How to give the illusion of wearing a designer look with clothes at low prices ? This is the challenge that you, a sophisticated woman of the 21st century , must face every day. You can’t throw away your wardrobe and replace it with designer creations , right? So let’s see together how to adopt a cheap chic style with your current clothes or your future purchases at affordable prices .
The material: 90% of the chic style
There is no secret: a chic look begins first and foremost with noble materials: natural silk, cashmere and leather are refined materials … which are also very expensive.As for affordable alternatives, turn to linen, faux suede and good quality cotton (more than 57 threads per cm²). If possible, avoid synthetic textiles, which age badly, lose their shape in the wash and block perspiration. But sometimes, the Petits Imprimés have little nuggets in store. Like this sublime floral red summer dress in natural mulberry silk at an affordable price. Treat yourself to a sublime dress made from the strongest, thinnest and most breathable natural material in the world!
Knowing how to match colors
Once the right materials have been chosen, the choice of colors remains. You can play with harmony through a color gradient (example: white, beige, camel) or, on the contrary, play with sharp contrasts with thecolor block. This daring fashionista trend is back in full force this winter, so make the most of it!
THE chic must have: the white shirt
If there is one piece that gives chic to your look alone, it’s the white shirt. Well ironed, without creases and immaculate, the white shirt is a flagship piece of the feminine wardrobe to choose from a quality material, cotton poplin, silk or linen. Also think about the cut: choose a timeless cut to surf on seasonal trends. Opt for a classic white shirt, slightly cinched at the waist, with a piece of fabric covering the buttons. As for maintenance, wash it exclusively with white cloth to keep it immaculate and iron it with steam before storing it on a hanger, if possible in a protective cover.
The handbag, the luxury asset of your outfit
The handbag is the essential fashion accessory to enhance a chic and even casual outfit. It immediately gives a neat appearance to the outfit. As long as you choose it well.
Avoid fakes, tote bags, and models that have already been viewed 1000 times. Bet on an original and unique piece, in a durable material with a neutral color that goes with most of your outfits. The details must be sober, discreet and resistant. For a sophisticated touch, we forget the fringes, the big bling bling clasps, the pleats and the embroidery because these details are often synonymous with low-end bag.
Wouldn’t you want a sloppy look to ruin your clean, crisp, sophisticated look? This is what is likely to happen if you wear pieces that were once chic but now faded, lackluster and bland. For an impeccable look, try to revive their color with a recolouring product (laundry department). If nothing helps, it’s time to say bye bye to it by recycling it. Finally, iron your clothes. Adjust the temperature so as not to burn or deform them and store them flat on a hanger to avoid the formation of folds. A little tip: plan to have a change of clothes at the office so that you don’t keep a garment stained with coffee, tomato sauce or wine all day.
Always the right size
Pay attention to the size: apart from the desire to wear a loose or downright oversized piece, your clothes must match your body type. You will probably not have escaped your notice: sizes vary according to the fashion brands. Alterations are necessary to adjust the clothes to your measurements, especially the length of the pants or the sleeves. Once again, the quality of the material is essential to prevent it from relaxing, deforming and no longer corresponding to your size.
A subtle fragrance
The perfume is the finishing touch to your outfit. Its subtle scent makes you unique. It highlights you, reveals your taste and your personality. Better: it can even mark the minds of those who will appreciate it. However, be careful not to overuse the heady scents, especially if you travel by public transport, work in a closed office or in a confined space. Indeed, a refined woman always respects the private space of others.
Prints are the perfect option to energize your look. But not just any old way. The chic patterns are the classic timeless prints like stripes, polka dots or animal patterns like leopard. But some more original prints also perform very well, in addition to bringing originality. Other prints can be difficult to combine and even unflattering depending on your figure. For example, you will avoid large patterns if your curves are generous (morphology A, 8 and O).
Hang your clothes
Want to look neat but also laid back as if you haven’t spent hours getting ready? Straight pieces can be very chic if you are very slim (assumed bias). Otherwise, an unfitted fitted dress, a straight t-shirt or an H-shirt tend to age you. For a chic and sophisticated look, cinch your outfit. It’s biological: the human eye needs to visualize the middle of the body to see harmony there. It’s up to you to choose where the “middle of your body” is: high, normal or low waist, the choice is yours to enhance yourself.
In any case, tuck your t-shirt and shirt into your pants, shorts or skirt. Cinch your dresses with a belt (and even your waistcoats with open sides). On the coat side, cinch if you are thin but prefer to keep it open if your curves are generous (and if it is not -12 ° C).
The importance of underwear
Are you proud of your carefully chosen outfit? Be careful not to ruin her chic style by the line of your panties visible through the material that cuts your buttock in two.
Unflattering, the underwear lines often invite themselves into feminine outfits … and kill all the style! To avoid this fiasco, bet on invisible, seamless, sheathing underwear and even thongs.
Nothing to do, the plastic buttons betray your cheap clothes even if they are made of quality linen or cotton. These low cost buttons are the ultimate in cheap details.
So, to your threads and needles to change your plastic buttons and replace them with buttons in wood, metal, glass, etc.
Enhance your figure with a pretty blazer
The blazer is a strong piece that is enough to radically change your wardrobe. It structures, refines, brings elegance and credibility (even in a casual look).
A classic fit blazer in a neutral color will give you a more casual look while a lively blazer will reflect more sparkle and personality. You choose ! Long bright green blazer + reptile pattern pants + lapels + classic point-toe pumps: the ideal outfit for a chic and cheap style with personality.
- 1 The material: 90% of the chic style
- 2 Knowing how to match colors
- 3 THE chic must have: the white shirt
- 4 The handbag, the luxury asset of your outfit
- 5 Impeccable clothes
- 6 Always the right size
- 7 A subtle fragrance
- 8 Handpicked prints
- 9 Hang your clothes
- 10 The importance of underwear
- 11 Change the buttons
- 12 Enhance your figure with a pretty blazer