Top 5 Ways to Make Cheap Clothes Look Expensive
- Oct 22, 2017
1. Everything Must Fit Exactly
You want to keep everything clean, but washing it is not the answer. Washing clothes wears down the fabrics and fades the colors, making them look old and cheap. If you get a mark on a piece of clothing, spot clean it with a sponge or toothbrush. If something starts to smell, stick it in the freezer for the night. Yes, the freezer thing really does work. Try it, already!
Browns and other warm, earthy colors like mauve and olive often end up looking dingy and sad when they are used in prints and low-quality materials, like the kinds cheap clothes are often made of. Instead, focus on black and white and really saturated colors that feel bright and crisp, like bold pastels and deep, rich jewel tones.
Wrinkles can make anything look cheap, but ironing is a hassle and many synthetics can't be ironed. A good steamer can blast wrinkles out of just about anything in a couple of minutes. If you are between washings, steam the piece the night before and leave it hanging in a room with open windows overnight. The cold night air will help neutralize any lingering odors and by morning the piece should be ready to wear.
Resist the urge to hang your clothes in the bathroom while you take an extra-long shower. The ambient steam in a bathroom is not enough to get out tough wrinkles and it is a huge waste of water.