I Want a The Row Aesthetic But Have a Zara Budget—See My 2022 Picks

If I could only wear one designer for the rest of my life, it would most definitely have to be The Row. There's been a recent demand for elevated wardrobe essentials that are both luxe and minimal, which no one does better than Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. They've got the feel of understated luxury down pat, and I'll believe anything is cool if they tell me it is. Right now, my bank account wouldn't be able to handle a shopping cart filled with The Row (dreaming about that day), so for now, I'm figuring out how to duplicate the brand's minimal approach to fashion on a budget.

I searched all through Who What Wear's favorite affordable retailers and found a slew of expensive-looking and anti-trend pieces worth your attention. From crisp button-downs to relaxed trousers, there's a variety of items you'll want to add to your cart immediately.

When I showed these to my co-worker Aniyah, she immediately said, "That looks so expensive." Do you need any further proof?

This is currently on it's way to me.

An easy sweater that'll have you always looking put-together.

I'm usually not a fan of short coats, but this beauty is an exception.

Linen is perfect for the warmer days we're about to see more of.

These pants would look great with the Zara coat above.

Your feet will thank you for having chic flats in your arsenal.

I'm not always a heel girl, but I will be for this pair.

Any vacation plans coming up?

H&M is really full of so many luxe pieces right now.

You can never have too many pairs of relaxed trousers.

Don't forget the matching skirt.

I'll take the whole outfit, please.

This sweater will get so much wear.

Relaxed and polished at the same time.

I've been on the hunt for a great cable-knit—I think I've found my match.

Simple black heels are necessary.

This dress hits all the Cs—chic, cozy, and classic.

Adding these to my cart for my next vacation.

The kind of sweater you'll want to wear at least once a week.

The square toe and quilted detail make these cooler than your average pumps.