5 Ways I Make All My Outfits Look Expensive

“It’s expensive to be me,” I say in my best Erika Jayne voice. If you didn’t get the RHOBH reference, watch more Bravo shows. Only kidding; also only kidding with my opening line. While I had the opportunity to stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in Milan for my first trip there, I took a decidedly different route with my outfits, playing with high-low styling to balance my outfits while on my trip.

As I mentioned earlier this week, I wore these key under-$10 items throughout the week (thanks, Amazon Prime) and found myself styling the pieces in unique ways to ensure my looks were as Milan-approved as possible. I would’ve never guessed I’d wear a simple Hanes tank half the trip or hide my sweaty hair in a chic $8 leather headband I bought “just in case,” but more on all that below.

I teamed up with Dorchester Collection’s Principe di Savoia for my stay, and as you’ll see by the majority of mirror selfies below, the rooms are stunning, and the service is absolute five-star status. Today I’m giving you a peek inside the hotel and sharing everything I wore for my first trip to Italy, including all the ways I made all my outfits look triple the price. Keep reading for my savvy styling tips and shop the pieces you need to re-create my MFW looks.