FASHION ON A BUDGET: WAYS TO LOOK EXPENSIVE!

Hello everyone,


Believe me when I say, being covered in high end brands like Valentino, Givenchy or Burberry isn't the only way to look expensive. In fact, there are ways to stay on budget, but still look wonderful when you dress. I stick to these tricks every time as they have never failed me!!! Wanna know what they are? Stick around to find out and be sure to share your thoughts as we go.


I'm one who doesn't like a big brand logo being slapped front and center on my clothing. That's just my personal preference since I mostly like wearing clean and nicely cut pieces with noticeable details. It feels natural and appeals to my sense of style. Plus, it proves that fashion on a budget is totally possible! You can even create your dream closet without spending thousands of dollars on items, which you might regret later. Sign me up...I LOVE the sound of that!

And keep in mind this post is just a little inspiration. At the end of the day you should always dress however feels like YOU! You're the stylist of your own life!!!😉


    
Add a BOLD Lipstick

I'm someone who never leaves the house without a lipstick on, only if I'm going out for a run or a workout. It's part of my lips DNA...hahaha! Without color I feel as something isn't right about my look. A bright red lipstick definitely has the power to make me feel put together, classy and expensive even if the lipstick is from Target and it only costs 8 dollars. Can you relate? 

This is one of the make-up products, I always carry in my bag as it never fails to make me feel like a woman. Yep, "Man! I feel like a woman" by Shania Twain is just playing in my head right about now...hahaha!

So can you guess how many colors of lipsticks I have? Literally, every color under the rainbow. I own a whole separate box only for lipsticks. It makes me smile, every time I try to decide which one to apply. 💋



Style your HAIR  

It can take anywhere from five to ten minutes, but styling your hair makes a HUGE difference. I always enjoy brushing my hair first, then styling it by the look/feel I want to achieve from my overall outfit. For example, if I want Spanish vibes added to my flowy, colorful pieces, I tie my hair slick. If I'm going after boho vibes, I usually do a half-up style and add a few of my seashell pins, which are actually DIY. How cute are they for the festival season coming up?  

Since the hair is our power crown, you'll definitely want to take care of it. Keep it healthy/fresh and just as beautiful as the rest. It can easily make you look expensive without even going to an expensive hairdresser. I color my own hair, my sister has become a pro at cutting it and I style it myself. See... it's that simple!!!

Take care of your Belongings

No matter the amount of money you spend on shoes, jewelry, clothing...you always want to keep it in TOP shape, so you can wear everything for many years to come. How nice is that feeling, when five years later you can still wear your favorite pumps as if they're brand new without a single scratch? Best feeling ever right? Or the fact that there is no sign of any stains on your white jeans after wearing them for so long. These kind of details make you look more than expensive. They make you look classy and elegant!

Also, having details like tiny pearls on the collar of your shirt or a cool zipper pocket on your skirt, personally make me very EXCITED. They help express your unique personality! The importance is in the little things just like in life.  



                 
Lean on your Investment pieces 

There are a few wardrobe essential pieces which will always go with anything in your closet. They're the starting point to building the stepping grounds for your own style. These items include the leather jacket, the white shirt, the pencil skirt, the denim jeans, the black pants, the blazer...If you invest in these classics, you'll be able to mix and match them to the rest of your clothing. Plus, you'll end up wearing them more than a few times. Also, I can't begin to explain how one simple staple from this list can make you look much more expensive without having to spend all of your money. 


My classic pieces I have bought from H&M and Forever 21, either on sale or at decent prices, are the pieces to reach for when I want to look more elegant, expensive or perhaps to ace that job interview.

Nails on Fleek

My final suggestion to looking expensive is making sure to take care of your nails. Have freshly painted fingers at all times, no chipping allowed. I always do my nails before every photoshoot (every week) and just enjoy having beautiful designs or different colors. This small hack has been part of my routine for so long that it would be weird if I suddenly stopped doing it. 

You can imagine how excited I get when I buy new nail polishes. It feels like I have bought my first very own house! As you know, a true girl boss, always has her claws on fleek.😁 She means business!              



What's something that makes you feel expensive when in truth it doesn't cost you much? I wanna know, so write me in the comments. 

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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for this amazing tips Radi! I agree with you, no matters if you have money or not for expensive clothes, there are other important facts to take care :) Have a nice day!

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      Thank you for your nice comment!

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  2. Nice pictures dear! I love them!!
    Have a wonderful day! xx

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  3. Oh giiiiirl you ALWAYS look expensive! Such chic styling in this post and I adore the geometric silhouette edit you've applied to the first image in this post. Beautiful!

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  4. OMG you look so perfect !!
    xoxo,
    http://ysiakova.blogspot.com/

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  5. Thanks for sharing your tips!
    xx
    Sarah

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  6. Amazing post

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  7. Great and simple ways!
    I need to style my hair now :) Thanks!

