Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
one of the most popular topics on YouTube is how to look expensive. can you believe there are entire channels devoted to looking classy and elegant? with that in mind, i thought i would share a few style secrets to look expensive. honestly, you don’t need oodles of money for an outfit to look expensive. it’s simply common sense.
want an effortless way to create a classic, streamlined look? dress in the same color head to toe. a monochromatic outfit gives you a single line lending the impression of a taller, slimmer silhouette.
there are two ways to achieve a monochromatic look. the first is to mix and match tones within the same color palette to create a lean classic line. the other is a single color look; that’s a simple version of a monochromatic look.
a trip to the nail salon works wonders for my mental health, and my nails look fantastic. whenever i’m feeling a mess, nail polish helps me feel polished. no pun intended. but you can achieve the same look at home. if your polish is chipped, take it off. nothing looks worse than chipped nails. what if you don’t like nail polish? just make certain your nails are clean and manicured. if you want to look expensive, make certain to use a neutral nail color. and leave the nail art for another time. my favorite nail polishes are Linkin Park After Dark for winter and Ballet Slippers for summer.
sometimes less is more, and sometimes more is more when it comes to jewelry. there’s a time and place to stack your bracelets or necklaces. but if you want to achieve an expensive look, pare back your jewelry.
for a chic, elegant and expensive look, choose natural fibers. cashmere, wool, cotton, silk, linen all have a special place in your wardrobe. they instantly elevate your outfit. take a look at the inside tag to see how to care for those items. even though it’s suggested to dry clean a silk blouse, i typically wash mine on the delicate cycle in cold water then hang to dry.
and don’t forget to watch my YouTube video for more style secrets to look expensive. happy sunday, ladies!
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