41 Nordstrom, Zara, and H&M Items That Look Like Luxury (Without the Price Tag)


(Image credit: @elizagracehuber; PICTURED: Jenny Bird Florence Hoop Earrings ($130))

The days of layering on as many fashion items as you possibly can in the name of maximalism are officially over. Instead, I've been noticing a slow but significant shift toward a quieter, more luxurious method of dressing. Think soft, neutral-colored sweaters; exquisite tailoring; pretty, timeless dresses; and accessories you'll own and cherish forever. The only downfall is that with simpler, higher-quality pieces, the prices also tend to rise. 

That's where I come in. Rather than diving head first into this inherently expensive trend without any sort of budget, I'm suggesting the 41 items from Zara, Nordstrom, Mango, J.Crew, and H&M that are listed out below. Not only are they all $150 or less, making them far easier to justify, but they also look shockingly pricey, easily giving you the quiet luxury look without the strain on your wallet. 

Keep scrolling to shop the anti-maximalism trend that's taking over fashion ATM on a $150 budget from across the internet.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.