How to: Make Affordable Fashion Look Expensive

You know the old saying “less is more”, well sometimes it truly is. And, of course, in this scenario…I mean less by how much you spent on your clothes.

I know that sometimes there are some drawbacks to buying “Fast Fashion”, sometimes the quality can be a little less than desired, but I’ve found that a lot of these major affordable fashion houses (i.e places like H&M, Forever21, Fashion Nova) are stepping up there game when it comes to wearable pieces with longevity, and they upped the quality factor.

The key to making affordable clothes look more expensive is to find pieces that are fashionable but not too trendy. Trends are going to be to hard to have a real shelf life in your closet and will end up staying in the back of the closet. Finding pieces that fit well for your body type, so if you’re like me and you hate trying things on, this will be a pain in the butt, but it’s a definite must. Lastly, but most importantly, looking at the fabric. Some fabrics wear well on the body and look more expensive than they are, such as rayon, it’s not the most expensive, but can look like cotton depending on the piece. Velvet and satin do the same thing when incorporated into your wardrobe, when picking the right piece it can look a lot more luxe than the price tag shows.

As always I like to keep it simple, I wore this Forever21 shirt dress that I actually got on sale, and paired them with these strappy sandals, also from Forever. What I liked the most about the shirt dress is, that it’s an obvious staple that every woman should have in her closet, and that the elongated cuffs gave it an elevated look. The length makes it the perfect dress for a summer day, and the vertical stripes give me the illusion that I’m taller than I am (which is always a good thing). This one is no longer available, but I have listed a few similar shirt dress finds below, that are equally as fantastic!

These sandals, were a recent find at Forever21 and they are just under $30. The block heel makes them super comfortable for long wear throughout the day, and the simplicity of the straps make it easy to transform any outfit into a major wow fit! I think they will be extremely versatile in my closet and I can’t wait to style them in more ways. I would note that they look as though they are selling like hot cakes on the website, so fingers crossed for restocks, or head to your nearest F21 as quick as possible so that you can grab a pair as well!

Oh and by the way, just in case you haven’t noticed, I cut my hair!!! I have been wanting to start a new healthy hair journey, and wanted to start from scratch, so I chopped it all off! I’m so glad to have you guys with me on this journey and can’t wait to see what the future will bring (as far as my hair).

Similar Shirt Dress Styles:

F21 Brown Striped Dress, F21 Red Stripe Dress, F21 Blue Dress, Gap Blue Dress, Calvin Klien Grey stripe Dress (this one is org $129), Nordstrom Rack

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