How To Make Any Outfit Look Expensive

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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.

Adam Katz Sinding

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

$740

Stella McCartney

Ernest Wool-Crepe Vest

$1,555

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

$383

Jonathan Saunders

Wide Sleeved Shirt

$51

Front Row Shop

Imaxtree

Get A Structured Purse

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

The Mini Trunk Clutch

$695

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

$80

Mango

Imaxtree

Mix Proportions

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

Tencel Collarless Mac

$125

Oasis

Metallic Strappy Slip Dress

$68

Topshop

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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

$5

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

$79

Nine West