Jul 11 2009

How To Look Expensive

Category: How To,My OutfitsEyeliah @ 11:30 am

When I got these new Vianni flats (and also in white) I soon realized how well they match this amazing belt.  As a result I am foretelling I will be wearing the combination repeatedly (as seen here).  For a girl who gets most things secondhand the match comes across as expensive and ornate.  Looking at this outfit it is hard to believe it cost only $20 for everything but the shoes.  In regards to how to look expensive, or ‘how to not look like your wardrobe came from the thrift store’ it’s important to pick quality items and I don’t mean what store it’s from.  Avoid any items that are stretched out, pilled or have light stains.  I have been known to take home belts with sections of worn out leather but soon realized it just doesn’t look good or feel right.  I look for items with minimal signs of wear, of natural fibres and they must be the right size.

Tell me about your favorite low price expensive looking item of clothing?

Thrifted Polka Dot Skirt, Paisley Blouse, Patchwork Purse and Beret. Black Pearls, Ebay Lot. Belt, Gift from Shay. Vianni Black and Gold Flats.

5 Responses to “How To Look Expensive”

  1. Michele says:

    I really love the blouse. (I guess I like paisley – never thought about it before.) Very pretty.

  2. Nicola says:

    the whole outfit looks amazing! love it. must be very very expensive ; )
    let’s think about my favourite ‘low price expensive looking’- item… hm, I think it’s not a item itself – if you pair a lovely vintage outfit with some gold accessories, it could look quite expensive. and so you did!!

  3. Franca says:

    I really like this. You are rockin the hats recently!

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  4. anita says:

    This outfit is really cute and nobody would guess the price! I think your advice are very good, it’s not worth buying things with many signs of wear.

    This is my favourite low price expensive looking item:



  5. Casey says:

    Great tips! I too used to purchase things that were less than perfect (and couldn’t necessarily be re-worked), but have found that I’m much more satisfied when I pass up all the junk and wait for the high-quality looking items! 🙂 I think my favorite item that falls into this category is my 1960s cashmere cardigan. I bought it for an insanely low price ($2 I think!), but it still looks brand new and oh-so luxurious!