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7 Tricks To Make Your Outfit Look More Expensive

Do you dream of making your ensembles look more expensive? Or wish your clothes were classic and timeless?

From accessorising with bold metals or investing in a timeless bag, there are numerous ways you can create a more expensive looking outfit without having to buy designer brands.

Whether you’re heading for lunch with your friends or an evening out with your significant other, we’ve got all the tips to make your outfit pop!

Here are our 7 top tricks to make every outfit look more expensive.

Stand Out With Accessories

It has been said that accessories make or break an outfit, and we agree! With a huge range of accessories from dashing rings to sparkling earrings and vintage style sunglasses for a sunny day, it can be tempting to wear it all. However, to get that expensive edge, you really want to enhance your outfit rather than cover it with bling accessories.


To keep it simple and sophisticated, choose your jewellery in the same metal — for a more subtle look, select silver rings, earring and a necklace, while for more glamour, go with gold. Alternatively, add a pop of colourful jewellery to an otherwise plain outfit to really stand out from the crowd!

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Invest In Your Footwear

A lovely looking pair of shoes can carry any outfit. From a high pair of heels or a timeless pump, to a leather boot or a dapper brogue, your footwear can add that final flourish!


Make a statement and add a pop of colour to your little black dress ensemble with a pair of fabulous magenta pink heels. To create even more of a wow-factor, make sure you match your shoes and bag — our matching couture bag will add just the right amount of colour to a monochrome outfit.


For men, make sure to match your shoes with your belt as this will create a sophisticated outfit that looks intentionally stylish. We’ve got a great range of high quality mens shoes under £100, so there’s no need to break the bank for that designer look!

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Consider Tonal Dressing

Whether you’re a fan of wearing all black, or love a muted tonal look that contains creams, beige and white, creating a monochrome look is a simple but effective way to make your outfit look more expensive. 


The art of tonal dressing is not only a fashion statement but also can be extremely slimming and add a sense of sophistication. The pairing of monochrome colours will never go out of fashion, so you’ll always look effortlessly fabulous! 


Choosing different textures will help break up the colours and easily dress your outfits up or down — depending which look you're going for. For example, select a staple pair of black skinny jeans and wear with a charcoal chunky knit jumper to create a casual, tonal ensemble.

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Timeless Outerwear

The tip we always recommend: Find yourself a good coat that you can wear over every outfit. Whether it's a trendy leather jacket, classic men’s blazer or a cosy wool blend coat, the right outerwear will make any outfit look more expensive. 


When you’re looking to invest in a coat, it’s always good to bear in mind that it should be comfortable, be suitable to your lifestyle and complement your wardrobe. High quality is also essential — as you’ll be reaching for it on a regular basis, you need a coat that’s sure to last!

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Belt Your Outfit

From an oversized dress to an everyday jeans and t-shirt combo, a belt can help break up your outfits. By accentuating your waist and pulling your look together, a belt is a must for a high-end feel!


Belt a floaty blouse and jeans, then add a pair of heels to instantly make your outfit look not only more expensive, but also more polished and stylish. Take your casual tee to the office by adding a pair of trousers, a belt and a pair of brogues. 


Choose from a variety of belts that best suit your outfits, from black leather belts to studded and embroidered designs, each creating a unique twist and overall fabulous looking outfit.

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Go Bold With A Blazer

A blazer has long been a wardrobe staple and with good reason. Throwing on this piece of outerwear and a pair of heels will dress up your go-to outfit, while classically matching your blazer with trousers and a shirt will instantly create a more lavish look. 


If you’re looking for a more fitted outfit, a tailored blazer is a great option. But if you’re wanting to embrace colour, we recommend wearing a bright blazer jacket over a tonal outfit choice — this keeps your ensemble looking expensive and lets your blazer do the talking!


Stick to lightweight materials in summer such as linen and cotton. For the chillier winter months, choose a wool blend or tweed blazer that you can fit over the top of a wooly jumper to keep you warm.

Choose Clothes That Fit Great

Confidence is the best way to make sure you always rock the clothes you’re wearing and what better way than making sure your clothes fit in all the right places. An outfit that fits well is also sure to look more sophisticated and expensive — tailoring can work a treat here!


Start with the bones of your wardrobe; the items that you will continue to pick out for years. A pair of good quality jeans, trousers and a well fitting coat will keep you going through the seasons. You can mix and match different jumpers, tops and blouses depending on the weather and occasion.

Do you have any further tips for making your outfits look more expensive? We’d love to hear! Why not let us know by joining in the conversation on Facebook or Instagram?