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

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.

A timeless shirtdress will always look polished.

I can imagine a slew of celebrities wearing this cool bodysuit.

This simple black tote looks like it's from a minimalist designer collection.

An oversize striped sweater is a must this season.

You can't go wrong with a classic double-breasted trench coat.

These sleek sandals are giving Bottega Veneta vibes.

Does Katie Holmes's iconic sweater-set look come to mind here?

A black dress with puffed sleeves continues to be on-trend for spring and summer.

I love the subtle color pop this bag will give any look. It also comes in black and pink.

This striped button-down shirt can be worn casually with jeans or dressed up with elevated trousers.

This neutral blazer is a great way to switch things up from your usual black options.

A ribbed sweaterdress is nothing new, but this toned-down brown color makes it look more expensive that it really is.

These strappy white sandals are reminiscent of The Row's iconic designs.

A calf-length trench coat makes for a polished look.

A satin shirt is a super-easy way to make an outfit look more luxe.

The sleeve and the hem details of this cotton dress are super chic.

Stitched leather lends a designer feel.

Crisp blue button-down shirts are an effortless addition to any wardrobe.

These trendy clogs are fraction of the cost of designer versions this season.

Here's another cool striped sweater that fashion people are loving for spring.

Sometimes the more understated a piece is, the pricier it looks, as evidenced by this simple black bag.

A statement jumpsuit will instantly give you a boost of confidence.

These sporty-chic sandals look much more expensive than $90.

A simple ribbed sweater brings a timeless touch to any look.

This tie-belt dress is a conversation starter.

I am a huge fan of activewear tops in neutral tones with subtle cutout details.

The cool heel shape and sleek ankle-wrap design turn these into statement sandals.

Bring your tote game to the next level with this contrasting leather-and-canvas bag.