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Last Updated on February 21, 2023 by Steal the Style
If your adoration and fascination with high-end styles don’t jibe with your bank account, we certainly get it. Been there, done that. Anyone with wine tastes on a beer budget can look as great as they feel (and still pay the rent on time). You just need to get a little creative. Let us show you how it’s done.
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1. Change Your Hemline
Sometimes, you have to make do with what you have. If you’re coveting the latest and greatest hemline, look to your current closet. The 1980s bubble hem is back. Before you rush out and blow your budget, why not cast a critical eye on the dresses you already own?
Do you have dresses or skirts you love but at a hemline you don’t? If you have a few garments that don’t hit in a flattering way — and you aren’t handy with a sewing machine — take your dresses to a tailor for altering. Get the bubble hem you want for way less than the cost of a new high-end dress or skirt.
2. Add on Applique
Floral everything is huge this season. Literally. If you want to capture that high-end, high-powered floral look, do it yourself with a bit of applique. Best of all, you don’t need mad sewing skills. Revamp your current wardrobe to match the over-the-top, living large structural flowers found on every prominent designer’s runway. Additionally, sew on the right embellishments to copy your favorite looks. If you need a little inspiration, try adding embellishments to a jacket lapel, a pair of shoes, or an oversized bag. In no time at all, you can up your flower power with minimal effort.
3. Accessorize Away
Maybe a whole new wardrobe isn’t doable right now (but we can all dream, can’t we?). If that’s the case, you might need to get a little choosy if you can’t shell out for all the latest trends. Coco Chanel made the little black dress famous, but with the right accessories, you can give it a high-end effect by introducing metallics, sheer fabrics, flowers, and embellishments.
Scan your closet, under-the-bed storage, and wherever else your clothes are hiding for comparable pieces. Then, fill in the blanks with what you’re missing using what you already own (and completely forgot about). Add in a pop of kelly green with heels from a few seasons past, that metallic clutch you used for a work event a couple of years ago, and your favorite corset with a sheer top (corsets have been a “thing” since the 15th century).
4. Put Down Money on Pasties
Nipple pasties serve an essential purpose in every fashionista’s closet. Whether you turn to pasties as an excellent foundation or statement-maker, they are impossible to ignore. Nothing garners more attention than metallic pasties under a sheer top or a deep black V-neck top. Lingerie doesn’t have to be pricey. Browse the collection of pasties available through Yandy for a simple way to spice up your wardrobe. By doing so, you’ll carry over this season’s emphasis on embellishments, florals, metallics, and sheer fabrics with pasties to match any mood.
Old Clothes, New Life
At the core of high-end fashion lies creativity. As such, channel your creative energy into new ways to upgrade your style and work with what you have. Add embellishments and statement-making florals, change your hemline to match current trends, and don pasties for a look that’s impossible to ignore. You’ll be glad you did.