My mom recently messaged me because she wanted some sartorial guidance on a few summer pieces worth adding to her wardrobe. Her exact words were: “I want to freshen up my summer look—what can I buy that’s cute but won’t cost a ton?” Given that I’m all for cheap items that look incredibly chic, I had a list of expensive-looking trends I sent over to her to consider this season.
The items in question all feel elevated and quite high-end thanks to fashion-forward details but can actually all be purchased for under $50. I'm talking about pieces like elevated blouses, sleek sandals, and minimal yet striking jewelry.
Intrigued? Keep scrolling to check out the expensive-looking pieces I’m loving right now, complete with a bit of visual and shopping inspiration if something catches your eye.