6 Ways to make your clothes look more expensive..

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When I was dressing this morning, my choice of outfit got me thinking. I had chosen a light silk dress in a pattern I love. The fabric is a bit light weight for my body scale(which is medium) and it looked not quite right and a bit cheap to be honest. I decided to add a slip. Immediately the dress looked far more appropriate for my medium build and it looked more expensive as the dress skimmed my body rather than bunching around my bumpy bits. Who doesn’t want to look more expensive and less bumpy?? Here are 6 simple tips to upgrade the look of your outfits:

  1. Wear a slip: A slip provides an extra layer of fabric so that the outer layer skims rather than clings.
  2. Wear lower contrast: Lower contrast clothing looks more refined and is an easy
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    way to up the ante of an outfit. Think grayed pink and beige.

  3. Get your clothes tailored: A 10€ skirt can look like an 200€ purchase if the skirt is tailored to fit your body. It’s all about fit.
  4. Buttons Before and afterChange the buttons: This is an easy and inexpensive way to take a blah jacket to fabulous.
  5. Change the belt: Many dresses come with cheap plastic belts; chuck the pleather/ plastic and add a good quality belt. Look out for good quality belts during sales as these will never go out of fashion.
  6. Mix high-end classics with more fashionable/on trend items. Kate Middleton does this to great effect. Take your department store dress and add a nice quality leather jacket and accessories and you are good to go.

Red for Summers ( Light Cool Colouring)

This is typically how I wear red. I tone it down with white and navy.

One of my school Mom friends recently mentioned that she didn’t think she could wear red or more accurately thought ‘She looked awful in red’. I used to think this for years also until I discovered that there actually is a red that works for me. You see, I have cool summer colouring and I have lots of red in my skin so I have to be careful that I don’t end up looking like a tomato. The mom in question also has summer colouring I suspect, but her colouring is a little lighter than mine so I suspect she is actually a light summer. Her red can be a little warmer than mine, though still from the cool palette. I have compiled a few tips here to help people with light cool colouring to wear more red:



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    Choose a red with white in it. Think watermelon rather than tomato.

  2. Wear red with white. This immediately cools it down. Try red/ white stripes.
  3. Wear red, white and navy together. This combination typically looks really nice on summers.
  4. Pink reds are great for you.

Upcoming Event- Discover Your Style Personality

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Looking to learn something new and have some fun, then this event is for you.

Knowing your style personality is one of the cornerstones of having a functional and fabulous wardrobe so this time will be well spent.

You will discover:

  • Why you have a wardrobe full of clothes but struggle with what to wear;
  • Why you have clothes hanging in the wardrobe with the price tags still on;
  • Why you don’t feel quite like yourself when you are wearing certain clothes;
  • How to evaluate each new item you consider buying so that it makes you feel fabulous and makes a great addition to your wardrobe;
  • How to describe your style personality so that shopping becomes a pleasure rather than hours trawling through the shops and coming away with nothing to wear.

Join me on Friday 5th October at 10am – 1pm.

Place: La Lune De Mougins Hotel, 1020 Avenue General De Gaulle, Mougins 06250.

Please Bring : 1 item of clothing or accessory that you love & 1 item that you don’t wear.

Cost: Free of charge.

RSVP: aileen@laneimageconsulting.com