The one thing that I am asked again and again as an editor at Who What Wear is, "How can I look expensive?" Well, the answer is never as simple as spending a lot of money. Mainly because you certainly can assemble an elegant and elevated wardrobe on a high-street budget. However, there are certain trends and items that will make your outfit look more expensive no matter how much you spend.
This summer, there is one accessory that I think makes any outfit instantly look more refined: linen or canvas bags in a taupe colour, typically with tan leather detailing or handles. This trend was started by luxury powerhouses, such as Loewe, Saint Laurent, Valextra and The Row. Mid-priced designer bag brands like Staud, Wandler and Elleme are also championing this trend, with buckets and totes in this cream and tan pairing.