Teen Diaries Blog: Look Rich For Less
Those lucky guys and gals with all the green make life seem so darn simple. They shop 'til they drop, don't look at price tags, and sometimes wear new clothes only once (what?!?). Before your envy kicks in, rest assured that merely having tons of money doesn't mean you are guaranteed to have great style. Just browse through the thousands of photos on
TeenDiariesOnline.Tumblr.com to see how teens across the nation swag out the most affordable fashion.
99% of the world isn't born filthy rich. We have to get a bit creative to channel our inner Victoria Beckham on a tight budget. If you're a material girl living in a material world, but your wallet is more super broke and less super mogul, here are 5 ways to look like a Hollywood heiress with limited funds.
DIAMONDS (FAUX) – If you're a diamond in the rough, fake it 'til you make it. The naked eye of your young friends or a passerby at the mall doesn't have the super powers to determine the color, cut and clarity of the studs in your ears. So go faux to get the most bang for your buck. They dress up any outfit in an instant. Score some inexpensive bling at your nearest department store. If you have sensitive skin, make sure that the cubic zirconias you choose are nested in a sterling silver or white gold casing and backing.
RED LIPSTICK – Take a cue from celebrity stylist June Ambrose. Red lips are not only haute, but they scream that you have a credit card and you're not afraid to use it. The "Styled by June" reality TV star swears by MAC's Ruby Woo lipstick. A quick swipe of the lip color along with her signature shades makes the style architect look glam on the go. To find your favorite shade, play around at your local, department store makeup counter and get help from an on site
makeup artist to determine the best shade for your skin tone.
FUR (FAUX) – "If you ain't got no money", you don't have to take your broke behind home. A faux fur vest is not only animal friendly, but rocking one will make you look like the most "glamorous" girl in the room.
LOW BUN (aka Chignon) – This elegant up-do is very modern and perfect for those who want to look like a glam goddess. Simply slick your hair into a sleek ponytail at the nape of your neck, twist your hair around the ponytail and secure with bobby pins. To take the look up a notch, check out this tutorial.
WEAR WHITE – Luxurious ladies know that this colorless hue screams chic. A pair of skinny jeans in the "mature" color can be dressed up with wedges or jeweled flats. Add a dressy jewel toned top and a statement necklace and you're set to go window shopping on 5th Avenue.
PEARLS (FAUX) – Just like the deceptive diamonds, no one can tell that
these are fake either. The ivory gems are classic and really dress up a casual outfit. Stack a few strands on top of a black scoop neck tee to channel Coco Chanel.