Look at any picture depicting your favorite celebrity. Pay attention to what that person is wearing, then calculate the approximate cost of all the clothing and accessories you see in the picture. Add it all up and you may discover that your favorite celebrity has spent thousands of dollars to achieve ‘the look’. You can do the same thing, but you don’t have to.
It turns out you can look like a celebrity for less than $25 if you are willing to live life without shame. All of your favorite movie stars and athletes spend what they do because they have the money. If you’ve got millions, feel free to emulate them. The rest of us are restricted to significantly smaller budgets.
So how do you make yourself look like a celebrity for under $25? It is all in what you show above the shoulders. You have two secret weapons: your sunglasses and your hairdo. You can take care of both for less money than you would spend to fill an SUV with gas.
Expensive Looking Sunglasses
Sunglasses have been a staple of celebrity fashion since the 1930s. Way back before they were a common consumer product, Hollywood stars were wearing shades to maintain some measure of anonymity. Today’s celebrities wear them for an entirely different reason. They are not trying to hide their identities; they are trying to flaunt them.
The thing about sunglasses is that they don’t have to be expensive. You could take 10 pairs of wayfarers, temporarily cover the labels and lay them on a table, and your average consumer wouldn’t be able to distinguish one brand from another. Why? Because there really isn’t all that much difference between them.
Look, sunglasses are pretty basic. If you’ve seen one pair of wayfarers, you have essentially seen them all. You can buy an expensive looking pair from an Olympic Eyewear brand for less than $25, or you could buy an equally expensive looking pair from a Luxottica brand for 10 times that amount. No one but you will know the difference.
A Professional Hairdo
Sunglasses are your biggest weapon for pulling off the celebrity look. However, you’ll increase your chances of success by having your hair done by a professional. Even those Hollywood stars who look like they just crawled out of bed have had their hair done. It’s just that their hair has been done to look that way.
A professional knows how to make your hair look fantastic. A professional knows what kind of hairdo goes well with your face shape. A professional can transform your hair from a mop of strings into an incredible coif that would impress Rapunzel herself.
Coming in under Budget
Now, the premise of this post is doing what you need to do for under $25. Here’s where you have to be willing to live life without shame. As far as your sunglasses are concerned, it’s possible to find some very good pairs for under $10. You won’t find them at the mall, so get that out of your mind right away. You’ll have to visit your big-box discount retailer or corner pharmacy.
As for your hair, forget the expensive boutique staffed by hairdressers with names like Buffy and Charlene. You’re going to need a $15 haircut, which can usually be provided by just about any barber with a bit of self-respect. Don’t worry, a barber is every bit as professional as Buffy and Charlene.
And now you know how to look like a celebrity for less than $25. It is all in the sunglasses and the hair.