Day to day on Instagram, 8 out of 10 bloggers are wearing something designer. Now don’t get me wrong I love ‘looking’ at designer items however sometimes our bank balances don’t stretch that far. Personally I would rather buy 10 x the amount of stuff instead of 1 item, unless it was a gift or something which will really last season after season. There are so many good dupes on the high street nowadays it’s almost like you don’t need to purchase designer products. Sometimes they are almost identical and sometimes they just give that similar feel, but whichever you go for you can still make it look ‘expensive’ if you style it correctly.
Purchase Wisely on the High Street
Do your research, scout out the best dupes online and always head to the store if you can to ensure it looks the same in real life. I have done this before and ordered an item thinking ‘OMG it looks just like a Chanel bag‘ however when it arrives the quality isn’t great and doesn’t really give you the same effect. For example, I always try bags on with items in the store, to make sure it looks just as good. And this doesn’t account for just bags. Items of clothing & shoes an also be really good dupes too. There’s so many boots which look just like Givenchy, Chloe, Balenciaga on the high street for a fraction of the price! Here’s an example from the summer when every blogger seemed to have that £50 dress from Urban Outfitters, mine was only £10!
Opt for a Plain Colour
Going for a plain colour in something can instantly increase how designer something looks. If you try and copy the printed Gucci bag it is going to look cheap. Although a plain colour can really get people guessing if an item is from the high street or a designer brand. This bag was from Boohoo and they also had it in bright pink and green. The difference in the first impression between the colour and the black was dramatic. The black could pass off as designer where as the bright pink did just look like a cheap fake. Unfortunately this has now sold out, but keep your eyes peeled on online websites for individual pieces which can entirely change your look!