Because we (sadly) don’t have bottomless funds at our disposal, splurging on every single piece in our wardrobe is never a reality. Thus, we look to high street stores for both timeless and trendy pieces with prices we can get behind. However, it can be a challenge to make budget-friendly buys look just as elevated as their luxe counterparts. The key to doing so successfully is relying on the combination of certain silhouettes and styles for a instantly chic result. Ahead, five fail-safe outfit formulas that won’t break the bank and are guaranteed to deliver every time.
Chic On A Budget
Model Karlie Kloss in Paris.
No matter the price, a black turtleneck looks insanely sleek with anything. Pair it with a fun, striped fringe skirt for a refined result that's still easy on the eyes.
Bell Sleeve Turtleneck
Striped Fringe Knit Skirt
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A dark-wash jean is an easy way to appear polished in denim. A boot-cut silhouette pairs well with crushed velvet sock ankle boots for a cool, off-duty vibe.
Indigo Ring Jeans
Gabriella Western Style Sock Boots
A monochrome suit rendered in a rich, punchy hue never fails to look elevated. Try this season's It color with a matching jacket-and-pant set for a decidedly fresh result.
Tailored Jacket with Buttons
Cropped Straight-Cut Trousers
A classic poplin shirt never goes out of style, especially when layered under a midi frock. It's a great duo that can easily be worn from desk to dinner.
New Perfect Shirt in Cotton Poplin
Eyelet Peplum Dress
Dressing in the cold is all about the outerwear. Wear a statement topper—whether it's bright, printed or embellished—with suede over-the-knee boots to streamline your shape and keep warm.
Maxi Belt Coat
5 Affordable Outfit Formulas That Look Super Expensive