How to Make Your Outfit Look Expensive Without Spending a Cent

Is there anything worse than accidentally overspending on your budget, and having to scrimp and save the week before payday? No. And the torture is made even worse when you’re constantly surrounded by new and shiny things (thanks for that, Instagram), but that’s not to say you can’t have your fashion fix. We know you’re addicted to shopping and style (that’s why you’re here, right?), so we’ve made it our mission to prove that it is possible to update your look, without having to spend a cent.

Important tip #1: Ahead of the weekend, make a plan to get the most out of your spare time, and commit to sorting through your wardrobe—you’ll  be surprised how many pieces you rediscover or find new ways to wear them. Which brings us to Important Tip #2. Keep scrolling to discover simple updates you can make now to update your look for winter (and of course if you can’t resist a little bit of shopping, we’ve thrown a few pieces in for you, too).

Get more mileage out of your favourite summer dresses by throwing them over a pair of slim jeans. The key here is to opt for a dress in a heavy fabric.

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WHO: Natalie Cantell

The best part? You can wear it unbuttoned as a trench, too.

OK, so this one isn't totally free, but it almost is. Head to your local op-shop, track down some vintage patches, and get to work on sewing them onto some old denim. Hello, Gucci vibes.

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WHO: Brooke Testoni

If DIY isn't for you, this is the answer.

Winter is all about layering. Revisit your layering skills and play with lengths and proportions.

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Liz Sunshine

WHO: Carmen Hamilton

The relaxed scoop v-neck is flattering on everyone. #Winning.

Loved the flared sleeves trend but don't like the price tag that comes with? We figured out the ultimate hack that you can do right now. Unbutton your shirt sleeves all the way, and let them hang loose.

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Liz Sunshine

WHO: Eleanor Pendleton

This white cotton shirt is quite possibly, the perfect white cotton shirt.

The easiest way to look like a street style star? Tie your sweater around your neck like Christine Centenera. 

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Liz Sunshine

WHO: Christine Centenera

This colour is so perfect for winter.

It's so easy, just trim the front a tiny bit higher than the back, and leave the edges frayed. 

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Liz Sunshine

WHO: Tash Sefton

We'll take step-hem jeans any day of the week.

Style your long boots under the cropped pants you wore all through autumn to give the illusion of longer legs (and also keep your legs toasty warm).

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WHO: Kym Ellery

Wear them with everything from cropped flares, to midi skirts, and jeans.

What's your favourite way to update your look? Share in the comments below.

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