5 Hacks To Make Your Clothes Look More Expensive

Because who says Penneys can't look like Prada?

Street style

We love a bargain, really we do, and some of our favourite fashion bits have come straight from the high street, but if you’d rather your budget-friendly buys looked less cheap, more couture, then we have a few sartorial tweaks up our sleeves.

Here’s how to make your clothes look more expensive, without needing the mega bucks to match.

1. Invest in a clothes steamer

We’ve all been guilty of pulling on a creased shirt in the morning and thinking ‘To hell with it, I don’t have time to give it a run over with the iron’ but even subtle creases can seriously cheapen the look of your threads. To fix it, drop your spends on a clothes steamer. Sure they’re a little on the pricey side, but they’ll nix those nasty creases in mere seconds. Job done.

2. Have the essentials altered

Tailoring doesn’t have to be expensive but it can add serious dollah to your outfit. In particular pay attention to clothes where the fit is especially important. Think jeans, jackets and anything fitted. Make sure to have your shoes reheeled regularly too.

3. Invest in a key coat or jacket

Thanks to our horrible Irish weather we’re rarely seen out and about without a jacket. It’s also the first thing people notice about your outfit so it’s important to get it right. Think a belted camel trench coat or a statement blazer and you’d be on the right track.

4. All black everything

As if we needed more encouragement to wear our favourite colour. Darker coloured items tend to look more expensive so if you really want to look like your threads came with a killer price tag it’s best to avoid pastels and brights.

5. Don’t forget what’s underneath!

It’s what’s on the inside that counts, ladypal and ensuring that you’ve got good fitting lingerie on underneath is a surefire way to improve the look and fit of your clothes. It’s also mighty good for your confidence and your posture, so a win-win.


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