6 Outfit Formulas That Always Look Expensive

We all know the feeling of snoozing past the alarm clock in the morning. As part of a never-ending quest to look polished and put together, we've rounded up a few no-brainer outfits for those days when you're in a bind to get ready extra quickly. That way, the next time you're running out the door, the outcome can still look like a million bucks. Most importantly, these are outfits you can assemble with items you likely already own. Scroll through to see and shop the outfits that look expensive every time.

Stripes, White Jeans and Ankle Boots


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Style Notes: Nautical stripes and white denim have long been considered a classic combo, and for good reason: The pairing is just so cool. According to Camille Charrière, spring is all about oversized striped tops paired with high-rise jeans and statement boots.

Tailored Blazer, Wide-Leg Jeans and Heels


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Style Notes: Throw on a fitted blazer, a pair of wide-leg jeans and some strappy sandals. Add a Jeanne Damas touch by incorporating a bold red lip and fuss-free hair.

Related: 14 Under-£100 New-Season Pieces That Make Up My 2024 Capsule Wardrobe

Vinyl Coat, Cropped Jeans and Flats


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Style Notes: The vinyl-coat trend shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon, and we couldn't be happier. This high-shine separate has the power to transform any look.

Tonal Dressing


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Style Notes: Wearing carefully considered colours head-to-toe always results in a polished look. The easiest way to try the trend? Throw on a chunky knit and wide-leg trousers. Plus, with spring here, now's the ideal time to experiment with bold colors. (Think pink, lilac, powder blue and yellow.)

Related: Everything You Actually Need for Spring 2018, and Then Some

Midi Dress and Mules


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Style Notes: Sure, this one is fairly obvious, but we just couldn't leave out a chic floral midi dress. Pair a floral iteration with mules or kitten heels for a modern take.

Jumpsuit, Black Ankle Boots and Mini Bag


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Style Notes: If anyone's going to give good outfit tips, it's Lisa Aiken. The style superstar confirmed the jumpsuit is back and looks best worn with a grab bag, black ankle boots and gold hoops.

Which is your favourite look out of the six? If you're feeling extra daring, opt to try all of them.

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


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.