The Broke Girl’s Guide To Looking Expensive

Posted August 6, 2015 by in Fashion

When you’re trying to revamp your wardrobe, but you’re on a budget, you need to know how to look amazing for less. Shopping at stores like H&M and Forever 21 are a great starting point, but there are some accessories you should consider. These accessories will elevate your everyday outfits in a way that’ll make your outfits look high-end and expensive.

The Broke Girl's Guide To Looking Expensive


First off is Jewelery, which is crucial for making your look high-end. It usually requires a big investment to get a quality piece that shines. However, you can easily swap platinum for white gold; a fraction of the cost, and most people won’t be able to tell the difference.

But if you want to be extremely on trend for the Autumn, it’s rose gold that is going to make heads turn. And with so many high-street stores jumping on the trend, it’s easy to find beautiful pieces at affordable prices.

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Watches are also making a big comeback. With high-end brands releasing so many new and unique styles this season, it’s easy to find designer inspired watches at half the cost. Meaning you should be able to find a replica of any of the stylish designer watches you see. You can check out some gold watches by Shinola to see how the shape of the watch is key to a great look. You can choose a big and chunky style for a statement piece, or a delicate, bracelet style for a more feminine look.

The Broke Girl's Guide To Looking Expensive

Get a Belt

Your next purchase should definitely be a belt. Because they cinch you in at the waist, not only do they highlight your figure, making you appear slimmer, but they also give your clothes an expensive tailored look. The right belt can easily enhance a dress or shirt, meaning you can just use all your existing closet favorites to give them a new look. With so many different styles to choose from, it’s easy to create a stylish and sophisticated look.

The Broke Girl's Guide To Looking Expensive

Wear a Scarf

Scarves are great for creating that expensive and chic look, for very little money. The more ornate the scarf, the better. Learn how to tie a scarf for different occasions too, to create every look you want. Even a winter wool scarf can bring up the quality look of your outfit or outdoor wear. Again, colors are key. Blues and yellows scream high price even if it cost you next to nothing.

The Broke Girl's Guide To Looking Expensive

Visit a Cobbler

If you can’t afford those incredible shoes in the store right now, then why not have an existing pair reheeled? A good shoe repair store can usually replace the heel for a cheap price. You’ll be walking around in what appears to be a new pair of shoes with great heels, all for the cost of a quick repair. If you’re feeling particularly artsy, why not add some decoration to the heel or the strap to create a high-end look on a budget?

The Broke Girl's Guide To Looking Expensive

Nail Art

I love the selection of false nails out there right now. Pre-painted in some incredible designs and ready to just stick on. All that for a fraction of the price of a good manicure. With my nails, the falsies will definitely last longer too!

The Broke Girl's Guide To Looking Expensive

I love recreating the hottest looks on a budget. I love it even more when I get it looking so good nobody can tell the difference!

  • Angelina August 11, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    These are all such great ideas! Going to a cobbler for shoes is something I never would’ve thought of, I used to just donate them when something wore out.

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  • Honia Honig August 11, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    really great ideas and tips 🙂