How to achieve a celebrity look on a budget

Have you ever noticed that the best dressed celebs are often minimalist in their fashion choices? And the reason for this is simple; clean, classic styles are always in vogue and difficult to go wrong with. Minimalism in terms of accessorizing, layering and even makeup tends to create a more elegant, sophisticated look. Keep your inner boho-diva in check on days you want to sport a red-carpet appeal.

Concentrate on the Fit

Rarely would you find any celebrity wearing ill-fitted clothes. Even when the silver-screen prima donnas sport “boyfriend-jeans” or a loose kaftan, the clothes always complement their frame and body structure. When they go to A-list events, their outfits are often tailor-made to fit them perfectly. Now, we can’t customize each dress for a stellar fit, but we can always avoid clothes that don’t fit well. Next time you shop, concentrate more on the fitting rather than the colour, print, etc.

Don’t Forget Hair and Makeup

Celebrities are always called out when their hair or makeup is sloppy. Because unkempt hair and badly done makeup is highly noticeable and generally steals all the attention, no matter how lovely the clothes may be. So whenever you dress up, make sure your hair and makeup is on point too. Regardless of what your personal preference is – the “barely-there” look or something more dramatic – make sure it is done tastefully.

Have An “Air”

Another reason why celebs look the way they do is because they carry themselves with immense grace. If you want to look like a star, you’ll have to master that art too. Walk with poise, talk with composure and learn to pose. Developing these “airs” doesn’t mean you can’t have fun though! Just that you need to be a little more conscious of your carriage. After all, everyone’s going to be observing you!

Be A Sale-Monger

It cannot be denied that one of the reasons celebrities are our fashion gurus is because they wear the best of the best. We may not be able to afford their kind of couture pieces, but we can surely try. Make sure to pick up a few items during the sale season to wear on special occasions. Sign up for newsletters by individual brands to know of off-season sales too. Basically, you have to be thrifty and smart as a shopper. Check out how to get these celeb looks at an affordable price:

Irina Shayk

Why We Love It: Reigning as one of the season’s hottest outerwear trends, the shearling jacket makes for an effortlessly cool way to top off any look. And as Irina Shayk proves, it transforms even the simplest of outfits into a chic model off-duty look. Affordable Fashion Finds: BLANKNYC shearling jacket, $148,

The Duchess of Cambridge

Why We Love It: While her future in-law, Meghan Markle, dressed up for her first royal engagement ever, Kate Middleton showed off another, more laid-back, side of royal style on a casual outing. The duchess still looked chic in a must-have winter coat that won’t break the bank. Affordable Fashion Find: Zara coat, $170,

Gigi Hadid

Why We Love It: Hadid dressed down her menswear-inspired checked trousers with a hoodie and loafers while out in Paris. And as one of the hottest trends of the season, the model’s gray checked H&M pants make for an affordable way to try the print this fall. Affordable Fashion Find: H&M pants, $30,

Ashley Graham

Why We Love It: Making for the perfect sleek and sexy night-out look, the model stunned in the Australian brand’s two-piece set.

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