These Fall Items Are Expensive Looking, Cool, and Under $100—Yup, I’m Obsessed

While I love perusing what’s new in luxury, (Khaite and The Row are currently all over my Pinterest board), I couldn’t help but notice the number of luxe-looking finds at all my favorite affordable retailers. Usually, it takes a bit of digging to find items that have that contemporary touch to them, but since fall has come around, the task has become a tad easier. H&M, Zara, Nordstrom, and more are chock-full of classic trousers, chunky knitwear, and cozy accessories. You’ll even find trends that were featured in recent runway collections, like sheer knits and rosette details. And to top it all off, they all happen to come at an under-$100 price point. 

I started to lose track of how many tabs I had open, so I decided to compile all the best affordable yet expensive-looking fall finds in one place for you to shop. Keep scrolling to see the items you’ll want for this season and beyond.

I need these pants in my closet immediately.

Velvet season is here, folks.

Cardigans are a huge part of why I love fall.


I’ll take the entire outfit—thanks!

An easy (and cheap) way to make any outfit look like something off the runway.

The ideal fall accessory.

Sheer fabrics were all over the spring/summer 2023 runways, so why not hop on the trend a little early?

No such thing as too many cardigans in my book.

Get started on your holiday wardrobe.

The dainty bow adds the perfect finishing touch. Just add tall socks and ballet flats to complete the look.

The contrast stitching sold me.

I’m impressed, H&M.

If you’ve worn out your favorite pair of jeans, try switching things up with a denim maxi.

A peplum top that’s not at all cheesy.


Add a sleek pair of knee-high boots and you’re good to go.

A wardrobe must-have.

Can you tell I currently have a thing for the rosettes?

This is $50 and could pass as designer? Sign me up.

You’d be surprised by how much a small accessory can change an outfit. 

I’m into this collegiate vibe.

This one’s selling fast.

I know I tend to be dramatic, but I really did have a jaw-drop moment when I saw this skirt.

These will be getting much use now that I’m going to the office again.

A neckline that just never seems to get old.

Until it’s socially acceptable to carry a blanket everywhere, I will be using cozy scarves in their place.

I own this and can confirm it is indeed as comfortable as it looks.

How can you say no to cashmere?

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