Fashion 9 years ago
7 Tips to Dress Expensive
7 tips every girl should have in her back pocket.. (;
1. Tailor Your Trousers
I think there’s something very expensive looking about tailored trousers. I love pants that go right above the ankle so that they taper in. Fitted clothes are a lot more intentional and flattering! Unfortunately most trousers/pants come in generic sizes so although they might taper inwards a bit, they are not exactly customized to your size. The best money i’ve ever spent is on my tailor, who can take my $80 pants look like they are worth $800!
| Trousers: Express | Heels: Vince Camuto |
2. Iron Your Clothes
This may sound simple, but sometimes its the simplest things that we overlook. Imagine if my jumpsuit wasn’t ironed, what a difference it’ll look on me! Invest in a steamer or iron, and make sure you are crease-free! This also goes for men as well!
| Jumpsuit: Backstage | Heels: Stuart Weitzman |
3. Wear a Turtleneck
There’s something so expensive and sophisticated about monochromatic turtlenecks. This piece is a great staple to have in your closet for this season for layering and staying warm. Its the perfect piece to pair with your trousers or pencil skirt to look professional in a work environment as well!
| Black Turtleneck: Theory | White: Turtleneck : Theory |
4. The LBD
If you have an event and don’t have a huge budget for an expensive dress, always go for a LBD! The little black dress is always sophisticated in any and every circumstance! I personally had this LBD for over 3 years now from H&M, and still til this day it’s my favorite as I got it tailored to my fit my body like a glove!
| Dress: H&M (old, but similar HERE) | Shoes: Vince Camuto |
5. Wear a Trenchcoat
A trench coat is another wardrobe staple that everyone needs in their closet (both women & men), as it can elevate and bring sophistication to any look. Trenchcoats are great not only for work, but they can also be paired with more causal outfits. Also Fabrics like wool or felt feels a lot more expensive to me than say cotton or nylon. Opt for a different fabric this season when purchasing a new coat!
| Trenchcoat: Aritzia (more options HERE) | Heels: Vince Camuto |
6. Pointy Heels & Structured Bags
When it comes to what type of heels and bags you should get, pointy heels and structured bags are not only the most classic but also the most sophisticated. Pointy pumps are timeless & professional, and they also streamline your look. There’s something about boxy purses that adds sophistication & structure to an outfit. With boxy purses you want to make sure you retain its shape so make sure to check out my recent post on How To Take Care of Your Purses.
| Large Purse: Tiffany & Co. | Red Purse: Sole Society | Leopard pump: Jessica Simpson | Booties: Jimmy Choo |
7. Be mindful with your accessories
If you notice from following my instagram, I really love minimal & structured gold jewelry. Although sometimes I like to stack on my arm candy, I think it’s more sophisticated when you have 1 or maybe 2 structured pieces such as this one HERE & HERE. Another accessory that will instantly make your outfit look expensive? Sporting a classic watch (again, for both men and women)!
And there you have it, 7 tips to dress expensive (on a budget). I hope these tips were helpful, let me know if YOU have any tips on dressing expensive in the comments below!
| Watch: Daniel Wellington | Bracelet: Miansai | Trousers: Express |
What do YOU think?
48 responses to “7 Tips to Dress Expensive”
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I love this, this really helps me out. I’m always that person that loves the style of sophistication but not breaking the buck. Thanks Chriselle! xx
Ulala, new blog layout, I like it! And these tips are great, I agree with them all!
So happy to hear that you like the new layout! And I’m glad you agree with these tips! xoxo
I love the turtle neck sweaters from Theory that youve shown above. Are there cheaper alternatives to them?
And also please do a gift guide for him for Xmas!!
Thank you Tiff! Yes there are alternatives for the turtle neck you just have to look around. And as for the gift guide, I will keep that in mind.
Amazing outfits! Love all looks!
I love these tips! These are so simple yet make all the difference!
Glad you found these tips useful Liz. The simplest things can make a huge change! 🙂
Great tips! Really want to get a pair of trousers!
Trousers are totally in right now Kaja! 😉
Great tips, can’t wait to use them!
Glad you found the tips helpful! 🙂
Great tips! I am an absolutely believer in numbers 2, 4, 5, 6!
The pointy shoes are a must in any wardrobe!
Pointy heels and structured bag! I love those. Great tips Chriselle!
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Happy you found the tips helpful! Do you have a pair of pointy heels and a favorite structured bag?? 😉
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. I just love.
haha Im glad you LOVE it Sofia! xoxo
Great Post, thank you.
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These are really amazing tips, Chriselle. Something that I’ve been pondering for a while! Thanks for answering my questions~
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These are all really great tips! I see so many people, wearing wrinkled clothes, and I always think how much better this outfit would have looked like if it was ironed. Also, I’ve been really into turtlenecks lately. They’re definitely a staple!
Those trousers from Express are perfect for replacing my similar ones. Thanks for the tips 🙂
I think your tips are great. I understand why you put Jimmy choo shoes up there, prob just to get the idea of the patterns. However, I do think it would be a lot more convincing if you can REALLY use affordable products for this topic.
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great tips! love all the looks
It is true that we should be mindful about our accessories because they can make a “simple look” really great!
This really made a lot of sense and some simple things can really make a difference with how we look! Tailoring is definitely very important and the fabrics and textures really make or break your outfit!
These are really great tips! I also think that certain colours make you look more sophisticated – for instance you will look more expensive in black, white and beige clothes than if you wore some flashy colours.
Could you help me out with one thing? I would like to know how to choose clothes for my boyfriend (for work mostly, but also for a weekend) as he isn’t very tall. I would like him to look taller and stylish of course 🙂
Thank you in advance and greetings from your fan from Poland!
Great tips! The trench coat has recently made it on my list of pieces to get for this season. I’m looking forward to adding that along with a pair of pointy toe pumps to my collection of staples.
These are awesome tips! Thanks very much Chriselle
really liked this article ..very helpful tips espacially the Trenchcoat and the Pointy Heels & Structured Bags
Hi Chriselle, I’m Chiara and I started to follow you since your first video on youtube. 🙂
I think that pearl earrings and necklaces are also more sophisticated and an expensive looks.
What do you think?
Hugs for you and your baby!
Great tips Babe , Chriselle Xx
Your “non expensive clothes” are expensive to me! i wouldn’t pay $80 for trousers, but i like the challenge of do that with even less money. Thanks for your tips and inspiration.
you look wonderfull
I find your tips very useful. You are such a big inspiration
Love you <3
Oh my God, how much I adore Your posts with useful tips! 🙂 Next great one! especially I agree with being minimalist with jewelry, classic watches are definitely my thing.
Love informative and creative posts like this one! Well done!
I love this blog post! It is so true what ironing can do for your clothes, it can work wonders. Love the minimalistic jewelry and trench ideas as well. 🙂
I think the coat and pointy shoes actually make a big difference! And definitely the accessories help too <3
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xoxo, Claire from Vancouver, Canada
Oh yes, I love tip 1, 4, 6 & 7. I used to layer arm candy back when I was in uni but not anymore. I have staple jewellery for work, outings and church and the simpler they are, the classier they look (in my opinion). Can you believe I don’t have an LBD? Shocking, very shocking! I’m looking to invest in a VERY good one for my 30th birthday, God willing, lol. Cheers