For most of us, spending thousands of dollars on our clothes is not realistic. But that does not mean you cannot make your clothes look like couture. Believe it or not, there are tons of ways you can make your poly blend look more expensive, and it will not cost you a fortune. Tricks as simple as swapping out the buttons on a garment can totally change its appearance, while ditching the belt that came with a cheap dress is almost always the right decision. While it is important to know which items to never skimp on, it is equally crucial to know which pieces never require you to drop the big bucks. To help make your clothes look more expensive, check out my eight tips of advice that you should always keep in mind when you are getting dressed.
1. Get your items tailored. A ten dollar top can look pricier when it is perfectly fitted to your body.
2. Throw on cocktail jewelry. A cocktail ring, statement necklace or ear cuff can make any outfit stand out.
3. Keep your shoes in shape. It is easy to let your footwear get scuffed up and worn out. Stop by the shoemaker and get him to replace the soles and shine them up.
4. Invest in a great coat. Your jacket is the first thing people notice, so spend money on a nice one. It will not matter as much about what you are wearing underneath.
5. Get your clothing dry cleaned. Yes, it costs more money, but it will make your items last longer.
6. When it doubt, buy it in black. Darker colors tends to look more expensive as you cannot see imperfections as closely.
7. Invest in a steamer. Wrinkled satin never looks chic.
8. Store your pieces properly. Hanging loose knit sweaters on wire hangers can stretch them out. If you store your item the proper way, they will hang on your body the way they were meant to.