For some rookies coming into the bowl, the concept of dressing classy without spending much money seems impossible. If you have the money to go buy designer brands and the newest look- then thats great! Go for it. However the majority of the girls joining the Sugar Bowl are joining for the reason of needing money. Yes, investing in your looks is important, but it can be done without spending your last dollar. Here is a list of tips and tricks on how to Fake It Till You Make It!
Fabrics- First off, when you are out shopping always check your fabrics. Fabrics are a tell-tell sign that what you are wearing is cheap. Sure it is great if you can buy cashmere or silk, but for those that are on a tighter budget simply checking the look and feel of the fabric can instantly make your outfit more appealing. Some of my best outfits are polyester or a cotton blend and they look great and can last for years if you take care of them.
Leather always looks beautiful, but better quality fabrics such as this inevitably comes with a higher price tag. Instead, check out a nice pleather piece. Yes, some pleather is down right hideous, but a well-trained eye can spot the pieces worth picking up. Avoid pleather that looks too shiny or plastic. A sexy pleather skirt can be your fall-back piece this winter.
Keep It Simple- Keeping your outfits simple is a cost friendly solution to many problems. A pair of black heels with thin-straps go with everything. And small, personalized jewelry (think dainty necklaces and bracelets or finely stacked rings) is a chic way to add a little extra shine to your everyday look.
Accessories Can Make Your Look- Whether they are shoes, sunglasses, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, belts, scarves, or handbags find the ones that you love best and buy many at low cost shops. The key is to dress up a wardrobe many different ways without blowing your budget on pumps and expensive handbags. The best thing to do is buy all sorts of accessories for as little as you can. These keep your wardrobe interesting by adding color, texture, shape, and bling! Buy a purple or red handbag from Payless Shoe store for $20 to add extra pop to your black suit, or jeans and a t-shirt. Hollywood stars use the same tricks just on a different budget.
The best tip is to wear a great outfit with one or two accessories maximum that standout! I use to pick out accessories and clothing that looked great, but cost next to nothing because I would look in stores like K-Mart or Target. Put on a Blazer, fitted tee, and jeans with a pair of cute flats and have one significant piece like a great necklace to really make your neckline pop. When hair is done up, this is the best time to show off shoulders and your neckline, so draw attention with some great earrings and a necklace. Even a funky watch or belt can jazz up an otherwise low-key outfit.
Make Up- Even if you don’t feel like your wardrobe looks like a million bucks, put on a smile. It goes a long way and brightens your face! A little makeup really makes a difference. The 3 essentials I would recommend are Mascara, Lipstick (or a great gloss), and some blush. This will add color to your face and make your features pop. I have never bought into the notion that Designer or expensive makeup is best. I’ve used mainstream brands my whole life (yes, even now) and have always had compliments. These products are a fourth of the price of department stores and I can buy them anywhere. The key is to keep the makeup simple and light. Don’t wear heavy foundation and loose powers with bright lipstick and heavy eyeliner. The key is to look natural and elegant with the right shade and application of blush and lipstick and a black/brown or black shade of mascara. Spend less money on makeup, but spend more time on mastering a natural look that gives you radiance.
I personally love Cover Girl. It is my go-to look 99% of the time and you can check out their site for TONS of tips and tricks when it comes to your makeup as well as a Live Beauty Chat where you can asks the experts for advice, and a virtual makeover!
Here is a list of a few of my fav products each for under $10 (starting with CG of course!).
Tattered Undergarments- Many women focus on their outer wardrobe and forget what is hiding underneath. This is a big mistake (especially in our line of work). It is important to frequently wash your bras as well as camisoles etc on delicate cycle. It is very unappealing to see a well dressed woman with a frayed, dirty bra strap peeking out of her top. Likewise, underwear and socks need to be replaced when stained, they start to look thin or have holes or elastic coming apart. This is not sexy for your Sugar Daddy or for yourself! You can typically buy a bunch of inexpensive, clearance rack panties that look like designer knock-offs with all the lacy styles. You’ll pay around $2-$5 per pair and they look great! If they get ruined in the washing machine or wear with time you can just toss them without thinking twice.
You DON’T Need Brand Names to Look Good- Today with so many great knock-offs and fun styles to choose from, there is no need to spend $450 on a pair of designer sunglasses (wait and let someone pay for that later). You can have a $17 pair of Gucci knocks-offs and rock them the same way. Likewise, people see how well your outfit is put together moreso than they do what brand you are wearing. I see a lot of wealthy girls wearing brand name overkill and they don’t look classy at all, they just look tacky. Don’t be a walking billboard for a brand name, just be an original and wear what fits you and what you feel good in.
Shop Online For Better Deals- Using the right online shops can really help you maximize your closet size without maxing out your credit cards. Sites like Topshop, NastyGal, ASOS, H&M, and Mango are all well-known for these reasons.
I actually wanted to write a lot more, but I’ve got a super busy schedule so I hope that these few pointers can give you a better idea how to save your cash till you get access to his!