Have you ever found yourself hating your outfit in the mirror, despite the fact that you were wearing your favorite jacket or a dress you purchased a month ago? Do you find it more difficult to put together an outfit and instead opt for sweats or yoga pants regardless of the occasion? This is typically a sign that you don’t have a well-thought-out wardrobe, and that, while you have a lot of clothing, they aren’t of good quality and don’t appear as expensive and fashionable as you’d want. If you are looking forward to changing that, here are three crucial elements of a timeless wardrobe that will make your wardrobe look expensive, even on a budget!

High-quality materials

As trivial as it might sound, the quality of the fabric is exactly what makes your garments look the way they do. But high quality doesn’t always have to be expensive, for example, you can find amazing gems at thrift stores or online on sites and apps where people sell their clothes that they’re not going to wear anymore. To put together an expensive-looking wardrobe, you must pay special attention to the fibers that your garments are made of, regardless of how much money you spend on them. When it comes to looks, versatility, and durability, natural fibers such as cotton, linen, wool, silk, cashmere, and tweed, as well as their blends, are far superior to any other material. However, don’t rush to get rid of all your synthetic clothing, as it is perfect for practicing sports, going to the gym, and other intense physical activities.

Classic fits

Another reason you might not be happy with the way your wardrobe looks right now is that it’s full of “trendy” clothes that have been popular a few seasons or even months ago but are now completely unwearable and can’t be combined with anything else in your closet. To prevent these situations, create a good capsule wardrobe with timeless pieces that will look beautiful on you no matter your age, won’t lose their original shape, and can be effortlessly mixed and matched between themselves. A straight-leg pair of jeans, a white button-up shirt, a wool cable knit sweater, such as these Tara’s wool knit sweaters, a trench, and other accessories that can help you create the perfect, effortless fit. Now, don’t take our advice to mean that you should never buy modern clothing or trendy accessories; what we’re actually suggesting is that these garments should not take up all of your wardrobe space and should only be used as accent pieces, not as your entire look.

Neutral colors

One of the main reasons why your wardrobe might not look great is because of the abundance, or lack, of color that it has. For whatever reason, people tend to think that if they add lots of colors in a single outfit, it will make them look better, which couldn’t be further from the truth. From now on, when shopping for clothing, pay attention to neutral colors instead of bright ones, even for summer wear. It is commonly known that black, beige, and white never go out of style, so if you are just starting out on your search for your own unique style, stick to those colors. If you want something more vibrant, deep hues like dark green, navy, and grey are also very stylish. And, as old as it is remember the three-color rule: for a sophisticated, expensive look, don’t mix together more than three colors in one outfit.

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