the secret to making your outfit look expensive

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Style doesn’t have to be expensive… and this outfit is the perfect example.  The pants and top are both under $100, and I’ve matched them with a vintage bag.  There are a few tricks every woman needs up her sleeve when it comes to fashion and here’s my secret to making your outfit look expensive… actually 3 of them!

Monochromatic outfits look expensive

Wearing one color head to toe automatically looks posh… I mean, just think of Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice.  Often you’ll see her wearing the same color or different shades of the same color.  And she always looks perfectly polished!  For example, the sweater I’m wearing here is only $39 and the pants are under $80 and both complement my outfit’s monochromatic green style.

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These trousers have a great fit and I love the “built in” belt.  Feels like an extra accessory, and I didn’t have to search my closet for it.  (Like I usually do!)

Topshop belted trousers,

Always splurge on a good bag

I’m such a bag girl.  I’ve always been bag obsessed and completely believe that if you’re going to splurge on ONE thing, let it be your BAG.  A good bag will last you forever and even if it’s trendy it might just come back in style.  (The one I’m carrying is my mom’s from the early 80s.  And it looks JUST LIKE the new Gucci bags!)  As for my current favorite brands, I love Gucci, Chanel, and Zac Zac Posen.  But for brands that don’t break the bank I really like Sole Society, Botkier, Clare V., and Rebecca Minkoff is killlllling it for fall.  (Her Edie bag will be HUGE this fall/winter.  Trust me.)

belted green khaki pants

When in doubt, keep your outfit simple

And one of the easiest rules in fashion, decor, (or really anything) is that the more simplistic, the better.  While I love some embellishment, if overdone it can look cheap very quickly.  (Which is why monochromatic outfits look so chic!)  A simple black crewneck sweater can be worn a million different ways and will alway be in style.  Classic basics are a fashionable woman’s secret weapon.

green monochromatic outfit

Did you already know these secrets to making your outfit look expensive?  Either way, what are yours?