Though wearing an expensive-looking outfit may not be on everyone's sartorial wishlist, there's still something to be said about coming across as polished and put together. Whether it's figuring out what color palette suits your style best or which handbag to carry for the season, the 10 tips below (our latest installment of the series) reveal exactly how to achieve an upscale look this spring.
Scroll down for our 10 tips, and shop your favorite under $100 pieces while you're at it.
An all-white outfit always feels chic and fresh. Try it out with your favorite white button-downs, blazers, trousers, and jeans, all mixed and matched together!
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Give your jacket an instant lift with a simple cinch around the waist.
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Add drama to a short skirt or mini dress by layering on a high-impact trench or sleeveless coat.
Snag an extra-long button-down and leave the bottom portion unbuttoned for endless layering possibilities. We love how it looks over a full skirt.
Sport a pair of sneakers with a fancy dress or skirt for the ultimate unstudied vibe.
New Balance 574 Pique Polo Collection Running Sneakers ($80)
Pixie Market Grey Leather Pleated Midi Skirt ($69)
Don’t get us wrong: We adore a good mini, but an elegant, long hemline can read more polished and expensive.
If you’re into that whole Olsen-inspired thing, experiment with a pair of knit trousers—we think you’ll love them.
True, this trend isn’t new, but it sure does gives your accessory game a major It-girl vibe. Also, it doesn’t cost a dime.
Whether it’s an oversized tote or mini bag, be sure your spring purse has plenty of structure.