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5 Cheap Ways to Look Boujee

If your Instagram feed is filled with fashion bloggers who look their best all the time, it can make you feel like a bit of a trash sandwich.

The internet is filled with people who basically only look perfect, enjoying expensive espresso drinks, and having the most interesting dating lives.

It sucks.

For the most part being noticed feels good and vamping people up for their style is becoming more common. I love that basically anyone can be a “model” now with the help of Instagram and other social media platforms.

But if you’re frugal or saving money (save that money, you go!), there are some super simple ways to appear boujier than you really are.

#1 Faux Tailoring

While the trend of brands offering extended sizes for petites, tall, plus sized lady’s or dudes is on the rise, there’s usually a price included in buying clothing that actually fits you. How fun.

When you find an article of clothing you love, but it doesn’t quite fit right, taking it to a tailor can be a great move. Clothing that fits you well, it doesn’t matter if it’s a burlap sack, makes you look like you know what you’re doing.

Of course, tailoring can get pricey and if it’s something you hope to wear immediately, tailors tend to take their sweet time.

The most simple way to make your clothing fit well, is a quick roll at the bottom of pants or t’s.

If you haven’t heard, ankle cleavage is in. Having some room to show your ankles is a strange yet simple hack to making your clothing appear like it fits better, and in turn making it look like you know your fashion.

#2 Op Shop Gems

This one seems pretty easy, but I surprisingly hear a lot of people claim they can’t find anything in a thrift store. But believe me, there’s so much good stuff.

Humble brag, I’ve scored two pairs of Dr.Martens at an op shop for $30 each and Adidas shoes for $25. Shoes are super pricey, and I always seem to destroy them anyways. So I don’t like spending a lot of money on shoes.

Other things I’ve scored from op shops include some top name brand stuff like Ralph Lauren, Zara, Levi’s, etc.

That being said, the key to second hand stores is to look beyond the brands and trends, and find things that match your personal style.

You’re going to look your best when you look like yourself. Facts.

Also, venturing in the opposite sex clothing area might be worth a peak. You’ll be surprised by what you find.

Over sized is in, which means you don’t have to compromise looking good with feeling comfortable. Try things on in sizes you wouldn’t expect to look good in, and see what happens.

Best of all, second hand clothing typically does not break the bank and offers some of the most sustainable options.

#3 Jewelry

I love wacky statement jewelry as much as the next person. My jewelry collection features a lot of weird stuff from fruit to faces, and I’m totally fine with looking tacky.

But, I find a helpful tip when looking for cheap jewelry that looks expensive is to go simple.

There’s something about a simple pendant necklace or subdued pearl earrings that look so classy, and in turn make you look more expensive.

There’s also something about wearing multiple rings at a time. It doesn’t matter how cheap they were, if you’re wearing like three rings on it each hand you got it.

#4 Nails

I’m the worst about my nails, so when I see someone with normal nail maintenance I’m super envious.

They don’t even have to be painted. If you’re nails aren’t tiny stubs and look clean, I think you’re that bitch.

However, you can usually fly under the boujee radar by painting or doing your nails yourself. There’s no need to spend money you don’t have on your finger nails, in my opinion.

However, I totally agree getting your nails done is the easiest way to feel expensive.

Let’s all just remember there’s a difference in feeling expensive and doing expensive things you might not be able to afford.

#5 Look Beyond Trends

There’s no sense in buying clothing you know you won’t wear next season or next year. It’s a waste of money, and I feel like we’ve all been guilty of this.

Just because you see someone on Instagram wear it, doesn’t mean you have to have it.  By purchasing clothing that suits your style, you’re less likely to keep buying clothing searching for the right look.

The right look is all you, and you are boujee all on your own.

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