My Style Secrets on How to Look Expensive

I actually get IG DM’s on how to look expensive. At first, it came off as a surprise because as much as I adore luxury, I can’t afford it all. But because of the way I dress, people assume I am rich (it’s definitely not the case). I am not rich but being a stylist of my blog, I have learned a few tips and tricks on how to elevate your style to look expensive. Without further ado, let’s look into my style secrets on how to look expensive.

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1. Wear Monochrome Outfits

Sticking to a one-color outfit or in other words monochrome look is one of the simple yet effective ways to make your outfit look expensive. Whether it’s the color black, beige, grey, or red, go full with that one color, and don’t forget to play with textures. Adding texture will not only elevate the look, but it will also give your look more definition.

2. Never Miss Out on Manicure

I discovered shellac manicure 2 years ago (I know I am late) and it was the best thing I did to make my nails look good and last longer. Applying regular nail polish gets chipped at times but a shellac manicure uses gel-like paste which hardens under a UV lamp making it last for weeks. I usually get mine done every 6 weeks. But if you don’t have the time, put effort into doing nails at home. Honestly, nothing looks worse than chipped nails. And if you don’t like nail polish (which is me at times), make your nails look clean and manicured using the base and top OPI coat (see below). And if you have a bit more time than that, go festive with red OPI nail polish this season. It will add definition to your nails thus making you look good overall.

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3. Opt-in For Natural Material

Remember quality over quantity always. Instead of investing in a $10 sweater that will last you for a couple of washes, opt-in for natural materials like cashmere, silk, wool, or cotton. It’s also important to properly care for those pieces as well. Get them dry cleaned or wash them in the delicate cycle to make them last longer. They will definitely give you the ‘looking expensive’ feel!

4. Don’t Over Accessorize

Last but not least is to NEVER over-accessorize. For example, if you are wearing statement chunky earrings, there is no need to wear a necklace. It looks too much and makes the focus look scattered. Accessorize in moderation and mix & match but adding unnecessary layers will make the look confusing. If you have heard of the phrase, MORE IS LESS, then this is where the phrase need to more applied.

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Do you have any style secrets on how to look expensive? let us know in the comments section below!


  1. December 12, 2020 / 3:58 pm

    I love to mix high end with more affordable pieces.Very often people will assume what I’m wearing is luxury because something else I’m wearing is or they’ve seen me wear a luxury item before. I also take really good care of my clothes, shoes, handbags, etc. whether they a splurge or save item. Great tips! Thanks for sharing

    • admin
      December 13, 2020 / 5:10 am

      That’ss definitely a great tip. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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