First impressions are crucial, and they can either help or hurt you in both your professional and personal lives. That is why, when you want to impress, looking great and wearing clothing that fits you and appears more expensive could make a significant difference.
Not everyone’s budget will allow them to purchase designer apparel, but that’s not an issue; there are some ingenious, simple techniques to make any item of clothing seem more expensive than it really was. Here are several you can test at home to see what a difference it makes in how you are seen and what you are capable of doing.
Make It Fit
Whether you’re looking for clothing at a fancy store, a shopping centre, or a charity shop, the advice is always the same: make sure it fits. This doesn’t mean you have to try every single item on (unless you want to, although many people don’t enjoy the process at all) and just purchase products that fit you properly. That would take a long time, and you might not find anything that worked.
What it actually means is buying items that you love and that lookfashionable, even if they don’t exactly fit. Why? Because after you take them home, you can take them to a tailor or buy a sewing machine and make the necessary changes yourself.
These could include:
- Shortening the sleeves
- Changing the buttons
- Tightening the waistband
- Including decorations
- Making the garment larger using additional material from a great fabric store or taking it in where necessary.
After you’ve made the alterations, you will be left with an item of clothing that fits perfectly and looks expensive when you might otherwise have passed it by and missed out.
Wash It Less
The more you wash your clothes, the more worn they appear, and the more worn they appear, the cheaper they appear. So, although you obviously want to keep your clothing clean, you don’t want to over wash it since this can wear down the fabric and fade the colours.
When you remove your clothes, pay close attention to how it looks. If there are minor bits of grime, you could spot clean it with a sponge or small brush like a toothbrush rather than washing the whole item. If you’ve just worn it for a few hours, it will typically be quite easily worn again without needing to be washed. This will extend the life of your garments and improve their appearance.
Keep Things Simple
When it comes to clothing, the more decorated it is, the less expensive it seems. There’s just too much going on to keep things classy, and class usually equals cost. Keep things basic, and you’ll have clothes that seem much more luxurious.
Cut down on accessories such as jewellery since it merely detracts from the garment. Plus, any work you’ve put into it will be missed, which would be a shame. It’s acceptable to have a few statement pieces of jewellery, but anything more than that is overkill. It won’t work well with your intended style. Try to keep things simple and let the clothes do the talking.