It's a tale as old as time, but it rings true: You don't have to spend a lot on your outfit for it to look elevated and expensive. Just to prove that this is a thing, I searched some of my favorite affordable brands and retailers for all of the summer shopping picks that appear, in my mind, to be the definition of luxe looking. I even found that many of them repeated the same few themes, including neutrals, ribbed fabrics, and sumptuous knits.
While you might be looking to refresh your wardrobe for summer or just peruse this edit for a little mental escape, look no further than the below 27 items that I happen to think emulate this elevated vibe. From the celeb-approved sandals that are selling out quickly on Nordstrom to the stunning underwire bikini that you'd never guess is $70, I'm highlighting the best expensive-looking shopping picks of the moment.