How To Make Your Outfit Look More Expensive

Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of The Silk Sneaker showcases how to make your outfit look more expensive with Zara and Urban Outfitters

Any Outfit Can Look More Than It Is With These Tips...

One of the questions I am constantly asked is where I shop for clothes. A lot of you expect me to churn out a list of designer brands and are most surprised when I tell you that the sweater you adore is from one of my favourite high street stores! Making your outfit look more expensive is much simpler than you think and you don't need to break the bank to create that must have look of the day! I love to mix high street with high end, to create outfits that can be recreated for every day. When I'm mixing up different pieces, there are four tricks that always make my outfit look more expensive. Read on to find out!

1. Classic Colours Will Never Fail You
Neutral colours (think black, white, grey, earth tones, navy) never go out of style. These are the kinds of colours that match with anything. They are also the pieces you will use the most! These are also the colours that look the classiest and will automatically make your outfit look more expensive. Neutrals also look great on every skin tone and are universally flattering, which also make your look more luxe. A classic colour will always look more expensive than one that is trend-driven!

2. Be Aware of Patterns
Certain patterns are effortless and therefore always in style, no matter the season. Stripes are one such pattern. You can combine different types of stripes or simply wear one striped piece. Regardless of whether it's from Zara like my dress here, or somewhere else, a pattern that is so chic and always in style, will always look more expensive and put together. If patterns are not your thing, don't shy away from textures like cable knits and silk.

3. Monochrome
Taking a cue from point one, an easy to way to make a neutral more interesting is by creating a monochrome look. You can try a camel top to toe look for a super luxe look or go all navy for something a bit more laidback yet luxurious, like what I've done here! A monochrome look is a no-brainer way to make your outfit seem more pricey than it was. Just be aware of the shades you are combining; avoid combining shades that are too far apart on the colour scale!

4. Invest in Accessories
If there is ever anything to invest your money in, it is accessories. Accessorise, rather than clothes, will last you a lifetime. A lot of my bags have been passed down to me by my mother and I hope to one day pass them down too. Well made shoes and bags will always draw positive attention and create a more luxurious look and feel to your outfit. Remember it is quality over quantity when it comes to these things. Your accessories do not need to be designer for them to be good quality either! A lot of premium brands like Sandro and Theory make beautiful bags and shoes too!

I always define my style as "laidback luxury" but a luxury for me isn't just about the name on the label. Luxury is about how something looks and feels on you; it's about having the best piece for yourself. Your favourite sweater might be from Topshop but if it makes you feel like a million bucks, that's a luxury too! I hope that I can remind you all that you don't need to be wearing a dress from the runway to look beautiful. It could just be from the rack at Zara, but make you smile just as much!

Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of The Silk Sneaker showcases how to make your outfit look more expensive with Zara and Urban Outfitters
Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of The Silk Sneaker showcases how to make your outfit look more expensive with Zara and Urban Outfitters
Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of The Silk Sneaker showcases how to make your outfit look more expensive with Zara and Urban Outfitters
Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of The Silk Sneaker showcases how to make your outfit look more expensive with Zara and Urban Outfitters
Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of The Silk Sneaker showcases how to make your outfit look more expensive with Zara and Urban Outfitters
Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of The Silk Sneaker showcases how to make your outfit look more expensive with Zara and Urban Outfitters
Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of The Silk Sneaker showcases how to make your outfit look more expensive with Zara and Urban Outfitters
Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of The Silk Sneaker showcases how to make your outfit look more expensive with Zara and Urban Outfitters

Get My Look

Dress: Zara

Hat: Urban Outfitters (similar)

Boots: Stuart Weizman 

Bag: Dior

Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of The Silk Sneaker showcases how to make your outfit look more expensive with Zara and Urban Outfitters
  • Asshly

    Great tips! This is really helpful

    http://www.femmeontrend.com

  • Courtney Hardy

    These are really good tips. I love your coat.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

  • Joanne

    Wow, I just stumbled upon your blog and I am in LOVE! It’s gorgeous, and your photos are stunning!! I adore your color tones, especially in these shots. That outfit is pretty on so many levels, the hat looks lovely on you! (And yes to classic colors, forever.)
    Hahah have a happy week! xx

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Thank you so much for the kind words!I am so happy to have you here on my little corner of the internet! I hope you come back soon! There is usually a new post every day! x

  • Great tips! I learned so much. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    http://andmanymoreblog.blogspot.com

  • Loving this dress and these tips are great!

    Shann
    Saturao Studio: Diary

    • Thank you so much Shann! I’m so glad you like it! x

  • Oh my gosh – I absolutely love this post! It’s beautiful and you’re looking gorgeous, love the outfit! What camera / lens have you used for this post?

    Wishing you a wonderful 2018 and can’t wait to see more of your posts!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Thank you so much Layla! I will have to ask my wonderful photographer but I know she uses a Canon! 🙂 x

  • Love the photos. The pink beret is gorgeous! xx

    http://www.whoisvelouria.blogspot.com

  • LOVE this post! I am all about looking more expensive and that I made a huge effort when I didnt

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    Ellie xx

  • for me accessories are everything! especially bags, I like to splurge more on bags but I consider them a great investment!
    http://www.bonjourchiara.com

    • I totally agree – Bags and shoes are my weakness! x

  • Amazing post and perfect tips girl!! Couldn’t agree more. Thanks for sharing Xx

    Love,

    Amber | http://www.loveambervictoria.com

  • Love the tips and loving the beret in this post. That instantly elevates any outfit!

    • Right? I am obsessed with berets I literally have one in every colour!! x

  • Great post lady – I love this location! So pretty
    Happy New Years!
    Lyndi

    http://www.stylecalling.com

  • Such a great post! And I’m loving these tips and the photos!

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  • I love this look on you!! Such good points. Classic prints and colours go a long way. I don’t shop all that much in high street stores but if I do I always take time to consider the fabrics I am buying. You can buy cotton, linen and even denim at affordable prices, wool too, when the sales are on. Then the bigger investments are definitely shoes and bags. Which, look a whole lot more valuable if you take care of them.
    Such a good post!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

    • Sooo true Jenelle! I always find that when I’m buying on the high street, the quality has to look and feel good otherwise it doesn’t feel worth it! Plus bags and shoes are such an amazing investment – I actually have a pair of shoes that are the original Chanel pumps that were my mothers when she was in college! She kept them so well I get to wear them now!

      x

  • Beautiful dress!

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  • Such a cute dress Shloka, and I LOVE that it’s from Zara! The OTK boots and beret are such perfect pairings for this dress too <3

    xo, Liyana | http://www.affordorable.com