5 ways to make your outfits look way more expensive this season

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There are times when you have to look 100% polished – interviews, weddings, work dos that could be career game-changers, meeting the in-laws for the first time… But have you mastered how to dress richer than you are?

It’s all front of mind having watched a preview of Crazy Rich Asians, a hilarious rags to riches rom-com that lands in cinemas this Friday 14 Sept.

When economics professor Rachel (Constance Wu) is invited by her long-term boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) to meet his family and go to a friend’s wedding in Singapore, it becomes the stuff of nightmares.

You might not be dating a millionaire but our style tips will help you look on point and minted without getting an alert on your bank balance. Here’s how…

Tap into this season’s go-to dress length for parties

We adore a mini, but an elegant, long hemline can read more polished and expensive. When in doubt, pair an elegant floor-length vintage-style dress with chic heels, like Rachel in Crazy Rich Asians. It sent out a signal loud and clear to Nick’s mother Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh) that she wasn’t intimidated by their family’s wealth.

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Statement jewellery is *always* a good idea

If you’re looking for a little something that takes your look to a slightly more elevated level, opulent earrings or a huge cocktail ring will do the trick – just remember not to overdo it with the other accessories.

If there is one piece worthy of investment each season…

It has to be a designer handbag and one thing we’ve learnt about style from the female cast of Crazy Rich Asians, is that simplicity is the key to looking chic. Opt for this season’s micro shoulder bag with a classic gold chain strap.

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Know that polished hair and make-up elevate any look

A sleek updo, classic red lip, flawless skin and good nails are the ultimate finishing touches. Ignore at your peril!

Bold colours really are OK

As well as being a huge trend this season, a sophisticated red dress is 100% perfect for cocktail hour. Too much of a bold choice for you? Try a red floral print – one of our favourite high street trends right now, to see you through the season ahead.

Or push the boat out with a Cinderella-style dress – Rachel’s stunning ruffled organza gown has been playing on our minds ever since we saw the film. Add sass a la Rachel and you’re good to go.

Crazy Rich Asians is released in the UK on Friday 14 September. Watch the trailer now…

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