How To Make Any Outfit Look Expensive


While we love a good splurge now and then, dressing in head-to-toe designer is just not feasible for the majority of women. Thankfully, you don’t need an unlimited budget to look expensive. While you probably already mix high and low pieces on the daily, there are certain styling tricks that’ll make any ensemble look more polished. Ahead, seven sartorial lessons for looking like you spent a fortune.

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Go Monochrome

Sticking to one hue from head to toe translates into a polished look that is undeniably chic and sophisticated.

Elsmere Wool-Gabardine Wide-Leg Pants


Stella McCartney

Ernest Wool-Crepe Vest


Stella McCartney

Adam Katz Sinding

Add A Belt

Ill-fitting pieces are not only unflattering but can also make your outfit look cheap. Remedy the problem by cinching with a belt for instant definition.

Contrast Leather and Suede Waist Belt


Jonathan Saunders

Wide Sleeved Shirt


Front Row Shop


Get A Structured Purse

A clean, shapely bag—especially in mini sizes—lends a dose of professional yet charming flair.

The Mini Trunk Clutch


Aspinal of London

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Use A Tailor

Even the most minor tailoring tweaks can make blazers and pants look bespoke.

Cotton-Blend Blazer




Mix Proportions

Balance tight wares with loose, long silhouettes for a refined result.

Tencel Collarless Mac



Metallic Strappy Slip Dress



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Find One Piece Of Statement Jewelry

Whether it's a cuff, earrings, necklace or watch, use one high-shine statement piece to immediately add glamour to every outfit.

Geo Drop Earrings


Forever 21

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Select Simple Heels

Opting for a streamlined pump rendered in either leather or suede makes your outfit timeless and elevated in just one step.

Jackpot Pointy Toe Pumps


Nine West