer pieces and have a go at recreating them yourself without breaking the bank.


Those are my five tips on how to look expensive on a budget. If you follow them, you’ll be able to put together some classy and elevated outfits. The main thing really is to be conscious of your fashion choices and mindful when you're getting dressed of what you are wearing and why you are wearing it.

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