I’m a fashion expert – follow my 8 style tips to look expensive without spending much money

DID you ever think that you could look classy, sophisticated, and luxurious by shopping at a thrift store?

Style expert and fashion influencer Jake Flem told his followers it’s more than possible to look expensive using second-hand clothes.

Style expert Jake Flemm shares eight tips on how to look expensive on a budget


Style expert Jake Flemm shares eight tips on how to look expensive on a budgetCredit: TikTok
Buy structured clothes and learn how to layer them


Buy structured clothes and learn how to layer themCredit: TikTok

Jake uses his TikTok account to help followers know how to dress for every occasion whether it’s a summer trip to Europe or a casual stroll through New York.

His followers spam every comment section requesting a new styling video to be made.

He finally posted a tiktok.com/@itsjakeflemm/video/7131871804200799534?_r=1&_t=8Uw2Wbgdzcw&is_from_webapp=v1&item_id=7131871804200799534″>video answering his most requested question: how can you look expensive on a budget?

Jake provides eight tips.

I’m a fashion expert - you only need 4 cheap items to look expensive
I’m a fashion expert - my 3 style tips will have you looking classy and rich

“Go for affordable structured pieces,” he begins.

His picture example includes a woman wearing baggy wide jeans with a smooth linen button-up.

Using some structured pieces and whatever you have in your closet, Jake says to start learning how to layer.

“When it looks like you know how to dress yourself, you automatically look expensive,” he points out

Basics are necessary, and they can be found affordably.

According to Jake, you can use hammy downs, go thrifting, or easily find other types of second-hand options.

“These basics are a must because they can be worn with a thousand different outfits. You’re saving money by not having to purchase new pieces for every outfit,” he says.

Basics are key and you can use any second-hand options


Basics are key and you can use any second-hand optionsCredit: TikTok
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Focus on the fabric and silhouette of your clothesCredit: TikTok

The fabric of your clothing matters, as does the silhouette they give you.

“You know in your mind what looks expensive. Look for quality blazers, pants, and things that just make you look sophisticated,” Jake suggests.

Again, all of these items can be thrifted.

Buying trendy clothes not only hurts your bank account, but Jake believes they don’t do much for making you look lush.

Don't buy trendy pieces


Don’t buy trendy piecesCredit: TikTok

Because the items are trendy, places tend to rack up their prices.

“You don’t have to have exuberant amounts of clothes. Purchase less amounts of clothing but that are good quality,” he suggests.

He also added: “ALSO! Find pieces that are unique! I find so many dope pieces for under $30 on Depop and Poshmark! Use specific key words to find items like this.”

Viewers were relieved and thankful he finally posted these tips.

“Your account is the only fashion advice I’ll ever need,” one loyal follower wrote, while another commented: “This is amazing advice cause I’m broke.”

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