Currently listening to a Nicki Minaj song Happy new year bra!! If this is your first time visiting this blog, I’d advise you check out this post to find out why I’m addressing my readers as ‘bra’ and hopefully you become a bra too. This post was supposed to be published yesterday as the last of my 7 days blogging challenge but I decided to do it today so I can wish you a blissful 2018 while sharing my ultimate tips to wearing cheap clothes but look expensive.
What I’m Wearing:
Top – Thrifted (150naira)
Jeans – Thrifted (800naira)
Bag – Bar Beach Market (1000naira)
Shoe – c/o Jumia
Glasses – IG Store
SHOP THE TRENDS
While thrift shopping, I always look out for trendy pieces because once people see you they automatically begin to think how cool and trendy you are not even if it’s Gucci or guccy you’re wearing. Seeing as trends are usually recycled, the best place to find really trendy one of kind pieces that are also ridiculously affordable are in the thrift shops or heap of clothes on the roadside (aka bend down boutique) just like this mom jean I’m wearing in this post or this corset I styled here.
SHOP ITEMS WITH EXPENSIVE LOOKING DETAILS
If you look closely at my top, you would notice that the hem of the shoulder cut out is beaded, the beading is also done in a way that makes it look hand beaded and y’all know in this fashion age we are in, hand beading automatically looks expensive. Also be sure to make sure the detailing on each piece you’re buying is still very intact because imagine the beading on my top is falling apart, you’d see it and think it’s not well made which equals cheap right?
THE 3 COLOR RULE
I learnt this from blogger Sara Crampton of HarperandHarley and it changed the game for me. The 3 color rule is simply wearing not more than 3 color at once. This way you always know what to pair with what effortlessly and makes your outfit look very well coordinated. If you need more tips on this you can ask Kim Kardashian, her husband Kanye is king at this.
ACCESSORIZING IS KEY
You can be wearing a simple cheap T-shirt and same jeans you’ve been wearing since you were 8 but styling this outfit with a cool pair of mules, a pair of cool glasses or a bag like one of these will make your outfit look pretty expensive. I’m that girl that would rather invest in accessories than in actual clothing items because they make or break an outfit.
Thank you so much if you are reading this, I hope you found these tips helpful because this year we are saving more while looking good and I also hope you keep coming back all the year. Happy new year again and I hope all our heart desires comes to past.
Cool slides are also a way to make a casual outfit look expensive, so in this light and also to say thank you for your support during this 7 Days Challenge I’m giving away this gorgeous slides courtesy of SANDALSBYMO (I have a pair in yellow)
⁃ Must be following me (thesvnflwr) and SANDALSBYMO on instagram.
⁃ Must be subscribed to this blog
⁃ In the comment section tell me two brands I collaborated with in 2017.
⁃ Giveaway ends on the 5th of January, 2018.
⁃ Winner will be picked at random and announced on my instagram.
⁃ Good luck guys!!
A big thank you to Yechi for joining me on this challenge, you should absolutely check out her posts here.
What do think of this look? Were my tips any helpful to you? Do share your thoughts with me by leaving a comment below, thanks.