How to make a high street wardrobe look high end

How to make a high street wardrobe look more expensive

I am not a millionaire, not even close. I've bought designer bags in the past, and I've spent weeks eating beans on toast and/or e-baying half of my wardrobe in an attempt to make up for the whopping dent it made in my bank account. I love fashion - both high street and designer - but I don't think I'll ever be one of those people that can justify (let alone afford) a wardrobe full of Wang. These days, the majority of my money gets spent on council tax and cat litter, so when it comes to getting glammed up I'm always on the look out for pieces that look high end, but have a high street price tag. I live for the moment that I can tell

people my new shoes aren't in fact Marni, but from my local supermarket instead. I love it. I love seeing their faces change from somewhat impressed, to sheer confusion, (sometimes judgment) to absolute amazement. Having grown older, I've moved past the pressures of wearing the latest labels, and instead I focus more on - quite simply - whether or not I like the look of something. Of course quality control comes into account, but when you hunt enough it's 100% possible to compile an entire wardrobe that has longevity, a low price point and loads of style. Scroll down for some of my top tips!

How to make your clothes look more expensive
How to make your wardrobe look more high end


foCUS ON FABRICS

Generally speaking, super cheap jersey neither lasts, nor looks good. If your're scrimping on style, opt for more trustworthy fabrics like denim and wool.
 

LOOK AFTER YOUR CLOTHES

Cheaper clothes tend to wear out quicker, so it's important to look after them. Dry clean, lint roll and hang up pieces to ensure they're pristine for longer.
 

AIN'T RIGHT? DON'T BUY IT

Cheap price tags are tempting, but if it's not exactly what you want, don't buy it. Sure, it's cheap, but what's the point if you never end up wearing it?
 

BUILD ON THE BASICS

I'm much more inclined to spend more money on a basic that I intend to wear every day. My advice? Save up for wardrobe staples, skimp on trend pieces.

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If you've learnt anything at all from my Youtube channel, it's that I don't do 'going out' all that much, if at all really. I'm more of the sort of girl that spends her evenings catching up on Netflix (hello, House of Cards) and eating four blueberry muffins in a row. Don't judge me.

That being said, this weekend I'm actually planning a night that requires more than just a onesie and hot water bottle. In fact, dare I say that it might actually involve a skirt and heels. Hot damn. Since I'm pretty much known for my minimalistic style I thought I'd put together a look that fits with my usual aesthetic but also fits with the generic girls night out stereotype. Hey look, I'm even wearing a fluffy pink clutch!

How do you dress on a night out?

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Warehouse Leather Jacket *
Miss Selfridge 90s Crop Top *
Front Row Shop Skirt *
La Moda Faux Fur Clutch (£12.99!) *
La Moda Faux Fur Sandals *