9 Items I'm Buying to Make My Outfits Look More Expensive This Fall

Judith Jones
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While it may still be sweltering hot outside, fall is just around the corner, friends (46 days to be exact), and I for one am already bookmarking a rather large number of chic fall pieces to add to my wardrobe for the upcoming season. While I don’t want to spend a huge amount on a new-season wardrobe this year, I am looking to invest in trends that certainly look expensive. From plush velvet fabrics to ribbed knit dresses and victorian-era collars, below, I’m rounding up some of the chicest fall trends that will make your outfit look substantially more luxurious this fall. The best part? Almost all these runway-approved picks below ring in at under $200.


Nothing looks more plush and opulent than velvet. Whether you go for a velvet dress or a subtle accessory, the sumptuous fabric will make every ensemble look fancier.


& Other Stories Crushed Velvet Puff Sleeve Mini Dress ($69)

Commando Stretch-Velvet and Jersey Thong Bodysuit ($40)

Madewell Velvet Tapered Pleat Pull-On Pants ($30)

Ribbed Knits

If you're investing in knitwear this season, opt for elevated ribbed styles in bodycon silhouettes and neutral color palettes that exude sophistication.


NBD Bekah Deep V Midi Dress in Nude ($140)

Madewell Ribbed Button Front Minidress ($75)

By Malene Birger Asos Desing Two-Piece Knitted Midi Skirt in Light Yellow ($112)


If the F/W 2020 runways are anything to go by, you officially need a cape this fall! The coat is as regal as it gets and will add elegance to a basic jeans-and-sweater-outfit in an instant.


Mark & Graham Stella Cape ($130)

River Island Cape Jacket With Contrast Faux Fur Collar in Camel ($111)


The leather trend continues to reign supreme this fall adding a luxe-looking touch to every outfit. Opt for a leather blazer, skirt, pants, or Bermuda shorts to take on the trend.


BlankNYC The Nightingale Faux Leather Blazer ($50)

Eloquii Faux Leather Trench Dress ($150)

Victorian-Inspired Necklines

From high necklines to ruffles to vintage collars, victorian inspired necklines will add romance and opulence to any fall look.


H&M Wide-Cut Cotton Blouse ($25)

Arket Embroidered Poplin Blouse ($79)

Checks and Houndstooth

Heritage prints never fail to make an outfit look more expensive. Whether you opt for a houndstooth blazer, check skirt, or plaid cape, your ensemble will exude countryside chic.


Mango Check Structured Blazer ($100)

Topshop Check Ovoid Peg Pants ($41.25)

Mango Belt Check Blazer ($40)

Equestrian Chic

Speaking of countryside chic, this fall sees equestrian-inspired styles dominate, as seen on major runways from Tory Burch to Michael Kors to Chanel. Opt for a pair of tall riding boots to easily take on the trend.


Coach Ricki Riding Boot ($119)

Madewell Stovepipe Fatigue Pants ($72)

Opera-Length Gloves

Long gloves are having a major moment this fall and are guaranteed to add drama and elegance to every ensemble. (Plus, we can't think of a more relevant time to wear them.)


Agnelle Celia Leather Gloves ($52)

Maison Fabre Fleece-Trimmed Shearling Gloves ($94)


A huge trend this fall, shearling jackets and coats—both trimmed and in full—are seriously warm, cozy, and chic. This is unquestionably one style to invest in this season.

BB Dakota Soft Skills Faux Shearling Coat ($65)

Mango Faux Shearling Lining Coat ($70)

Stand Studio Merilyn Faux-Shearling Coat ($0)

Pearls on Chains

Chunky chains and modern pearls were seen all over the runways, respectively, but it was the unique combination of both chains and pearls together that made for a luxurious and decadent touch.


Billie Valentine Pyt Bracelet Set ($45)

Brinker & Eliza Chloe Necklace ($110)

Up next, nine fall fabrics that deserve a place in your fall wardrobe.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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