10 Tips on how to look expensive for less!

I dare you to tell me you wouldn’t want to look expensive and classy for almost nothing? Appearance is very subjective, and most of the time, it has absolutely nothing to do with your budget. You don’t need a Chanel bag to look good and powerful. Forget about Balenciaga’s or diamond rings. You don’t need to break your bank in the name of fashion.

Before we even start, I just want to let you in a secret that will change the game… Your confidence speaks louder than any clothing item you could purchase. You could be wearing the weirdest, uncoordinated clothes ever, but if you feel good and you think you rock, everyone around you will think the same.

If that’s not enough, let me give you a few tips on how you can look expensive for almost nothing!

Black is always in! It’s the easiest way to look more expensive. The color is often associated with being elegant, slick, and luxurious. You can match your clothes better, and the color will never go out of style!

If not, White is pretty luxurious too! Same as black, it’s easy to match your clothes, and it looks effortless. You look put-together and gracious. It’s a great color to have your basics in, and then you can build up your outfit with other colors!

Bye Bye distressed and washed-out clothes! They are obviously very cool looking, but they don’t scream luxurious. I don’t know about you, but my parents always make fun of me when I wear them. They say I can just purchase used pants and rip them apart instead of investing 100$ on them. And the reality is that they are right. These are the grocery store kind of pants/shirt, not events.

Say yes to gold jewelry! As a general rule, I like to use my jewelry to accessorize my outfits without overpowering them. Also, put aside all the chunky necklaces, big rings, or statement earrings… they are not doing you any favors.

Accessorize! It’s so much more stylish to have a neutral outfit and then add a piece to accessorize and really bring the outfit to life. For the accessories, you can opt for a structured purse, a camel coat, a neck scarf, shoes… All these have to be used to finalize the look! Your accessories should be your key pieces, the thing to really differentiate you from anyone else.

No more logos! You don’t want to be a walking billboard for a brand. People will probably associate it with being a showoff rather than a rich boss-looking individual! Celebrities are paid to wear them, but you’re not! Opt for classic, universal pieces that you won’t regret choosing 10 years from now when you will be looking at your old pictures.

Expensive rhymes with modesty! As much as we love showing our skin and our bodies, you have to cover up a bit to look expensive. No millionaire other than in the entertainment industry wears revealing clothes, and there is a reason behind it.

Plain colors vs Patterns! Rich patterns can be worn, but they should add to your plain clothes only. When you mix them together in the right way, you will look expensive. Otherwise, you will look like you are trying too much. And if you have a smaller budget, it’s better to invest in plain colors as it will have a better return on your investment.

Less is often more! I am a big fan of layering and adding to my outfit. The reality is that you are trying too much…

Have you heard of the rule of thirds? This rule states to make any outfit stand out, a balanced one-to-one ratio is boring and expected, whereas, unbalanced proportions are interesting and pleasing to look at. Its generally accepted that a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio is the most aesthetically pleasing division of spaces. Jo-Lynne explains it so well in her article!

I hope these 10 tips will help you look fab and pricey! Also, I do believe that you can help yourself by taking care of your skin. I feel like rich-looking individuals also have great skin, and you can read this article to help you out! Let me know in the comment section below what tricks you have to up your fashion game!

Until next time,


If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone

PS: All picture were taken from pinterest and do not belong to us.


Sofyah Ov is the founder of Sofyahscorner. Through her travels, she emphasizes the art of living comfortably while adventuring, showing readers how to strike a harmonious balance between world exploration and the soft life. Having lived in 3 different continents, the writer, passionate traveler, and lifestyle enthusiast would love to teach you how you can have it all!

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  1. Gina Abernathy
    April 3, 2021 / 9:56 pm

    I like all of the outfits posted.

    • April 3, 2021 / 10:26 pm

      Yay! Glad to hear it!

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