3 Outfit Ideas That Will Make Your Ensemble Look Expensive on Any Budget

You don't always have to spend thousands to look like you have money in the bank. To prove it, we've found three outfits that can be re-created on any budget. The key to looking expensive is often to keep it simple and opt for classic, timeless basics. Think of Phoebe Philo in her cream knits and Adidas Stan Smiths or Victoria Beckham in her timeless tailoring. Plus, these are investment pieces that won't date, rather than throwaway fads you'll later regret.

High profile people in the industry often lean on these three outfits in particular when they want to look polished and smart, but not too gimmicky. Head of Fashion at Instagram Eva Chen often wears a tweed blazer with straight-leg jeans and black mules — an outfit that you see every single year outside the Grand Palais ahead of the Chanel show. Another fail-safe outfit is to stick to a strict colour palette of beige and white, layering tailoring and knitwear in oatmeal, ivory, tan and other neutral shades. Finally you can't beat a white shirt paired with black jeans or a midi skirt.

Keep scrolling to see the three luxurious outfit combinations we're loving right now, and then shop the key pieces below.

1. Tweed Jacket + Jeans + Pumps

Expensive outfit ideas: Eva Chen in tweed jacket and jeans

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Expensive outfit ideas:  tweed jacket and jeans

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Expensive outfit ideas:  tweed jacket and jeans

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2. Beige + White Outfit

Expensive outfit ideas:  camel coat and white trousers

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Expensive outfit ideas: white shirt and khaki trousers

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Expensive outfit ideas:  beige and white outfit

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3. White Shirt + Classic Accessories

Expensive outfit ideas:  white shirt and black jeans

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Expensive outfit ideas:  White shirt and tweed skirt

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Expensive outfit ideas: white shirt and black skirt

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Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2019.