46 Fashion Staples to Buy When You Want to Look Posh (Without Spending)

46 Cheap Fall Fashion Items That Look Expensive


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While there's undoubtedly a range of investment-worthy fall staples out there, some of the coolest must-haves happen to cost just under $75. (Yep, truth.) And as you can probably guess, the purpose of my story here is to showcase all of the elevated yet cheap fashion and accessory finds on offer. Because the pieces in question deserve your utmost attention if you want to look posh without spending an arm and a leg.

To that, I spent the afternoon scrolling through the new arrivals sections of all of our favorite stores to curate the most expensive-looking under-$75 fall staples. Below, you’ll uncover an edit of the top affordable pieces separated by category (from dresses and skirts to shoes and bags) that will all add a fashion-forward spin to your fall wardrobe.

Tops and Sweaters:

A statement-making pick for wearing as is or layering underneath blazers or moto jackets.

This cozy knit seriously looks way more expensive than it is.

The puffed shoulders and polka-dot print make this top feel so right.

This gorgeous rust hue is everywhere this season.

Simple and sophisticated—what more could you want?

An editor-favorite turtleneck, aka a must-have basic.

A cowl-neck sweater is always chic. Oh, and some news: Loft has a new in-store initiative where it’s offering stylish pieces in sizes 00–26 merched together throughout the store.

This is not your average black turtleneck with the on-trend bubble sleeves.

Bags and Accessories:

You would never believe these were faux.

Test this beauty out for your next night out.

Wear this comfortable piece as a shawl or wrap it around as a luxurious scarf.

Retro cat-eye sunglasses are where it’s at.

Punctuate your everyday ensemble with this gold chain necklace.

Tru this belt over a basic dress or coat to make it pop.

Say hello to the colorful new earrings you’ll wear every single day.

The purple hue feels so right-now.

The pretty glass detail makes these earrings feel so unique and special.

What’s better than cozying up in a blanket scarf? Exactly.

Dresses and Skirts:

Give this shimmery dress a whirl for any of your fancier events coming up.

This must-have sweaterdress would look gorgeous with knee-high boots.

This leopard dress is so flattering with the sweetheart neckline and midi length.

Try this croc-embossed shiny skirt for your next night out.

Leopard-print silk midi skirts continue to be a fashion-person favorite.

Throw this flattering dress on and go.

The tonal dot print and satin fabric here is so elegant.


Go on, invest in the denim silhouette all fashion girls love.

Yes, your basic black pants could possible use an upgrade.

Say hello to your new go-to 9-to-5 pants.

"Mom" jeans in the best wash and cut.

Cargo pants will bring that ironically cool spin to your off-duty 'fits.

The ideal jeans if you work in a casual office setting.

Jackets and Coats:

This modern trench is even better from the back with the plaid detail.

You legit can't get through these colder months without the perfect puffer.

Dress this polished coat up with a turtleneck for the office or down with a hoodie on the weekend.

A modern trench for under $100? Done and done.

A tailored plaid blazer just works for everything.

The lilac color ups the ante on this already-cool cozy topper.

Duster coats continue to be all the rage.


These faux-snakeskin booties feel so expensive.

There are so many things that are spot on with these shoes, including the multi-colored finish, block heel, and pointed-V accent.

These pointed black booties look like they could be three times the actual price.

The chunky sneaker trend really isn’t going anywhere. So if you haven’t jumped on the look, now’s your chance.

Just imagine these knit booties with a beautiful midi skirt and a blouse for the office.

Go on—elevate your heel offering.

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