You likely don’t have unlimited funds to buy into every trend you love (we don’t!). For this reason, it’s so important to work with the wardrobe pieces you cherish most and make them look amazing time and again. The effect of a posh ensemble is all the more commendable when affordable pieces are at play. Whether you’re dressing casually for the weekend or dialing up your workwear, ahead we’re bringing you a hit list of five items you can rely on for an elevated outfit—sans the big bucks. Great style and costly pieces do not have to go hand in hand.
Whether you're defining your shape or seeking a finishing touch, a stylish belt is a game changer. Versatile black and brown complement trousers and jeans, while a fashion-forward option gives dresses and skirts directional polish.
For a fresh effect, try a version with a sculptural knot instead of a buckle.
Embellishments can skew tacky, but not if you know what to look for. Simple silhouettes with a single flourish or geometric fixture read cool and modern.
Silk fabrics never fail to look luxe. If you're going the affordable route, we suggest darker colors to ensure an opulent effect.
A silk wrap top in black is endlessly versatile and flattering on every shape.
Inexpensive earrings can easily look, well, inexpensive. Metal earrings appear most elevated, especially in a modern and eye-catching shape.
Fashion girls can't get enough of this high-shine look in boots, trousers and trenches. Maintain sophistication by opting for pieces with clean lines and minimal embellishment.
A patent black bootie can't be beat.