I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—7 Affordable Items I Wear That Look Expensive
As a former Nordstrom buyer, stylist, and the mastermind behind So Susie, Susie Wright is well-versed in all things style and shopping. While she wears a range of items, she often gravitates toward more affordable pieces to complete some of her favorite looks. Specifically, she reaches for under-$100 picks that have a forward, modern design and appear highly expensive.
Below, you'll find more information on the pieces that Wright wears to achieve a high-end look, along with visual inspiration for how to style them. These pieces have become true staples in her wardrobe because of their chic and versatile nature, and they are also priced to be accessible to all. If you're looking to add items that look expensive without a hefty price tag, you'll find plenty of inspired shopping picks below that represent each of Wright's must-haves.
"This stylish Steve Madden dress is only $79, but it looks like a more expensive version. And, stripes are always in style. This type of dress is perfect as we head into warmer weather." — Wright
"Right now, the jewelry at J.Crew is right on point—and it looks way more expensive than it actually is. I’m especially loving their bracelets, like the silver statement cuff and the tennis bracelet, as well as the starfish cuff." — Wright
"The color camel always makes your outfit look more expensive, and you can find a camel-colored piece any time of year. Right now, I love this color when paired with white, écru, or gray denim. Classic!" — Wright
"At only $75, this is an amazing value for a cool, oversized blazer that’s both versatile and perfect for this time of year." — Wright
Neutral Accessories and Shoes
"Great neutral accessories, like shoes and handbags, help elevate your outfits. You might be surprised to know that the bag and shoes I'm wearing in the photo above are both $45! They look expensive, but they’re actually quite affordable." — Wright
"We all love a good pair of classic Levi’s! They’re so chic and reasonably-priced and make many stylish spring and summer outfits. You’ll wear them for years to come since they never go out of style." — Wright
"This Levi’s denim jacket for $98 is SO good! I love the wash on this one, and it’s perfectly oversized too. Trust me, you’ll wear it with everything this spring! I grab mine multiple times a week." — Wright
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