I Just Found the Most Expensive-Looking Accessories for Cheap on Nordstrom


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Sorry, but not all accessories are made equal. Some are cheap and look cheap (here's your guide to what makes jewelry look cheap), some are expensive and look it, and even fewer fall into the elusive category of being cheap and looking expensive. These are the bags, jewelry items, belts, and other accouterments that look undeniably luxe no matter what their price tags say. I'm not sure about you, but I'll always choose the expensive-looking version over the others any day.

So instead of leaving all the guessing up to you, I went ahead and sourced all the accessories on everyone's favorite retailer, Nordstrom, that look twice their price tags. Between Nordstrom's massive Anniversary Sale (you can shop all the fashion and beauty deals here) and its everyday selection of affordable buys, we swear by, we're turning to the retailer for all of our shopping queries these days.

From the emerging bag trend that looks so luxe to the pearl jewelry items that will rake in the compliments, look no further for the best under-$200 accessories to buy right now. Don't tell the people at Nordstrom, but I'd shell out way more for these items than what each is currently listed for.

Must-Have Mock Croc

Croc-embossed accessories—but especially bags—all look so luxe. Which means that luckily for us and our wallets, even the most affordable bags look like you outdid your budget on them when they're doused in a glossy crocodile-like effect. Look no further than Nordstrom's sale section, which is teeming with polished, structured versions of this bag trend.


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(Image credit: The Style Stalker)

Big-Belt Energy

Belts were all over the F/W 19 runways, especially wide leather ones that cinched up all the best fall looks we saw. Don't let the transformative power of a statement belt be lost on you—layer one over dresses, skirts, or outerwear for instant outfit upgrade.


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(Image credit: The Style Stalker)

Larger-Than-Life Shoppers

ICYMI: Oversize bags are coming back in style and quite frankly, it's a bag trend that naturally looks more expensive than it usually is. Look for luxurious suede and leather versions like the below Madewell bag, which looks like it would fit your laptop, multiple chargers, makeup bag, and even an extra pair of shoes.


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(Image credit: The Style Stalker)

Positively Pretty Pearls

I'll let you in on a secret about pearl jewelry. The pearls don't have to be real to look the part. When the design and metals are both high quality, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. So go ahead and lean into this pretty jewelry trend (if you somehow haven't already).


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(Image credit: The Style Stalker)

Next, the Nordstrom sale finds our editors wear and love on the regular.

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.