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How To Avoid Looking Cheap Even When Your Clothes Are Cheap

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Shopping cheap] and shopping on a budget are two very different things. Your clothes may be affordable, but they don’t have to look cheap per se. However, just because your entire wardrobe costs the same as one Balenciaga blouse does not mean it has to look like it does. Here are 5 tricks on how to make your clothes look not cheap.

Avoid Using Embellishments

We know sequins are pretty. But only if they are handcrafted by highly skilled people. Not so much when they are done by machine on a $20 T-shirt. Even if an embellished piece looks OK in the store or in a picture, you know that once you start wearing it for real, it’s going to fall apart. And nothing looks cheaper than a jeweled sweater with missing jewels.

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No “Expensive” Materials

Lace, silk and patent leather are all lovely when done properly. But they are also a sure-fire giveaway that your outfit is cheap if they aren’t done quite right. Instead of lace, choose a simpler sheer material, swap a patent leather jacket for a classic dark denim and buy a floaty cotton top instead of a cheap silk shirt.

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Avoid Cotton Knit in Dark Colors

Throw them into the washer and dryer a couple times,  the color starts to fade and the materials are noticeably fuzzier than when you first bought them. Instead stick to the ones with light colors like grays, pastels, and white. If you do have dark or saturated colors, please don’t throw them in the washer and wash them by hands instead to avoid the fuzziness and color fade.

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Look After Your Clothes

Missing buttons, loose threads, and scuffed shoes all make it painfully obvious just how affordable your ensemble was. You would never let your Gucci loafers get ruined. You would sew back on a button if your Dior blazer lost one button. You would go to the end of the earth to get rid of a stain on your beloved cashmere jumper. So do the same with your cheap clothes. If you show them a bit of love, they will look a lot better, and for a lot longer.

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Designer Knock-Off Is A Big No-No!

While sometimes the high street can do a pretty good job in during the catwalk, it will never, ever look quite the same and you’ll fool nobody. Instead of opting for direct catwalk copies, take inspiration from trends in a much more subtle way.

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5 Sportswear For Everyday Wear

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Sportswear or the so-called casual attire seems like a simple idea. Yet, many people are dumbfounded with an idea that casual wear is not necessarily mean jeans and t-shirt only. There are in fact, several casual wear ideas that you might not think of. Here are some sportswear ideas for everyday life.

The Classic Jeans And A Top

A well-fitting pair of jeans and trendy top show your casual side while making you look presentable. This is your opportunity to showcase a little personality, so choose a top that speaks to who you are. For instance, a colorful polka dot top might convey a very fun-loving personality, while nautical stripes might convey a more preppy and reserved personality. Of course, personalities are complex and cannot be expressed singularly, but nonetheless, your patterns and prints can say a lot about you if you want them to. A pony-tail will really make the outfit “sporty” looking, but you could also leave your hair down.

 

 

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Khakis And A Blazer

Ironed dress khakis and a tailored blazer (black or navy) are ideal for sportswear that call for “business casual” attire. Khakis should be dress khakis with a pleat, not cargo or cropped. The blazer should be tailored so that it looks sharp and professional. Do not detract from the outfit with a top that is too bold—in other words, no animal prints or polka dots or loud colors. A neutral color (gray, charcoal or white) to offset the blazer works best.

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Dress Slacks And A Sweater

Dress slacks and a sweater are preppy and slightly formal, but they can be fashionable as well. Pin-striped or solid color slacks (in black, navy or dark brown) can be matched with a more brightly colored sweater. Don’t be afraid to wear bold colors on top—pink, purple or red can be matched with the dark slacks and still look very sharp. You can dress up the outfit with a pearl necklace and earrings.

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Fashion Trend To Watch For Spring 2019

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As the world is waiting for 2019 to approach, what would become the Spring trend in the fashion world has also waited. In addition to delivering Instagrammable accessories and putting on a spectacular show, designers were expected to offer solutions, reactions, or rebuttals. What that means for trends is that there is no single overarching idea. There are many fashion factions, each offering its own remedy.

The Greatest Escape

Against the landscape of a world spinning out of control, designers infused their collections with a wide-ranging sense of wanderlust this season. All this escapism isn’t without politics. ered a potent Prabal Gurung delivmessage of multiculturalism and diversity. With a collection rooted in his Nepalese roots and immigrant journey. Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli eschewed fantasy for the freedom to be who you are every day.

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The Handmade Tale

Designers like Loewe’s Jonathan Anderson, Julie de Libran at Sonia Rykiel, and Gypsy Sport’s Rio Uribe are positing a tech-free future with collections that celebrate the artistry and imperfection of handicrafts. Anderson’s macramé bags elevate the handmade to luxury-goods status. While De Libran’s unfussy net dresses and Uribe’s crocheted tops have an alluring, pastoral simplicity. Consider this a celebration of makers in an ever-machined world.

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Must-Have Bolder Shoulders

Nongender clothing is on the rise. From Maison Margiela and Louis Vuitton to Givenchy. So it’s not surprising that the single most popular item on the Spring 2019 runways was a big, boxy blazer. Sort of mannish in its loose cut but with a feminine edge in its pointed shoulders, this shape works on every body. No matter size, gender, race, or creed.

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50 Shades of Beige

Ten years ago, beige-colored clothing was all the rage at Spring 2009 Fashion Week. Is the return to nude colors a reflection of the politicized body? Or an austerity measure for troubled times? Maybe it’s the commentary on oversharing on social media, a reflection of the ways we conceal and reveal who we are underneath our clothes? Whatever the case, expect to see lots more ladies in buff this spring.

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5 Hair Color Trend in 2019

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The new year is officially upon us, and that means a fresh batch of hair color trends are about to get big. And, spoiler, the hair colors of 2019 are really good—so good, you’ll have a hard time settling on just one. Ahead are the top 5 hair color you will discover to be a big hit in 2019.

Classic Chestnut And Gold

Classic chestnut hues will get a subtle upgrade come 2019, thanks to face-framing, light-brown highlights. Miranda Kerr has already jumped on the trend, adding dimension to her iconic brunette hair with sleek, golden highlights. The best part about this color is that it’s so easy to maintain—especially if you’re starting with a brown base.

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Shiny Black

This rich, inky-black is all about shine—the glossier, the better. Preserving your shade is crucial with this hue, so make sure you stock up on color-enhancing products before booking your appointment. And no, it has nothing to do with your back then gothic day.

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Ash Gray

If you’d like to dip your toes into the dark side without committing to a full-on black look, ash gray is an obvious choice. The darkest sections will be along your roots, with a light, moody gray toward your ends.

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Soft Pink

It isn’t often that a wearable hair color trend comes out of fashion week, but the pastel hues that dotted the Marc Jacobs Spring 2019 runway may just inspire you to go bold this year. Models wore shades of blue, lavender, and orange, but it was the soft, cotton-candy pink that arguably stole the show.

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Baby Blonde

The inspiration behind this shade is the sun-brightened, natural streaks you’d find on surfers or little kids. Just make sure you ask your stylist to lean towards pale blonde tones rather than pure icy. This color is especially for those who loved the platinum color in 2018.

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