We see on magazines and newspapers everyday about high fashion clothes that are too expensive for the budget. We can’t all always afford a high end shoes or dress all the time (unless you are a Hollywood star and a celebutante, then you can). However, there are tricks that can make any item in our closet look expensive without spending too much money. The trick is just to style your clothes in a way where they don’t look tacky. Always remember that looking well-dressed doesn’t take lots of money, it’s all in the way you carry yourself and a little bit of creativity and innovativeness.

If It Fits Good, It Looks Good

You know what’s worse than getting tight clothes?  It’s getting the oversized ones. The trick is to get everything tailored to your size. Don’t wear clothes that are too big for you because it’s going to make it look cheap that what it’s actually worth. Take that trip to the tailor and make the clothes fit exactly your size. It will elevate your clothes and will make it more expensive than it is.

It’s all in the Accessories and Styling

If you’re too lazy (or busy!) to go to tailor, then accessorize your outfit well! Get a belt to hoist it your figure. Or you can pick the earrings that will look great with fabric. You can add gold accessories to make your outfit structured and shiny. Keep your handbags and purses clean too. Nothing says cheap more than a dirty bag. Make sure that your make-up and your hairdo looks great with your outfit. They affect the whole outfit too. Opt for a clean and laidback hairdo for a casual day and night out.

Keep It Pressed and Fresh

This will give a polished look to your clothes. Any wrinkles will make anything cheap plus, you’re not showing your clothes in best shape, too. If you don’t have an iron, you can opt to steam it. Steaming your clothes can give it a fresh smell because it gets rid of any lingering bad smell.

Go for the Neutrals

Whites and Blacks can make you look put together. Plus it can help elongate your body, too. Neutrals and really saturated colors that is bright and crisp give you a bold and rich tones that will make it look expensive.

Pick Timeless Pieces

Each season brings different fashion trends. Pick the timeless classics because not only can you save money by not catching up to the trend every single time but you’re also being fabulously fashionable every time and everywhere.

Match Everything

Match every feature of your outfit from your shoes to your bag to your hair to your makeup. Basically, everything. You can match by color palette, or by fabric, depending on your preference. But when you’re in doubt, the easy way to keep safe is to keep your accessories in the same color. This will ensue that your outfit looks intentional and stylish.

Remember to always keep everything simple!

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Quality will never ever trump quantity. You have to get your money’s worth by only buying the best clothes with the best cloth. Good quality clothing will always be a fashion must. Big brands like Zara, Topshop, H&M, Balmain, and Versace among others didn’t get the name they have right now because of selling cheap cloth. We can’t deny that famous brands equal quality workmanship. But nowadays, outlet stores have sneaky marketing tricks to fool you into more for a lesser quality clothes. How will you ever know that that dress you bought will last? You yourself have to learn to discern what the best worth is for your money.


If you have no idea on what to look for in a well-made garments, these tips below will help you in buying high quality clothes that you can get with your money.

The “Hand” of the Fabric

This may seem like a character from Game of Thrones but it’s actually not. This is actually the fancy term that refers to the feel of the fabric in your hand. You can really feel the difference of a good quality fabric from a low quality one. The trick is to get your hands to feel different expensive fabrics and then go to the fabric of the clothes you want to buy and see and feel for yourself the difference. If your hand can’t feel the difference, rub it across your cheek. If it seems scratchy or itchy on your cheek, it will probably feel scratchy and itchy all throughout your body too.

Page BreakSeams and Hems

You can tell the quality of the clothing with the quality of the stitching.  Better quality clothing have more stiches per inch and have a tighter seams. This means the tighter the hold of the seams, the less likely the clothing will tear apart therefore it could last longer though tear and wear and a lot of laundry. High quality clothing have the raw edge of hems turned under or covered with hem tape. With a good hem comes a great movement and drape of the clothing. If the hem is uneven, this could hint that the clothing is not well-made.

Buttons, Closures, Zippers, Pockets

Always look for extras button that is usually attached to the clothing. This can save you money and time if ever your button gets broken. The closure of a clothing should be flawless without any thread going out.

For zippers, make sure that it is laid and sewn flat. For pockets, make sure that it sewn with the same fabric as the rest of the clothing.


See to it that the pattern of the clothing is not uneven. This is one of the reasons why good quality clothing is expensive because it takes a long time and fabric to align and match them.

The Extra Details

Keep sight of loose buttons, exposed zippers, loose seams and threads. This could mean poor workmanship and cheap fabrics.

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