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  8. Really nice tips!
    Thank you!
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  9. Great pictures 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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  10. You write truth, I am only one who is my own stylist. But sometimes I like big logos, but I don´t prefer it. You look amazing <3 §§<a href="http://somethingbykatep.blogspot.com/Somethingbykate</a>

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  11. All four of the cropped blouses you were wearing in the photos above look very attractive, feminine, classy and fashionable. I really love the appearance of all four, and you look beautiful showcasing them.
    I agree completely that having a big brand logo front and centre on clothing is undesirable. Although it may promote the brand I find that aggressive style of advertising to be a bit tacky (then again, I wouldn't mind if photos of me wearing it were destined to be published in their advertisements).
    I love that you can choose from a wide variety of colours of nail polishes and lipsticks so you can choose colours that complement your outfits.
    Thanks for the fashion inspiration.
    You look beautiful!

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  12. I agree with you - you don't have to spend a lot of money to look great; you are an example of this 😍😘☺
    Regards
    Lili

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  13. I love your style <3 You look awesome.

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  14. Yes, it's definitely those little details that make an outfit special. I'm with you, LIPSTICK is an essential!! I never leave the house without it.
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  15. Many, many beautiful pictures. :)

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  16. useful tips, dear! thanks for sharing!

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  17. Great post, Radi!
    I really agree you, and I always think about the trick of fashion!
    Good posture is one of a trick, isn't it :)

    akiko
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      For sure. I agree with you... super important!

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  18. that amazing tips, it’s always good to give an expensive look to the look without spending
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  19. Love the bold lipstick trend. So pretty and effective!

    Não Me Mande Flores ♥

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  20. You look so gorgeous! Have a wonderful day :)

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  21. Estupenda información! Que pases una feliz noche! 🧡🧡🧡

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  22. These are all amazing tips! I definitely can see the added value in doing each of them. I always take care all of my belongings. I typically don't keep my nails looking fresh, but it's definitely making me consider to do that now.

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  23. A bold lipstick and manicured nails are always my go-to's when it comes to looking more put-together! Thanks for sharing your tips, I loved reading this! :)

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  24. All blouses are so wonderful! In my style! Great post Radi ;)

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  25. These are great tips. You definitely don't need to spend $$$ to look $$$. I think quality clothing really does make a difference, as well as fit too

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  26. Oh wow... great sharing and tips!
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  27. Wow! I love all the photos, you look so fab. Such a great post. xoxo

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  28. Thanks for the tips. Happy weekend!

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  29. I agree with taking care of belongings. Nothing looks expensive if it's all scuffed! xo Sarah Oomph London

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  30. These are really good tips :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  31. I agreed! Even sometimes some branded clothes are not that nice. It's just the logo that made them expensive. I really like your style with the cream/mocca blouse. So pretty :)

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  32. Your sunglasses are amazing! You look in them so fancy ;)
    xoxo

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  33. These are very smart tips, dear!
    Love every outift, as well, especially that pink dotted crop top! :)
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  34. Great tips :)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  35. Really useful tips, thank you so much for sharing, you look awesome!
    Kisses,
    E.
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  36. Ah yes I have to say makeup and accessories is a great way to look on trend and fashion forward without spending a lot of money. You look great in all of these looks! : )

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  37. I'm a huge fan of your style, perfect photos ♥

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    1. That's so nice of you to say! BIG thank you!!!

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  38. Very beautiful post and blog, my dear!!! =)) Follow you
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  39. Your outfits are so beautiful! I especially love the one with the white blouse you wore in your instagram post. I think taking care of our clothes really does make us look more expensive! I also like the tip about styling your hair. I always so lazy to do anything with mine haha

    Jill
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  40. Awesome tips Radi, looking gorgeous.


    xoxo
    Lovely
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  41. I love this rainbow wig too =) It's so colourful. Thanks a lot <3
    Thanks, I had much fun =)

    Interesting post =) Nice ideas to look like a rich Kid :D

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  42. A bold red lipstick definitely gives chic and classy vibes and the whole outfit looks posh and expensive!!! Great post and beautiful photos!! x

    Yiota
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  43. These are great tips. I do think investing in key pieces is the key, and plus, taking care of your things.:)

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  44. That's so true! You don't need to wear expensive clothes and accessories to look like you're wearing good quality ones ;)
    xx

    Eli

    www.curly-style.com

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  45. Super tips for everyone who doesn't want to spend amounts of money:)

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  46. I totally agree with you, as much as I'd love a wardrobe full of Chanel and Valentino, I feel like you can really look expensive if you take care to look 'polished' and put together x

    Sophie
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  47. Beautiful looks! I love this photos.

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    Kisses ;*

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  48. You look so good!

