According to a fashion pro, SOME of the fancy clothes in your closet can actually make you look cheap.
If you want to keep your style chic, there are some fancy items you might want to avoid and some things you can wear instead.
According to French beauty expert Frederique Bros.
“You know some of your beloved fashion items make your look super cheap,” the French fashion and lifestyle influencer said in a recent YouTube video.
Bros goes through a list of examples and offers alternatives for what you can put in their place.
One brand that she says can push you into cheap-looking territory is Hermès, which she says is one of her favorites.
With flashy branding, like the large metal H-buckle on her fashionable leather belts, some of her accessories look better with a less-is-more approach.
Bros says a good way to tone down the flash is to pair the belt with more muted colors and clothing.
Another no-no from Hermès wears multiple accessories while carrying the brand’s famous Birkin bag.
Bros recommends wearing only one item at a time.
“Even though these items are very expensive, it’s too much,” she said.
“Try not to wear them all together.”
The famous Gucci belt with the two overlapping G belt buckles in the front is another item to avoid.
One of the reasons the belt is problematic is because of the number of counterfeits and simply because the item is too popular.
“When you see fashion items like that and you see them everywhere, you want them,” Bros. says.
“And when you want it, it’s already out of fashion.”
Instead of buying the ubiquitous Gucci belt, Bros recommends investing in a simple, high-quality leather belt instead.
The only belt she recommends is the Hermès leather belt.
Leather goods aren’t the only items on her list of luxury items to avoid.
The fashion expert also says that the Cartier LOVE bracelet is just overkill.