Today I wanted to go back to the basics and the whole idea that started my blog. I love to teach ladies out there how to look wealthy and affluent every single day without breaking the bank. I create multiple posts surrounding this subject, today I want to give you ladies the complete guide to affluent dressing.
Live your life in luxury
The fabric content of your clothes are very important if you want to look polished and chic. You should always wear natural fibers and high quality manmade fibers. Natural fibers feel best on the body and look 100% better than any type of polyester. Just putting this out there polyester is not a good fiber to invest in. Unless you know and trust the brand you’re purchasing from, steer clear from polyester. Instead wear fibers like, Cashmere, Linen, Silk, Cotton, Wool, Leather, Suede, Tweed.
I find that these fibers feel best on the body and the more you wash it the better it looks. Except for leather and suede do not wash those, haha. Now for the synthetic manmade fibers, Viscose, Elastane and Rayon are the most luxurious looking fibers I’ve tried on.
Keep it natural
Now for fibers you should stay kilometers away from. Do Not Wear: polyester, jersey, pvc/pu leather(anything fake looking). Also do not under any circumstances wear washed out colored clothes.
Now with colors I will not tell you to wear all neutrals and to forget about color. That’s a very big mistake ladies make when trying to look expensive. The key trick is to focus on one statement piece. If you wear a bright red bag keep your clothes neutral. Wearing too much will confuse the eye and make you look distasteful. Also wearing monochromatic looks in colors that suit you best will look great for special occasions. Wear colors like, beige, ivory, grey, black, taupe, camel, brown/cognac, white.
Now for some color wear deep gem stone colors. Colors such as, royal sapphire blue, ruby red, royal purple, orange and Red. Red is an amazing power color and it looks flattering on everyone. Do not wear bright artificial colors like neon.
Fit & Style
Your clothes should fit you like a glove. As I said before, if a garment is too big or too loose take it to your tailor, your tailor is your best friend. Also if you can get some clothes custom made for you, that way it looks chic and more personal to you. Purchase clothing in your size if an item is out of stock in your size, size up and take it to your tailor.
Your tailor is your best friend
Know the parts of your body you wish to conceal and hide, find clothes that will do just that. Or wear Shapewear from Spanx and Skims. The garment should keep its shape and look crisp and fresh. If it’s worn out throw it away or donate it. Invest in quality clothes that will last you quite a few years (about 3 years and more). Pick and choose clothes that flatter your body shape and style.
To start of your elegant and affluent wardrobe invest in these key pieces. Turtlenecks, Blazers, Tailored dress, silk dress, cashmere, cardigans, black pants, white pants, blouses, tweed jacket. Accessory wise invest in, Silk scarves, designer handbag, hats, sunglasses, pearls, diamonds, jewelry. In the accessory category really invest and purchase items you love and ones that have minimal logos.
High Quality is best, Keep logos minimal
Always look neat and polished. Your clothes should be clean, stainless and wrinkle free. Keep fly away threads at bay and keep holes to a minimum. Your shoes should look presentable and polished. Wear the right type of underwear for your look and don’t show too much skin, it gives a sense of mystery. Comment below your favorite tips and your latest wardrobe purchase. I would love to know!