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9 Tricks To Make Your Clothes Look More Expensive

For most of us, spending thousands of dollars on our clothes will always be a pipe dream. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make our high-street items look like couture.

Believe it or not, there are tons of ways you can make your poly blend look more expensive, and it won’t cost you a fortune. Tricks as simple as swapping out the buttons on a garment can totally change its appearance, while ditching the belt that came with a cheap dress is almost always the right decision.

While it’s important to know which items to never skimp on, it’s equally crucial to know which pieces never require you to drop the big bucks (we’re looking at you $100 white T-shirts).

To help make your clothes look more expensive, we have nine pieces of advice that you should always keep in mind when you’re getting dressed:

1. Get your items tailored. A $10 H&M top can instantly appear pricier if it’s perfectly fitted to your body.

2. Throw on some cocktail jewelry. A statement ring, necklace or ear cuff can make any outfit stand out.

3. Keep your shoes in shape. It’s easy to let your footwear get scuffed up and worn out. Stop by the shoemaker and get him (or her) to replace the sole and shine ’em up.

4. Invest in a great coat. Your jacket is the first thing people see, so spend money on a nice one. It won’t matter what you’re wearing underneath.

5. Get your clothing dry-cleaned. Yes, it costs more money, but it will make your items last longer.

6. When it doubt, buy it in black. Darker colors tends to look more expensive as you can’t see imperfections as closely.

7. Go for va-va-voom hair. Blowouts make everything look fancier.

8. Purchase a steamer. Wrinkled satin never looks chic.

9. Store your pieces properly. Hanging loose knit sweaters on wire hangers can stretch them out. If you store your item the proper way, they will hang on your body the way they were meant to.

How to Fit Your Leather Bush Hat

You might not think you need to be told how to put on a bush hat and which size is right for you. These are things you should know instinctively, right? However, after years of experience, Aussie cattle drovers have developed a certain knack, which ensures that the hat stays firmly on and suffers minimal wear and tear.

When trying on a leather bush hat, you may occasionally find that one size is too small but the next size up is too large. We recommend you take the smaller size. Leather is a natural material that will breathe and change shape over time. You might like to give it a head start by pulling it over your knee to stretch it. Soon your bush hat will mould to the shape of your head for ultimate comfort.

To put your hat on, smooth any hair away from your forehead and place the front of the hat on your head. The ribbon always goes at the back. Then, using the palm of your hand, push the hat down from the back of the crown. You can wear your hat with the brim level with your eyes or you can wear it pushed back in the typical laid-back Aussie style.

Take care not to pinch the front of your hat when putting it on your head. This will cause a sharp point which will be likely to wear. Tugging the brim to ensure the hat is on properly can also cause damage. By putting it on this way, your bush hat should stay firmly on your head, even on the windiest of days and you can maintain the iconic Australian shape of your hat and avoid any unnecessary wear and tear. When not being worn, we recommend that you rest the hat upside down on the crown or hang it from a peg.