With the beginning of autumn, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) begins, showing every new trend, essential designers, and overpriced products. But let’s face it: no matter how much fashion magazines admire their fall collections, the average American woman spends less than $3,000 on a pair of Christian Louboutin boots.
But even if you have the taste of Michael Kors, but live on the old budget of the US Navy, this doesn’t mean you don’t have to feel sorry for non-New York Fashion Week clothes. In fact, I insist that not only it is unwise to spend a lot of money on a trend that will only last for one season, but it also makes poor use of closet space. Instead, you can get high fashion ratings based on buying clothes that look expensive but do not exceed your budget.
Of course, your personal budget determines how much money you can spend on clothes each season. However, due to the greater focus on quality and some repairs after purchase, no matter how much you pay, you can find clothes that still make you feel completely indulgent at a cheap price.
Tips to make clothes look more expensive
See a Tailor
I often find that women are hesitant to tailor their clothes. Many women think that tailoring is expensive; however, in my experience, simple tailoring methods (such as clamping the waist or lowering the price of the hem) are usually between 15 and 20 dollars, but this will make your clothes look like One million dollars.
Designers can do the fitting of clothes of a model of a specific size and shape. The average size of an average woman is much higher, so clothes are rarely the most suitable clothes. Clothes that don’t fit your waist or pants that are too long may make expensive clothes look old and cheap. By investing $20 to customize cheap shopping results, your clothes will fit your body better, automatically creating a better texture.
Do you know the label inside the shirt? Not only can tell you what size you are wearing. All mass-market clothing comes with washing instructions to make the clothing last longer and look better. Fading, wrinkling, and shrinkage are all obvious signs of cheap clothes. However, you can deceive everyone by paying extra attention to all clothing. Always check your clothing labels to find out how to best care for your clothes to keep them crisp, bright, and expensive.
The following are some general laundry techniques:
- Always wash clothes of the same color, especially dark colors, which can easily fade
- Cover the woolen clothes with a disposable razor to remove pilling
- Do not wash clothes designated as “dry cleaning only” at home
- Wear several times before washing clothes to maintain the color and shape
- Invest in a drying rack (less than $30) to make clothes fade and deform in the dryer, such as jeans and dresses
- Store outdated clothes in a cool place
- Leave stains on the fabric (do not wipe), because wiping will damage the fabric of the clothes
- Just paying attention to washing clothes correctly can help them maintain color, shape, and quality, even if you get a few pairs of pants from the clearance rack.
Look for workmanship
When I bargain and see what I like, the first things I see are buttons and zippers. Even cheap clothes should have strong workmanship, otherwise, you will run the risk of broken clothes, and loose threads.
Finally, do a check for stains or holes introduced by others while trying the product from the store. Although some stains (for example, cosmetics) can usually be washed off, you should be able to find others without stains.