By Amanda Wood
Let me show you how to look luxe for less with these easy tips and tricks that you will love!
Tip 1: Nails! This is one of the easiest ways to look more put together, luxe, and done. You will find people look at your nails MUCH more than you realize, and when you have a nice pop of red, a sultry shade of maroon, or a light crisp ballet pink, you will feel even more put together.
Tip 2: Wear All One Color. When you wear all one color, you look taller, thinner, more put together and luxurious. The look of an all white, off-white, gray, black, or even a bright red will make your outfits look luxurious.
Tip 3: Makeup. This one is a no-brainer, but you know that when you have an amazing outfit on, you do not feel quite put together till you have makeup on. You can do a full face with lashes, eyeshadow and lipstick, or just a bit of CC cream (tinted moisturizer, mascara, bronzer, and lip gloss. Either way, it will complete your outfit.
Tip 4: A Moto Jacket. This is a classic piece that will never go out of style and gives any outfit a bit of edge and luxury.
Tip 5: Proper pumps. A gorgeous set of high heels will elevate any outfit and make it look more luxe. Reach for a pair of patent nude or black, and your look will be instantly elevated.
Tip 6: Handbag. Structured, simple, and chic. Try one from TheRealReal (therealreal.com, luxury consignment) if you want to go for that actual designer bag for less, or one from any number of stores. Just make sure it is chic, simple and classic.
Tip 7: The Perfect Pair of Jeans. Every lady must have the perfect pair of jeans that fit just right in every way. Grabbing a pair of cropped black that you can throw on with your black patent pumps will elevate the most casual outfit. Or wear a pair of flared trouser jeans that go down to the floor and make your legs look a million miles long.
Tip 8: A Proper Fitting Blazer. This one is an easy go to; any outfit can be immediately elevated with the addition of a gorgeous blazer. Try one in black, beige, white, off-white, or a gorgeous pop of color, like a bright fuchsia pink that is very on trend right now.
Tip 9: The Classic White Button down. This shirt can be paired with jeans, trousers, a tailored pair of shorts, or a beautiful pencil skirt, and it will immediately elevate your look.
Tip 10: A Trench coat. Whether you go for classic camel or classic black . . .A Trench coat thrown over your shoulders or worn over your outfit will elevate any look you have on.
Tip 11: Jewelry. Whether you love gold or silver, make sure the pieces are simple, classic and minimal. Like a beautiful solitaire cubic zirconia necklace, pearls, or a bold, but simple, statement necklace in either gold or silver.
Tip 12: The Fun Movie Star Sunglasses. There are SO many great options that you can choose from; just make sure they are oversized in either tortoise or black.
Tip 13: Hair. Make sure your hair is up in a ponytail, bun, done, or under a fabulous hat. Any amazing outfit can be quickly derailed with unkempt hair.
Tip 14: Belts. Adding a belt will add polish and definition and define your waist. You can do this with a pop of leopard from Target or a classic GUCCI belt for less from TheRealReal.
Tip 15: The Perfect Tee. This is a wardrobe staple that can easily be dressed up to add a casual and luxe piece to any outfit.
Amanda Wood of The Haute Edit can help you find the luxe-for-less wardrobe of your dreams! She has been personal styling for over 13 years and LOVES helping ladies love their bodies and wardrobe again. She takes the time to listen to all your needs and the style direction you want to take, and she offers a stress-free, fun environment to curate the wardrobe that you will be excited to wear!