How to Make Your Outfit Look Expensive on a Fast-Fashion Budget

I have a full-time nanny now, I just renovated my kitchen, and I recently upgraded my car. How's that for some major expenses? It’s safe to say I’m pinching pennies wherever possible right now. There is only one little problem. I love (with a capital L) to shop. I mean, as market editor, I practically do it for a living, and with a slew of new spring trends on the horizon, how do I look plush and fancy and keep my style game strong on a fast-fashion budget? The key is to consider specific items and elements that make a piece look much more expensive than it actually is. Think about the fabric, hue, silhouette, and detailing. Below, I’m sharing some ritzy pieces that only look like they cost an arm and a leg. Because it's pretty satisfying when someone thinks your Zara purchase is designer, right?