here are so many women spending thousands of dollars trying to look like celebrities. Name-brand clothing items, expensive jewelry, and not to mention those vixen heels. But there’s something you need to know. It’s not about the expense of the clothing, it is about the style you create. Confident sophisticated styles are more about looking after your hair, skin and teeth and blending colours, fabrics, textures and with nice seamed clothing, with accentuating accessories.
Check Out eBay And The Thrift Store
If you really want to save money, then you might want to check out the local thrift stores in your area. I have found Gucci suits, nibne west shoes, and versacci skirts. If you think I’m joking, go check it out for yourself. You’ll be looking expensive and spending practically pocket change to do so. Ebay, is also a great source If you know a particular brand that you know works well for you, educate yourself about how much these brand items sell for. Ensure the seller has a good reputation too. Many of the best brands can be bought from sellers in the UK and Europe at lower cost. The same for if you reside outside the US but want to get the same price as US residents. A great way to buy from abroad but avoid the costly shipping fees and customs charges is through a company named My US
Buy Clothes That Fit
Yes, it matters if they don’t have your exact size at the store. Keep moving or look for something else. Or, there’s a third option – use a tailor to make adjustments to the outfit you wanted that was too big. I buy items from Ebay, that are too large for me, but are a great bargain. Tailors may charge $5-20 for adjustments, and they most certainly don’t cost as much as buying something 10 times more expensive.
Wear Matching Accesories & Blend Same Colours – Different Shades
Delicate jewellry, such as a pair of stud earings with matching necklace can present a delicate and sophisticated appearance. Or maybe a coloured bracelet with matching earrings and a similar coloured clutch to compliment. Pair a natural silk skarf with other rich fabrics in the same color scheme like denim or cashmere. Wearing the same color scheme, or matching accessories in different textures or same colour different shaed will elevate any look.
Buy Inexpensive Makeup
The most important item of makeup that you can not compromise on is your foundation. The other items do not make such as a dramatic difference to your appearance. Waterproof mascara, brow pencils, lip liners and blush all can have the same look. Avoid using too much makeup, and too many colors.
Cleanse and Exfoliate Your Skin
One if the greatest hacks I have discovered is a deep facial cleanse and exfoliation that achieves similar results as the spa. Hold your head over a bowl of steaming water, ensuring you don’t scold yourself and place a towel over your head to create a mini steam room for your face. The steam will encourage the pores in your skin to open then use a cotton wool pad and cleanser to wipe your face. Afterwards use a face mudpack, such as charcoal which is usually around $1 from the pharmacy. Smooth it on your face and leave it to dry hard on your skin, which is around 15 minutes. The final step, mix your usual face cleanser with microdermabrasion crystals. Small packs of these can be bought from resellers on ebay for around $5 and can be used for several treatments. They are the same crystals they use in the microdermabrasion treatments and resemble a sugar like consistency. Gently rub this over your face avoiding, the eyes, mouth and nostrils. Your skin will be left with a glowing deep cleansed look, and believe me it makes a significant difference!
Whiten Your teeth
The whiter your teeth, the more expensive you look. I know it’s a small detail, but it really makes a difference. While most teeth whiteners are expensive, there are a few under $10 that you can purchase to remove those unsightly yellow stains. If you cannot afford a store-bought brand, try using baking soda and lemon juice daily. You can even try a toothpaste that includes whitener and some that have charcoal as well. Charcoal is known to remove stains from your teeth. Either of these options can be purchased for under $10, and you can have a beautiful smile in return.
Have A Good Quality Blazer In Your Closet
Go through your closet and check your clothing inventory. It may be that you haven’t tried mixing and matching your clothing options lately, making it look like you wear the same thing every day. Where do you spend most of your time? That’s where you need to invest your wardrobe budget, in items that make you look your best. Tailored basics like a black blazer with expensive-seeming details,and a flattering cut, will always compliment an outfit. Ensure it is a quality fabric. Creased blazers lose the effect of making a statement with wrinkles in the fabric.
Buy From Wholesale Beauty Stores
You don’t always need to go to the salon for a hair colour. You can visit salon wholesalers, such as Sally Beauty Supply. These are where the professionals buy their products. The staff welcome the public, and are professionally trained so they will give you plenty of advice of the right kind of products to buy. This is particularly useful if you apply a colour to your roots as you can do this yourself, without the salon expense. The wholesalers also stock products for all beauty needs, skin, nails hair. The professional brand hair shampoo and colours, seem expensive but they last so much longer than store brands. They also are superior in terms of quality. My hair is so much more healthier and looks considerably better with the professional brand products.
Forget expensive looks, just improvise
It’s nice to look like a celebrity every now and then, isn’t it? To pretend that you’re living large can be a powerful confidence booster. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to feel like this. There are many other thrifty hacks you can try, along with these, and they all will make you feel like a million bucks!