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Sunday 24 March 2019
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STYLEHUNTER COLLECTIVE
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How to Get an Expensive Look Without Spending a Lot

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In the ever revolving world of fashion, it can be hard to keep up with trends, no matter how affordable shops deliver those trends to us.

Time and time again, we’ve been told to invest in the classics because not only will it last a long time, it will be a lot more friendly on the purse.

When investing in classics, what should you be investing in and what materials should you be looking for?

Fabric quality is one of the most important details when purchasing classic pieces that will get years of wear. Look for clothes with a natural fabric like linen and cotton. Cashmere and silk are luxurious but can be hard to attain on a budget. Instead of purchasing a silk top, invest in a silk scarf which can be worn with a linen blend shirt.

If you can’t afford leather or suede, try a faux suede. It’s difficult to find the difference between real and faux so wearing a faux piece can make you look like you’re wearing the real thing, without the price tag.

Synthetic fabrics like rayon, acrylic and some polyesters can pill easily and age quickly over time. Polyester seems to be a common thread in a lot of fabrics, so don’t completely rule it out when purchasing your next investment piece. A lot of brands sell polyester mixed pieces so its best to feel the fabric and buy from quality brands.

Here are some ideas on pieces that you could add to your wardrobe this winter and get many winter seasons of wear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What pieces do you own in your wardrobe that look expensive but have stood the test of time?

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Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day, stylist by night, but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca blogs at The Plumbette and Styled by Bec, believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Follow her on social media including INSTAGRAM @styled_by_bec : PINTEREST styledbybec : FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/theplumbette


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