Fashion tips: dress rich on limited budget
Learn how to look wealthy on the most limited budget. Prioritize your wardrobe choices. Shop for the best value.
If you want to dress as if you're a millionaire, it just got easier. Anybody from any economic background can look as if they have it all, by following the rich way of dressing. Learn how you can look the part on the most limited budget, how to prioritize your wardrobe choices and where to shop to make the most of your dollar. Dressing Rich Doesn't Mean Uptight
Just because you're dressing rich doesn't mean you have to be stuck up! Some of the wealthiest people on the planet are just out to have a good time and look great (think Cameron Diaz). Choose jewelry that spark interest and conversations. Choose beautiful fabrics when choosing clothes. Don't forget the designer shoe and bag. And, most importantly find the most expensive clothing in the world on sale. For those of you who may not know, you can find a wealth of designer duds for half the price if you know where to look. Scour stores that sell high-end designer goods and get to know when they have their sales (F.Y.I. - many sales are in January and June), but check your local boutiques, department stores and outlets to see when you can score the designer goods on sale. Be Groomed
The rich always look great. Their teeth are always white and their hair is always shining. Their bodies?.do I really need to discuss how perfect they are! The moral of this story is take care of yourself, your body, your hair, your skin, nails and teeth and you are well on your way to looking the part. Buy Classy, Not Trendy
You can never go wrong buying the classic brands in styles that will never go out of style. A classic trench, or a strand of pearls or a basic black designer bag will always be chic and you will get the most cost-per-wear out of a classic piece. If you weren't sure, Cost-per-wear, a.k.a. cpw, is a fashion term that women often use to make clothing and accessory purchases legitimate to their spouses. However, it does make lots of sense. If you think about it, you would get a lot more use out of that handbag or trench coat you've been eyeing, than buying in bulk lots of cheap-yet-trendy tops from Forever 21.And, this is how to prioritize your wardrobe and accessories choices.
Save a Budget For Clothes and Accessories
Now that you know how to dress rich and what to buy, you must learn how to save. Everybody has a budget, even the most affluent people. But, if you learn how to weed out certain things in your budget that you may not need, you'll have more money to dress how you please.
Take a good look at where your money is going. Do you have daily jaunts to Starbucks, for that Grande Mocha Frappuccino? How about excessive ordering in from your favorite Lebanese restaurant? Or that ever-convenient cell phone?Do you really need one if you work from home and have two phone lines already? If you limit your Starbuck's intake, restaurant outings, cell phone use or whatever else you're spending your money on, you would be surprised at how much disposable income you can spend on better clothes.
Now that you are inside the world of the affluent, dressing like one will be a breeze. You know what to buy, how to save and most importantly, having that upbeat personality that will set you apart and make you stand out. Now that's dressing richly.
Choosing makeup colors for a brunette
This article discusses cosmetic colors that are right for brunettes.
Brunette women are lucky. We really do have the widest choices of colors available when it comes to cosmetics. Because brown hair covers such a wide spectrum, from light golden brown, to coffee bean, most women find they have an equally wide range of colors to choose from.
The first thing a woman needs to look at when choosing makeup colors if she is a brunette, is, of course, her hair color. Where does she fall on the brunette scale? Those in the lighter ranges generally do better with lighter colors, while those in the darker ranges can often carry bolder colors successfully.
Skin tone also plays a major role in a brunette's palette. Brunettes run the gamut here, also, from a peaches-and-cream complexion, to ruddy, to porcelain, to olive. A woman's unique combination of hair, skin and eye color will determine her best shades.
It may be easier to discuss what colors to avoid. Brunettes rarely, if ever, look good in peach. Salmon, vivid coral, maybe. But true peach? Nor often. It tends to give a brunette's skin and hair a gray cast. Peach accents, such as piping on a T-shirt, may work, but too much gives an ashen appearance. So, a brunette should avoid peach-toned blusher or base. Most brunettes wear pinks well, darker or lighter, depending on skin and hair tones. They should also usually avoid orange, mustard, chartreuse and lime greens. If a brunette has sallow or ruddy skin, these colors will tend to emphasize it ? and not attractively.
Teens will want to go for trendy tones, but a mature brunette woman will want cosmetics that play up her strengths and camouflage flaws. One good example is eyeliner. A non-teen brunette will want to look at dark brown, navy, charcoal, smoky blue or black eyeliners, with a preference going toward the brown and smoky tones. These define the eyes and make them "pop" without looking too stark.
Regardless of hair color, women should go with as neutral a base as possible. They should aim for one that closely matches their skin. Wearing a pinker tone to reduce sallow skin, or a yellowish one to reduce ruddiness rarely works. Remember: yellow and ruddy make orange. Less desirable skin qualities can be camouflaged better with powder and a good blusher.
Eyeshadow is another area where the color is limited mainly by the brunette's imagination. In general, eyeshadow should match, or not compete with, the colors a woman is wearing at the time. Blue and green should be used carefully and sparingly, but there is a whole rainbow available, otherwise. Most brunettes should have a warm brown and a light tawny shade in their arsenal of eyeshadows. These colors match almost any outfit or situation. They will usually not compete with anything. A brunette should also have a plum shade and a lavender and a pink shade in the palette, as well. Armed with these colors, she can go anywhere!
Lipstick pulls together a woman's makeup. Lipstick should be chosen in consideration of hair, skin, clothing and occasion. Most brunettes wear red well. They may look better in reds that have a warmer undertone or a cooler one, but every brunette should have a knockout red lipstick in her cosmetic case. A good, solid pink or rose is usually a good brunette choice. Brunettes should not choose lip colors that are so neutral as to make the lips blend in with the rest of the face. With darker hair, this makes their faces appear unbalanced. A blonde might be able to get away with very neutral lips, but brunettes must have some color. A neutral lipliner is good as a base for most colors. It gives the lipstick something to cling to and helps it last longer.
Brunettes should generally aim for clear colors. They can be soft, even "smudgy," but should never be muddy. Brunettes (and all women) should choose colors that make the most of their good points, and minimize their flaws with subtlety.