Winter Pieces Will Make You Look Expensive On a Budget

November 14, 2022

Putting together winter outfits can be tricky, but timeless key pieces can elevate any winter wardrobe without spending a lot. If you want to look elegant, well-dressed and expensive on a budget, keep scrolling to find out more. Looking rich isn't just about flashy logos and chunky jewelry so valuable it must be stored in a safe. There are little tricks that can make any outfit look more elevated, from ensuring your shirts are always crisp to the colors that appear to add a couple of zeros to the cost of your outfit.


A tonal outfit always looks polished. Choose shades like off-white, cream, camel, taupe and beige and mix and match luxe textures like leather, wool and silk for an even sleeker take.



H&M, Cable-knit Sweater, $34.99


&OtherStories, Oversized Belted Coat, $279

Elegant Watch

Opt for an understated look with a nice simple watch, a silk scarf tied around your neck, and a woolen fedora. If you want to create an effortless, muted look, prefer to style it with fine, delicate jewelry.


Rosefield, Octagon Gold, $149

Balmain, Beleganza Diamond Two-Tone Bracelet Watch, $570.00

Belted Coat

A timeless, tailored coat or classic trench instantly elevates any outfit. Choose a light-colored wool coat with a belt in the winter to keep you warm, and it's such a smart option than the traditional black. Lighter colors are often more elegant since they create a more ''clean'' appearance.  If you wish, you can put on a different belt that doesn't come with your coat and accentuate your waist.  There are great alternatives to leather belts in fast fashion stores that look like the real deal.


Ralph Lauren, Belted Double Breasted Trench Coat, $230.00


Small Tote

Birkins are the ultimate status handbag, and like most expensive bags, they're usually looped over the elbow. Pick your fighter and place it in the crook of your elbow to emulate the vibe.



Marc Jacobs, The Mini Tote Bag, $175.00

Mulberry, Mini Bayswater Leather Tote, $1,035.00

Tailored Suit

Nothing is more elegant and sophisticated than a well-tailored suit in winter. Blazers and suits are great for this time of the year because they are very covering and often require you to layer a bit. They look sophisticated, so you can easily wear this to the office, or you can wear it maybe even at night. Coming in all kinds of colors, materials, and even shapes. Tweed and wool are perfect options. You can go to even fast fashion stores and buy quite inexpensive but nice-looking suits and blazers. Opt for thick materials and structured shapes that look more expensive.


TOPSHOP, Knit Blazer, $84.00

TOPSHOP, Slit Hem Marled Jersey Trousers, $65.00

White Shirt

Invest in a crisp white shirt and always ensure it's well-steamed. An easy way to look expensive is to make sure your clothes are as immaculate as possible and in our book, nothing looks as luxurious as a crisply pressed, white shirt.


Arket, Relaxed Poplin Shirt, $69

OPEN EDIT, Relaxed Poplin Button-Up Shirt, $39.20

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