Taking simple pieces and making them look expensive is nothing new around here (see all the related posts below), but sometimes it’s helpful to see visual outfit ideas in addition to actionable style tips. Here are 5 combos you can easily copy that will always look like expensive outfits!
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Combos That Always Look Like Expensive Outfits
what makes it look expensive: The monochromatic color palette is always a great choice- especially in white. Very luxe! The satin/silk top elevates this look. You want fabrics that are high quality…or at least look they are if you’re on a budget! Pearl earrings are classic and a reptile bag reminds me of the Hermès Birkin one that retails for about $130,000!!
what makes it look expensive: Unless you have an oversized blazer, you usually want clothes to be well-fitted to look expensive, so this slim fitting ribbed top fits the bill. Leather loafers and a silk scarf are the expensive looking items that bring this look to the next level. But you can’t ignore the pleated shorts- tailored items are key!
what makes it look expensive: The camel coat mixed with the classic heel and tailored top make this outfit an attainable go-to. Add big black sunglasses and pearl earrings (consider wearing your hair slicked back too), and you’ll look like a million bucks!
what makes it look expensive: Mixing luxe fabrics (the satin slip dress) with a long camel coat is the perfect way to look expensive without having to flash labels. The right gold jewelry always looks expensive as do quilted items, so find a way to incorporate a quilted material whether it’s in a bag or shoes!
what makes it look expensive: Turtlenecks are great staple pieces and a bodysuit makes your “tucking in” look seamless, which is what you need when you’re trying to look expensive- no sloppy looks here! Pair it with a blazer and slim ankle pants and you could easily look like a socialite in NYC or CEO.
Just getting started in this type of wardrobe? Express, Loft, and Ann Taylor have a lot of professional-looking pieces. If you’re on a budget, try H&M, Mango, Topshop, and & Other Stories. If you have a bit more money to spend and/or want a sustainable wardrobe, try out Everlane and Reformation!
If you liked this post then I have lots more that you’ll like too! Check them out below.
- How to Look Classy & Expensive
- Capsule Outfits That Build a Timeless Wardrobe
- How to Always Look Timeless
- 40+ Classic Outfits for Any Age
Until next time!