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Fashion Luxury Basics To Make Your Outfit Look Exp...

Fashion Luxury Basics To Make Your Outfit Look Expensive

With the spring cleaning of my wardrobe I realized I have so many outfits I need to really buckle down and make room for this seasons best. So I decided I only wanted to hang on to things that were “essential,” and “made me feel expensive.” Is that even possible?

But seriously, there are few things more valuable in your wardrobe than the things that, well, look valuable. Which isn’t to say they necessarily have to be crazy expensive! They just have to make you feel expensive

Personal style quirks aside, there are a handful of items that can be relied on time and time again to convey this I am rich feeling, and they are surprisingly basic! Maybe even boring! But nevertheless, adding one or two of these pieces makes whatever you’re wearing look ever so slightly more luxurious.

If you’re going to invest in anything in your wardrobe, these are the things. You’ll likely wear them forever — but like I said, you don’t have to.

Camel Coat

Theory Cashmere Coat

Theory Cashmere Coat, $1695.00
A good camel coat is heaven. Sharp and crisp, it’s menswear-ish but also kind of sexy. And no color, truly, is more rich-lady than camel. Except maybe navy.

5 Luxury Basics That Make Any Outfit Look More Expensive

Masculine coat, $119.00
Wear it with your favorite jeans (even if they’re covered in holes and kinda filthy! It’s very Lord Disick!) and a white tee, and bingo! The illusion of great wealth.

Clean White Sneaker

5 Luxury Basics That Make Any Outfit Look More Expensive

Veja Esplar logo sneakers, $120.00
Thought I was going to say a good heel? Wrong! Sure, a classic heel is helpful for, say, a job interview or a fancy night out, but there’s something very “I don’t need to impress anyone” about a classic, clean white sneaker. 

5 Luxury Basics That Make Any Outfit Look More Expensive

Common Projects low-top leather sneakers, $495.00
Crisp, simple white sneakers are one of the most democratic items in fashion. You can pay a lot or a little for them, but they just always look good.

Minimalist Tote

5 Luxury Basics That Make Any Outfit Look More Expensive

Mansur Gavriel black small tote, $525.00
It’s tempting to buy nothing but statementy It bags, but for the sake of this journey, resist. A sleek, minimalist tote does the trick in any situation. It always looks elegant and understated, rather than trendy and tryM

5 Luxury Basics That Make Any Outfit Look More Expensive

Everlane leather tote, $175.00
I love this because it’s roomy enough for work, but would also do as an extra-fancy gym bag.

Diamond Studs

5 Luxury Basics That Make Any Outfit Look More Expensive

Stone & Strand tiny diamond studs, $190.00
There are few things more classic or dreamy than diamond studs. They literally go with everything, and always look nice and they come at every size and price point.

5 Luxury Basics That Make Any Outfit Look More Expensive

Tiffany & Co diamond solitaire studs, $1,200.00
Wearing them has a similar effect as getting a blowout: you look every so slightly more polished, but not at all overdone.

Cashmere Sweater

5 Luxury Basics That Make Any Outfit Look More Expensive

Nili Lotan cashmere sweater, $795.00
The joys of a good cashmere sweater are never ending. Nothing feels snugglier, or looks better — even with shorts in in-between seasons.

5 Luxury Basics That Make Any Outfit Look More Expensive

Aritzia cashmere sweater, $168.00

I recommend one in a neutral like gray or navy, and when it inevitably starts to pill (no matter how much I spend on cashmere, it always pills) this thing will make it look like new again.

If you’re going to invest in anything in your wardrobe, these are the things. You’ll likely wear them forever, I know I will.

By Samantha hunter


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