How many times have you thumbed through a celebrity magazine and wished you could afford to wear the fashionable clothing that all of your favorite celebs are wearing? You know, when you come right down to it, you don’t really have to spend a lot of money in order to be fashionable, and you can easily copy the same fashions that the celebs are wearing while spending a lot less money than they are. In fact, you probably already have a lot of pieces in your closet that you never wear, and that you can turn into a new fashion statement. Here are some tricks to dressing like a celebrity without spending a fortune.
1. Add a Splash of Color
You don’t need to be flashy, but adding one colorful piece is a great way to dress up an otherwise drab outfit. Try pairing a pair of bright red shoes with a simple little black dress and you’ll see what we are talking about.
2. Turn Your Jackets into Tops
Instead of wearing a top, put on a jacket and zip or button it up. This is an awesome look, and it works with just about any style of jacket, from a leather biker jacket to a feminine blazer. Try dressing up an old denim jacket by pairing it with a pretty floral skirt.
3. Wear Long Jackets or Sweaters
When wearing a dress or skirt, add a long jacket or sweater (duster length) for an elegant look. You’ve likely seen all kinds of celebs wearing this look, and you can do it with any long jacket that you already have.
4. Let Jewelry be Your Statement
Jewelry is a great way to make any outfit stand out, and something that will go with every look, from casual to elegant, is pearl jewelry.
5. Rock the Monochromatic Look
You can never go wrong when your outfits are monochromatic. This means that every piece in the outfit is in the same color family. For instance, if you are wearing brown pants, pair them with a tan or beige top and ivory shoes and bag.
6. Find Your Statement Coat
Everyone needs a statement coat, a coat that looks great with everything and will turn an otherwise boring outfit into something really special. On days when you just feel like wearing jeans and a tee-shirt, a statement coat will give you a put-together look.
7. Layer Your Separates
Layering is something that will hopefully never go out of style. You can add a bit of edge to any outfit just by adding a layer. An added benefit is that you can remove layers if you get too hot, or add layers if you are cold.
8. Wear Your Sneakers
These days, sneakers are being worn with everything, even dresses. Not only do they look cool, it is a lot healthier for your feet to wear sneakers than it is to wear high heels.
9. Let Your Accessories Shine
You can do a lot with a simple outfit just by adding a couple of accessories. Now, this doesn’t mean that you should go overboard and be all blinged out. One or two accessories are ideal for any outfit. For instance, you could wear a simple dress, and then accessorize it with a wide silver or gold belt and a cool bag.
10. Get into Proportion
It is fun to play with proportions, especially when it comes to fashion. For instance, pairing a crop top with a pair of high-waisted pants is a really cool look that is comfortable but doesn’t look sloppy.