How To Look Elegant, Classy & Expensive For Less: Style Guide
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6 Dec

How To Look Elegant, Classy & Expensive On A Budget: The Style Guide

Are you wondering how to look elegant & expensive by spending less?

This article has all the answers!


Can you imagine? All these commercials for costly brands are just marketing campaigns to convince you to buy their products. And this is true! This is what they genuinely do!

But is it all so good and classy looking as they try to make it look? Or are there any other things that could really transform your image and make you really look elegant & classy?

Yes, there are a few things that you should know before you go shopping next time! And here they are!

Have you ever noticed that the more beautiful woman is in the advertisement, the more open to spending your money on the product even if you don’t need it?

Just take a look at perfume campaigns. Whenever you see these perfectly photoshopped and edited faces, you immediately want to look and feel how they do.

You just instantly want to be in alignment with that kind of lifestyle and be in resonance with that luxury smell.

You subconsciously create a projection of being that person from the cover of the magazine if only you had that perfume or a thing.

It’s not just words that I say; these are scientific facts!


If you think that you can only purchase things at expensive boutiques like Louis Vuitton, you would be very wrong!

I agree with you that LV is a brand with a long history, and for a lot of ladies, it is something of value, but there is much more than just a bag.

Dear women! Why do you want to look like everybody else?

This question has been all over my mind for a long time, and I still have no answer. You need to help me out with finding it!

There are so many other magnificent, much more affordable and excellent quality brands that nobody is taking into consideration for some reason.

Recently I have found a fabulous brand that makes excellent quality bags: Purificacion Garcia.

The quality is outstanding – the prices are affordable – giving the vibe of luxury.

If you want to wear something that reminds you of a big brand bag but still decide whether to invest in that, you can quickly try the look-alike out.

Look what you can find in the online store. The bag is made of real genuine leather and suede in beige and brown color with gold-tone hardware.

Here you can find a lot of designer look-alikes. It’s rational to try a bag model before actually investing in it.

Because, after all, you might not find this bag as valuable and pretty as you thought you would for the first time.


I’m sure you said YES! But…you don’t know how to look good because you don’t know what it takes to look elegant with little money.

Here is the BIG SECRET’s reveal to look expensive and chic for every occasion.


Before starting with the most basic color sets for your elevated look, it is highly recommended that you finally figure out your seasonal color palette.

So next time you go shopping, you have no issues choosing the best colors for yourself, and you would just do it easily and almost automatically.

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This is just one colorBEIGE. Beige has been known as a color of royalty since ancient ages.

You can never go wrong with this color; it compliments all nationalities and skin tones.

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Most of my outfits consist of just beige, white, and brown, where beige is the primary color.

  • Think about a beige geometrical jacket if you need to go to the office because you have an office job.
  • If you need to go out later in the evening – a beige figure fitted dress
  • If you require no formal outfit – beige jeans will serve perfectly well even if you have a significant interview.

The other chic-looking color is WHITE.

Let’s be honest here; a total white look always looks terrific.

White color is expensive-looking, but it also looks like you are “celebrating” something as if you’re dressed for a “big day”.

Pay attention; white always brings an elevated mood and makes you look chic.

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The next color is BROWN. It can be light or dark leather-like or used with genuine leather items.

These staple things usually serve as a long-term wardrobe, and it’s a staple piece to have if you want to appear more luxurious and as someone who knows good things in fashion.

Usually, it works well for a bag, purse, belt, shoes, or jacket.

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how to look expensive

One more color that you can reconsider is BLACK. This color can be tricky, and it does not work for all.

Usually, we think that a little black dress is a university to have in your wardrobe, but it is just not true. Black cannot be colder or warmer.

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For example, for people with warm skin color, it might wash the whole appearance out, which will make you look worse.

At the same time, people with colder shades (like brunette, brown eyes, whiter, or very dark skin) would benefit from black.

So let’s make it clear, black will look good if your skin color enables you to use it.

Here and in my articles, you can check which color type you are.

If you are a warmer type, this does not mean that you need to throw the black wardrobe out completely. And this just means that you need to minimize it and take it away from the face area.

Please keep it for the shoes, belts, bags, and bottom wardrobe pieces.

If you are a colder type, you can use black and shades of black in your wardrobe, starting from the total black outfit.

The other color is BLUE. Please pay attention to it from light blue to dark blue.

This color can be used by all and goes well in a combination of brown, white, and beige colors.

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HORSE RIDING STYLE is my top favourite for looking cool and expensive.

These items do not need to be from a big brand, but if you reconsider the colors mentioned above, you will see that it’s pretty easy to achieve.

Like my friend said: “Horse riding fashion looks like old heritage money”. And let’s be honest, riding a horse is indeed expensive.

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So what I usually wear myself and recommend to others: Jeans or pants in beige and light-beige colors, brown leather boots, a white t-shirt (better a polo) or a basic white shirt and a beige, brown, dark blue blazer.

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Women usually wear CASUAL CHIC for work that does not require strict business attire.

That would need to be a blazer of a primary color, a basic shirt (like deep blue jeans, palazzo or banana trend trousers, and tailored basic color pants.

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FEMININE STYLE is always a good idea if the colors are correct.

You will definitely make a good choice if you have that one dress that matches all parameters.

I always recommend choosing a dress as per body shape. The best-looking pieces are always made of suitable materials like silk, leather, cotton, and linen.

Take into consideration the funky print, which is not always a good idea.

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Check Out Your Body Shape Wardrobe:


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When it comes to your face looking expensive, it’s all about being healthy and somewhat symmetrically even.

Even though we didn’t choose which face to be born with, we can still look chic using makeup.

What would look expensive mean when it comes to makeup? That means:

  • healthy-looking foundation
  • voluminous eyelashes
  • well defined eyes/ eyebrows
  • naturally looking lips color
  • natural blush

I would recommend investing in a good foundation that could be lightweight and a good coverage concealer.

A mascara holds a curl and a volumizing one for the second coat.

A blush of natural color or a bronzer if it’s summer.

A lipstick and lipgloss that would match the whole natural look.


Now it’s tricky because you may have your outfit all set up. But if your nails are chipped, that would ruin the whole look. You do not need to get your nails done professionally at the salon; you can do it yourself.

The most important thing is to take care of your cuticle. Get a good oil or a hand cream with a moisturizing effect, and do not skip on that step before you sleep!

The nail polish can be transparent, milky, white, beige, pink, or french. Those are the most valuable and classic colors that you will never get bored of.




Let me know what you think in the comments down below. It’s that easy!


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Iryna Fedorchak

Hello, I am Iryna. A creative Ukrainian soul living in Lisbon, Portugal. I know fashion, I speak beauty and I know what lifestyle suits you the best. Here I will show you how fashion manifestation looks like as well as I want it to be an inspiring space for women of all religions and heritage. I hope I can help and advise you about your fashion preferences. Let's do fashion together! I love to create and re-create looks showcasing the life of European Bohemia in Portugal, researching Dos' and Donts' of the beauty realm, throwing my philosophy like confetti.