I Found the Most Expensive Looking Items at Zara

Some people can multitask, others can balance things on top of their heads, and most can whistle, but my talent is sifting through Zara and unearthing the most expensive-looking items. It's a skill I don't necessarily write home about, but in the event of days like today when it actually comes in handy, I'll toot my own horn a bit.

Now that we're moving full steam ahead toward spring blooms and no more winter coats, it's time to flesh out corners of our wardrobe that might have a few cobwebs. Though there are likely items you'll want to invest more money in (a beautiful linen blazer, perhaps?), there's always a slew of affordable pieces at Zara to turn to as well.

Ahead, I've rounded up 19 under-$100 pieces that look far more expensive than they actually are. From your new favorite statement bag to a beautiful jacket in a spring gingham to a vibrant slip dress you can wear everywhere—the items ahead are sure to steer your closet in the right direction for the sunny months ahead.

This unique bag feels more expensive than it is thanks to tortoiseshell and wood materials. The unexpected silhouette doesn't hurt, either.

The contrast stitching combined with a cropped silhouette on top of a plunging neckline makes this blouse perfectly suited for spring.

Swap out your lace-up sandals for these pared-down versions with small beads.

Because you'll be needing a new suit for the season.

Cinch this around your favorite floral maxi dress for a compliment–inducing look.

Did someone say "What should I wear to this spring wedding I'm going to?"

Test-drive '90s-inspired low-heel sandals.

Linen is one of those fabrics that always feel fancy.

Cool details like contrast stitching and unusual buttons can take an ordinary piece up a notch.

You'll end up wearing these raffia sandals everywhere, guaranteed.

The round wood heel makes these tomato-red sandals way more exciting.

Swap out your basic tee for an oversize structured shirt and layer it over some cute slacks; it'll feel Olsen-inspired, and you'll be divinely comfortable all day long.

Every spring wardrobe should have at least one gingham piece in it—make it this one.

The pajama trend prevails yet again.

Consider a knit tank in place of your everyday silk camisole for extra weight.

Want more spring shopping? See the 14 prettiest dresses you'll wear all season long.