Top: Old Navy (shop, similar) | Navy Blazer: H&M (shop similar: one, two, three) | Jeans: Loft | Bag: Target (similar) | Heels: Target (shop) | Necklace: Forever 21 (shop)
This outfit transitioned beautifully from my long meeting yesterday straight to Thai food with the husband. My favorite--both Thai food and the hubs. Even though all of these pieces are from Old Navy, Forever 21, Target, and H&M (all of my most shopped at stores!) this outfit felt expensive. I was trying to figure out why. Maybe it was that my top wasn't t-shirt material and the blazer fit well and had a special touch of striped lining on the cuff of the sleeves. Or maybe it was that the necklace, though it cost $6, seems more expensive because it has a strip of leather woven in (closer look here). Or maybe because my purse feels a little expensive with its hardware and rich color. Or all of the above?
I used to spend a lot of time trying to crack the code on why some outfits seem expensive when they're not, but I didn't have a style blog back then to document it and now I've forgotten. Looks like it's time to figure that one out again! Any thoughts on how to make an outfit feel/look expensive without having to buy expensive items?