There are many ways to save money. And yes, spending less on your clothes is one of them.
Still, you don’t have to sacrifice your sense of style when money is tight. You can be quite cheap when it comes to clothing purchases and still always look stylish.
I am a big believer in working with the pieces you already have in your closet and investing your money in versatile and quality outfits is essential.
A quick tip for you guys … you don’t have to have expensive things to look sophisticated! (Breathtaking … I know.)
Whether you’re wearing the perfect lipstick or trimming your pants, there are plenty of tips and tricks you can do to look simpler and more sophisticated!
Today I’m going to share with you the 11 tips for looking classy and sophisticated without breaking the bank!
The elongated neckline and the knitted structure of the turtlenecks make a girl instantly look loke a classy chic!
Even though It’s been a long time, when I’m wearing turtlenecks it really feels like it made me five inches taller!
Chunky knits are one of the best things about welcoming the new fall season, but I highly recommend investing in a pair of turtlenecks for this season!
Knits come in different weights, and I definitely like this Stella McCartney knit (perfect for fall in Europe!) But in LA this Ann Taylor sleeveless turtleneck is a must have!
I always spend every season with a nice bag for me. This season it was my beautiful white bag from Celine! While yes, this handbag was a bit expensive, I think the structure of this bag makes it even more expensive and stylish. (More affordable options below!) Whether it’s a large or small bag, there’s nothing more expensive than a structured bag! They are chic and timeless. I like to buy structured bags in neutral colors like black, white or brown, as these are colors that can transcend the seasons and only get better with age!
Wear a Black Dress
A little black dress is one of those things that will never go out of style. It’s sleek, sleek and one of those pieces you should always have in your closet. From a preppy everyday dress to a chic work dress, you can never have enough blacks! When I buy a little black dress I like to have one with interesting and unique details like texture or an unconventional neckline for a touch of classic look.
The cut of a trouser leg is an often overlooked detail that can make all the difference in your figure!
Everyone’s bodies have a different shape, so sometimes it’s hard to find pants that fit you perfectly.
This is what a tailor can jump into! If you have clothes that fit, you will immediately look more look elegant and classy everyday!
Of course you wouldn’t know until you try it.
Red lipstick makeup
A tasty and bold red lip never hurts. Rather it will make a cheap classy clothing style to look expensive! I never go out without a lipstick. One small step more can make all the difference! A red lip is instantly sexy and daring, and with a dash of confidence, people will wonder what’s different about you … in a good way, of course! I love Mac Russian Red because it is a very long lasting matte color and I always get a lot of compliments for it!
Try a Neck Scarf
Just in case you aren’t a fan of scarfs then you definitely are missing out on the cheapest way to look classy and sohisticated, putting the scarf on is my latest obsession! This simple accessory can make all the difference in enhancing your outfit and adding a touch of sophistication to your look. I’ve found a cute neckerchief to be a simple and easy way to create a simple outfit like this for an instantly more classy look! Have you already understood this trend?
Pull Up Your Sleeve
This is probably one of my oldest tricks that I have been using for a few years now! It’s such an easy way to add texture to your outfit. You can use this trick every time you wear a jacket / blazer to get a more luxurious look. All you need to do is pull down the sleeve of your top under the sleeve of your jacket to preview the fabric as this is a great way to add dimension and interest to your outfit !
Pop out in White
As I’m getting less and less colorful in my wardrobe, wearing white is the easiest and most effective look I’m going for! Two days ago I attended the La Mer event and wore this amazing all white jumpsuit from Tina Turk. This is such an easy way to really look classy, and if you add an eye-catching chain it can really make the look stand out! So, in case you don’t have an all-white jumpsuit right now if you’re in a pinch of style, I highly recommend having it in your closet as a secret weapon! And don’t forget to wear nude underwear if you’re wearing an all-white look!
Structured Camel Coat
Come fall, my favorite activity is taking off the coats. When it comes to coats, there is nothing more sophisticated than a structured camel coat! There is something about this color that makes an outfit feel instantly cheerful and expensive. A camel coat is a timeless piece that I always come back to every season.
White Button Down
By now you should know you can’t get enough of me constantly telling you about the versatility of a pressed white button! It is suitable for casual wear and looks professional in the blink of an eye. Buttons, whether in more detail like this grommet or just a simple bright white button, can instantly make an outfit more classy and sophisticated. One thing to keep in mind when wearing a white button is that it is steamed or ironed! Wrinkles never look good. Or you can be like me and steal your husband’s buttons, hah!
Black Pointed-toe Shoes
I think a really easy way to look classy and sophisticated without expensive clothing is to finish off your look with a pair of pointy black shoes! The great thing about this is that they can be dressed up or down easily.
I love the versatility of my pieces, so I can’t tell you how much these black flats from the Aska Collection made shopping and meeting in the city easier!
Do you have a pair of black flat sneakers or pointed heels? (Because you’ll need one of each!)
There you have it, my 11 tips for looking more classy and sophisticated on a low budget! I hope you keep these tips in your back pocket while you get ready!
Do you have any foolproof tips and tricks you use? Let me know in the comments below!