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How to Make Cheap Clothes Look Expensive

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Loose clothes contain a certain gracefulness, and when paired with other items can create a refined style. Tight clothes appear ill-fitted, cheap and worn-out.


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Buy Blacks

Obvious clues that clothes are cheap can be hidden by dark colors. Nothing says chic like an all-black ensemble.


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A basic white tee can be worn in a multitude of ways. With no wrinkles or just a good steam,

plain clothes can achieve boldness through their simplicity, giving the impression of a high-priced, luxury item.


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Invest in Staples

A good investment can go a long way, especially when it comes to accessories. A black heel, small clutch, or simple earring fit any occasion, from a night out to a quick coffee run.


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Touches of Texture

Subtle bits of texture add dimension to any look. Leather, denim, wool, fake fur, tweed— the options are endless.


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Aliya is an Editorial Intern for Her Campus Media, as well as a member of the Her Campus and Spoon University community at her college. She is a student at Washington University in St. Louis, with a major in American Culture Studies and a minor in Design. When she’s not aggressively snapping ~artsy~ photos or binge-watching films, Aliya is most likely obsessing over absurd fashion trends or perhaps trying them herself.
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