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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 Trends That Will Die By Summer 2019

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You might still cleaning your spring wardrobe, trying to find the perfect spring jacket to wear. But ready or not, summer is quickly coming to our way. As usual, new season means new trend. With new trend, comes the preparation for the new season, purchasing the trends and so on. To help you put these important summer trends into perspective, we pair each of the new trend with the old ones. But, just as with any trend, there is no obligation to follow them. If you feel that any of the new trend below is not for you, feel free to ditch them.

Out: Fanny Packs, In: Shoulder Bag

Last summer was basically an invasion of fanny packs. Whether you prefer to sling around the waist, wear it across your body, or over your shoulder, the trend really ran its course. But no worries, the replacement is just as awesome. The 90s bag trend, the shoulder bag. The style is yet as popular as fanny packs, but it definitely will make its way toward the summer trend.

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Out: Off The Shoulder Tops, In: One Shoulder Tanks

Since three years ago, off the shoulder tops have become very popular. But since then, however, the trend has come stale. Now, let’s be excited with the return of an old, 90s early 2000s trend, the one shoulder tanks. Whatever the color you will choose, this little tank will give you a go feeling for the summer.

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Out: Massive Straw Hats, In: Printed Bucket Hats

Thanks to Jacquemus, summer last year was filled with massive straw hats trend. While looking chic in theory, the trend is more Instagrammable than being practical. For summer this year, we expect to see a more wearable hat trend. Comes in the printed bucket hats. Cool brands like Ganni and R13 currently make noteworthy printed bucket hats. But there is also a more affordable choice such as from Urban Outfitters.

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Out: Short Shorts, In: Long Shorts

Short Shorts have become a massive trend for a couple of years ago. Personally, I’m thankful that this trend is over as they can be very uncomfortable to wear. To replace the uncomfortable trend is than goodness, a more comfortable one. Started with the trend of bike shorts, continued with a short suit, now led us to the return of jean shorts. Completed with great length.

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Out: Pool Slides, In: Heeled Thong Sandals

Athleisure-esque pool slides are officially a thing in the past. The replacement is a much cooler, more stylish counterpart, the heeled thong sandals. The great thing about this new trend is, we can wear them with jeans, shorts, even a midi dress. Even the heels are short enough to be comfortable to wear.

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Party Dressing 101 For Beginners

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Party as a teenager was fun. You didn’t have to worry about what to wear too much. But as an adult, there are social norms that you have to oblige. For many, the party then turned into a nightmare as you are trying to figure out what to wear, whether the outfit is appropriate, are you too dressed up, or in fact, underdressed. many women, like myself, believe that dress is the easiest outfit to choose. You just have to pick one outfit and you are done. But, the question remains, how to choose the right dress for a party?

Pick The Right Material

Much like how linen dresses and cotton shirts evoke the calm, summery feeling, getting in the party spirit will become a lot easier when you choose the right material. For the feeling of dressing up for a party, opt out for materials such as silk, velvet, sequins, and satins. Those materials will for sure elevate your look.

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Stick To Your Usual Style, But Turn It Up A Notch

The key to not making a mistake in dressing up for a party is to stick to your usual style. Do not try to play beyond your comfort zone, unless you are a celebrity who has your own personal stylist. For example, if you prefer neutral colors, opt for a nude colored dress. If you like a modest outfit, long sleeves designer dresses, and ankle-skimming are your best friends. Instead of playing a character, be the best, most elegant version of yourself.

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Wear Comfortable Shoes

Comfortable shoes don’t necessary means ugly shoes or sneakers. Low heels and boots can still be counted as comfortable shoes that look good for a party. The bonus point, they also add an element of cool for your selected statement dress. The underline is, for any party, you always want to look good. Hobbling down the stairs in pain won’t make you look good.

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The Worst Type Of Shoes To Wear With Certain Jeans

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Summer is almost here. It is the time for the summer style, aka denim and sandals together. Jeans and shoes are probably the most loved and most worn pair in the world. But, which ones pairs well together can be a bit of mystery. To pair a type of shoes with certain type of jeans can be a trial and error. With the plethora of styles, there are lots of possible combinations. Yet, not all of them work out well. To find out what type of shoes that don’t go well with certain type of jeans, several fashion editors voice out their opinions.

Loose And Long Jeans With Mules

The possibility of wearing loose and long jeans with mules might work well for tall supermodels. Unfortunately, the same combination doesn’t work well for petite women. Especially if the mules are covering a lot of feet skin. As you may know, for petite women, it is better to pair loose and long jeans with sandals which show skin like strappy heels.

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Cropped Jeans With Ankle Boots

The problem with this pair is, the cut can look odd. Especially if the jeans are cropped too much which then left a slight show of leg’s skin. Not everyone can pull this combination. For cropped jeans, it is probably best to pair them with mules.

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Flared Jeans With Sneakers

This combination might work back then in the early 2000s. But as of today, flared jeans and sneakers might invite some eyebrows to rise. Instead of sneakers, people opt out for heeled boots, pumps, or sandals with flared and straight-leg jeans.

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Jeans With Over-The-Knee Boots

This combination is also one of those styles that look good for some tall, thin supermodels. Unfortunately, the good gene doesn’t cover all women in the world. Leaving the rest of us look weird with jeans and over-the-knee boots. Especially for petite women, the combination can be overwhelming. It is better to pair cropped flare with mid-calf boots.

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Wide-Leg Jeans With Flats

Wide-leg jeans can give any of its wearers the effect of leg-lengthening. But pair them with flats will reduce the effect. Instead, pair the wide-leg jeans with block heels or something higher for a fuller effect.

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