If there’s one area I truly shine in as a fashion editor, it’s finding expensive-looking items that aren’t actually expensive. This especially comes in handy when I want an outfit to look impeccably chic but don’t want to spend a fortune on it. So how do you make an outfit look luxurious in the sweltering summer season when all you want to reach for are flimsy shorts and a tank top? I’ll let you in on my little secret. It’s all about opting for the right fabrics in chic silhouettes. For example, linen is something that can look premium at a more affordable price point, especially when it’s paired with a minimalist silhouette.
Below, I’m sharing more of my go-to fabrics and textures that I always lean on when I want my outfit to look expensive. Keep scrolling to shop my favorite finds in each category that not only exude an effortless elegance but also won’t break the bank.