9 Tips on How to Look Expensive

Yes, you can look expensive without having your closet full of names such as Gucci, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent. While these brands do make great classic investment pieces, there are other ways to look high-end without spending the high-end price tag. You can keep all that money in your wallet and fool everyone into thinking you paid a lot on your outfit by using these super simple tips!

A long coat

Adding a long coat to your outfit is the easiest way to get that expensive look! Every coat has its place in your wardrobe, but to look expensive, go for a long coat over let’s say, a short and puffy one.

The longer the better, but ideally this coat would at least hit your knee. When coat shopping, quality is very important. If you can, splurge for wool fabric or something similar. Sometimes a coat will be the only thing someone sees of you. It could be your first and only impression!

Pay attention to the details on the coat as well. You don’t need a lot and usually simple is best, but quality buttons and a simple belt tie or drape can look fabulous too.


Tailored pieces

When everything is polished and fits you well, you look like someone that knows what they’re doing and where they’re going. Even if you don’t have a corporate wardrobe with tailored pantsuits, a white button down or a blazer is a good place to start because those can be worn anywhere, in many different ways, and by almost all lifestyles!

If you can, try to find these tailored pieces in neutral colors as neutral colors are one of the best ways to make your entire look feel like you’re wearing designer items…even if you bought everything at H&M!


Buy pointy shoes

It’s funny how just switching from a rounded toe to a pointy shoe changes an outfit. Talk about next level! A pointy toe shows that you mean business and it adds that extra polish to an outfit.


Wear a structured bag

Every chic outfit seems to have a classic, structured bag. This is an easy way, no, great way to elevate your overall look! When aiming to look expensive, stay away from slouchy bags and backpacks. Instead, focus on black handbags with minimal hardware.


Tuck in style

When aiming to look expensive, we want to minimize the statement pieces as much as we can and go with what is a classic look. This goes for your color palette too! Even if you have a simple tee in a neutral color, it can look effortlessly chic when tucked into your pants.


Add elegant jewelry to your outfit

You shouldn’t forget accessories when looking to dress high-end. Avoid plastic jewels and instead focus on classic pieces such as a watch, pearl earrings, or simple hoops. Extra points if the jewelry is gold. Also, you can treat a silk scarf like jewelry too.



Wearing a pair of sunglasses somehow makes you look important, and therefore, makes your whole outfit look better! Big and black in a classic style would be ideal in order to look expensive.


Skincare and attention to details

Your skin is a canvas and every little detail matters to the outcome of your look. It’s hard to make an outfit look good when your nails are chipped and cracked and your hair has seen better days. Attention to the details shows that you care.


Choose to be simple

Simple colors, outfits, and silhouettes are never boring and instead, they’re classy! Don’t be afraid to tone it down.

It’s totally okay to love exaggerated styles and bold prints and colors, but you can be confident knowing that simple will give you the expensive look that you desire. 


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