Move Up From Mediocre: 5 Styling Tips That Can Make Your Daily Outfits Look Expensive

woman wearing an expensive outfit and jewelry

Dressing well is integral to the success of your social and professional life. It gives you the extra confidence you need to face any challenge that comes your way, simply because you’re dressed the part. After all, it’s difficult to cling to the blues or shy away from the crowd when you know you’re looking exceptional. Good clothes do wonderful things to your psyche, which is why you’ll want to make sure that you invest in excellent pieces.

The problem many people encounter is that good pieces are often expensive pieces. What you currently have are a bunch of mediocre tops and bottoms that make you feel, well, mediocre. Should you tap into your savings and purchase an expensive wardrobe then? Not necessarily. With a couple of changes to how you wear and style these “mediocre” pieces, you’ll be on your way to looking and feeling expensive every time you step out the door.

Stick to Classic Jewelry

Ditch the trendy jewelry that you’ll no longer be using in a year or two. Often, these accessories are too flashy and poorly made that they only detract from your outfit. Moreover, they’re a wasteful investment and can be considered harmful to the environment.

What you want to use is classic jewelry that will complement the majority of your clothes. This usually means sticking to rings, wristwatches, and bracelets that are made of gold and rose gold. High-quality silver alternatives are also great when you want to be more subtle.

The next time you go shopping for luxury jewelry such as necklaces for women, be careful about the style and size that you go for. The less flashy it is, the more elegant and expensive your outfit will look.

Get Them Tailored

Getting your clothes tailored is a nifty trick that will transform your wardrobe overnight (or in a couple of days, depending on how quickly your seamstress works). After all, there’s nothing like ill-fitting clothes to make your ensembles look forced and unflattering. If you love the pieces you currently have, but they don’t do anything for your figure, getting them tailored could be the solution you’ve been searching for.

Make sure to go to a reputable seamstress who values not only your aesthetics but also your comfort. Tailored clothes that look great but don’t provide sufficient comfort will soon find themselves at the back of your closet, so be mindful of who does the work for you.

Wear Neutral Tones

The upside to wearing neutral tones is that they are sure to complement your skin tone and foolproof your daily mixing and matching. This is especially useful if you’re styling skill is zero and you’re often plagued by decision fatigue. Owning a wardrobe that thrives on neutral-colored pieces makes decision-making faster, and it’s an effortless way to look sophisticated.

Pull out all the blacks, whites, and beiges in your wardrobe to see for yourself how easily they step up your look. When you go shopping, see to it that you add navy, gray, mocha, olive, cream, and khaki for diversity. As long as the clothing you buy is also classy and made from quality material, you’ll soon build a wardrobe that will benefit you for years to come.

Invest in Good Undergarments

Many people think that because others won’t see their undergarments, then it doesn’t matter what material and style they are. The truth is that they impact your outfit more than you realize. Even the drape of your favorite shirt changes when you switch to a bra that is the right size and style for your body type. Those too-small or too-big undies? They can create visible lines on your dress, shorts, and even jeans that make them unflattering. That’s not to mention the discomfort and possible health risks that come with wearing undergarments that aren’t suitable for you.

Match Your Bag to Your Shoes

woman wearing black pumps

Nothing levels up an outfit like good shoes do. Even when you’re just wearing jeans and a t-shirt, you can look chic by trading your sneakers for leather boots or black pumps. Imagine the difference it’ll make when you take it a notch higher by matching your bag to your shoes. This is a tried-and-tested formula for making your outfit look seamless and coordinated. And because you’re sticking to neutral colors, matching won’t be that hard to do.

Paying attention to what you wear and how you wear them can improve the overall quality of your life. Never underestimate the power of dressing well, because this switch from mediocre to classy and expensive-looking aesthetic is a change that can only propel you towards great things.

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