I'm an Expert at Finding Expensive-Looking Finds—29 I'm Loving Now


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As a professional shopper, I am constantly exposed to the latest and greatest fashion pieces of the moment. Being a fashion lover, I definitely consider this a perk, but the downside is I end up with overflowing virtual carts all across the internet without the budget to support it. Luckily, this profession has left me with a well-trained eye, and I am able to sniff out some great expensive-looking fashion finds for every season.

My go-to trick is to look for elevated pieces with luxe-looking details. With bags, for instance, classic stitching can make it look designer. For everything from clothes to shoes, I keep an eye out for options that are inspired by the latest runway collections. From there, I try to stick to more natural fabrics and leather or leather-like materials that look supple and buttery smooth. The tailoring of a piece is also an important detail since the drape and fit of clothing make a huge difference in how it comes across.

With this in mind, scroll through to shop 29 of my top picks that only look expensive.

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Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.