My mind is tellin' me no but my body, my body's tellin' me yes
I don't know if you're like me... But, I always seem to have the luck of liking the most expensive thing in the store.
And although my mind is tellin' me NO... ( literally i sing some good old R. Kells when i'm trying to not spend )
But seriously, I love the look of higher end items, but let's cut the shit... Often, a good majority of us cannot afford the high end looks, and or just have WAY too much on their plate to justify that kind of price tag.
I don't typically talk too much about what i have got going on in my personal life... but with my home under home reno's ( which, its like once you start, you just can't stop). And shortly opening a store front for my primary place of work ( and that's all i am going to let you in on there ). I am pretty much at capacity when it comes to any extra spending.
So, i am left with the dilemma, of I have high end taste, but a low end budget. So that's left me with the only option of... Learning how to find thing's that look a little bit more high end, and that will suffice for the time being until things stop being so financial cray in my life
So that being said, I thought i would share 3 simple thing's with you, on how i determine what to buy, and if it will help create a certain look that I like to go for.
1. Try to get something that has the best Cut / Fit possible.
To me, nothing shouts cheap... more than a article of clothing, that has an improper fit.
Often due to the fact that items are mass made... The cut of them can sometimes be off. And although something minor, it can really, i mean really throw off the luxurious look that you may be looking for. I mean seriously, sometimes you can find almost the exact same item, one in a higher end store, and one in a 'high street' store.... And the only difference, is the fact that one has a better cut, and almost looks like it was tailor made, and the other one.... Well, not so much.
So, sometimes, no matter how much i may LOVE something... If it has an improper fit, i stick it back on the rack !
I feel like this one is a no brainer, but i still find myself getting duped for this one, mainly because... I don't really know jack about materials. Or at least, i am very quickly starting to learn now !
Sometimes if a material is too thin, it looks cheap. And something if a material is too thick, it looks cheap. Finding a material that is just right is essential to not only the overall texture of your outfit, but i do truly believe the longevity on an outfit.
3. Less is more.
Don't get me wrong, i love a good trend. But I do think some high street stores can go a little bit loco when it comes to trends. We all are aware that cold shoulders, frill's and ruffles are all on trend at the moment. That being said, i really try to find a classic / staple article of clothing, that embodies only one trend at the moment, otherwise it tends to seem to be a bit much, and a bit of overkill, nevermind, it really cuts down the lifespan of that particular item of clothing, because it will be so dated, so fast !
Do you have any tips and tricks to finding a high end look, but in a high street store ? I would love to hear it !