1 Team cheaper items with more expensive, classic wardrobe staples that will last forever.
2 Wear bold colour and prints, but avoid skin-tight choices. Instead stick to flattering figure-skimming shapes to stop your outfit looking cheap.
3 Browse the supermarkets and pick up bargains while doing your weekly shop.
4 Statement accessories are an easy way to up the ‘luxe factor’ of a simple look. Stick to one key piece – a bold necklace or bag are good choices
5 Swap black for navy and shades of blue. It’s more forgiving whatever your skin tone and instantly looks expensive.
6 Clothes that hang beautifully look expensive, so don’t rule out getting yours tailored for the perfect fit.
Photography Ruth Jenkinson