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  49. You look gorgeous! it's true the finishing touches can make all the difference. I need to get better at taking better care of my stuff to get the longest life out of it possible xx

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  50. These are good tips and I agree on investing in pieces that you will have for years - staples are something worth splurging on! I also thing accessories make an outfit too, so i spend a lot on accessories even if my outfit is opshopped (thrifted!)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend! :)

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  51. Personally, I don't wear the logomania trend but I like to see on others, I mean those who wear it well. I saw a few bloggers wear it really well. It can look good but one has to be careful how one wears is. The problem with logomania is that it can look tacky. Moreover, few can affordable to wear logos from famous brands and designers so it is not a trend that is widely available. Wearing big logos from regular stores doesn't seem very appealing either, one looks like an ad.

    I love your tips for looking expensive. I couldn't agree more about the red lip. I'm very lazy when it comes to make up, often I don't wear it at all....however, I like wearing lipsticks. They are easy to put on and quite affordable so why not?

    Hairdo is also an important aspect. When we have a nice hairdo we immediately look more groomed and put together, don't we?

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  52. Great post. You look so beautiful <3

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  53. Fabulous tips! I tend to think big brand logos can look tacky and cheap and the understated route is the way to go to look elegant and expensive.

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  54. Great ways, thanks for sharing your precious tips Radi!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  55. great tips !! as funny as it may sound, my marble phone case bought on Amazon always makes my outfits stand and look expensive :)
    just like you said it, "You're the stylist of your own life"
    Love your post,
    Sonia
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  56. That's great!!! I really liked it!)) Follow you https://beautypumma.blogspot.com/

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  57. Indeed, looking neat is a must. I also agree with bold lipstick shades, they are sophisticated!

    Marie
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  58. beautiful blouses :)
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  59. New pants always are a good pick as to look neat. I mean.. when you take care of it, so that it stays clean and looking new, with no flaws. Your shots got just great, you really feel like a woman w that red lipstick ^^

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  60. Wow! Radi, you always look so perfect! I love your styling and selection of things <3 Have a great day!
    Allurerage
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  61. This is such a useful post! I have always wanted to be one of those Instagram fashion people but cannot afford the clothes - until now!

    Have a good week! :)

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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      Have a great week as well.

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  62. Sie sehen wunder schön aus :)
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  63. I also noticed that my looks look more expensive with bold lipstick.

    x
    Dahi

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  64. Oh, I love these tips! I feel that taking care of your items makes a huge difference, but I haven't been good at it. Thank you for sharing, gorgeous! Have a great week!

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  65. Good advice and very interesting post. It is nice to read this post :) Have a nice week :)

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  66. Thank you fro your most lovely and helpful tips!
    I have a very very long way to go as apart from taking care of my items I do not do one thing...shoot :D
    But I believe also in classic, timeless elegance and being effortless chic...well, maybe I am overdoing the last a bit too much.
    Both your tops are absolutely gorgeous!

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  67. These tips are bang on, Radi. Thanks much for the style tips. Nothing like slaying on budget.

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  68. Bold lipstick, well done hairdos and nails have always been the expressions of elegant and classy women since ever.

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  69. Yes, love this! Because we all can't afford those pricey brands all the time!

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  70. Such good tips babe!! I always say less is more! And bold lipstick always does the trick ;)

    XO, Jessi
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  71. You look fantastic in all those looks! I have prepared a similar post, such a coincidence. It's not necessary to spend a huge amount on clothes, invest into classics that are versatile and can be worn over and over again.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  72. I love all these tips - especially the one where we should take care of our belongings. It also saves us money so we don't have to spend on replacing ruined things! :) I love your style! And yesss for freshly painted nails!

    - Hazel https://hazywanders.com/

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  73. What a great post! I know some people who wear only high-end brands, but still end up not looking good. I agree that you don't need to invest a huge amount of money in expensive clothes to look neat and stylish!
    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

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  74. So many great tips- looking expensive without breaking the budget is so important!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  75. you look so beautiful! I love yours white top <3

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  76. Wonderful photos! A great review indeed, thanks for sharing!

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  77. I agree with you.
    The lipstick is essential.
    Kisses!

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  78. I absolutely agree with you....excellent tips.

    # You look so pretty in all photos

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  79. Wow, this is great. You look expensive af! Lol thanks so much for the inspo girl! Killing itt

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  80. Obsessed with those sunglasses! So fun for Spring/Summer!

    Shauna

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  81. You are so beautiful!
    Fantastic blouses
    Kisses!
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  82. Que look maravilhoso.
    Ficou super estilosa.
    Beijos.
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  83. Great tips! Love that white top by the way!

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  84. Good tips Radi! I mean I would like to have Valentino and Prada all over my closet but that's not possible... so a little help from your tips is always welcomed!

    I'd say taking care of your belongings is crucial, even if we have things from Zara or another low cost brands we can definitely make them look better by taking care of them.

    Also looking for some vintage pieces could work, since some of those pieces are better made than the actual clothes of our days.

    Pablo
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  85. Wonderful post, Radi! I love your suggestions! Having staples in your closet definitely give versatility to create chic looks. I can't leave the house without lipstick either. ;-)

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  86. Looking fabulous dear! I love your tips.


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  87. You look amazing. I have always believed that great nails elevate your look immediately.
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