How to Find Affordable Pieces that Look Expensive

nordstrom black structured ruffle hem peplum top, monochromatic black fall outfit, the trick to finding affordable pieces that look expensiveSheIn top, nearly identical, very similar || Gap jeans, similar (1/2) || Zara heels, very similar and under $80 || H&M bag, other colors here and here || sunglasses, under $15

photos by Anna of A Lily Love Affair

nordstrom black structured ruffle hem peplum top, monochromatic black fall outfit, the trick to finding affordable pieces that look expensive


nordstrom black structured ruffle hem peplum top, monochromatic black fall outfit, the trick to finding affordable pieces that look expensive

nordstrom black structured ruffle hem peplum top, monochromatic black fall outfit, the trick to finding affordable pieces that look expensive

nordstrom black structured ruffle hem peplum top, monochromatic black fall outfit, the trick to finding affordable pieces that look expensive

nordstrom black structured ruffle hem peplum top, monochromatic black fall outfit, the trick to finding affordable pieces that look expensive

nordstrom black structured ruffle hem peplum top, monochromatic black fall outfit, the trick to finding affordable pieces that look expensive

nordstrom black structured ruffle hem peplum top, monochromatic black fall outfit, the trick to finding affordable pieces that look expensive

How to Make an Outfit Look Expensive

Just because you’re shopping on a budget doesn’t mean you cant find budget-friendly pieces that look anything but! There are many tricks and things to look for when shopping to ensure that what you’re purchasing looks seriously splurge-worthy and I’m sharing a few of them with you today. Read on to make sure your outfit looks like you broke the bank while still staying on budget…

The Devil is in the Details.

The Devil is in the Details should have probably been the name of this blog considering how many times I’ve used that phrase! But it really is true. Sticking with classic silhouettes with interesting details, make a piece look like it costs way more than it really did. Brands like H&M, ASOS, Who What Wear for Target and Zara are phenomenal at recognizing this and always carry pieces that fit this criteria.

Your Tailor is your BFF

Frequently clothes don’t fit all that well off the rack. Having a tailor you can trust is key to making sure that your clothing fits correctly. And great fitting clothing equals expensive looking clothing.

Pay attention to what works for your body but understand there are some universal truths.

High rise denim and monochromatic dressing are always slimming. Structure always make a piece look more expensive. High quality fabric is always a plus. We each have our own body shape and corresponding insecurities but recognizing a few basics will help you figure out what works well for you.

This look is a great example of pulling together affordable pieces that look expensive.

The structure and ruffle detail this top, paired with high-waisted denim, amazing heels and a classic structured handbag make for an outfit that looks like it cost a fortune, but is actually pretty wallet-friendly!

It’s can be easier than you think to find affordable pieces that look expensive! I’d love to hear what tricks you use to find clothing that looks much more high end than it actually is or brands that you think doa  great job of this!

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