These 6 Fabrics Will Make Any Outfit Look So Much More Expensive

The one thing that our readers always ask is how they can make their outfits look more expensive, whether they're working with a budget that stretches to H&M or one that can accommodate The Row. Colors play a big role here. For example, camel and white can add a couple of zeros to any ensemble. Fabrics are arguably just as important, and the answer isn't simply wearing 100% silk and quality cashmere. This year, satin and linen have become trending textures and can look just as luxurious if bought via fast fashion. Keep scrolling to see and shop the six fabrics that will elevate your wardrobe this winter.

1. Satin

Silks look expensive, but that's because they usually are. You can get the effect with satin—just make sure you opt for a more matte finish, as overly shiny satin looks cheaper.

2. Chunky Cable Knit

When it comes to knitwear, we all know that cashmere looks expensive, but a really chunky cable knit looks just as luxurious.

3. Houndstooth

Houndstooth or a classic check is a refined choice—whether you're investing in a luxury piece or shopping an affordable brand.

4. Linen

Linen was one of the key trends this summer, and it isn't just for holidays. Australian designer Albus Lumen, for example, uses this fabric in its winter collections too.

5. Gray Marl

Hannah Almassi, Who What Wear UK's editorial director, says that gray marl always looks chic—whether in knit, cotton, or jersey.

6. Camel Wool

Camel wool—whether it's in the form of a blazer or an ankle-grazing coat—makes a piece worth investing in.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK. 

Emma Spedding