Who said looking great had to cost an arm and a leg? With smart shopping, you can learn how to look rich while still sticking to your budget. Have you ever wondered how some women manage to look like they just stepped out of a fashion magazine?
Unless you’re rolling in money and have no bills to pay every month, finding the funds and time to spend on clothing is a luxury that most of us do not have. That’s where smart shopping comes in.
Looking luxe for less is totally attainable as long as you stick to these simple tips and tricks.
Our guide on how to look rich for less:
It’s all about who you know
Knowing where to buy fashionable clothing at really great prices is a great place to start. Retail giants like MRP make it so easy to buy clothes that make you look stylish and fashion forward at a fraction of the cost you would normally pay.
Don’t skimp on quality
However, choosing quality pieces at low prices is also important when pursuing a luxe-for-less wardrobe. Quality clothing not only lasts longer in your wardrobe but looks better, too. And what says luxe more than looking put together? We love brands like Ackermans and Contempo for always prioritising the quality of their clothing.
Invest in a few key buys
Have you noticed that most respected designers or luxury brands tend to focus on closet staples rather than keeping up with fickle trends? That’s because they understand that looking good has everything to do with style, and very little to do with being trendy. To achieve the luxe for less look, spend your money on timeless pieces like a really great blazer or a pair of well-fitted jeans. You’ll look fabulous every single time you get dressed with very little effort, or spend, on your side.
Find the dupe for a new trend you like
We’re not talking about knock-offs; we’re talking about similar designs, but at different price points and from different brands. Let’s face it, we’re all walking around wearing the same trends. So make this a conscious decision on your part; if you see something you like at a high-end boutique, try and find it at one of the more bargain brands. Or look online for shopping deals, to get the look you want for less.
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Let your heels do the talking
Any outfit just looks so much better with a pair of heels. A pair of comfortable nude or black courts will up your style points with very little effort on your part. Go for a simple pair that can go with almost everything in your closet.