Last Updated on February 22, 2021
Statistics show that girls who are 16 or older tend to spend 76% more on fashion when compared to men. But sometimes looking good is not about expensive clothes or cheap clothes, it is about taste. Even expensive clothes can look cheap if you are not careful enough, but we bring you 14 tips on how to avoid looking cheap. Read to find out how to improve your fashion style!
1. Trendy clothes from the year before
Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to a piece of clothing, but wearing clothes that were in style in previous seasons can be a risk. People might recognize the trend, and they will know how many years ago you purchased those clothing items. The solution is always to pick up iconic pieces that will maintain their relevance as the years go by.
2. Oversized clothes
This is the type of trend that only looks good on Instagram models, who pair it up with bright makeup and high heels and build a whole style concept around it. However, going out wearing baggy clothes gives out the impression that you are careless and that you are wearing some borrowed hoodie from your heavy friend. It’s comfortable, don’t get us wrong, but it makes you look too relaxed and sometimes that is not a good thing.
3. Colorful rivets and zippers
This can look stylish at first, but it will only last until you wash it. Colorful zippers, even in high-quality dyes, tend to fade after you wash them, which will make it look like you are not taking proper care of your clothes, or even make them look old and washed up. Think long term before purchasing this type of clothing.
4. Jeans with scribbling and other extras
This is one of the clothing mistakes that make you look cheap, but even stars like Victoria Beckham have fallen for it. It is the type of trend that comes and goes, but that over the long run doesn’t pay up because it is too over the top. Jeans that have scribblings all over them can be too much. This also applies to extras like rivets and stripes, etc. If you want to look high class, your best option is to choose minimalism – less is more. Focus on quality instead of extravagance, and then if you’re going to add a little something, accessorize it.
5. Making the wrong color combinations
Some people enjoy colorful clothing, but not everyone has an aesthetic sense that allows them to combine different colors properly, and this can make you look super cheap even if you are wearing Prada. According to fashion experts, there should always be a balance between brighter colors and pastel tones, and the second one should be the basis of any versatile wardrobe. If you can pick one piece of clothing with a neutral tone, like black or white, it is easier to create colorful combinations that don’t make your look too exaggerated.
6. Poorly executed seams
This is important because it’s the kind of thing that will keep you from looking cheap and, over time, will also save you money. When shopping for clothes, you should pay extra attention to the seams to make sure the item you are purchasing has been sewn properly. To be sure, you need to check if the end of one seam matches the beginning of the next seam – this will determine the lifespan of your clothing, because on spots where the fabric stretch, bad steam can turn into a ripped t-shirt in no time.
7. Scratched glasses
Glasses should be looked at as an investment because they are a summer fashion accessory that can impact your eye health. Therefore, if you purchase a more expensive model, you should keep them in a proper case when you are not wearing them, even though the risk of scratching inexpensive materials is lower. Cheap glasses, on the other hand, will get scratched easily, and because glasses go on your face, it is really hard not to notice, which will make you look unkempt.
8. T-shirts with sentences
This is a really popular trend amongst teenagers, but when adults wear it, they can look immature. T-shirts with jokes and writing on them are not appropriate in many everyday situations, and the writing can draw attention for the wrong reasons sometimes. Plus, if you are considering buying a shirt with a sentence on a language you don’t speak, check the translation to see if it makes sense.