If there’s one fashion skill I pride myself on being proficient in, it’s the art of making my outfits look expensive without spending major bucks on them. Hey, we all have our thing. Previously, I’ve waxed lyrical on everything from expensive-looking Amazon finds to fashion girls I follow for expensive-looking outfit ideas. Today, I’m going to be sharing some of the chicest new-season pieces and biggest fall trends that exude a luxe-looking touch but don't carry a hefty price tag.
Luckily, the fall season ahead provides some chic styles that can help us look like a million bucks without spending it. Think mock-croc accessories, silky fabrics, and bougie detailing like silk scarves, tie-ribbon blouses, and pleated skirts—all of which elevate an outfit to plush new heights. Scroll below for the items I’m buying ASAP to make my outfits look more expensive this fall.
1. Mock-Croc Bags & Shoes
Glossy crocodile-effect shoes and accessories were a huge trend on the fall runways. Mock croc always looks so luxe, and luckily this season there are plenty affordable bag and shoe options to nail the trend.
Staud Scotty Croc Embossed Leather Top Handle Bag ($325)
Schutz Maryana Flare Boot ($238)
Who What Wear Jeanie Faux Leather Crossbody Bag ($80)
Freda Salvador The Keen Mules ($350)
& Other Stories Croc Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag ($119)
Vince Camuto Hamden Slingback Pointed Toe Pump ($99)
Mango Rigid Baguette Bag ($60)
2. Belted Blazer
Nothing makes an outfit look more pulled together and refined than a belted blazer—a trend that will dominate our feeds this fall.
Good American Utility Belted Blazer ($189)
Nbd Niko Blazer ($198)
Pixie Market Tan Puff Sleeve Blazer ($279)
Helmut Lang Belted Wool Blazer ($525)
3. Pleated Skirt
Pleated skirts were omnipresent on the fall runways—from ecru pleated maxi skirts paired with sweaters at Chloé to check pleated midi skirts and blazers at Celine. Add chic knee-high leather boots to complete your luxurious-looking fall outfit.
H&M Pleated Skirt ($40)
Halogen® Pleated Faux Leather Maxi Skirt ($99)
Vince Camuto Pleated Asymmetric Faux Leather Skirt ($119)
Toga Pulla Stretch Twill Pleated Skirt ($850)
3. Silk Scarves Tied in a Bow Around the Neck
A silky satin print scarf tied in a bow around the neck makes your outfit look expensive and polished. A quick, easy, and affordable way to elevate even the simplest jeans and tee outfit.
Mango Striped Printed Scarf ($20)
Cult Gaia Gaias Scarf ($118)
Mango Chain Printed Scarf ($20)
4. Silky Fabrics
Nothing looks more luxurious than silky separates. Invest in a black slip dress or spaghetti strap top to add instant elegance.
H&M Satin Slip-Style Dress ($20)
Fishers Finery 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Camisole ($32)
Marée Pour Toi Charm Satin Skirt ($89)
ASOS Scoop Neck Cami ($29)
5. Cream Hues From Head to Toe
Whether you opt for a slouchy off-white suit or mix tones and textured layers in cream and camel hues, wearing neutral tones from head to toe exudes sophistication and looks costly. Break up the look with rich tan accessories.
& Other Stories Relaxed Padded Puffer Coat ($179)
Who What Wear Collection Daphne Gathered Scoop-Neck Dress ($200)
& Other Stories Collared Knit Sweater ($89)
Staud Mitchell Wide Leg Cotton & Wool Blend Knit Pants ($165)
Franco Sarto Stevie Bootie ($168.95)
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