i like the look of designer and brand name clothes but can't actually afford them. I buy designer clothes from ebay that are usually pre-worn and I only shop at expensive brand name stores in the clearance section when they're having a sale and I have a coupon or something.
do you think people would see my clothes and think high maintenance right away? if I explained that I only buy them discount would that change anything?
Most guys don't know a discount designer brand from a real designer brand because they don't know the brands since they don't follow fashion. They only know the "look" the girl is trying to achieve and that look can be accomplished with either discount designer or real designer. And yes, that look is definitely high maintenance.