12 July 2022

These 6 items will make all your outfits look expensive

5 items: Denim jacket – here & here | Norma Kamali strapless dress here & here | Sandals | Ganni beaded bag | Celine sunglasses

These 6 items will make all your outfits look expensive

This past week, due to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I’ve been writing more than usual! I tell my friends and family this is the equivalent of Christmas when it comes to shopping 😂 But I’ll be back to the regular posting schedule soon. I have a new series I’m working on called “As Of Late …” where I’ll be sharing a little bit of everything related to lifestyle, food, travel, design, and — of course — fashion! Stay tuned, can’t wait to share it all with you 🤍

Today’s post is about 6 items that will make all your outfits look expensive, and many of them are part of the NSale. There are certain items that instantly add sophistication and elegance to any outfit, and while they don’t have to cost a lot, it doesn’t hurt if they look expensive. As a matter of fact, there are many great pieces that feel “designer” but cost a fraction of the price. Combining those pieces successfully is the art of high/low dressing, and chances are many of the fashion girls that catch your eye on Instagram or Pinterest have this mastered!

P.S. Last week, I did another Instagram Live sharing “what’s on my rolling rack” — check it out here. To shop everything on my rack, click here, here and here. Also, I recently published another YouTube video, check it out here. Finally, if you’re new around here and want to stay up to date on all things stylish, then subscribe to my blog and never miss a post! 


Recent NSale posts, ICYMI

Susie’s Top Ten Picks: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The #1 Tip When Shopping the NSale

How To Shop The Anniversary Sale Like A Pro!

How to Build a Modern, Pre-Fall Wardrobe Capsule 


Street style inspo


Images via Pinterest | Style Du Monde


Style board inspo

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#1 Anything camel

Which color instantly adds sophistication and elegance to any outfit? Camel! No matter the time of year, it always elevates your look. For example, this oversized cotton poplin shirt is perfect to add to your wardrobe right now. If you prefer to not wear camel around your face, try a trouser like this new favorite Frame style. I shared it yesterday in my IG Live (check it out here).


Left board: Poplin shirt | White jeans | Moncler stripe jacket | Sandals | Givenchy tote | Scarf | Necklace – my personal favorite | Charm | Right board: MOTHER dressWhite sneakers | Denim jacket | Chloe tote | Scarf | Bracelet



#2 Faux leather

Faux leather is a wardrobe classic at this point, and good faux can easily pass for real leather but at a fraction of the cost. For example, I’m loving this belted jacket, and this longer belted coat style as well. Find a piece or two you love and you’ll wear it all the time. And honestly, you would never know faux leather isn’t the real thing! You’ll love this blazer (looks amazing with denim), and a dress too.


Left board: Belted jacket |Sweater | Denim | Boots | Earrings | Wallet on chain| Right board: Faux leather shirt jacket | Denim shorts | Sandals | Bracelet | Stripe tank | Chloe tote | Scarf



#3 All black items

All black. It always, always elevates. Your outfit will appear more elegant and expensive, even if you scored a deal. Wear it any time of year; it looks great with literally everything! Here are some favorite staples I highly recommend.


Left board: Vince sweater jacket | Silk Cami | Jeans | Gold clutch | Gucci sandals | Earrings | Right board: Veronica Beard blazer | Vince cami | Vince skirt | Sandals | YSL bag



#4 Blazers

A blazer (regular or oversized) is the finishing piece to many stylish outfits, so think of it more like a jacket. Wear a blazer with a tee and denim shorts, all your favorite jeans and over dresses. So chic!


Left board: Vince blazer | Vince pant | Silk cami | Givenchy bag | L’Agence sandals | Right board: 1.State blazer | Anine Bing tee | GG sneakers | YSL handbag | Paige denim



#5 Elevated accessories

You really don’t need to spend a lot to get a really nice belt, a stylish handbag, or trendy jewelry. Accessories will complete your outfit and make you look polished and ready to go! Pick up some new accessories to update your fall wardrobe, like this tote, it’s a great piece that makes a big piece in all your outfits!


#6 Classic denim

Denim has been a specialty of mine for over a decade, and I believe investing in a few go-to styles is the key to making all your outfits work. Make sure the wash and fit is current and you’ll feel quite put-together! Try dressing up your favorite pair by adding a blazer and strappy sandals to your denim — an easy combo that always works. Every day new styles roll in, and the brands I always gravitate towards are Frame, Mother, Paige and AG.


Thank your for reading xx