I’m Shook: These Outfit Combos Look Upscale, But Aren’t Actually Super Pricey

At Who What Wear we consider putting together an outfit an art form of sorts. You have to balance shapes and proportions, pair colors, and let your creativity and personal style shine through. Having to do this every day of our lives can feel like a lot—some days are easier than others, right?— which is why we’re all about outfit formulas that pay off every time. We write about perfect outfits a lot, whether it’s first-date outfits our single friends swear by or the spring tops that pair especially well with jeans. Today, we’re focusing our outfit attention on looks that feel especially upscale, but don’t hit your wallet like one. Who doesn’t want their outfit to punch above their budget? From a monochrome matching set moment to vegan leather that looks plain ol’ rich, keep scrolling to check out our high-end outfit ideas and shop the “get the look” items. Swear, you’ll look like you spent at least double what you paid.

Camel and black are a color combination made in fancy heaven.

Shop the matching Grace Pull-On Pants ($155). A big hell-to-the-yes to this set.

If you don’t have a black coat like this yet in your wardrobe, consider this your sign.

When you wear all black, even comfy loungewear can look super chic.

Shop the matching Grace Pull-On Pants ($155). Honestly we’re very torn between the black and the camel.

At $30, why resist?

Gather your best black items and then punch the look up a notch with exceptional accessories.

You can always count on H&M for solid basics.

These pants have a cult following among Who What Wear employees.

Why are yellow lenses so cool?

74% off is the kind of discount worth pouncing on.

This look screams powerful, and we’re not mad at it. When temps rise, just ditch the layer and swap in slingback pumps for the boots.

This dress comes in classic black too.

If we’re not buying our basics at H&M, it’s Amazon for the win.

These are the perfect boots to transition to spring.

It’s the raised double seam and rolled neck for us. This simple look is proof that sometimes less is more.

We’re having a hard time picking between the gray and the forest green.

Something about a well-executed rip feels ’90s in the best way.

If you can’t tell by this point in the article, we love vegan leather. No material looks as luxe for the price!

Interesting neckline alert!

This skirt is incredibly flattering on.

Always a sucker for contrast stitching.

Extra points for a statement accessory like a textured hat.

Shop the matching Mollie Knit Skirt ($135). Very much into the nutmeg color of this set.

The texture!

This outfit is a study in balancing vibes. A subtly sexy keyhole dress is beautifully tempered by matching knit socks.

There’s a new LBD in town.

We have it on good word that these socks are incredibly cozy.

We did a double-take when we saw the price of these shoes.

Shop the matching Wendy Wavy Ribbed Skirt ($135). This set is vaguely reminiscent of Gwyneth Paltrow’s green look in Great Expectations.

The tie detail is darling.

This sweater’s color is called blueberry, and that’s just one of the things we love about it.

Now that is an expensive looking jacket. Next up, check out “I Usually Travel to Paris at Least Once a Year, and These Staples Would Fit in There.”